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BATON ROUGE (AP) — John Schroder, a Republican businessman and former legislator, won a special election Saturday for state treasurer. Schroder had 56 percent of the vote over Democrat Derrick Edwards, according to complete, unofficial returns. Schroder will take over a post vacated by John Kennedy, a popular Republican who left the job early after winning election to the U.S. Senate. Schroder was the front-runner in the competition after Republicans in the six-candidate October primary split 67 percent of the vote. Edwards raised few dollars for the race and did far less advertising than...

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10/28/2014
After running a similar clinic for the past 13 years in Jonesboro, Ruston resident Jerry Yarborough recently decided to open up shop in Ruston. Yarborough, owner of PT Plus, has more than 20 years of...
10/28/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
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10/27/2014
More than 650 adults and children came out Saturday to the eighth annual Hot Halloween, which was hosted by the Ruston Fire Department. On hand were Louisiana Tech University nursing students and...
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10/27/2014
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles to be published by the Daily Leader concerning expediting of judicial process in Lincoln Parish.
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10/27/2014
The search continues for a Ruston man charged with attempted murder in the Oct. 17 shooting of another man. Keon Mayfield, 30, whose last known address was on Eastland Avenue, remains at large,...
10/27/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
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10/25/2014
Three Ruston High School teachers and four graduates have been named the RHS Alumni Association’s 2014 Achievement Award recipients. This year’s distinguished educator winners are current teacher,...
10/25/2014
Nearly one in three teens that have been in a dating relationship have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse or threats of physical harm to a partner or self. Likewise, according to statistics...
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10/25/2014
The fifth annual ARToberfest featured a host of local and statewide brewers showing off their most prized infusions in support of the North Central Louisiana Art Council. Pictured, local brewer Ryan...
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10/25/2014
At approximately 12:25 p.m. Thursday the Ruston Police Department and the Ruston Fire Department-EMS responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Monroe Street and Georgia Avenue. RPD...