Leader photos by ELIZABETH DEGRIE AND T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT
Above: A wheelchair passenger van rolled over an unknown number of times before coming to rest on its side on Chatham Highway at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Eric Brazzel, public education officer with the Ruston Fire Department, said all occupants were out of the vehicle when emergency responders arrived. One passenger was transported to the emergency room with unknown injuries.
Below: One person was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 145 and U.S. Highway 80 in Choudrant. Keisha Leonard of Baton Rouge was driving south on La. 145 and reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a 2001 Toyota pick-up traveling on U.S. 80. The driver of the pick-up was taken to the hospital, while Leonard was ticketed for failure to yield.
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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant aldermen unanimously approved a motion to appoint a new alderman to their ranks at the monthly meeting on Monday night.
John Croswell, former alderman, recently tendered his resignation to the board of aldermen by sending a letter to the Secretary of State, as per procedure, after he moved outside of the village limits.
At the suggestion of Choudrant Mayor Bill Sanderson, aldermen appointed Choudrant firefighter and Ruston accountant Brandon Williams.
The Louisiana Tech University Debate Team flexed its muscle as a debate powerhouse, earning a spot among the top 16 programs in North and South America, during the 2014 Pan American Debate Championship held Jan. 24-26 at the University of Miami.
The Pan American Championship is a tournament held to honor debate in the Americas, bringing together the best debaters from North and South America to compete. This year’s tournament was held on the campus of the University of Miami.
Neil Keen walked out of his newest downtown business, Black Box, on a recent Monday to find a parking ticket on his windshield.
Receiving parking tickets is something that Keen has grown accustomed to over the past few weeks ever since he opened Black Box coffee shop.
Keen and other business owners downtown are being ticketed daily by the Ruston Police Department for parking in front of their own businesses, since there is a two-hour parking limit in downtown Ruston.