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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen gets its first official look Monday at the Walker administration’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the spending year that begins Oct. 1. Monday’s board meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall and is open to the public. Aldermen are expected to deal with several routine items, then recess and convene in their role as the city’s personnel-finance committee so they can discuss the proposed budget. The personnel-finance committee, which is composed of all five aldermen, can recommend accepting the budget as it is, or suggest changes. Procedurally, the panel makes that...

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08/19/2018
The suspect in an attempted murder in Monroe remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Saturday after an almost 10-hour manhunt during which a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department K-9 officer...
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08/19/2018
The petition seeking to force a referendum on expanded alcohol sales in Ruston was turned in late Friday to parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone. Now, Stone has to determine how many of the 2,850...
08/19/2018
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen gets its first official look Monday at the Walker administration’s proposed $65.6 million budget for the spending year that begins Oct. 1. Monday’s board meeting is at 6:30...
08/19/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's education superintendent says salaries for public school teachers need to be raised. State Superintendent of Education John White made his comments Thursday on a Baton...
08/18/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — When thousands of Louisiana college students return to classes this week, many of them face another round of boosted costs, as the price tag for getting a degree creeps ever higher...
08/18/2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free-agent acquisition Sam Bradford and 10th overall draft choice Josh Rosen combined to provide a promising outlook for the Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback situation. After...
08/18/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana officials blocked two of the nation's largest banks Thursday from involvement in a $600 million road-financing plan because they have policies restricting gun sales and...
08/18/2018
Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure...
08/18/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana officials are worried Mississippi's plans for a new reservoir on the Pearl River could harm Louisiana's ecology. An attorney for a Mississippi flood control district...
08/18/2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's unemployment rate continued rising in July, worsening for the fourth straight month. The state's jobless rate rose to 4.9 percent from 4.7 percent in June. Despite the...