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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren’t quite certain why. Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. There has been a slight decrease in the Great Plains, with the biggest drop in central and...

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10/02/2018
Two Downsville women are free on bond today following their arrests Friday on charges of stealing prized metals from the Ardagh Glass Plant in Simsboro and apparently selling the metals to a Bastrop...
09/30/2018
A lawsuit file against the city of Ruston seeking to halt a vote on expanded alcohol sales will probably be dropped in light of a new count showing a petition seeking to force a referendum failed,...
09/30/2018
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is scheduled to vote Monday on creating an economic development district that could eventually generate revenue to fund additions to the city’s yet-to-be-opened sports...
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09/30/2018
Dubach held its annual Chicken Fest with hundreds lining the streets Saturday for some feathery fun. Pictured in the top photo is chicken-themed artwork by fifth-grade students at Dubach School done...
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09/30/2018
The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the September Student of the Month Awards. Student honorees spoke to the club members about their achievements at the September 19 luncheon...
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09/30/2018
Top: Lincoln Preparatory School Elects Royal Court.Laila Michelle Sims was crowned the third Miss Lincoln Preparatory School on Wednesday, Sept. 19, during the school’s homecoming coronation. Other...
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09/30/2018
Origin Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Origin Bancorp, Inc. (OBNK), has announced that it has promoted Ryan Kilpatrick to executive vice president, chief brand and communications officer.
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09/30/2018
Lincoln Parish residents have two nights of family fun, food and entertainment coming courtesy of the sheriff’s office in this year’s expanded National Night Out — Unity in the Community 2.0...
09/28/2018
HAMMOND (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a trooper making a traffic stop has shot and killed one person after a struggle. Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight said in a news release that the shooting...
09/28/2018
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally running over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago. It was the state’s second execution in as many...