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Ruston gearing up for annual Peach Festival

Ruston, LA - The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to celebrate peaches this weekend. The 68th annual Louisiana Peach Festival kicks off Friday, June 22nd and the community is looking forward to the fun.

KTBS - 2018-06-20 15:34:00

First full service grocery store opens in Grambling

Legends Market, which features a pharmacy and a deli, officially opened its doors on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-06-20 14:17:09

More than 200 people to be laid off from Simsboro glass plant

SIMSBORO, La, (KNOE) -Changes are coming to the town of Simsboro.This after a major company hands out pink slips.The layoffs are expected to take effect July 23rd."It adds up to about 200 people that will be laid off," said Mayor Sybil Foster.Ardagh Glass made the announcement last month.KNOE 8 News

KNOE TV8 - 2018-06-19 22:53:00

Farmerville PD seeks att. murder suspect after shooting

Keagan Ashad Wallace, age 17, Goldie Street is wanted for attempted second degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal use of a weapon and disturbing the peace.

NEWS-STAR - 2018-06-20 16:34:00

Ruston brothers coach basketball and life skills

Reginald, Rory, and Ryan are directors of the Williams brothers basketball program. They started six years ago and now have more than 100 kids in the program. Their goal is to teach the kids life skills, keep them out of trouble, and help them go to college.

KNOE TV8 - 2018-06-18 18:28:00

Armed and Dangerous attempted murder suspect wanted in recent shooting

Keagan A. Wallace, 17, is wanted for attempted 2nddegree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal use of a weapon and disturbing the peace.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-06-20 15:18:29

El Dorado and Ruston to conduct feasibility study for trail that connects two cities

"I've got this family of folks that are just good friends," said Jason Dendy, Member of South Arkansas Hustlers.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-06-19 23:52:43

New animal shelter to fill a big need in Ruston

RUSTON, La. - The new Ruston Animal Shelter has a ticket price is $2.3 million dollars, but it's covered by the Moving Ruston Forward Initiative.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-06-19 03:13:16

Monroe man jailed for murder for 41 years to be released

A case from the 1970s involving George Manning, age 59, was taken on by the Innocence Project several years ago.

NEWS-STAR - 2018-06-19 17:11:00

Social media post lands man in jail for carnal knowledge

Antonio Lamar Gipson, 20, of 816-B Doyle St., was booked into the parish jail Friday (June 15). No bond had been set Monday.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-06-19 14:29:12

Innocent teen sentenced to life is freed after 40 years

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Monroe man jailed for life for murder is free for the first time in his adult life.Innocence Project New Orleans and Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, in a news release, said Gerald Manning — now 59 — Tuesday walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-06-20 01:12:42

Man accused of having sex with teen after social media post

Antonio Lamar Gipson, age 20, Doyle St., was booked into the parish jail Friday. No bond has been set.

NEWS-STAR - 2018-06-18 22:37:00

Northeast Louisiana reacts to immigration crisis

MONROE, La. (KNOE) -Thousands of families are being torn apart at the United States-Mexico border. The crisis has sparked a lot of interest out of people, like Kerry Cahill, in Northeast Louisiana.Cahill knows a lot about immigration. He is an attorney with the office of Escamilla and Poneck in Monr

KNOE TV8 - 2018-06-19 22:56:00

West Monroe woman accused of prostitution

A West Monroe woman was recently taken into custody on suspicion of soliciting for prostitution in light of a December 2017 undercover operation targeting prostitution in Ouachita Parish.Briana L. Duke, 39, of Oliece Street, West Monroe, also was charged with two counts of possession of methamphetam

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-06-19 12:45:00

LA Tech welcomes high schoolers, other universities to Ruston for camp

Ruston, LA-- Many fathers in Louisiana spent their Father's Day in Ruston, taking their kids to camp.Louisiana Tech paired with other Louisiana schools like LSU, Grambling, and NSU for a high school football camp Sunday. High schoolers from across the state gathered on Joe Alliet Field and were see


Farmerville man accused of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile

According to Johnny Gunter, media liaison for the Union Parish Sheriff's Office, Antonio Lamar Gipson was booked into the parish jail Friday.


Police: 10-year-old shot in his Monroe home

MONROE, La. (KNOE) -Monroe police say that a 10-year-old boy was shot in the leg early Monday morning inside his home.He was air-lifted to a hospital in Shreveport with non-life threatening injuries.Police said it happened on the 1100 block of South 3rd Street.No word yet on what lead up to the shoo

KNOE TV8 - 2018-06-18 18:25:00

No jail time for men who pleaded guilty to slitting dog’s throat, posting video online

Steven Sadler and video-maker Boots Stanley, both of Hamburg, Arkansas, were sentenced Thursday in Morehouse Parish on one count each of aggravated animal cruelty, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.


Monroe mother charged with hitting sleeping 5-year-old with a shoe

MONROE, La. - (6/18/2018) A Monroe mother has a $200,000 bond after Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies say she hit her sleeping child with a shoe.According to arrest records,21-year-old Julexis Wiley was arrested on June 13, 2018. She is charged with Second Degree Battery and Cruelty to Juveniles. B


State Police drug buy operation yields two arrests

Louisiana State Police troopers arrested two Monroe men on drug charges after an investigation of a suspected marijuana dealer working in parts of Ouachita Parish.Four controlled drug buys were made with Zeandrea Demond Harris, 20, of 313 Walters St., West Monroe, who sold marijuana to a confidentia