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Drug-related arrests in Lincoln Parish jumped almost 40 percent from 2015 to 2016, and drug charges increased slightly more than 32 percent over the same time period, figures released Friday by Sheriff Mike Stone show. Total arrests in 2016 were 394 compared to 283 the prior year. Total charges in 2016 were 885 compared to 669 the year before. Stone said the statistics reflect increased activity involving methamphetamine and illegal use of prescription drugs, as well as other drug infractions. “Unfortunately, we’ve had one of the biggest years we’ve ever had. In some cases, that disheartening...

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01/06/2017
The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana is preparing to celebrate a milestone in 2017: 20 years of service. In 1997, a group of concerned citizens shared a common cause and commitment...
01/06/2017
Ninety percent of first-year students and 89 percent of seniors at Louisiana Tech University said they would rate their overall educational experience at the institution as “excellent or good,”...
01/06/2017
Grambling residents looking to apply for Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion or Affordable Care Act insurance can do so from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Grambling City Hall. The Primary Health Services...
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01/05/2017
A miracle happened Dec. 30. Jeffrey Hataway, a retired police officer and Marine veteran, has been searching for a dog that could help him as a service dog. On Dec. 30, he found Charlie and an...
01/05/2017
Lincoln Parish could get its first blast of winter weather for the new year beginning early Friday morning, but officials expect the impact to be minimal. “Any accumulation at all will be on bridges...
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01/04/2017
Lanny Parker knew the numbers weren’t adding up. 
 He was convinced that when they were totaled, they would become another glaring red figure. The Union Parish Police Jury voted Thursday night to...
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01/03/2017
More than 22,000 canned goods and other items were collected for Christian Community Action as part of the Adopt-A-School’s annual food drive. The food collection will go toward replenishing the food...
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01/03/2017
A Farmerville man suspected of pistol-whipping his estranged wife who lives in Ruston is now under arrest and charged with attempted second-degree murder. Sancarlos Traylor, 26, was booked into the...
01/03/2017
Cooperation between two Ruston law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of a local man suspected of burglarizing three vehicles on the Louisiana Tech University campus. Ricardo Rashad...
01/03/2017
Police continue their search today for the suspects in two murders last week that occurred four days apart. Ruston resident Patrick Mitchell, 38, died Dec. 28 after being shot multiple times at his...