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Teen arrested on rape charge

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A 17-year-old Dubach man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly forced a 12-year-old girl to have sex with him.
Nickelous Lee Currington, 664 Rabb Road, was charged with aggravated rape by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office for the incident. He is currently in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where his bond has yet to be set.

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Fire erupts on McDonald Avenue

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At around 1:26 p.m. Sunday, the Ruston Fire Department responded to a fire call at All Star Recycling, a scrap metal recycling business located at 1904 McDonald Ave., in Ruston. Upon arrival, RFD firefighters reported seeing debris and tires burning with heavy black smoke coming up. Eight units reportedly responded to the scene, along with 12 personnel, who then spent approximately 30 minutes fighting the fire.

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New retail shop to house restaurant

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The owner of one downtown business is now running another nearby.
Patricia Willis, of the Children’s Shoppe, recently opened Serendipity, a retail shop that will eventually house a restaurant.
“Serendipity means pleasantly surprised or finding something you didn’t expect to find,” Willis said.

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City passes ordinance at special meeting

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Ruston City Council members convened for a few minutes on Friday afternoon to approve an ordinance pertaining to the Consumer Choice for Television Act.
Alderwoman Glenda Howard told the Daily Leader that the special-called meeting was necessary to meet a deadline to pass the ordinance.
“We had just forgotten time was running out to pass this ordinance,” Howard said.

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Gator hunt approved

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For the first time ever, local hunters will have a chance to hunt a different kind of game — one with scales instead of feathers or fur — because the Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District Commission recently approved an alligator lottery harvest for Lake D’Arbonne.
“It’s definitely an experimental thing,” said Wildlife and Fisheries biology supervisor Charlie Booth. “But anyone who’s interested in applying for the alligator harvest needs to do it now.”

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Pet of the Week

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Twigs is a 1-year-old Chihuahua and Beagle mix that is house-trained and ready to go to his home. He was rescued on a cold, rainy night eating out of a garbage can. Twigs likes living with his foster family and playing with the other dogs. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Twigs. His adoption fee is $50, which includes a neuter certificate.

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A Colvin family gathering

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Some families are lucky enough to have five generations that can interact with one another. During a recent gathering, five generations of the local Colvin family were in attendance. Seated is great-great-grandfather Thomas Colvin, holding baby Trinity Grace Colvin. Standing, from left to right, are great-grandfather Reginald Colvin, Trinity’s father Carlton Colvin and Trinity’s grandfather Phillip Colvin.

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Tech journalism students receive national awards

Students and faculty from Louisiana Tech’s journalism department are making headlines nationally with awards from the National Federation of Press Women.
The 2012 Communications Contest Award winners were named, and Tech faculty and students received five awards from this national organization.
Kelly Belton Ducote, who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in May, received first place in design and honorable mention in column writing.

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Hayes makes Team USA

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For Chelsea Hayes, the month of July couldn’t have started off much better.
First, there was Sunday’s announcement that the Louisiana Tech University star was named as the Female Field Athlete of the Year in the state.
But it got much better later in the day.

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Tech ticket office closed this week

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The Louisiana Tech University Ticket Office will be closed this week for maintenance to the ticketing system and will reopen on July 9.
Any Tech fans wishing to purchase or renew their season tickets can do so online by logging onto www.latechsports.com.
The Bulldogs kick off the 2012 season on Aug. 30 by hosting Texas A&M at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium.

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