Ruston

Catholic Diocese of Shreveport

Pope Frances has appointed a new Bishop to preside over the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Bishop Michael Duca will be transferred from Shreveport, where he’s been for the last ten years. He’s replacing Bishop Robert Muench, who’s held the position since 2002. Duca says he didn’t see it coming, but he’s looking forward to serving the people of Baton Rouge.

"I was completely suprised by this appointment and while I am sad to leave the good people of the Diocese of Shreveport, I immediatley accepted the appointment without reservation", said Duca.

Blind Residents Represented In New Ruston Mural

Jun 21, 2018

Ruston’s newest mural will be unveiled on Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Louisiana Center for the Blind in downtown Ruston. The mural is painted by Louisiana Tech University art professors Nick Bustamante and Whitney Causey. It features the name “Ruston” painted in large, bright letters contrasting against a black background, and also says “Ruston” in braille under the painted design.

Ruston To Bring In New Shopping Center

Apr 30, 2018
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The small town of Ruston is expecting a new retail shopping center in the spring of 2019. With this new project it will bring 80 jobs to the Ruston market.

The center is being developed by Hutton, a retail development and construction company based in Chattanooga, TN. The 100,000 square foot project located in the northwest corner of I-20 and Cooktown Road represents a capital investment of approximately $23 Million. Construction has already begun for the new shopping center.

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.

NWS Shreveport / NOAA

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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