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Police capture suspected burglar

Hermes said approximately a week into the joint operation and five weeks into the rash of crimes, Johnny Ray Maryland, 35, of Ruston, was developed as a primary suspect.
“Between members of our department and the Sheriff’s Department, we began a hunt for this suspect,” he said. “We didn’t have any charges on him at that point but we felt like he needed to be located.”
Hermes said the suspect in the vehicle thefts followed a pattern of
stealing a vehicle, abandoning it and stealing another vehicle.
A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in Ruston on Tuesday

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RHS, Creek due for state poll attention

Based on their won-loss records and success from last year, plus performances in recent scrimmages and jamborees, the Bearcats and Cougars are due to be included either in the top 10 or honorable mention sections of their classifications.
The Bearcats scored two touchdowns in a recent scrimmage against Monroe Richwood, then battled tough before falling to District 1-5A power West Monroe 12-3 in the “Bayou Jamb” held at Malone Stadium this past weekend.

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N.O. still in need of aid

Many homes are little more than piles tinder; businesses are nothing but empty shells; the basic needs of survival are often nowhere to be found.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still working to repair the levees in New Orleans’ lower Ninth Ward and Lakeview neighborhoods. In the meantime, Louisiana’s once largest city is vulnerable to an assault from another storm.

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Volunteering is worth the effort

I’ve pointed that out because though I’ve only listed three organizations in need of help from the community, there are many more.
The first time I really volunteered to help an organization was in the eighth grade. I had been chosen to be a part of a Groundhog’s Day program where I would “shadow” an administrator with the Bossier Parish Council on Aging. Mostly I just followed one secretary or another around as they showed me around the building, introducing me to program leaders and patrons of the council.

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Agency prepares to open new school

The nonprofit agency is contracted with the Office of Youth Development so that the new school’s 46 students — drawn from Ruston, Grambling, Monroe and West Monroe — will be referred by probation officers or Families in Need of Services (FINS).
“A lot of our students have been expelled from both public and alternative schools,” Suire said. “We work to catch them up academically and socially.”
On Friday, a job fair was held at the new Ruston site to hire 17 staff members who will be needed to run the school known as Youth Options.

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Rebels top Ruston in jamboree, 12-3

“I saw some good things,” said head coach Billy Laird. “We got a chance to play in a game-type situation, in front of a good crowd and I thought we got a lot of good out of it.”
Ruston trailed only 6-3 at halftime, the Bearcats’ points coming on a 34-yard field goal by John Hinton with 1:13 remaining. Setting it up: a super, defender-dodging run of 29 yards by running back Kevin Caesar.
Junior defensive back Kenny Freeman gave the ‘Cats another chance as the first half seconds ticked down with an interception, but the clock ran out.

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School zone traffic laws keep young kids safe

Conversely, many drivers mistakenly believe that bus drivers only let kids off on the side of the road where they live. These drivers might think they can pass a bus on the left when it is stopped because the children won’t be in the road. But often that is not true. In a battle between a small child and a 3,000-pound automobile, the child will always come out the loser.

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New Orleans’ residents still need our help

A year later, much of the area devastated by Katrina remains much as it did in the days following the storm: automobiles are still under homes or stacked in piles where the flood waters left them; houses are still knocked off of their foundations, watermarks above head level showing the height of the misery felt by residents of New Orleans’ lower Ninth Ward and other low-lying areas along the coast; holes are still visible in the roofs of homes where people cut their way to safety as they fled the flood.

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One killed, seven injured in Union wreck

The Dodge then hit the Taurus which was on the side of the road.
Gaines was pronounced dead at the scene. His passengers, Rodicargo Brown, 28, of Arcadia, and Frederick Coleman, 33 of Bastrop, suffered minor injuries.
Jimmy Singleton, 52, of Spearsville was the driver of the tractor-trailer, and he also suffered minor injuries.

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