Leader photos by ELIZABETH DEGRIE AND T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT
Above: A wheelchair passenger van rolled over an unknown number of times before coming to rest on its side on Chatham Highway at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Eric Brazzel, public education officer with the Ruston Fire Department, said all occupants were out of the vehicle when emergency responders arrived. One passenger was transported to the emergency room with unknown injuries.
Below: One person was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 145 and U.S. Highway 80 in Choudrant. Keisha Leonard of Baton Rouge was driving south on La. 145 and reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a 2001 Toyota pick-up traveling on U.S. 80. The driver of the pick-up was taken to the hospital, while Leonard was ticketed for failure to yield.
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There is nothing better than showcasing a child’s best friend. Every summer, children showcase their lovable canines, furry felines and other pets at Railroad Park.
The Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Pet Show offers an opportunity for children to showcase the great condition and awesome personality of that special member of the family. It also gives pet lovers a chance to show their fashionable side as the event includes a costume contest.
The Outhouse Nationals is set to kick off at 4 p.m. Saturday on Elm Street in Choudrant. As of today, 10 outhouse cars had registered for the event, though a few more are expected. Other events will also take place as part of Saturday in the Park. Villagewide cleanup is set to kick off at 8 a.m. Following the outhouse derby, food, live music and a street dance are set.