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A guilty verdict was handed down for Cameron Mays on Thursday afternoon. Cameron Kinte Mays, 29, was found guilty by a six-man and six-woman jury on all three charges — aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The 3rd Judicial District Court Trial began Monday with jury selection, and proceeded with testimonies by the victim, roommate of the victim, Ruston Police Department officers and forensic investigators. The jury’s verdict was unanimous on the first two counts, and 11-1 on the rape charge. Deliberations lasted about an hour and a half. The...

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10/30/2013
At 11 a.m. Tuesday a natural gas line ruptured at the Ruston Fire Department Headquarters on Georgia Avenue. Eric Brazzel, public education officer for RFD, said traffic was redirected and Georgia...
10/30/2013
Lincoln Parish could be in for some heavy rainfall tonight and Thursday in advance of a cold front that’s beginning to make its way across the country. Kip Franklin, director of Lincoln Parish...
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10/29/2013
Louisiana Tech University announced a giant leap for its athletics department Monday as school officials unveiled plans for the centerpiece of its “Quest for Excellence” — the construction of the new...
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10/29/2013
Ruston Fire Department hosted their annual Hot Halloween Happening on Saturday, with more than 600 residents coming to join the fun. Eric Brazzel, public education officer with RFD, said the event...
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10/29/2013
At 11:46 p.m. Monday Grambling State University’s police department arrested five men at College Avenue and Main Street with charges of battery on a police officer by an exploding firecracker among...
10/29/2013
At 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dubach’s regular monthly meeting, the aldermen discussed a new grant of $22,802, which will go towards updating the town’s water system. Bob Jensen, mayor of Dubach, said the...
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10/29/2013
Travel down Alabama Avenue and the passerby surely cannot miss the newest addition to the view. What many fail to recognize are the people behind the house — those who deigned it inside and out....
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10/28/2013
Residents interested in a good meal for a good cause are in luck. The annual Ruston Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser is set for Nov. 8 at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets for the “all you can eat...
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10/28/2013
The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office have made two more arrests in conjunction with Operation Summer Heat. At approximately 5 a.m. Friday, LPNET...
10/28/2013
From 1854 to 1929, more than 250,000 orphaned and unwanted children were put on trains and given away. Locally, Joe Aillet, Louisiana Tech University’s head football coach from 1940 to 1966 was among...