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The man suspected of killing a Ruston woman and injuring her mother and child is in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with first-degree murder. Frank Jauron Stringfellow, 38, of 216 Cotton St., was arrested Tuesday afternoon almost 12 hours after he allegedly shot and killed Shakena N. Hampton, 35, and wounded her mother and 1-year-old child. Also arrested were Stringfellow’s mother, Vickie June Stringfellow, 62, of 1716 Skyline Drive, and April Jarnell Thurman-Lyons, 39, of 1718 Skyline Drive. Each of the women is charged as being an accessory after the fact to first-degree...

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06/25/2014
Cary T. Brown, a career prosecutor, officially announced that he is a candidate for District Attorney for the Third Judicial District comprising Lincoln and Union parishes. Brown says that after...
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06/25/2014
A man is in custody today after actively evading the Ruston Police Department for several months. Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer for RPD, said at approximately 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, the...
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06/25/2014
Darkened skies and pouring rain gave way to bright smiles and handshakes Tuesday inside the recently expanded Mortgage Contracting Services building on Celebrity Drive in Ruston. MCS is a property...
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06/24/2014
Long-time Ruston Aldermen Elmore Mayfield has died at age 70. Mayfield apparently suffered a massive heart attack at his home Monday evening and later passed away at Northern Louisiana Medical Center...
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06/24/2014
The 2014 annual Peach Festival Diaper Derby, sponsored by Barnes Portraiture, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Trinity Center of the Trinity United Methodist Church. There will be four categories...
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06/24/2014
Ruston native Lee Denny has been volunteering with the Louisiana Peach Festival for a number of years, and he said the 2014 edition is a big year for change. Among the changes for the festival, which...
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06/23/2014
Baker Langford, of Arcadia, was recently out picking blueberries at Pop’s Blueberry Patch, located at 7223 Highway 822 in Dubach. Residents are allowed to pick their own blueberries, or they can buy...
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06/23/2014
The sounds of Americana will once again come to the Dixie Center for the Arts when the Russ Town Band takes the stage for its annual Louisiana Peach Festival concert. The free concert is at 2 p.m....
06/23/2014
In response to recent reports of panhandling in the community, the Ruston Police Department is encouraging residents to be charitable, but to do so wisely. In reference to citizen complaints of a man...
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06/21/2014
The Lincoln Parish Courthouse has served the area residents well since 1960, but many public officials and police jury members believe it is high time for an upgrade. “I think it’s a good thing to...