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Christmas parades roll in parish
Above right, Jed’s Plumbing took first prize in the ‘Tacky Christmas” float contest. Above left, Ruston Regional Specialty Hospital won second place in the ‘Tacky Christmas’ float contest that was part of the annual Christmas parade, coordinated by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Top, Mr. an
LA Tech fans donate Hawaii Bowl tickets to island-based military members
RUSTON – ‘Tis the season for giving and Louisiana Tech fans are doing just that. For many Tech fans this bowl season, getting to their team’s postseason contest in the Hawaii Bowl against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors is not an option due to cost.
Monroe man arrested for possession of crack cocaine, Clonazepam
Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of possession of crack cocaine last week after authorities observed the suspect's vehicle drive through a red light.
Woman driving on rim faces driving intoxicated charge
A West Monroe woman is facing multiple charges after a West Monroe Police officer saw her driving with one tire on the rim Monday morning. According to an arrest report for April Grigson, age 29, Cypress Street, Grigson was stopped at Thomas and Glenwood.
Louisiana Tech's Jaylon Ferguson earns second-team AP All-American selection
RUSTON – Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson continues to garner national recognition for his on-field performance this season as the senior defensive end has been named Third Team All-America by the Associated Press.
Dunkin’ Dogs face big test
The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team is in for a big challenge on Friday night when they travel to the Lone Star State to battle Stephen F. Austin at 6:30 p.m. inside the William R. Johnson Coliseum.
Professional wrestlers use their skills to teach kids about bullying
RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - Kids in Lincoln Parish are getting a message about bullying, but with a unique twist. Pro wrestlers are using their moves, costumes, and excitement to teach this lesson.
Grambling State women fall short at Wichita State
WICHITA, Kan. -- Three Grambling State University women’s basketball players reached double figures in scoring, but it wasn’t enough as Wichita State used a 14-2 run over a five-minute stretch between the third and fourth quarters to pull away from the Lady Tigers, 70-61, on Tuesday afternoon at the
POLICE: Argument over potato chips leads to one man under arrest
OUACHITA PARISH, La. - (12/10/2018) A West Monroe man is facing Domestic Abuse Battery charges after police say he hit a woman because she was eating his potato chips. According to online arrest records, deputies from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office were called to a hom on Northwood Drive just
Coastal Urgent Care opens facility in Ruston
In times of sickness, even on Sundays, Lincoln Parish residents have a new place to turn to. Coastal Urgent Care, located at 1009 S. Service Rd. just to the east of Zaxby’s right off Tech Drive and Interstate 20 eastbound, opened for business on Thursday.
Two arrested in bizarre case of apparent attempted eviction & chase in Calhoun
OUACHITA PARISH, La. - (12/10/2018) Two Calhoun men are under arrest in a case that started as an apparent attempted eviction, and led to a car in a ditch with slashed tires. According to online arrest records, on Sunday December 9, 2018, 24-year-old Shaun Hammond when to a home on Boatwright Road w
Police: Elementary student in Louisiana threatens to blow school up
JACKSON PARISH, La. (KARD, KTVE) - Courtesy: Randi Ayala (KARD, KTVE) An elementary student at Weston High School was removed from the campus Friday after reportedly threatening to cut another child's hair and blow up the school using dynamite.
Sparta Commission honors Ruston’s Spivey
Zack Spivey, left, of Ruston, receives a plaque of appreciation for his service as chairman of the Sparta Groundwater Commission from newly elected commissioner Chairman Nick Cox, right, of Webster Parish. Spivey represents the city of Ruston on the commission.
Van McDaniel to be Homer's first black police chief
HOMER, La. — While 73-year-old James Calvin Curry serves out a life sentence in an Alabama federal prison, his son, Van McDaniel is making history on the other side of the law.
Freezing Fog Advisory for portions of NW LA until 9AM
Good morning! A FREEZING FOG ADVISORY will be in effect until 9AM for Webster, Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson and Lincoln Parishes. This is where slick spots could form on bridges and overpasses. Also, make sure to bundle up this morning. We’re waking up to temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s
Louisiana Tech's Jaylon Ferguson is named to Walter Camp All-American second team
RUSTON – One day after being named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson has been named second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Calhoun man charged with possession of 83 grams of marijuana
West Monroe police arrested a Calhoun man on suspicion of several charges including illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of drugs last week after authorities stopped the suspect's automobile for a traffic violation.
Police: Jackson parish elementary student threatens to blow school up
JACKSON PARISH - JACKSON PARISH (12/8/18) - An elementary student at Weston High School was removed from the campus Friday after reportedly threatening to cut another child's hair and blow up the school using dynamite.
LaTech faces road challenge at SFA
RUSTON, La. -- The Louisiana Tech men's basketball team will travel to Nacogdoches, Texas, tonight to battle Stephen F. Austin at 6:30 p.m. inside the William R. Johnson Coliseum.
MARTIN: One play won't define 2018 West Monroe defense
How do you put a bow on a season that made history but was abruptly ended by an 80-yard fourth quarter touchdown? How do you come to grips with a three-point 5A Championship loss after it was revealed via instant replay the tunnel screen that cost the Rebels a title featured a missed block in the ba