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February 16th, 2019

Trump declares national emergency to build wall

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal challenges.

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Making sense of handling finances

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Lauren Strickland, left front, a homeschooled junior from Ruston, strategizes her spending at the “food and activities” table with Christian Community Action volunteer Stephanie Matthews, right. The Dollars & $ense Reality Fair, United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s interactive financial education simulation, taught area students how to manage money by sending them to tables with volunteer “financial advisors” and asking them to budget for each category. The fair ran Wednesday and Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center.

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Careers of tomorrow

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Governor, LED provide $1.2 million for GSU
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GRAMBLING — When Louisiana’s first bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity welcomes its first students this fall at Grambling State University, it and other GSU programs will have backing from Louisiana Economic Development.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, GSU President Rick Gallot and LED Secretary Don Pierson came together at GSU’s Eddie G. Robinson Museum Tuesday to sign a $1.2 million Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the university’s new cybersecurity program in addition to computer science and computer information systems degree paths.

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Helping St. Jude’s

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North Louisiana’s 38th annual St. Jude Radiothon that aired on Z-107.5FM from Ruston’s Super 1 Foods for two days ended at 6 p.m. Friday. The radiothon brings in donations that help keep the research hospital running. About 75 percent of the facility’s daily operating costs of $2 million is covered solely by such contributions. As of late Friday afternoon the radiothon had raised $77,831. Total figures will be released next week.Pictured are Nancy Darland, left, and Sallie Rose Hollis sorting and counting money raised for St. Jude’s on Friday.

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Learning how to help injured K-9s

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K-9 handlers from eight area law enforcement agencies and two fire departments spent two days in Ruston Wednesday and Thursday learning advanced first aid for K-9s injured in the line of duty. Dr. Melissa Edwards, left, with K-9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, watches as Justin Blondin, with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, practices on a stuffed mannequin. Looking on are Lee Peterson, Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office; Garrett Haynes, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and Tyler Edmiston, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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February 15th

Anthony’s big night leads Lady Techsters to victory

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EL PASO, Texas — Despite missing most of the second quarter due to foul trouble, Kierra Anthony scored 30 points and led Louisiana Tech to a 74-64 win over UTEP Thursday night at the Don Haskins Center before 410 fans.
Tech (14-11, 6-6 C-USA) won its fourth straight game, this one coming against an undermanned UTEP team that dressed only seven players.
At times it wasn’t pretty— Tech was outrebounded by 12 – but at the end of the night the Lady Techsters found a way to win on the road and even up their league record.

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Bracey scores career high to lift Dunkin’ Dogs to win

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DaQuan Bracey scored a career-high 28 points and Louisiana Tech used a late offensive surge to get past UTEP, 71-57, on Thursday night inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court.
Tech (16-10, 6-7 Conference USA) put an end to its three-game losing skid while running its home record this season to a perfect 13-0.
To do so, the Bulldogs needed a strong defensive effort which they produced by allowing just 57 points. To pull away from UTEP (8-16, 3-10 C-USA) though, they needed to make a run and that they did, finishing the game on a 15-4 spurt in the final minutes.

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GSU to host Texas Southern in hoops doubleheader

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Texas Southern in hoops action Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The women’s game will tip off at 3 p.m. while the men’s game is set for 5 p.m.

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Orlando takes over offense for G-Men

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University head football coach Broderick Fobbs announced on Friday that Mark Orlando will join the coaching staff as the new offensive coordinator/running backs coach, taking over for Lee Fobbs, who recently retired.
“We are extremely excited to have Mark on our coaching staff,” Fobbs said. “He is a veteran coach, who brings a lot of experience to our program. His track record of success guiding offenses speaks for itself from his time at Bethune-Cookman to his last three years at Alabama State.

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Lady Aggies top Converse

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CHS advances to second round of Class B playoffs
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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant used a deeper bench to wear down Converse as the Lady Aggies won 75-59 in the first round of the Class B playoffs Thursday night at the CHS Gym.
“It was a lot like we expected,” CHS coach Geoffrey Underwood said after the game.
“They’re from a good district and are a really good team and I’m just happy we were able to finish it off and come out with the win,” Underwood said. “They’re young and didn’t have a whole lot of depth, so we pushed the ball and tried to wear them down.”

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