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09/25/2018 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown on Thursday. That’s when the...
09/25/2018 - 2:07pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Facing the possibility of prison at 81, Bill Cosby arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse this morning to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what led to the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Prosecutors on...
09/25/2018 - 2:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Florence was the nation’s second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated. Only last year’s Hurricane Harvey rained more over a 14,000 square mile area during a four-day time period, said Ken Kunkel, a meteorologist at the National Oceanic...
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09/25/2018 - 2:26pm
Ruston restaurants and hotels may pay more sales tax to fund additions to the city’s new sports complex, but they’ll also make the most money off the venue when it opens. That’s according to figures Mayor Ronny Walker presented during a town hall meeting Monday on the pending tax hike. Walker...
09/25/2018 - 2:28pm
Ruston voters who signed a petition seeking to expand alcohol sales in the city limits and have had second thoughts now have another petition they can sign. Local radio station owner Bill Brown has started a two-part petition that he said gives disgruntled voters a voice but is primarily aimed at...

Announcements

Mr. and Mrs. Julian and Mary Etta Vanhoof Jr. are proud to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Julian F. Vanhoof Jr., a native of Alexandria, and Mary Etta Andrews, a native of Ruston, were wed on Aug. 24, 1968 at Saint Thomas Catholic Church of Ruston. The two now reside in Stonewall. They...
Haley Leigh Colvin, of Choudrant, and Ragan Lee Bonnette, of Alexandria, are proud to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill Colvin, of Choudrant; and Sherri Colvin, of Choudrant. She is the granddaughter of Sue Ann Herter, of Ruston; and...

Sports

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De’Arius Christmas and Malik Route earned Southwestern Athletic Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Association weekly football honors on...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Saints and Falcons saw much to like about their new and old stars on offense.

Each team’s defensive worries continue to...

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Carlos Henderson won’t be on an NFL field any time soon.

Henderson opened up training camp on the did not report list as he was dealing...

Editorials

Sometimes a loss can be a bit of a win, too. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs — and their fan base — proved that to be true Saturday night in Baton Rouge. In a seesaw game that...
Now that their team has ended nearly 700 days of futility, Cleveland Browns’ fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Back when William Augustus (Dub) Jones starred for the...