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Ruston ministry helps rescue woman from sex trafficking

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - State representatives are speaking out about sex trafficking and how it is a growing problem in Northeast Louisiana. A Ruston ministry has been working with law enforcement to end human trafficking. The director of Freedom 13 Ministries, Lindsey Crawford said it is heartbreakin

KNOE TV8 - 2018-03-22 01:26:00

Ruston man charged with seven counts of attempted murder

A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with seven counts of attempted second-degree murder after sheriff's deputies say he intentionally drove his vehicle into a crowd of people. Jason Rockett, 47, of 174 Twin Oaks Lane, was arrested at his home Sunday morning afte

RUSTON DAILY LEADER - 2018-03-20 19:41:00

Ruston's Headstart needs help from the community to rebuild

RUSTON, La. - The importance of a head start. A unique opportunity. "An opportunity for parents, families, children to receive the kind of training, education that they probably wouldn't get otherwise," Ruston Headstart Program Director, Pamela Harris said.. The Headstart in Ruston has been successf

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-03-21 04:18:51

Ruston teen starts business encouraging kindness toward strangers

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - A Ruston teen has received more than $1000 to go towards her own business. Makhia Mamon is a 9th grader and recently came out on top at the Young Entrepreneur Academy's (YEA!) Investor event. Last year, Mamon came up with her apparel - GLEAUX. She said she hopes her business can

KNOE TV8 - 2018-03-21 01:16:00

Victim speaks out about Ruston man who intentionally drove car into crowd

RUSTON, L.A. - A Ruston man is in custody facing seven counts of attempted murder. Police say he drove into a crowd deliberately. Residents of North Village Mobile Home Park are shaken after an incident that they call senseless. Brandon Allen is left questioning the driver's motives after a violent

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-03-20 23:52:42

Man plows through crowd in Ruston, sending people to hospital

RUSTON, La. - Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Department confirm that Jason Rockett, 47, drove his car through a crowd of people sending two people to the hospital. Police say the incident happened a little after 5:30 p.m. Saturday night. Rockett is believed to have gotten into an altercation before he pl


Motorcyclist in hospital after accident in West Monroe

WEST MONROE, La. - A motorcyclist has been sent to the hospital after colliding with a pickup truck in West Monroe. The accident happened around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at Cypress Street and Vancil Road. Louisiana State Police tell us the driver of the truck turned in front of the motorcycle. Th

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-03-20 21:11:26

Bastrop man arrested for sexually assaulting relative

Monroe, LA - A Bastrop man has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting his second cousin. 32-year-old Lamarcus Lee apparently lured the victim into a room at the Motel 6 on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Monroe, where he was working. Inside, he allegedly threw the victim on the bed and forcibly

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-03-20 12:19:27

Rooting on Ruston's Cordaro

He knocked on the door of a national championship last season. This year Ruston native Larry Cordaro and his LSU-Alexandria Generals are looking to knock that door down. Cordaro and the Generals will be looking to become the first men's national champion basketball teams since Grambling State won th

RUSTON DAILY LEADER - 2018-03-20 19:22:00

Bodie's Furniture to close after four decades

For 42 years, Bodie Woods has served the community through Bodie's Furniture, and now he is ready to retire. "We have been here 42 years and I guess when the store closes we can say it has really been phenomenal," he said. "We have done six months worth of ordinary business in 17 days, but it also g

RUSTON DAILY LEADER - 2018-03-20 19:33:00

Traffic stop for unrestrained children leads to drug arrest

UNION Parish - Union Parish sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle on La. Hwy. 15 south near the Ouachita Parish line after observing two unrestrained children in its back seat. Sheriff Dusty Gates said while talking to the driver, one of the deputies smelled a faint odor of marijuana and asked for pe


Workers from 2 WM Chinese massage parlors arrested in prostitution sting

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NEWS-STAR - 2018-03-20 22:20:23

West Monroe man booked on first-degree rape

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of first-degree rape after a victim told authorities the suspect raped him at gunpoint. The victim told investigators that while he was visiting Frederick Dewayne Lewis, 46, of 1521 Bailey St., West Monroe, Lewis produced a b

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-03-20 13:00:00

Ruston man accused of driving into crowd

A Ruston man faces seven counts of attempted murder after deputies say an argument turned violent and he drove into a crowd of people. Jason Rockett, 47, of Ruston faces seven counts of attempted second-degree murder. According to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office, Rockett reportedly got into an a


Homer woman arrested after stabbing multiple people in home invasion

FARMERVILLE, LA - Farmerville Police have arrested 28-year-old Charlecia S. Shyne of Homer on charges related to a home invasion and stabbing. On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Farmerville Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on East Green Street where a female resident was found stabbed in the


Unrestrained kids in backseat lead to meth arrest

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Union Parish sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle on Louisiana 15 south near the Ouachita Parish line after observing two unrestrained children in the back seat. Sheriff Dusty Gates said while talking to the driver, one of the deputies smelled a faint odor of mari


West Monroe woman arrested for meth possession

UNION PARISH, La. - (3-19-18) A West Monroe woman has been arrested on drug charges. A deputy police spotted a parked in a vehicle at an abandoned house on Ruggs Bluff Road near Downsville. A Union Parish Sheriff's Deputy eventually stopped the vehicle when he saw the vehicle leaving the area. The


Vacant space turned into entertainment venue

Esma's Alley is all about a sense of community. Ruston's newest downtown arts and entertainment venue is set to open April 10. Thereafter, the outdoor site, located at 112 East Park Ave., will offer monthly free events on Fridays or Saturdays. "The idea of civic engagement with all kinds of people i


EDITORIAL: Get a grip, Mayor Mayo

When NeighborhoodScout.com recently ranked Monroe as the No. 1 "Most Dangerous City" in the country, it clearly struck a nerve with Mayor Jamie Mayo. The mayor held a news conference last week to call NeighborhoodScout's report "fake news." Apparently, one news conference wasn't sufficient. So, Mayo


Ruston 5: Students written up after participating in "Nation Walk Out Day "

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - On Wednesday, National Walk Out Day took place across the nation, but for five Ruston High School students, it came with consequences. Students punished after participating in National Walk Out Day. The day called for students to walk out of school for 17-minutes - one minute f