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Theft, burglary increases in area

The Sheriff’s Office uses the Crime Index— the standard crime indicator in law enforcement— to gauge the volume of serious crime, said Wesley Harris, public information officer for the LPSO.
“The Crime Index is a set of specified crimes that are reported by all law enforcement agencies to the FBI for statistical purposes,” he said. “Those offenses are the four violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, plus the four property crimes of burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.”

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Even when on the move, home is where the heart is

Everything I have written has been simply to give my readers a deeper glimpse into my life and my thought processes.
Now I will no longer have that opportunity to connect with my readers here in Lincoln Parish.
In my last column, I would like to talk a little bit about my home.
Ruston is my home. I have spent the majority of my life in this small city located in north central Louisiana.
After my parents split up when I was little, it was Lincoln Parish where my mother and I retreated to. Being a Simsboro girl, this is where her roots are.

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Can ‘Dogs get any hotter?

The Bulldogs have now won 13 of their past 14 games, but more important is the way Tech has been winning those games.
Due to their penchant for being cardiac kids, Tech has earned the nickname, “Rally ‘Dogs”. First was a stunning 13-12 last-inning rally against then-No. 3 Mississippi State, followed by a come-from-behind 10-8 win over Nevada and finished up with two late-inning rallies and extra-inning wins over Fresno State this past weekend.
The question Simoneaux now faces is can his team maintain its winning ways.

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Bulldogs building spirited fan base

“But honestly, I really can’t put my finger on it.”
No matter.
Tech is hot.
Over the past 14 games, they’ve won 13 times.
The lone non-W was an 11-5 setback to Nevada in the final game of a recent three-game Western Athletic Conference series in which Tech won the first two (10-8, 11-0).
Other than that, it’s been one win after another and some of the hard-to-comprehend kind.
Naturally, the 13-12 comeback nod over Mississippi State University falls during this time stretch and so do back-to-back, last inning wins (5-4, 5-4) over Fresno State this past week.

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Department shows signs of training

“One of the reasons we wanted these signs is so that the community would know we’re having a drill,” RPD’s public information officer, Lt. Curtis Hawkins, said. “We don’t want them to be alarmed or concerned that there is an actual event in progress.”
Hawkins said the police department approached public works with the request and Randy Snow, who is in charge of all city signs, designed and manufactured the signs.
“Both Lewis Love (director of public works) and Randy have been very accommodating and very helpful as to any request that the police department has made,” Hawkins said.

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