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The director of a Ruston animal rescue agency is free on bond after being arrested Saturday following an incident involving her former daughter in law. Suellyn Martin, 69, of 908 Pea Ridge Road, was charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple battery. Martin is the director of and one of the founders of 4 Paws Rescue. According to the arrest report, Martin forced her way into her ex-daughter-in-law’s residence, and after exchanging words with her, slapped her once and attempted to do so again. During subsequent questioning by sheriff’s deputies, Martin admitted to the...

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10/21/2014
Xerium Technologies in Ruston unveiled its new expansion, which allowed them to hire 12 additional employees, during an open house on Monday afternoon. The business, which is located on McDonald...
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10/21/2014
Ruston Police Department is eliciting the help of residents to apprehend a suspect in a shooting which occurred Friday night. Deputy Chief Clint Williams said officers from the Uniform Patrol...
10/21/2014
Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission made history Monday night when it approved the first mobile food vending application made under the city’s amended zoning ordinance. Commissioners unanimously...
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10/21/2014
Choudrant’s John Livingston is well known for his gardening skills. But even Livingston has been surprised by this year’s orca-like okra crop. That’s because he’s harvested enough of the plant to...
10/21/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
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10/20/2014
Five area residents and an organization will be honored at the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce annual Community Contributions Banquet Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center. The evening begins at...
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10/20/2014
Woodworking was a tradition passed down from father to son for Manuel Fonseca. Fonseca, an inmate at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for the past two years, credits his father for his love of...
10/20/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
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10/20/2014
Ruston and Grambling high schools can use local residents’ help.  State Farm is offering 10 $100,000 grants, and 90 $25,000 grants to high schools across the country that make the most safe driving...
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10/19/2014
In the first 15 days of October, 92 inmates were booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. In mid-September, 34 arrests were made in three days. Currently, there are approximately 37 inmates...