In the 2014 Legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers revamped several laws affecting motorists.
Laws affecting everyday drivers include a school zone cell phone ban, Louisiana Litter Law updates and vehicle inspections that can now be conducted in the rain.
Although not all schools are within the city limits, Ruston Police Department Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer, said RPD officers will be working school zones actively during the new school year.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury and the Public Works Committee met Tuesday night in a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss several agenda items.
The Public Works Committee took official action to amend the 2014 Capital Improvement Program concerning the Mitchell Road Bridge. LPPJ Administrator Courtney Hall said the committee plans to tear out the bridge and add two tank cars.
“They should start rolling in here pretty soon,” Hall said.
Two incumbent Ruston aldermen are out, another re-elected and a fourth in a runoff as a result of Tuesday’s primary election balloting.
District 1 incumbent Glenda Howard and District 2 incumbent Rosalind Jones lost their re-election bids. District 4’s Jim Pearce won in a close race, while District 5’s Marie Riggs advanced to the Dec. 6 runoff.