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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The Dubach Town Council met Monday night to discuss the hiring of a new police officer and the progress of a sidewalk renovation project in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Chief Russell Croxton recommended to the council the hiring of Caurtnai Hill, a 26-year-old Grambling University Student currently pursuing his masters in criminal justice.
“We’ve done a lot of searching and found a young man that I think would fit in,” Croxton said.
Wiggin' Out was recently able to donate $2,000 to Pilots for Patients. Funds will go toward patients who need to flown to seek treatment for cancer. Pictured in the photo, from left to right, are H.M. Butler, of Pilots for Patients, Tami Davis, Elizabeth Turnley, Philip Thomas, with Pilots for Patients, Sharon Thomas, also with Pilots for Patients, Vicki Caskey and Jessica Haynes.
Third Judicial District Judge Jay McCallum accepted a plea of guilty from defendant Daniel Champ to one count of attempted second degree murder and one count of aggravated battery while in court on Tuesday.
Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, Champ was sentenced to 30 years at hard labor on the attempted murder charge and five years at hard labor on the battery charges with the sentences to run concurrently.
Court records reveal that in the early morning hours of July 23, 2011, Champ traveled from Homer to the Executive Blues Lounge located off of the Interstate 20 service road in Grambling.
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council invites all local artists to participate in the 2013 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival by entering their artwork in the 26th Annual Peach Festival Arts Exhibit, June 16-23 at the Ruston Civic Center.
Adult artists may participate in five different categories: Opaque, Transparent, Miscellaneous, Original Crafts, and Photography. Youth may participate in one of three age-based categories: 8 and Under, 9 to 12, and 13 to 17.