A young African American boy who vanished on April 5, 2018 in Louisiana. His case still a concernAda E.NewsBreak Contributor
Violent Stabbings Rock Louisiana Tech University Campus; Suspect in Custody
Cedar Creek, Glenbrook, and Loyola Win Regional Cross Country TitlesUnder The Radar NWLANewsBreak Contributor
Jackson Parish holding pre-trial youth in unlicensed juvenile jailThe LensNewsBreak Contributor
Domestic incident prompts arrest
Ruston Police arrested a 34-year-old man early Tuesday morning after officers responded to a domestic battery. Henry Johnson II of Ruston was booked for domestic abuse battery with child endangerment after police investigated an incident on Winona Drive. When officers approached the alleged victim, they noticed she appeared dazed. She...
Woman booked on numerous traffic offenses
An Arcadia woman was arrested by Ruston Police on numerous traffic charges late Monday night after she was stopped for running a stop sign. Amy Lykins, 41, was stopped on West Kentucky Avenue in Ruston about 11:30 p.m. Monday. When Lykins could not produce a driver’s license, proof of insurance, or vehicle registration, a check revealed no license had been issued to her.
Fish Friday starts today at The Dugout
Get ready for some real, locally-raised fried catfish starting today at The Dug Out. For only $11.99 per plate, you get three pieces of fish, The Dugout’s famous fries, and hushpuppies. “Just like the rest of the menu at The Dugout, Fish Friday will be coming from our backyard...
Traffic stop yields marijuana, firearm
Two women were arrested on a traffic stop Monday night after they were stopped by Ruston Police. Johnae Thomas, 22, of Lafayette, was stopped on Tech Farm Road by a RPD patrol supervisor about 8:30 p.m. Monday for not displaying a license plate. Thomas initially gave the name Jordan Williams, explaining she did not have her driver’s license with her. A records check failed to locate a license under that name.
Taste of the Bayou: Top 3 Cajun/Creole Restaurants in Ruston
This article presents a guide to three outstanding Cajun/Creole restaurants in Ruston. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
High School Basketball Tournament Recap: Weeks 3 & 4
• The Arcadia Lady Hornets won the Lakeside Tournament in Sibley and also won both games in the Wossman tournament, playing 6 games in 7 days. • The Ringgold Redskins and Zwolle Hawks took the boys' top honors at the Lakeside Tournament and in Zwolle respectively.
Gibsland- Coleman and Arcadia advance in Bienville Parish Tourney
The first night of the Bienville Parish Tournament saw both champs advance to the semifinals to be played on Friday night. Gibsland-Coleman boys and girls both eliminated Castor in the first-round match. Arcadia girls advanced to Saturday night finals with a win over host team Ringgold in the nightcap game.
Driver arrested for second DWI
Ruston Police arrested a West Monroe man last week after he was stopped driving the wrong way on Trenton Street and was allegedly found to be under the influence. Jon Tyler Anderson, 28, was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street about 10:30 p.m. on November 22. An officer detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on Anderson. A series of field sobriety tests indicated Anderson was impaired.
Bienville Parish: A Tapestry of History and Culture
Nestled in Louisiana's heart, Bienville Parish is steeped in a rich history, reflected in the Bienville Depot Museum's myriad exhibits. The museum, set in a historic 1920s railroad depot, offers a journey through time in Arcadia, allowing visitors to explore the region's cultural and historical evolution. Showcasing artifacts of daily life and pivotal moments in American history, the museum exemplifies the parish's diverse past, including its connection to figures like Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville and infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.
Town of Arcadia kickstarts the holiday season
Arcadia’s “elves” have been hard at work most of November adorning lamp posts with garland, hanging lights and getting decorations ready in Henderson Jordan Park. On Tuesday, November 28, Mayor O’Landis Millican welcomed citizens and visitors to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. He along with Councilman Edwin Mason welcomed the evening’s performers.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in ruston, LA
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near ruston.
Speeding violation leads to drugs
A Bernice man was arrested on drug and traffic charges after he was stopped by Dubach Police late Sunday night. Noe Cabrera, 32, was stop for speeding on U.S. US 167 in Dubach about 11:55 p.m. Sunday. When an officer approached Cabrera’s vehicle, an open beer was seen on the back seat. When Cabrera handed over the beer, the officer found it was cold to the touch.
No.1 Ruston Bearcats faces No.21 Mandeville in the upcoming LHSAA football playoffs semifinals with a trip to the state championship on the line.
RUSTON, La. (KTVE/KARD)— In this week’s Football Friday Night LHSAA Playoff matchup no.1 Ruston versus no.21 Mandeville will meet for the semifinals. Ruston looks to return back to the Class 5A state state championships at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La. Quotables: Head Coach Jerrod Baugh “Defense has been big for us.” Baugh continues […]
Lincoln Parish District Court provides update on Louisiana Tech stabbing suspect
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - New court documents show the suspect in the stabbings at Louisiana Tech told authorities the attacks were not planned. Jacoby Johnson is charged with one count of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted second-degree murder in the stabbings of four people on campus on Nov. 13.
Agents cite Bienville Parish man for harvesting deer at night
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a subject for alleged deer hunting violations on Nov. 25 in Bienville Parish. Agents cited Christopher Havard, 33, of Castor, for taking deer during illegal hours. Agents investigated a complaint about a deer shot at night on Nov. 25 near Castor...
Local University Grambling State Initiates Upgrades to Track & Field Facility
Grambling State University in Louisiana is renovating its Track & Field Facility. The Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Trayvean D. Scott, announced the project. The goal is to create a safe, efficient practice space for student-athletes and to host track meets on campus. The renovation includes resurfacing the track and improving the facility's drainage system.
How to watch, key players for Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs. Grambling
Basketball season is here, and the Oklahoma women’s basketball team is off to a good start once again. The Sooners currently sit at 5-2 with a win over a top 15 team in the Ole Miss Rebels on the road. But they’ve hit a rough patch after losing two...
Grambling State interim coach John Simon seeks to replace Hue Jackson at GSU
Grambling State is seeking a new football coach after the dismissal of Hue Jackson earlier this week and current GSU interim coach John Simon Jr. is hoping to land the job. “It’s a bittersweet deal because coach Jackson was good to me,” Simon told the USA TODAY Network Thursday morning. “Coach Jackson and Dr. Trayvean Scott (GSU athletic director) are the reason I’m here — and I’d love to stay.”
Echoes of Infamy: Bonnie and Clyde's Fateful Encounter in Joplin, Missouri
The city of Joplin, Missouri, holds a remarkable chapter in the notorious tale of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. In the spring of 1933, this infamous duo, along with their gang, sought a brief respite from their criminal escapades in a garage apartment in Joplin. Their intended peaceful stay, however, ended in a violent clash with local police, leading to the tragic deaths of two officers. This event was not just another shootout, but a pivotal moment that contributed to their lasting infamy. As the gang fled, they left behind a camera with rolls of film. These photographs, once developed, revealed intimate and iconic glimpses of the couple, etching their image into American folklore.
Celebrating Grambling State University's Integration History: Local Podcast Explores Key Figures and Events
For the past two years, the Department of History at Grambling State University has been conducting an oral history project called “Voices of Grambling”. This project, initiated to celebrate the university's 125th anniversary, has gathered many interviews and related documents. A podcast series funded by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities' Rebirth Grant is now available on Spotify. The series was produced by the History Department faculty and students, featuring interviews with key figures from Grambling’s past.