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The desire to improve efficiency of care and offer more individualized attention to patients who don’t have a local doctor has led Ruston’s Northern Louisiana Medical Center to join the growing list of hospitals using hospitalists. Hospitalists are hospital-based physicians who oversee the care of another physician’s hospitalized patients, but don’t care for private patients of their own. The hospitalist directs inpatient care, in effect, becoming the attending physician. After discharge, they are referred back to their primary doctor. Proponents say use of hospitalists increases the time...

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08/30/2014
At approximately 4 p.m. Friday, Ruston Fire Department-EMS was dispatched to the scene of a two motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and Louisiana Highway 821-Frazier...
08/30/2014
Lee Robbins, of Ruston, has been elected as a delegate to the 131th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates to be held Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri,...
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08/29/2014
Football season kicks into high gear this weekend as area high schools play jamborees while colleges began their seasons. Ruston High will play host to West Ouachita in a 6 p.m. jamboree tonight at L...
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08/29/2014
After a foot pursuit, Ruston Police Department officers were able to apprehend the suspect in an alleged domestic abuse battery case involving the strangulation of a reportedly pregnant woman....
08/29/2014
At 4:12 p.m. Thursday, troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 33 north of Louisiana Highway 151 that took the life of a...
08/29/2014
A benefit event for Neil Crenshaw, a Choudrant resident and disabled veteran, has been set for Sept. 6. Heidi Peters, coordinator for the event, said she has known Crenshaw and his family for many...
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08/29/2014
Mattie Mae Harrison has once again made the decision to run for the Lincoln Parish School Board District 1 seat. Harrison, who has served her district as a school board member for the past 16 years...
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08/28/2014
The time for area residents to join in a struttin’ good time has come again. The 26th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival is set to take place Sept. 26 and 27, with some events happening earlier in...
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08/28/2014
Residents of Hico are seeking help in making what remains of Hico Elementary School into a community center. “There’s no sense of community anymore,” said Vicki Colvin, coordinator of the Hico...
08/28/2014
MONROE — A Minnesota professor pleaded guilty to contacting a minor in Union Parish in order to start a sexual relationship, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.