RUSTON (AP) — A fire gutted a Louisiana Tech University fraternity house on Saturday, resulting in injuries to three firefighters but none to students.
Lt. Tim Parker of the Ruston police said firefighters responded to a 4:35 p.m. call about a fire at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house at the edge of the Tech campus. The fire engulfed the building and spread to a nearby structure. It caused a roof collapse and items to be ejected from the frat house.
After graduating from Grambling State University, Grambling native Susan Billups Wiley and her husband moved away to take her first job, but she said she always knew she’d find her way home eventually.
A Marion man is dead following a one-vehicle crash.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday, troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on Alabama Landing Road east of Louisiana Highway 143.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Dodge truck driven by 50-year-old Ronnie Baker, of Marion, was traveling north on Alabama Landing Road in Union Parish when, for unknown reasons, he traveled off the roadway. The Dodge then struck two trees, rolled over twice and caught fire.