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Working in a warm zone

Leader photos by NANCY BERGERON

Ruston Police Officer Dylan Castaneda “clears” the hallway of “threats” during the tactical exercise. One of the goals of the training is for EMS crews to learn to work alongside law enforcement in warm-zone situations.

11/17/2019 - 12:00am
It all could have been real. But it wasn’t. You could hear the moans and calls for help from halfway down the hall. Two police officers — the first to arrive in the high-rise dormitory on the Louisiana Tech University campus — swayed, dazed from the...


Bearcats down Dutchtown, 29-27


Ruston junior running back Ke’Travion Hargrove led the Bearcats with 150 yards on 23 carries with three touchdowns in Friday’s playoff win over Dutchtown.

11/17/2019 - 12:00am
GEISMAR — In a tight football game against closelymatched teams, the outcome often comes down to one big play. That big play — a 70-yard scoop-and-score — made the difference for Ruston High School Friday night against Dutchtown. Jordan Williams’ 70...


11/17/2019 - 12:00am
IN OUR OPINION It was an Honor Roll kind of year for Lincoln Parish Schools in 2018-19. On Nov. 6 the Louisiana Department of Education released its performance scores for each school and district in the state, and the data points to Lincoln Parish...


Herley C. “Pete” Wooley
11/17/2019 - 12:00am
Herley C. “Pete” Wooley was born on June 22, 1937, in Downsville LA. He was one of seven children born to Luther and Georgie Tripp Wooley. Pete passed away in Ruston, LA, early in the morning of Nov. 9, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father,...