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Alcohol expansion petition circulating in Ruston

"we have a chance that we can go backwards and lose some of the things that we've already crossed the bridge on. Serving alcohol, beer, wine, liquor in restaurants in town-that could be gone-which in turn would make a lot of restaurants close. Could hurt a lot of restaurants in Ruston."

KTBS - 2018-08-16 10:44:00

Grambling State unveils new uniforms

GRAMBLING, La. - (8/16/2018) The Tigers of Grambling State have a new look on the football field. Wednesday night, Head Coach Broderick Fobbs unveiled four new color combinations for the team to wear on the field.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-08-16 14:10:11

Lincoln Parish students return to school

Leader photos by DEREK J. AMAYA - (Left) Approximately 5,950 Lincoln Parish students returned for their first day of school today. Pictured are Ruston Elementary School third graders Jaren Kelly, left, and Nathan Shadowens, right, posing during their first day of school while working on their first

RUSTON DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-16 13:12:00

Man from Florida wanted in Monroe for domestic abuse

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MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-08-16 20:47:45

Woman accused of throwing 7-year-old on the ground

According to the arrest report, Monroe officers responded to the Walmart located at 2701 Louisville Avenue in reference to a disturbance on August 15, 2018. Once officers arrived, they spoke with a witness who said she was standing by Firehouse Subs when she saw a female grab a child by the hair and

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-08-16 16:18:33

Landlord houses tenants after fire destroys Farmerville apartment building

"I was in the bed and my neighbor came out beating on the door, and when we came out flames were just coming out of the apartment," said Tate.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-08-17 00:20:07

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ‘’I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

RUSTON DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-16 12:28:00

Medical marijuana in Louisiana expected to be planted Friday

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose agency regulates the burgeoning industry, loosened a regulatory logjam that created a months-long delay.

KNOE TV8 - 2018-08-16 11:44:00

Woman sees man pee in her Ruston yard, then he strips

Derrick Robinson, age 28, is accused of disturbing the peace and obscenity following the incident.


Teacher accused of hitting special needs student charged with second count

According to information obtained through the warrant, a special needs student at Lexington reportedly came home Feb. 1, 2017, with injuries sustained at school. His teacher, Ross, was suspected of striking the child, and she was placed on administrative leave while the school district conducted an

NEWS-STAR - 2018-08-15 21:59:00

BREAKING: Fire Breaks Out At Farmerville Apartment Complex

Multiple fires and first responders on the scene.Crews are working a two-alarm apartment complex fire.It's located on Goss Street in Farmerville.Fire hoses have been stretched across Marion Highway also.Highway 33 near Miller Street has been shut down.Officials are asking everyone to please stay off

KNOE TV8 - 2018-08-15 23:02:00

Ruston man accused of getting naked, peeing in lady's yard

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) -Catherine Roberson is grateful she can think quickly. She was at her home in Ruston, where she said she was met by a complete stranger, on Saturday."This guy just came out of nowhere and asked me 'Hey, do you want to buy a laptop?' and I was like 'Well, no thanks," she said.Rober


Two arrested in Farmerville residential burglary

Chief Bim Coulberston said his department responded to a residence on August 9th where homeowner found her back door forced open and televisions and DVD players missing. Information obtained through witnesses on Monday led investigators to TreJan Bradshaw, 19 of Farmerville and Jumario Holly, 20 of

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-08-15 17:15:26

Woman accused of stealing grandmother's debit card after moving in with her

LINCOLN PARISH, La. (KNOE) -A Ruston family says they are learning the hard way that sometimes family can hurt you more than strangers. Sue Dugdale is accusing her cousin of stealing their grandmother's money.She said when she first heard of what happened, she thought of her cousin, "What were you t


Manhunt underway for a break-in, kidnapping suspect

LINCOLN PARISH, La (KNOE) -The Jackson Parish Sheriff's Office said it all started with a phone call from a woman claiming she'd been tied up in a business. Then, it sparked a dramatic chase.


Coach who beat up student now at WMHS

The Louisiana State Police Commission plans to send a letter to the Ouachita Parish School Board, challenging the School Board’s decision to employ Jack Goode as a teacher at West Monroe High School after he pleaded guilty to beating up a Sterlington High School student last year.Goode, 39, was arre

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-08-15 18:52:00

West Monroe man accused of causing disturbance at Waffle House

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of disturbing the peace through language and disorderly conduct on Saturday after authorities were notified of a disturbance the Waffle House on Well Road.The suspect was identified as Brandon D. Orr, 31, of 127 Lou Drive, We

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-08-15 13:15:00

School’s in: Be careful

The calendar may say August, but for more than 7,000 Lincoln Parish youngsters, summer is over.

RUSTON DAILY LEADER - 2018-08-15 11:59:00

Family waiting for answers after a Jonesboro man is shot and killed at his home

Dwayne Palmer, 36, a father of four now gone after his family says he was shot three times at his own house.


Monroe woman accused of prescription fraud

Police learned that Mary Wenona Schaeffer, 43, of 299 Cox Road, Monroe, tried to “pass a fraudulent prescription and exited the pharmacy,” according to the Aug. 8 arrest report.