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Citizens’ arrest, citizens’ arrest!

Dr. Jesse H. Roberts III and Daron Flournoy were near Community Trust Bank on Monroe Street at approximately 7:30 p.m. when they spotted a man behind a nearby dumpster acting suspiciously.
“It looked like he had a purse and was going through the purse and stuffing things in his pockets,” Flournoy said.
The men made the block and the man was gone, they said. They got out and looked in the dumpster where they found a purse.
They took the purse to nearby Mexican restaurant Tia Maria’s where they were approached by a woman who claimed the purse.

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Kittens’ White chooses Demons

While his mother, Judy Kay White—she’s the “Chief”, and brother Denzel and Grambling High head coach Michael Lyons watched on, the 6-7 and 205-pound post star for the Kittens signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent with Northwestern State University here Tuesday morning.

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Drinking to celebrate not worth risk

In preparation for all of these planned festivities, area authorities are readying themselves to be increasingly vigilant.
Already, several operations have been held to target the bartenders and convenience store employees who could be the suppliers for the revelers.
By making a number of arrests, the Ruston Police Department has made a
statement that they will not tolerate underage drinking.
Also, there will be many officers patrolling the parish looking for impaired drivers.

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Sharing speeds up healing

I had such an experience Sunday night. While discussing with a friend the prevalence of sexual assault, I realized that I could think of not one person I know that has not been affected by the issue.
And when I speak of sexual assault, I am including everything from rape to a situation that could have easily gotten out of hand, something that made one party uncomfortable.
Yet, none of the events, that I am aware of, were ever reported to the police.
The reasons for that are as varied as the circumstances surrounding the transgression, I’m sure.

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Reneau sees bright future for Tech

“The difficulties brought about by the hurricanes overshadowed some of the accomplishments made by our staff, faculty and students,” Reneau told the crowd of approximately 40 men gathered in the church’s Christian Life
Center.
Reneau, who was named president at Louisiana Tech in 1987, said all of Lincoln Parish responded to help those who were displaced by the two hurricanes that hit about three weeks apart in August and September.
“I decided the first night that Katrina hit that we would reopen Caruthers Hall,”
Reneau said. “Less than 24 hours later we were moving evacuees in.”

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