Firefighters from the Ruston Fire Department underwent Hazardous Material Training Wednesday at Coastal Chemical Company under the auspices of officials from the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. Pictured are firefighters undergoing a simulated decontamination. The drill had firefighters patch a hole in a ruptured tank leaking chemicals before they practiced decontamination.
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Los Angles based rock group Hydrovibe, a band with Ruston ties, has gained worldwide notoriety in recent years, and they will return to their roots today when they perform in Ruston.
Heather St. Marie, who attended Louisiana Tech University, and Ruston native, guitarist / vocalist Mat Dauzat, formed the band, writing music via the Internet while Dauzat toured the world as Kelly Osbourne’s guitarist.
In 2006, upon Dauzat’s return from touring, he and St. Marie chose drummer Philippe Mathys (UPO on Sony/Nitrus Records) and bassist Eliot Lorango (former Hollywood session musician) to complete the band.
Three hundred twenty-eight graduates received diplomas at Louisiana Tech’s commencement ceremonies held Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center. Included in the graduation class were the first 14 graduates of Tech’s executive MBA program.