Tulane University awarded degrees to more than 2,800 graduates on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
The following local students graduated:
• Sean M. Dwyer, of Ruston, graduated from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science, Management and Master of Accounting degree.
• Christopher Gassam, of Ruston, graduated from the Tulane University School of Architecture with a Five-year Master of Architecture degree.
At 5:45 a.m. Saturday, troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 33 north of Interstate 20.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2014 Peterbilt tractor trailer, driven by 45-year-old Thorne Thornton, of Marion, was traveling north on Louisiana Highway 33 when it lost control and drove off the right side of the road. The Peterbilt then struck an embankment and several trees before overturning.
Around 300 area residents hit the streets of Ruston on Saturday morning to take part in the “walk of life.”
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held its annual fundraising walk to raise money for a cure for diabetes on Saturday, and organizers feel it was once again a success.
“Obviously, based on the turnout, it’s one of our best ones yet,” said Cathi Cox-Boniol, who helped organize the event. “I can’t wait to see the totals with this kind of turnout. The weather has been incredible, and I think that helped.