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Agent booked for theft

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A Ruston financial agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $124,000 from an 81-year-old client.
Achillea Kirkikis, 32, of Ruston, was booked into the Caddo Parish Correctional Center on Monday on a charge of felony theft. His bond was set at $250,276.
According to a news release from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kirkikis was a financial agent for a Shreveport man, from whom he allegedly stole more than $124,055.

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Man seriously injured

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Crash backs up interstate traffic for miles
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Westbound traffic on Interstate 20 backed up for miles Thursday morning following a rollover accident between Ruston and Grambling.
Responders from the Ruston Fire Department, Lincoln Parish Fire Department, Grambling Fire Department, Ruston Police, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police worked for around an hour to free a worker for the Bienville Parish Police Jury who was driving the truck.

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OMV to move downtown

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The Lincoln Parish Office of Motor Vehicles will soon have a new home.
After a year sitting vacant, the space that housed Movie Gallery in the old County Market building will be filled by the motor vehicle office, which is now located on Louisiana Highway 33. The Lincoln Parish Police Jury, which owns the building, approved the cooperative endeavor agreement with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles during their monthly meeting on Tuesday.

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Missing children returned

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Three arrested on kidnapping charges
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Three Ruston residents were charged with kidnapping after they reportedly turned themselves in to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office this morning.
Elke Victoria Deason, 19, and Elke Salome Deason, 52, both of 294 Tarbutton Road Lot No. 2, have both been charged with two counts of simple kidnapping. Kendrick Tyrell Harris, 17, also of 294 Tarbutton Road Lot 2, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping.

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Sewer work continues

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City of Ruston Water Utilities Operations Manager Troy Whitman and Riley Company project engineer Bob Myers stop by to look at the progress of JABAR Construction in installing new sewer lines on Park Avenue. Sewer line work on Park Avenue and Monroe Street is expected to wrap up today. On Monday or Tuesday, workers are expected to begin installing new sewer lines on West Mississippi Avenue between Trenton and Monroe streets. Whitman said the street’s eastbound lane will likely be closed for about two weeks, but the contractor will work with the merchants to keep some parking spots open.

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‘RFK’ to highlight theater scene

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“RFK” will be performed Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Norton Building on Mississippi Avenue. “RFK,” the second and final performance of the B & B Theatre’s debut season, is a one-man show centered around the last four years of Robert F. Kennedy’s life, beginning shortly after brother John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and ending with Robert Kennedy’s death.
Performing as Robert F. Kennedy will be Paul Crook, professor of theatre at Louisiana Tech University and co-founder of the B & B Theatre.

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‘RFK’ to highlight theater scene

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“RFK” will be performed Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Norton Building on Mississippi Avenue. “RFK,” the second and final performance of the B & B Theatre’s debut season, is a one-man show centered around the last four years of Robert F. Kennedy’s life, beginning shortly after brother John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and ending with Robert Kennedy’s death.
Performing as Robert F. Kennedy will be Paul Crook, professor of theatre at Louisiana Tech University and co-founder of the B & B Theatre.

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A final Exama for GSU star

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All-American linebacker candidate due for big year
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GRAMBLING — There’s a good chance that the defensive staff at Alcorn State University is circling the jersey number “50” these days in preseason training camp.
Now it’s not the jersey worn by a Braves’ player, but by one of the team’s fiercest rivals.
It’s the number on the front and back of a black and gold jersey worn by Cliff Exama of Grambling State University.

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Anderson era ends at RHS

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Longtime track leader resigns to pursue other opportunities
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For a 30-year period, few track and field/cross country coaches at the Louisiana high school level could match the success of Dave Anderson.
How about 11 Louisiana High School Athletic Association titles and 19 runner-up trophies produced in stints at three different schools?

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Ex-Bearcat Keleta joins Tech staff

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Former RHS head soccer coach added as assistant
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Louisiana Tech University head coach Kevin Sherry has announced the promotion of Kat McCullough and the addition of Binni Keleta in completing his staff for the upcoming Lady Techsters’ soccer season.
McCullough, who lettered for the Lady Techsters from 2005 through 2009, has served the past two years as the program’s second assistant but moves up as the primary role, taking the place of Chelsea Stewart, who resigned earlier this month to move to Utah with her husband Blair and daughter Addie.

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