Ruston

The National Weather service is currently a damage survey from Friday and Saturday's storm. Scientist with the Shreveport office have confirmed six tornadoes in their initial reports.

An EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 m.p.h. hit the Grambling area and moved to Ruston. The path of the tornado was 6.66 miles. Trees fell on houses and metal roofs were blown off of houses.

The Choudrant area was pummeled by an EF-1 tornado. NWS Meteorologist say that a tornado was on the ground for 4.77 miles. The path took the twister across I-20 and splintered trees with 105 m.p.h. winds.

NWS Shreveport

Severe weather is expected to move into the area on Friday. The system will bring up to 4" of rainfall and produce flash flooding. The strong storm could also produce hail, damaging winds and dangerous tornadoes. The greatest risk will be Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.

Take time now to clean drains and ditches to prevent flooding. Prepare now by getting a flashlight and battery powered radio and keep it tuned to 90.3 KEDM for alerts. Discuss your storm plan with your family. 

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A Dubach man died yesterday after the vehicle he was driving traveled into the opposing lane of traffic and struck another vehicle head-on.

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The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in...
Southern Union County in south central Arkansas...
Central Jackson Parish in north central Louisiana...
Union Parish in north central Louisiana...
Ouachita Parish in north central Louisiana...
Northeastern Claiborne Parish in northwestern Louisiana...
Lincoln Parish in north central Louisiana...

Until 1115 AM CDT Thursday

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Eight Louisiana communities are officially Louisiana Retirement Certified Areas. Lafayette, Lake Charles, Natchitoches, Ruston, Toledo Bend, Shreveport-Bossier City, Houma and Thibodaux are included. Lincoln, Sabine and Terrebonne Parishes are also listed. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the communities were selected for their quality of life for retiring seniors.

 

Nungesser says that numerous opportunities like "housing, public safety, and festivals" are available for senior citizens in these areas. 

 

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Lake Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening.                                                                                                                
A tight pressure gradient will persist across the region today in wake of a cold frontal passage Monday evening Northwest winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph by mid-morning, and continue through the afternoon before diminishing quickly after sunset. 

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A Ruston man has been arrested and charged with seven counts of attempted second degree murder after purposely driving his vehicle into a crowd of people.

Early Saturday evening, Jason Rockett, 47,  got into an altercation with several people at a residence in the North Village Mobile Park area in Ruston. Witnesses of the altercation say that Rockett backed out of the driveway and then drove forward, crashing into multiple people and hitting a residence. The suspect then fled the scene before deputies arrived.

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Dr. Sharony Green is now an assistant professor of history at the University of Alabama, and she said her friend Beth helped her during a tough time.

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Hunt Forest Products announced the company will build a new $115 million lumber mill in Urania, a LaSalle Parish community.

The sawmill project will create 110 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of more than $46,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also will also result in another 307 new indirect jobs, for a total of over 400 new jobs in Central Louisiana.

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Police in Ruston are investigating a fatal accident that involved a school bus. 

Police believe the deceased male was sitting in the roadway, and the driver of the school bus was unable to see him. The victim was killed by the Lincoln Parish Bus.  The preliminary investigation shows the school bus was traveling eastbound on Second Avenue and was turning southbound onto Gill Street. Five Ruston police units were on the scene of the accident. 

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