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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal challenges. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol...

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08/06/2015
Despite the approval of plans by a building inspector, work on improvements at Downsville Charter School won’t be started anytime soon. An inspector with IBTS, a third-party vendor with a contract...
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08/06/2015
Third District Attorney John Belton said it was a “what amounted to a confession” made in a letter to his wife likely led a 12- member jury to vote to convict the former chief of police in...
08/05/2015
Lincoln Parish Schools’ health plan continues to run in the red, but a solution involving an increase in the annual deductible is now in the works after the school board voted to approve health plan...
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08/05/2015
Construction is underway on a $4.6 million addition to the Louisiana Tech University College of Business Building. Assistant Vice President for Administration and Facilities Sam Wallace said the...
08/05/2015
It will be September before Ruston’s Board of Aldermen decides whether to rezone four lots on Dubach Avenue and one on Tech Drive to accommodate multi-family residences. The board will also decide...
08/05/2015
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce will feature Kipp Keenan, corporate trainer for Training Logic, speaking on Millenials in the workforce on Thursday. As part of a program titled “The...
08/05/2015
The forefathers of Lincoln Parish signed a charter 125 years ago that incorporated the community into the Louisiana Chautauqua Society. The Lincoln Parish Museum wants to celebrate and revive this...
08/04/2015
Louisiana Tech University is one step closer to being able to serve alcohol in the exclusive club section of its new Davison Athletic Complex. Ruston’s Board of Aldermen on Monday voted to exempt...
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08/04/2015
The Ruston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.  Ryneshia Mayfield, 14, ran away from her home in Ruston in July.  She is believed to be in the Ruston...
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08/04/2015
One Grambling State University student said he wears many hats — including a helmet — with a passion for his faith, family and university. Jonathan Wallace, born in Jackson, Mississippi, said...