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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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09/06/2014
A Quitman man pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Friday.
09/06/2014
A recent study conducted by Value Penguin showed Ruston to be fourth in the state for the cheapest homeowners insurance. Coming in the first three places were Shreveport, Alexandria and Monroe,...
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09/05/2014
Louisiana Yoga and Paddle will play host to their community service project with the second annual PLAY Festival in October. Courtney Thibault, owner of Louisiana Yoga and Paddle, said the idea for...
09/05/2014
The goal to “inform, involve and inspire” is what the Lincoln Parish TEA Party hopes to achieve during a forum at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ruston Country Club. “We don’t take any position with candidates...
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09/05/2014
Ruston District 4 Alderman Jim Pearce today announced his bid for re-election saying he wants to make the city “that shining city on a hill.” Pearce, a Republican, has served 16 years on the board,...
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09/05/2014
Two California men were arrested Thursday in reference to a simple robbery in Grambling. Grambling State University police apprehended Lawrence Edward Smalley, 21, of 2563 W. Calle Vista Drive,...
09/05/2014
The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling met Thursday afternoon with several approvals on the agenda. The board approved a request to change their insurance agent to Affordable Insurance...
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09/04/2014
Ruston Police Department officers have made an arrest on the suspected armed robbery that took place at the Super 8 Hotel on Sunday. Taylor Dawn Beckley, 21, of 480 Pleasant Grove Road, Choudrant,...
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09/04/2014
A project that has been many years in the making will become a full-fledged reality as various divisions of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office begin operating out of their new facility Friday. “This...
09/04/2014
The Cotton Country Open Horse Show Association’s annual season is nearly drawing to a close. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, the organization will have their fourth out of five...