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04/19/2019 - 8:22am
NEW YORK (AP) — A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department said....
04/19/2019 - 8:27am
SHREVEPORT (AP) — Three vets, same passion, one community. It was all thanks to their assignments at Barksdale Air Force Base where these three airmen met. Shortly after, they realized they all share a passion for motorcycles. “We are about vets helping vets, bikers helping bikers, and the...
04/19/2019 - 8:28am
BAUTA, Cuba (AP) — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave the state-run market with their 5-pound limit. The chicken ran out at 10 a.m. while the 80-year-...
04/19/2019 - 8:28am
NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest son of the company’s founder and its chief innovation officer, told The...
04/19/2019 - 8:29am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict...

Announcements

Sara Kate Barr, of Ruston, and Tyler Nathan Warren, of Castor, Louisiana, were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. on March 16 at White Oak Venue in Ruston. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Will McLeane of Raleigh, North Carolina, cousin of the bride.  The bride is the daughter of...
Mr. and Mrs. Col. LeeRoy Martin of Athens, Ga., are proud to announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Kathryn Elizabeth Martin to Brent Wayne Causey of Ruston. The bride-elect is the daughter of Col. LeeRoy and Charlene Martin. She is the granddaughter of the late...

Sports

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MONROE — Ruston High School made it a clean sweep at the District 2-5A Track Meet Wednesday as both the RHS boys and girls team claimed...

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Eyeing their third consecutive state crown, Lauren Menzina and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars will host the Lafayette Christian Lady Knights in the...

WEST POINT, Miss. — The Louisiana Tech Golf team wrapped up play at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship on Tuesday afternoon with the Bulldogs...

Editorials

Once upon a time, computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices were big, bulky and expensive. But with the explosive growth of the electronics industry, all sorts...
Our own Nancy Bergeron has a saying she uses frequently when describing content that has to be done but isn’t the most thrilling topic: “It’s not going to win any Pulitzers...