Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Camp Road exit that claimed the life of a West Monroe man.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Harley-Davidson driven by 36-year-old Christopher S. Biddle, of West Monroe, entered Interstate 20 from the Camp Road exit traveling west in the wrong direction when it was struck head-on by a 1998 Kenworth Conventional 18-wheeler driven by 52-year-old Marquita Wolverton, of Ashland, Ohio, that was traveling east on Interstate 20 in the right lane. Biddle was ejected from the motorcycle.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at Scott’s Catfish Express. Customers can dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru. The business is located in the old Papa Joe’s building at 206 West California Ave., Ruston. They can be reached at 202-5855, www.scottscatfish.com or facebook.com/scottscatfish.
There are a couple of projects going on around the city of Ruston. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is working to rehabilitate the drainage system in the area of City Hall. City engineer Richard Aillet said the installation of new drainage pipes will encompass Georgia Avenue from Monroe to Trenton streets, and then turn north on Trenton Street and go through Carolina Avenue. Aillet said the improvements will reduce flooding in the area when it rains.
This holiday weekend was very busy for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department. Since July 4 they have responded to four residential fires and one woods fire.
On July 4, LPFD responded to a structure fire at 740 Highway 146. The fire was contained to the kitchen and no injuries were reported. There were six units on scene, with seven volunteers and four career members present.