A Ruston man faces second-degree battery changes today after a weekend altercation with his father-in-law.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew Allen Smith, 21, of 215 Brothers Road, around 1:30 a.m. today. Smith reportedly told officers he went to his father-in-law’s house on Highway 151 in an attempt to see his infant daughter, who was staying with her grandfather while her mother was hospitalized.
But when Smith arrived, his father-in-law told him to leave. Smith then attempted to hit the other man, but missed, according to the arrest affidavit.
Chastain Wardlaw, returns to Lincoln Parish and has joined Bank of Ruston as Vice President, Business Development.
Wardlaw, a Louisiana Tech University graduate with a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts is a longtime resident of Ruston. Wardlaw and his wife of 40 years, Kiki, have three children, Georgia, Baker and Lucy, who were all raised in Ruston and attended Ruston High School.
Niel Crews, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University and a member of Tech’s Institute for Micromanufacturing, has been awarded an Early Career Development grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposal, “Thermal Gradient Microflow Calorimetry using Anisotropic Temperature Sensors.”
The five-year $400,000 award will help Crews expand the scope of his research program and also integrate his research with a series of educational and outreach activities that will involve students from the high-school to doctoral levels.