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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:29pm
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Negotiations over passing taxes to fill gaps in Louisiana’s budget started off tensely Wednesday between Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration and House lawmakers, raising questions about whether a deal will be struck in the two-week special session. The Democratic governor is trying to heighten pressure to win support for $648 million in taxes to replace some temporary taxes that expire when the budget year begins July 1. He rallied leaders and employees of Louisiana’s safety-net hospitals Wednesday, calling on them to buttonhole lawmakers and press for tax votes, saying...

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05/01/2018
A Ruston woman has died as a result of injuries sustained Monday when she apparently stepped into the path of an oncoming vehicle on West Alabama Avenue. Preliminary information suggests Reynalda...
04/29/2018
Lincoln Parish said “yes” Saturday to a sales tax and two property tax renewals for local public schools. Complete but unofficial returns show Choudrant and Dubach voters passed the renewals with...
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04/29/2018
Cedar Creek captured its second straight state championship and third over the past five seasons Saturday night as the top-seeded Lady Cougars defeated second-seeded False River to take the Division...
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04/29/2018
TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, Ulta and Five Below will anchor Ruston’s newest shopping center. The new center, called Ruston Marketplace, is being built on 15 acres located at the northwest corner of...
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04/29/2018
Lincoln Parish residents joined together for the third annual Dine in the Pines event Saturday. The annual fundraiser benefits Piney Woods Advocacy Center, an organization that works with sexually...
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04/27/2018
A 25-year-old Calhoun man was airlifted to LSU Shreveport Health Science Center following a two-car accident that happened a little before 6 p.m. Thursday. The Ruston Police Department responded to a...
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04/27/2018
Ruston’s Rock Island Greenway project marked another step forward Thursday with the official announcement of a $1 million Lincoln Health Foundation grant that will help fund a network of sidewalks...
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04/27/2018
Three tax/millage elections are set for the area on Saturday with polls open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Choudrant and Dubach voters will take to the polls on April 28 to decide whether or not to...
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04/26/2018
A home invasion Wednesday afternoon led the arrest Wednesday evening of a 20-year-old Ruston man. Etoryun Mitchell, of 209 E. Arizona St., is facing charges of aggravated burglary and disturbing the...
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04/26/2018
Landry Tucker, of Ruston Junior High School, will represent Louisiana during the national You Be the Chemist challenge. The 14-year-old eighth grader recently brought home the state championship in...