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Gunshots in Ruston prompt arrest
Ruston Police arrested a Monroe man Monday morning after he fled the scene where gunshots had been fired. RPD officers responded to a complaint of gunshots in the 200 block of West Carolina Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Before officers reached the scene, a caller said the suspect was fleeing in a blue Ford Mustang.
Hit and run suspect arrested
A man wanted in connection with a hit and run accident was arrested late Tuesday night after he attempted to run from officers when found inside a local bar. Ruston Police investigated a crash that occurred on West California Avenue near Monroe Street Tuesday evening. Sometime later, an officer spotted a vehicle that was smoking from heavy damage to the front of the vehicle run a stop sign. By the time the officer learned the vehicle matched the description of the hit and run suspect, it had disappeared.
Worker assaulted on the job
A Downsville man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly struck a coworker at their place of employment. Lincoln Parish deputies responded to UPS Road about 1 p.m. Tuesday. The victim told deputies Everado Almedia-Cortez, 46, walked up to him while he was talking to another worker. Cortez allegedly hit the victim and then jumped on top of him and struck him multiple times.
Suspects arrested on warrants
A woman and a man from Ruston were arrested on outstanding warrants after they were stopped for a traffic violation Sunday. Tranell Irving, 40, was stopped by Ruston Police on West California Avenue just before midnight Sunday night. A records check showed Irving was wanted on three warrants from Ruston City Court and a warrant from Dallas County, Texas for a narcotics violation. Irving was also driving while his license was suspended.
First West Thrift offers free furniture pickups in Ruston
Do you have some old furniture you want to get rid of? Don’t want to have to haul it off yourself? You know it can be used by someone else?. First West Thrift Store in West Monroe is now offering FREE furniture pickups in Ruston each Monday starting June 5. Contact them at 318-410-0999 to schedule the pickup.
Two victims injured and two suspects arrested in Betty Street shooting in Farmerville
FARMERVILLE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Sunday, May 21, 2023, a little after midnight, deputies with the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to Betty Street in Farmerville to assist the Farmerville Police Department with a shooting investigation involving multiple victims. When deputies arrived, they discovered that two people had been struck by gunfire and needed medical […]
Man arrested for public disturbance
A Ruston man was arrested Friday night after he reportedly caused a disturbance at a mobile home park where he resides. Ruston Police responded to 200 Riser Road in response to a report Refugio Amador Rinconsillo, 24, was extremely intoxicated and attempting to fight residents of the park. Rinconsillo was arrested and taken to the North Louisiana Medical Center for evaluation due to his high level of intoxication. At the hospital, Rinconsillo continuously yelled very loudly, disturbing other patients and staff in the emergency room.
LPJ not to run on Memorial Day
In order for our Lincoln Parish Journal staff to spend time with family and friends this holiday weekend, we will not have our usual Monday publication. However, our Tuesday publication will arrive in your inbox at its regular time at 6:55 a.m. Our Weekly Events notice, which usually available on Monday, will arrive in Tuesday’s publication.
Transformer boxes get ready for reveal
Earlier this spring, the Ruston Cultural District sent out a call for artists to submit “mini-murals” to be painted on four transformer boxes in downtown Ruston. The submissions selected include artists Chlese Henderson, Maryam El-Awadi, Whitney Caskey and Callan Thornton. This call set out to give local artists...
Officials confirm that 15-year-old runaway juvenile has been found safe
UPDATE (05/25/2023): According to officials with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Marie Lashe White has been found safe. Thank you to everyone who assisted in finding Marie. MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD)– Ouachita Parish authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, 15-year-old Marie Lashe White. According to authorities, White is described as a […]
North Bienville Fire Department responding to calls on I-20
The North Bienville Fire Department has begun responding to fire calls on Interstate 20. Newly appointed board member Bill Sims said after the emergency meeting held in April that the NBFD began responding to calls on I-20. “They responded to one last week,” he said. “The district attorney had a...
New Music On The Bayou' brings composers from around the world to north Louisiana for new music concerts
North Louisiana is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant arts scene, and the annual New Music on the Bayou concerts have become a cornerstone of the summer music scene. This unique event brings together contemporary composers, performers, and audiences to celebrate and explore the latest trends in new music.
Trespasser arrested at convenience store
Ruston Police arrested a woman Saturday after she allegedly returned to a location after she had been forbidden to enter. An officer responded to the EZ Mart on South Farmerville Street and told Dorrissa Reynolds, 37, that she had been previously barred from the property and if she returned, she would be arrested for trespassing. The store later called police to report Reynolds had returned to the property.
Bonnie & Clyde: 89 years after the ambush, a mystery remains
John Malone saw plenty at his small motel on U. S. 79 in Homer, La., but how he got his hands on one of Bonnie Parker's shoes shows the extreme popularity of these hardened criminals in rural, northern Louisiana at the time of their death in 1934.
City awaits vote on TID extension; direct impact on Tarbutton Road development
Three decades ago former Ruston Mayor Hilda Taylor Perritt made a decision that 30 years later is still paying dividends for the city. Back in the early 1990s, Taylor Perritt opted Ruston into the Tax Incremental District (TID). The City of Ruston and the City of Monroe were the only two in the state to do so at the time and it has generated tens of millions of dollars for Ruston since its inception.
Bienville Parish 2023-2024 School Calendar Released
Bienville Parish Schools may just be letting out for summer, but preparations are already underway for the 2023-2024 school year. Registrations are coming up and students’ first day back will be August 14. The school calendar is posted below with breaks and holidays noted. To report an issue or...
Alleged sighting of gun at elementary school investigated
Social media was astir over the weekend regarding reports a student had taken a gun to Cypress Springs Elementary School in Ruston. However, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office reported no gun was found on campus and the item seen in possession of a student earlier in the month by another student was likely a toy.
Fatal duplex fire in Monroe claims the life of disabled woman
OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KTVE/KARD) — State Fire Marshal deputies were dispatched to the scene of a duplex fire in Monroe that left one person dead. The Ouachita Parish Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a duplex unit on the 200 block of Clayton Drive. Unfortunately, firefighters uncovered the body of a disabled woman […]
Bonnie and Clyde’s Ambush Museum to add a Sheriff’s Room as a tribute to law enforcement officers
GIBSLAND, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum attracts thousands of tourists from across the country and all over the world. Owner & operator of the Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum, Perry Carver, says he plans on expanding the building. “There is another historical building here. That’s why I want to remodel it. […]
Choudrant names new girls hoops coach
Choudrant High School looked to a familiar Lincoln Parish face as Brandy Tyler Roberson has been named head coach for the Lady Aggies basketball program. Roberson, the reigning Ruston Elementary School Teacher of the Year, has an parish-experienced resume including two seasons as the head coach of the Simsboro High School girls basketball team.
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