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NEWS

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01/22/2020 - 12:00am
The search is over for a man Ruston police say was involved in an attempted murder that occurred in October of last year. Deontrell Marquis Hunter, 25, of 108 Abbot St., in Ruston, was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday morning after a chase...

SPORTS

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            Ivy Smith Jr. (with ball) poured in 14 points Monday night in a 68-61 home loss to Texas Southern.

01/22/2020 - 12:00am
GRAMBLING — Texas Southern pulled away late in the second half to hand the Grambling State Tigers their third straight loss, 68-61, Monday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling fell to 8-10 overall and 3-3 in Southwestern...

OPINIONS

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By Waye Winegarden

01/22/2020 - 12:00am
GUEST COLUMN More than 38 million Americans are living in poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. That’s just under 12% of the population. Not exactly what President Lyndon Johnson had in mind when he declared war on poverty in 1964....

OBITUARIES

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01/22/2020 - 12:00am
Funeral services for James W. Malone will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020, in the Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston with the Rev. Leslie Stephens and the Rev. Rolly Walker officiating. Interment will be at...