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12/14/2018 - 11:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 7-year-old girl picked up with her father and dozens of other migrants along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border suffered seizures and spiked a high fever in immigration custody and later died, federal officials said. An autopsy was scheduled to try to determine what...
12/14/2018 - 11:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said today that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned about how their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the election.”...
12/14/2018 - 11:55am
Grambling State University has received final approval to offer the state’s first Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity in 2019. The Louisiana Board of Regents granted the final approval and support for the university’s program that will enroll its first cohort for Fall of 2019 during a...
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12/14/2018 - 12:50pm
Downtown Ruston will offer plenty of holiday fun starting early Saturday morning. Ruston’s Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, but there’s much more than the usual goings-on during the final day until next spring. On hand to provide musical entertainment for market goers will be the Lincoln...
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12/13/2018 - 11:52am
Ruston’s Louisiana State Police Air Support Unit has a new tool to help make for safer lives for those in north Louisiana. The Ruston Unit, which opened in 2009 and is based at Ruston Regional Airport, already had one Cessna 172 airplane and one Bell OH-58A+ helicopter providing aerial support to...

Announcements

John and Kim Ward are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Christian Ward, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Ruston, to Lucas Carl Weaver, of Garland, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Christian A. Fast and late Martha Sue Fast; and...
Haley Leigh Colvin, of Choudrant, and Ragan Lee Bonnette, of Alexandria were united in holy matrimony at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Bayou Haven in Alexandria. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by special friend of the bride and groom, Joey Gulledge. The bride is the daughter of Bill Colvin, of...

Sports

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Three Ruston Bearcats will play for the East team as the third annual Louisiana High School Coaches Association’s I-20 kicks off at 2 p.m....

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University senior linebacker De’Arius Christmas added another honor on Wednesday as he was selected to the Associated...

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Senior guard Kierra Anthony (4) wlll lead the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters in a home game against Ole Miss at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas...

Editorials

Apparently it’s a tough time to be Louisiana’s secretary of state. But apparently newly elected Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin doesn’t want to talk about it. On Tuesday the...
Getting off to a strong start is crucial to any endeavor. So it was good news in late November when Louisiana Tech University’s Early Childhood Education Center was named one...