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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Gubernatorial candidate David Vitter pledged Thursday to end what he called “death by a thousand cuts” to higher education in Louisiana.
Vitter’s comments came during a brief stop on the Louisiana Tech University campus for a meeting with school administrators and student supporters. The local stop was part of Vitter’s statewide college and university tour.
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The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Ruston is participating in two summer programs designed specifically for children in the Ruston community — The Summer Feeding Program and The Harry Blake Louisiana Baptist State Convention’s Boys Academy.
The Summer Feeding Program, sponsored by Pine Belt Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Inc., provides a free, daily nutritious breakfast from 8-9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-noon Mondays-Fridays for children ages 1-18.