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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren’t quite certain why. Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. There has been a slight decrease in the Great Plains, with the biggest drop in central and...

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10/17/2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new...
10/17/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana’s high school student performance on the ACT college readiness test declined in the latest scores and remains below the national average. Figures released Wednesday by...
10/17/2018
The Lincoln Parish Detention Center has faced an overcrowding dilemma for several years, and now, thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury has found a way...
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10/17/2018
The first wave of volunteers from Ruston’s Rolling Hills Ministries has been providing disaster relief services to residents of Marianna, Florida, in the wake of Hurricane Michael since Saturday,...
10/16/2018
The second time was the charm for developers wanting to build 24 townhouses on a roughly 2-acre site on Kavanaugh Road. Ruston’s Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday approved O’Winn of...
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10/16/2018
Ten-year-old Gracelynn Simmons poses atop a Piper Arrow training aircraft at the Louisiana Tech Flight Operations hangar. The Tech chapter of Women in Aviation hosted a Girls in Aviation Day Saturday...
10/16/2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood...
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10/16/2018
The Ruston Community Theatre debuted their newest production –—“Greater Tuna” — Thursday night, leaving the audience in uproarious laughter and resonating with them in a way only Southerners can...
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10/16/2018
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony during the open house of North Village Apartments on Sept. 26. The luxury apartments are located at 2301 Timberline Court in...
10/16/2018
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2018. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1793, during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of...