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BATON ROUGE (AP) — With the contract lucrative and available only once every decade or two, vendors were expected to aggressively fight for Louisiana's contract to replace thousands of voting machines. But the latest search for a company to provide Louisiana's voting equipment attracted more than just intense competition, also drawing allegations the secretary of state's office mishandled parts of the bid process and attempted to manipulate the outcome for the winning bidder. The questions of impropriety come at the worst time for Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, the state's chief elections...

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02/04/2015
All individuals face social rejection at some point in their lives, Julie Rutledge, Ph.D., assistant professor of family and child studies at Louisiana Tech University said. That is one of the main...
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02/04/2015
Top Left: Pictured is week two winner Jody Adams with his new Ruger SR 1911. Top Middle: Pictured is week three winner Mike Cobb with his new Beretta A-400. Top Right: Pictured is the week four...
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02/03/2015
Top: Ruston attorney Lewis Jones’ family watched Monday as 3rd District Judge Jay McCallum swore Jones in as the district’s chief felony prosecutor. From left are Jones’ daughter Jillian, Jones,...
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02/03/2015
Lincoln Parish came together on Monday night to celebrate the annual Student, Teacher and Principal of the Year banquet. Top Photo: Pictured, left to right, are Principals of the Year Lisa Mangum, of...
02/03/2015
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has agreed to begin chasing money for two more phases of the downtown revitalization project. With no discussion and no debate, aldermen on Monday night unanimously...
02/03/2015
Two resolutions and a sewer update were given during Monday night’s village of Simsboro town council meeting. Mayor Sybil Smalling Foster brought before the council a resolution for the Local...
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02/02/2015
Two men reportedly responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries in the Ruston and Lincoln Parish area has been apprehended by local law enforcement. Lucas Gail Young, 19, of 684 Rabb Road, Dubach, and...
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02/02/2015
Charlie Williams (left), 2 1/2, of Ruston, celebrated with family Saturday after winning the toddler division of a March of Dimes Diaper Derby held at halftime of a Louisiana Tech Univeristy...
02/02/2015
When Ruston resident Tammy Bryan realized her 13-year-old goddaughter could barely read at a fifth grade level, she decided something had to be done. “She had no idea how to sound out a word,” Bryan...
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02/02/2015
On the night of Nov. 8, Merrill O’Neal was in her stable tending her horses when suddenly she noticed something peculiar in the night sky. Nine to 15 bright yellow to orange lights up in the sky,...