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Son wrecks mother’s house

A Ruston man was charged with damaging his mother’s house Sunday, causing damage housing over $1000 in damage. Ruston police responded early Sunday morning to a property damage call on East Line Avenue. The victim said her son, Matt Gray, 19, of Ruston, flipped over and damaged a refrigerator and an oven, a large amount of food, a stereo system, and a large television.
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Grambling State University hosted first ever Call Me Mister Conference to develop more black male educators

GRAMBLING, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Grambling State University hosted their first ever called me a mister conference the university’s black male teacher initiative of partner with Clemson university’s program where was first created to help develop and recruit more African American males answer the teaching profession. The program strives to increase the pool of available male […]
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Wanted man found with drugs

A Dubach man was arrested on a traffic stop after a police officer found drugs in his vehicle. Curtis Hattaway, 25, was stopped early Saturday morning by Ruston Police. During the stop, a search of his vehicle yielded a bag of suspected methamphetamine. The contraband was found hidden behind a compartment of the center console of the vehicle.

Wake planned for Minden Mayor Terry Gardner

MINDEN, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Funeral arrangements are set for former Minden Mayor Terry Gardner, who passed away Tuesday after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was campaigning for re-election and said he appreciated the community’s prayers as he fought the disease. Gardner was 68. Police Chief Steve...

Mother charged in overdose death of Minden baby

MINDEN, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Minden police say a woman was arrested Monday and charged with the death of her baby from a fentanyl overdose in May. Stephanie Lowery is charged with negligent homicide in the death of her baby on May 29. Officials say the autopsy report showed too much fentanyl in the child’s system to come from the mother’s milk alone. They believe it may have been given to the baby intentionally.

Matt Middleton Back at Cedar Creek School as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director

RUSTON, La (KTVE/KARD) – Some shocking news Wednesday as the K104 scoreboard show reports Matt Middleton has been re-hired as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Cedar Creek School less than seven months after announcing his hiring as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Southern Arkansas University. This comes a day after the program parted […]

Autopsy: Infant dies from fentanyl intoxication

MINDEN, La. -- A Minden woman has been arrested and charges are pending on a second person in the death of a baby. Stephanie N. Lowery, 26, of the 100 block of Pine Street, was taken into custody Monday and charged with negligent homicide. The autopsy report shows her child died from fentanyl intoxication.

Creek names Waldron head boys basketball coach

A well-known name in Lincoln Parish is the new head boys basketball coach at Cedar Creek HIgh School as Lance Waldron will guide the Cougars starting this fall. The school announced Thursday the former Simsboro High School coach will lead the boys program at Creek. “We are very excited to...

18-wheeler carrying hazmat materials crashes

Terry Gardener served as Minden mayor before passing away from health complications. Hazmat crews were notified and are inspecting the truck. Dozens of fish were found dead around a subdivision's pond. What caused a water outage at Bossier Max?. Updated: 10 hours ago. |. According to parish officials, all water,...

RPD seeks resident on welfare concern

Ruston Police Department is asking for help in locating Kojoe D. Albritton, a Ruston resident. Albritton, 39, was last seen in Lincoln Parish on June 25. Anyone with any information regarding Albritton’s whereabouts should contact RPD at 318-255-4141. No other information is available at this time. To report an...

Tickets for 49th Annual Bayou Classic on sale

BATON ROUGE, La. - Get 'em while you can. Tickets to the annual matchup between Southern University and Grambling State University go on sale Thursday, June 30, 2022. Not just that -- tickets for the Battle of the Bands & Greek Show on Friday, November 25 at the Caesars Superdome will also be available Thursday.

Bryanna Craig of Ruston named 2021-22 Gatorade Louisiana Girls Track and Field Player of the Year

CHICAGO (June 30, 2022) — In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Bryanna Craig of Ruston High School is the 2021-22 Gatorade Louisiana Girls Track & Field Player of the Year. Craig is the first Gatorade Louisiana Girls Track & Field Player of the Year to be chosen from Ruston High School.

Funeral services set for Minden Mayor Terry Gardner

MINDEN, La. -- Funeral services have been set for Minden Mayor Terry Gardner, who died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Family Life Center Gymnasium. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Graveside will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery West in Shreveport.

Improvements require street closures

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the left lane of North Trenton Street (U.S. 167) from West Florida Avenue to West Alabama Avenue will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 5 for approximately three months. The lane closure is required to reconstruct the parking lane, concrete curb and...