At approximately noon Wednesday, Ruston Police Department was notified of debris on Interstate 20 Westbound between U.S. Highway 167 and Cooktown Road.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer with Ruston Fire and EMS, reported a vehicle was slowing to avoid hitting the debris when it was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler.
Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer with RPD, said officers determined that a 2003 Ford F-150 pulling a 12-foot utility trailer driven by Pedro Neva, of Garland, Texas, lost a load of lumber on the interstate.
Lincoln Parish should soon have a new business that might offer a little more stability to the Police Jury’s budget.
During their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Lincoln Parish Police Jurors approved local convenience store owner Ali Saleh — pending credit and reference checks — as a new tenant for the space that formerly housed Movie Gallery.
The annual Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Radiothon, in its 12th year, is broadcasting live at Super 1 Foods from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. today on 94.1 The Q. During the radiothon, various community advocates will speak on the importance of the services DART provides to victims of domestic violence and the budget cuts the organization is currently facing. Pam Dance, with DART, was on the scene taking phone calls early this morning.