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Man victim of apparent murder

That witness reported seeing a black male running north into nearby woods. Deputies responded to the scene and set up a perimeter.
Tracking dogs were brought in from the Ruston Police Department and Wade Correctional Center in Homer.
“The dogs went through the woods and came back out on Mondy Road where the trail ended at a residence about half a mile from the crime scene,” Stone said.
A search warrant was executed on that residence, and from information gathered there, one of the residents — Lundy D. Harris — was identified as the suspect.

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RHS mission: halt Rebels’ streak

In one of the state’s best rivalries, one that invariably carries with it special meaning each and every fall, Ruston and West Monroe lock up at Rebel Stadium starting at 7 p.m.
This one is for top honors in District 1-5A, a championship ring to be worn by the survivor.
Both will walk out on the artificial turf of one of the best prep facilities in the countries with equal 5-0 marks against league opponents.
On the Bearcats’ behalf, it’s also a chance to wipe out 19 straight seasons of L’s against the No. 1 ranked team in the state’s highest classification.

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Art Tour is a slice of Ruston

Those who wish to purchase tickets for this finale event can call the Dixie at 255-1450 or come by the office at 212 N. Vienna St. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.
If the event is not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door.
With so much local talent in the area, the art tour is an excellent opportunity to purchase gifts and accessories for the home or office. On top of that, it’s just a fun chance to get out and socialize while exploring unusual works.

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Danger: Driver on phone ahead

This scenario sounded familiar. Sometimes while waiting at a traffic light, I witness three or four people go by who appear to be in deep mobile conversation while driving. A few weeks ago, as I took photos of a wreck, a local reserve officer recognized me from The Ruston Daily Leader, and asked, “Do you see that?” as drivers went by the scene with ears stuck to their cellular phones. “That’s extremely dangerous.”

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Ruston man killed in one-vehicle wreck

The driver, Travis Humble, 27, of Dubach, was transported by Ruston Fire Ambulance to Lincoln General Hospital.
Jerry Lewis, chief public education officer for RFA, said Humble had moderate to serious injuries.
Madden was air-lifted by Pafford AirOne to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.
“Officials with LSU Medical Center notified the Ruston Police Department that Madden was dead on arrival,” Hawkins said.
Hawkins said it is not known at this time if alcohol or speed were factors in the accident.
“Right now, the cause of the accident is still being investigated,” he said.

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