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BATON ROUGE (AP) — After warning for months the proposal would be devastating to Louisiana residents, Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils his worst-case scenario budget Monday, which assumes lawmakers will refuse to replace $1 billion in expiring sales taxes and force widespread slashing across state government. The Democratic governor is required to submit a spending plan for the budget year starting July 1 that only accounts for the dollars expected to be available. The proposal won't include temporary sales taxes that expire when the new financial year begins that Edwards wants replaced with...

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08/28/2014
Alexandria, VA — Grambling Chief of Police Tommy Clark was chosen as one of the several law enforcement executives from across the state to participate in the National Law Enforcement Leadership...
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08/27/2014
The Summer Reading Program at the Lincoln Parish Library had another successful year. Library Director Vivian McCain was to release statistics on the number of participants involved during the recent...
08/27/2014
Lincoln Parish residents will have until 4 p.m. Friday to view property assessments at the Lincoln Parish Tax Assessors Office. “It’s something the state requires,” Parish Administrator Courtney Hall...
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08/27/2014
The daughter of the late District 2 Ruston Alderman Elmore Mayfield is running for her father’s former job. Angela Mayfield-Spiller announced her candidacy today saying she wants to continue her...
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08/27/2014
The Ruston Fire Department and Choudrant fire responded to an RV wreck at 10:30 a.m. on Monday near the Choudrant exit on Interstate 20. RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said a 40-foot...
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08/27/2014
In Monday’s edition of the Daily Leader, there was a misidentification of who would be performing in the upcoming Dixie Season. Jason Petty and the Swingin’ Cowboys, top, will take the state of the...
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08/27/2014
Richie McKinney of McKinney Honda (left) gave a brand new Honda 4-wheeler to Chase Shell, of Winnfield. Shell won the 4-wheeler in a drawing during McKinney Honda’s 29th annual Fall Open House.
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08/26/2014
The man allegedly responsible for firing shots into a vehicle and injuring a woman has been apprehended. Ruston Police Department detectives arrested Kerry Roshad Woodard, 21, of 111 Young St., No....
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08/26/2014
The 2014 Fall Season of Buddy Ball will be kicking off on Oct. 4. Those interested in participating can contact Mechelle Brown at 243-3842. Games for this season will be held Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov...
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08/26/2014
When Ruston resident Kenan Irving’s wife, Ashley, was 29 years old she died of stage 4 stomach cancer. Before she died she wrote down a list of goals she wanted to accomplish once she got better —...