A patrol deputy with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has been suspended without pay.
Sheriff Mike Stone said the suspension is a result of a formal complaint his office received from a citizen.
“This is an isolated incident that we are looking into that involved one of our private citizens and a traffic stop,” Stone said. “We’re still looking at the total picture, and everybody gets due process.”
Stone said the LPSO began its preliminary investigation when the complaint was received on Thursday, and the deputy was suspended on Monday. The suspension without pay is for an indefinite time period until the investigation is completed.
Oil and gas pipeline companies are breaking the law by not repairing damage they do to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, the head of a nonprofit organization backing a lawsuit against some of the companies said Wednesday.
John Barry, founder of Restore Louisiana Now, also said taxpayers are getting stuck with the multi-million-dollar bill because the state’s Department of Natural Resource won’t enforce the law requiring the companies to fix the damage.
“What I find most offensive about the whole process is the industry saying, ‘hey, we’re above the law,” Barry told the Ruston Rotary Club.
The radio airwaves in Lincoln Parish are a little more colorful this season, all thanks to the Red Peach radio group of Ruston.
Red Peach Radio consists of four stations — KPCH-FM, KXKZ-FM, KRUS-FM and KRUS-AM — that are based at 500 N. Monroe St. in Ruston.
Two satellite dishes outside of the station have recently received a facelift with Ruston’s John Mitchell, a radio personality at the station, painting one as a peach and the other in an American flag theme.
Whether it is Buddy Ball or Ruston Parks and Recreation Softball, Lincoln Parish has a special connection to hometown sports.
Now, with the help of the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Parish Library will have an opportunity to showcase that history.
Nick Davis, a staff librarian, said The Smithsonian would present their traveling exhibit “How Sports Shaped America,” which would include national sports memorabilia from Aug. 13 to Sept. 24 in the Events Center.