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02/16/2019 - 5:36pm
K-9 handlers from eight area law enforcement agencies and two fire departments spent two days in Ruston Wednesday and Thursday learning advanced first aid for K-9s injured in the line of duty. Dr. Melissa Edwards, left, with K-9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, watches as Justin Blondin, with the...
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02/16/2019 - 5:41pm
North Louisiana’s 38th annual St. Jude Radiothon that aired on Z-107.5FM from Ruston’s Super 1 Foods for two days ended at 6 p.m. Friday. The radiothon brings in donations that help keep the research hospital running. About 75 percent of the facility’s daily operating costs of $2 million is...
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02/16/2019 - 5:44pm
GRAMBLING — When Louisiana’s first bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity welcomes its first students this fall at Grambling State University, it and other GSU programs will have backing from Louisiana Economic Development. Gov. John Bel Edwards, GSU President Rick Gallot and LED Secretary Don...
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02/16/2019 - 5:45pm
Lauren Strickland, left front, a homeschooled junior from Ruston, strategizes her spending at the “food and activities” table with Christian Community Action volunteer Stephanie Matthews, right. The Dollars & $ense Reality Fair, United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s interactive financial...
02/16/2019 - 5:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal...

Announcements

Chris and Lisa Barr, of Ruston, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Kate Barr, of Ruston, to Tyler Warren, of Castor. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen Reeves, of Ruston; and the late W.C. Reeves; and the late A.M. and late Theo Barr....
John and Kim Ward are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Christian Ward, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Ruston, to Lucas Carl Weaver, of Garland, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Christian A. Fast and late Martha Sue Fast; and...

Sports

EL PASO, Texas — Despite missing most of the second quarter due to foul trouble, Kierra Anthony scored 30 points and led Louisiana Tech to a 74-64...

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DaQuan Bracey scored a career-high 28 points and Louisiana Tech used a late offensive surge to get past UTEP, 71-57, on Thursday night inside the...

GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Texas Southern in hoops action Saturday, Feb. 16 at the...

Editorials

Friedreich’s ataxia is an extremely rare degenerative neuromuscular disorder that affects only about 15,000 in the world. One of them happens to be a 15-year-old sophomore at...
A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least...