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GSU professor, child killed

The 5-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner, Don Smith. Blake was pronounced dead at LSU-HSC.
Among the passengers, an 11-year-old received moderate injuries, a 9-year-old received minor injuries, an 8-year-old and a 2-year-old are in stable, but life-threatening condition.
GSU has been keeping up with the condition of the 8-year-old and 2-year-old.
The two are at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

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RHS, Creek take jump in poll

Ruston received a total of 71 points and now ranks 23 points behind No. 5 St. Thomas More, which has 94 points and is also 2-0 on the young season.
Cedar Creek earned 114 points and now finds itself only three points away from the No. 2 slot for its classification. Kentwood, the previous No. 1 ranked team, fell to the runner-up position with its 1-1 record and 117 points.
The Cougars and Bearcats have both made big moves in each week of the LSWA’s poll.

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Law to aid in convictions

The law does not exclude victims from being called by defense attorneys, but at least they are only called once.
Humiliation, rage and loathing often follow the violation of sexual assault, and sexual assaults on children are especially heinous. Child victims of sexual assault very often suffer developmental difficulties and are predisposed to becoming abusers themselves.

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Make choice to get involved

College is also about choices, and the ones we make will shape our personality and mold us into the person we want to be.
A new brood of “bulldogs” has just begun its journey at Louisiana Tech, and faculty members were present at the First Year Convocation last week at Howard Center for the Performing Arts to shepherd the incoming freshmen.
Speakers urged students to make the most out of their college experience and the message was clear— get involved at Tech.

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Jury back to trash issue

Options the parish has explored include compacting, as is done in Sabine and DeSoto parishes, door-to-door collections, an idea that has been met with some resistance, and consolidating dumpsites, he said.
Currently, the parish applies about $4 million total each year for the current programs. Sales taxes generate about $3.3 million per year and landfill tipping fees are also included, as well as dumpster leasing.

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