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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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The Veteran of Foreign Wars Louisiana Post 3615 Ruston, along with Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, will conduct a Flag Day ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Friday. Local Boy and...
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Two Louisiana Tech University students are ready to spread their wings and fly as they embark in the 2013 Air Classic Race, a cross-country, all-female annual airplane relay. Having already...