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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud and strong on social media. But the outrage has now been replaced by surprise, doubt and bafflement as the singers, actors and politicians who came out in support of the “Empire” star struggle to digest the strange twists the case has taken. Some conservative pundits, meanwhile, have gleefully seized on the moment. The narrative that just a week ago seemed cut-and-dry has become messy and...

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08/29/2015
A continuing investigation in the death of Ruston woman has allowed law enforcement officials to issue a warrant for arrest of a Ruston man. Sereco DeAngelo Andrews, 36, of 3028 Courtney Avenue, was...
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08/29/2015
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories on Hurricane Katrina that hit Louisiana Aug. 29, 2005. ••• Even after a category 3 hurricane landed in South Louisiana that flooded 80 percent...
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08/29/2015
Pictured is the St. Roch Market, which has becomes centerpiece of reconstruction in the Lower 9th Ward. The Lower 9th Ward was one of the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Katrina. Located on St....
08/29/2015
Louisiana is the only state in the country to test for Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, in state water systems. Since testing, the state discovered the amoeba in several locations in the...
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08/29/2015
Lincoln Parish is StormReady®. National Weather Service representatives on Friday presented city and parish officials with placards recognizing the parish’s participation in the national voluntary...
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08/29/2015
State Rep. Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, has received the 2015 Public Health Champion and Legislator of the Year award from the Association of Louisiana’s Public Health Advocates. The Louisiana Public...
08/29/2015
Carrice Cummins, endowed professor of education at Louisiana Tech University, has been awarded the International Literacy Association’s Special Service Award, which recognizes individuals who are...
08/28/2015
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories on Hurricane Katrina that hit Louisiana Aug. 29, 2005. ••• When Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years ago, evacuees sought shelter before and after...
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08/28/2015
Lincoln Parish is ready for the next influx of hurricane evacuees. That’s the word emergency preparedness officials and community agency representatives gave Thursday during the annual Lincoln Parish...
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08/28/2015
The fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi in Grambling recently presented more than 100 back-to-school bags to local children. Sports Coordinator Korick Wilkerson said the back-to-school event was in...