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Arrests expected in robberies

“So, for three out of the five armed robberies that we’ve had lately, we have identified a suspect and are waiting on warrants to be issued by the judge’s office this week,” Hawkins said.
“The two armed robberies (on South Homer Street and South Vienna Street) are still outstanding or unsolved at this time.”
The robbers in Tuesday’s incident were described as black males both wearing some type of stockings over their face. One was approximately 6’2”, 210-240 lbs. The other was approximately 6’, 180- 200 lbs. Both were armed with handguns.

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Police work critical as crimes persist

Although the position of police chief has been the subject of much discussion this week, we’re depending on Ruston police officers to maintain their commitment and presence throughout the city. Police pressure has to stay strong on the streets in order to prevent crime.
People come to our community for its small, friendly atmosphere and its relative safety. With a string of yet-to-be-closed robbery and burglary cases, that feeling of security is weakening.

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Heeding my own advice

In later columns, I’ve given you my opinion on issues. I have shared with you my love and appreciation for Ruston and Lincoln Parish. I’ve stood on my soap box telling you to get immunized to ensure healthy lives; pay kindness forward; obey the speed limit; consider becoming an adoptive or foster parent; and protect children by helping with school bus safety.
For the past three months, I’ve encouraged residents of Lincoln Parish to get involved, attend local events and participate in community activities.

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Bulldogs end home schedule

“This is particularly important for our senior players. They’ve got a chance in this last game or two to do something special. Our team, as a whole, has the opportunity to build a foundatiuon for the future. We’ve got two games left and both are very important.”
Tech had won two in a row — both were in the league — before bumping into the Tigers in Baton Rouge.

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RPD chief nomination rejected

Pearce also expressed his support.
“I spent time with Mr. Davis Tuesday. We talked about his plans for the department, and I thought they sounded good,” Pearce said.
Lewis declined to comment on his vote.
Mayfield said his failure to support the recommendation was not personal, but he believes a person from outside the department could do a better job at changing the current system.
“I can’t see a buddy system changing the system,” he said. “Friendships run too deeply.”

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