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December 11th

Trump says military to build wall if Democrats refuse

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought today to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.”
Trump tweeted the threat hours before Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi were to meet with Trump at the White House in an effort to avert a partial government shutdown on Dec. 21, when funding for some agencies is scheduled to expire.

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Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation’s sentencing laws.

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Grambling Christmas Parade

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Santa Claus made a stop Sunday to talk to children at the Grambling Fire Station following the city of Grambling Christmas parade

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Christmas parades roll in parish

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Above right, Jed’s Plumbing took first prize in the ‘Tacky Christmas” float contest. Above left, Ruston Regional Specialty Hospital won second place in the ‘Tacky Christmas’ float contest that was part of the annual Christmas parade, coordinated by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Top, Mr. and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd.

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Farmerville’s Halley eyes rep. race

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Farmerville resident Jake Halley said Monday he’s considering running for the vacant District 12 state House seat.
In a prepared statement, Halley said results of his exploratory campaign indicate he should “seriously consider” running for representative and that he’ll make an official announcement “in the near future.”
A special election to fill the seat is Feb. 23. Qualifying is Jan. 9-11. The vacancy occurred when former Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, resigned to take a job with the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in Baton Rouge.

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December 8th

Leader printing delayed

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Printing of today’s Ruston Daily Leader was delayed due to technical problems with experienced late Saturday night.
Today’s paper will be printed and distributed as early as possible today.

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Miller wins Grambling seat in runoff

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Phyllis Miller has won the last of the Grambling City Council seats that were up for grabs in this year’s election cycle.
Complete but unofficial returns from Saturday’s runoff election showed that Miller, a Democrat, beat runoff opponent Cassandra D. Smith, also a Democrat, with 179 votes ccompated to Smith’s 164 votes.
Miller carried only one precinct but polled enough votes in two of the remaining precincts to pull ahead of Smith.
The Grambling race was the only local election on Saturday’s runoff ballot.

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Flooding runs rampant in parish

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A Ruston Fire Department boat (above) makes its way to rescue Skyler Ellis, of Ruston, seated on top of his truck, Saturday after Ellis drove off into high water on Buck Branch Road and was swept of the roadway. City and parish fire personnel, as well as Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, assisted with the rescue. Approximately 30 state and parish roads, including Beacon Light Road, left, were underwater Saturday after a storm system tracking along the Gulf Coast dumped as much as 6 inches of rain on the area.

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Grambling aims at amending dog ordinance

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City Council wants to require owners of ‘dangerous’ dogs to have liability insurance
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GRAMBLING — Grambling owners of what are deemed to be “dangerous” dogs will be required to have liability insurance if an ordinance to amend the city’s animal control ordinance is passed next month.
During Thursday’s monthly meeting Grambling’s City Council passed a motion to introduce an ordinance to amend the city’s current dog ordinance to add the liability insurance provision.
That vote will take place at next month’s council meeting, which will be held on Jan. 10 after the council moved to push the meeting back a week due to New Year’s holiday week.

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Mudbugs hockey team to return to Ruston ‘ice’ skating rink

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Area youngsters can try their hands — and feet — at ice hockey Wednesday afternoon when members of the Shreveport Mudbugs make a return appearance to Ruston’s artificial ice rink.
The free, come-and-go event is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the skating rink located in the parking lot of the Historic Fire Station on East Mississippi Avenue.
The Mudbugs’ appearance is sponsored by the city of Ruston and the team.

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