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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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05/28/2014
State Superintendent of Schools John White called the results from Louisiana’s LEAP and iLEAP tests “steady” but Lincoln Parish fell three points in the percentage of students who achieved levels of...
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05/28/2014
An anonymous tip called into the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office resulted in a Dubach man’s arrest on five drug-related charges May 23. Richard Craig Dickerson, of 781 Cardinal Hill Road, is charged...
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05/28/2014
Site work is underway on Louisiana Tech’s 70,000-square-foot South End Zone Facility, which will enclose the south end of Joe Aillet Stadium. The $20 million facility is expected to be open in time...
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05/28/2014
A Ruston woman faces cruelty to juvenile charges after she allegedly whipped her daughters with rubber tubing from an oxygen machine. Natrina Womack, 26, of 272 Clinton Circle, was booked into the...
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05/27/2014
Ernie Stevens did something Monday that he doesn’t like to do. He talked about his tour of duty in Vietnam and five buddies he watched die. “One thing common about most veterans is we’re...
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05/27/2014
Top: Evan Derveloy, owner of Crossfit Ruston, and Adam Reid were participants in the annual MURPH Challenge on Monday. The event honors Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL, who while serving in Asadabad...
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05/27/2014
Angela Manning walks across the cool, damp dirt in the livestock stalls at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. In four days, sounds of pounding horse hooves and cheering spectators will fill the...
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05/26/2014
In observance of Memorial Day, Forest Lawn Cemetery is hosting their annual “Field of Flags” display, which began at 8 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. today. This event features 80 original veteran’s...
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05/26/2014
As the school year wraps up and students leave for summer, the preparation for a new athletic facility is under way. As students and local residents might have seen from the construction equipment at...
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05/26/2014
Virginia Gibbs, of Monroe, pauses at the waterfall in the new pavilion and memorial garden located at Camp Alabama in Choudrant, and named after her late grandson, Larkin Gibbs. Dedication ceremonies...