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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January. Kennedy had always been the runoff election's front-runner in a state that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump. He defeated Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility regulator whose chances were seen as such a long-shot that national Democratic organizations offered little assistance to Campbell's campaign. As he celebrated the victory, Kennedy said he...

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12/13/2013
Local residents lined the streets of downtown Ruston for the annual Christmas parade Thursday night. Pictured above are several children riding on a float, and pictured below is a a “Duck Dynasty”...
12/13/2013
Bringing younger generations into the Dixie Center for the Arts, that is goal of Troupe Dixie. Kristi Lumpkin, co-chair of Troupe Dixie, said this will be the third year for the annual Merry Movie...
12/13/2013
A man is in jail after a gun he allegedly used to threaten a Grambling State University student was accidentally discharged. According to the arrest affidavit, shortly after midnight today Enderrell...
12/13/2013
At approximately 7:25 a.m., the Ruston Police Department received a 911 call reporting a traffic crash on Louisiana Highway 33 in front of Community Trust Bank. Upon arrival, law enforcement...
12/13/2013
Young callers should get ready because Santa has a special message just for them, connecting them from Ruston all the way to the North Pole. Local children can reach Santa and his little workers, as...
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12/13/2013
Joiya Smith is the one person on Grambling State University’s campus with a personal connection to the school’s newest, most dominant tiger sculpture. As an art major, she heard about an opportunity...
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12/12/2013
The annual Russ-Town Band Christmas Concert is set to take the stage of the Dixie Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The concert is the band’s gift to the community plus a benefit for Toys for...
12/12/2013
District Attorney Bob Levy’s request for a substantial increase in funding for his office from the Union Parish Police Jury was rejected during the police jury’s regular meeting Dec. 3. Levy...
12/12/2013
The Louisiana Tech University Department of Music will host an Opera Workshop Performance from 7:30 – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Director of the Opera Workshop Lisa Maxedon said the workshop has...
12/12/2013
GRAMBLING (AP) — Grambling State University will continue to have access to federal financial aid programs and is working to fix oversight issues cited this week by the state Legislative Auditor, a...