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Archive - Apr 25, 2006

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Officers arrested on extortion charges

Dewarne A. Jackson, 29, of 413-8 Emerald Trace Drive, Ruston was arrested on warrants charging him with three counts of malfeasance in office and two counts of theft, one less than $100 and one less than $500.
Sheriff Mike Stone announced the arrests after the two officers were taken into custody following an “extensive undercover operation.”
“The investigation started in January when we learned some motorists stopped by the two GSU officers were allegedly asked to provide cash in lieu of receiving citations or facing arrest,” Stone said.

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Bearcats shine on diamond

O’Neal and the ‘Cats want to enter the history books and leave Shreveport/Bossier Parish as the first-ever champions of such a new format.
“We are looking forward to the chance of winning the first outright district championship since 2000,” he said. “We have been playing well.”
The Bearcats (22-9) set up their berth in the title contest with a close-to-the-vest 5-4 semi-final win over West Monroe this past weekend.

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Donation to save lives

This is why blood donations are so critical.
There is currently a blood shortage, and all blood types are needed.
LifeShare Blood Centers have experienced an 11 percent increase in usage of blood products. This could lead to the postponement of elective surgeries because of a shortage of blood products for transfusion.
It is estimated someone needs a transfusion every two seconds to keep breathing the air some of us take for granted.
Through the remainder of this week, LifeShare donor technicians are

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Donation to save lives

This is why blood donations are so critical.
There is currently a blood shortage, and all blood types are needed. LifeShare Blood Centers have experienced an 11 percent increase in usage of blood products. This could lead to the postponement of elective surgeries because of a shortage of blood products for transfusion.
It is estimated someone needs a transfusion every two seconds to keep breathing the air some of us take for granted.
Through the remainder of this week, LifeShare donor technicians are

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End begins for memorable month

However, this all will come to a close tomorrow night.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday night at the Lady of the Mist on Tech’s campus, a candlelight vigil and march to Railroad Park will begin.
This is to promote awareness of sexual violence and let our community know that this does happen — even in a place like Ruston.
I hope people attend. I hope people go to listen, to learn and to remember the victims of abuse and violence. I hope they become more aware of the tragedy and realize that we can fight this.

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