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December 19th

Suspect charged with false imprisonment

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A man was arrested after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s home, attempting to strangle her and then imprisoning her in her own bedroom.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim arrived home on Saturday to find Justin Everette Emerson, 33, of 403 E. California Ave., had kicked in the door of the residence, damaging the door frame.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, Demario Richmond, have been convicted of 14:81 INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES on Dec 30, 1999. My address is 805 GILMAN ST, RUSTON, LA 71270.
Race: Afr Amer
Sex: Male
DOB: 09/20/1978
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 196 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td: December 19 & 20, 2012

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December 18th

Kincannon, Madden to unite in matrimony

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ellis Kincannon, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Nicole, to James William Madden, of Dallas.

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State of emergency declared

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As of Monday morning, the Lincoln Parish Detention Center is under a declared state of emergency by the commission in charge of running the facility.
This state of emergency will result in both the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and the City of Ruston paying for the repairs needed to end the emergency state.

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Arsonist sought

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Someone reportedly tried to set a residence on fire this morning, while occupants were inside asleep.
The Ruston Fire Department is seeking any information pertaining to the case via Crime Stoppers.
RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said the fire department received a report of an attempted arson fire at 603 Spice Avenue, right of off Farmerville Street, at 3:58 a.m. today.

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After 25 years, Peden retires

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After 25 years of service to the City of Ruston, Deputy Chief Robert Kevin Peden retired Dec. 1.
Peden started as a patrol officer in 1987 with the Ruston Police Department. He became a field training officer and was responsible for training other officers. Peden also was one of the founding members of the Ruston Police Department’s first ever SWAT team, and was a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy.

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B & B presents ‘A Christmas Cabaret’

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Variety show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
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With only a few more days until Christmas, there is still time to take in a holiday show. B & B Theatre, a local professional acting troupe, in conjunction with the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, will present “A Christmas Cabaret” on Thursday in the Norton Building, located in Downtown Ruston at 207 W. Mississippi Ave. There is also an entrance on the 200 block of Park Avenue.

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Questions about mysterious citrus trees

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Along with the increased plantings of citrus trees in the area over the past several years, inquiries about certain thorny, citrus trees with large lemon-like fruit have been coming to my office. In the last two weeks I have had two samples of the unknown lemon tree brought in for identification. This is easy.  The tree in question is the trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliate)

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Shreveport Chamber honors local native Warren

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The Shreveport Chamber of Commerce recently honored Ruston/Grambling native Shannon Warren as one of the recipients of the Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders award for exceptional leadership.

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Cub scouts spread Christmas cheer

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Members of Ruston’s Cub Scout Pack 59 visited the Russ House on Dec. 16 to spread a little Christmas cheer. The boys sang carols for residents and handed out wrapped care packages, personally packed for the residents.

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