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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. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol...

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01/31/2019
Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker admits he was worried at first. But now he’s confident the Phase 1 portions of Ruston’s new sports complex that have to ready before tournament play begins this summer will...
01/30/2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to investigate spikes in the price of insulin for people with diabetes as Congress opened hearings on the high cost of...
01/30/2019
HOUSTON (AP) — An attempt to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house quickly turned into a gunbattle that killed two suspects and injured five undercover narcotics officers, including four...
01/30/2019
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The 21-year-old man accused of killing five people including his parents in a multi-parish shooting over the weekend before fleeing to his grandmother’s house has confessed,...
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01/30/2019
Tuesday morning’s potential wintery precipitation failed to materialize, leaving downtown Ruston sunny and cold but with no ice or snow to be found when this picture of Railroad Park was taken....
01/30/2019
Want to make a short film and go for a chance to win $50,000? You can do it right here in Lincoln Parish. That’s because Ruston and Lincoln Parish are now on the list of designated filming locations...
01/29/2019
HAVANA (AP) — A tornado and pounding rains smashed into Cuba’s capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of...
01/29/2019
GONZALES (AP) — A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people — including a girl he was dating — was arrested Sunday when he drove up with a gun to his grandmother’s house...
01/29/2019
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Port of New Orleans says it has a new shipping container high mark. In the year 2018 the equivalent of more than 591,000 20-foot- containers moved through the city’s shipping...
01/29/2019
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana energy services firm is increasing its footprint at a local port, a move expected to create 150 new jobs over five years. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday that...