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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Ruston residents want curbside recycling and a multi-use sports complex. So say the results of a recent public opinion survey formulated by Mayor Ronny Walker’s office.
Some 607 people responded to the survey that also asked citizens to rate city departments and services.
Ruston Communications Director Kourtney Keim said she’s pleased with the number and quality of responses, especially in that the survey was the Walker administration’s first attempt to garner public opinion.
Lee Sawyer, the Charles and Newellyn Spreull Professor of Physics at Louisiana Tech University, and NASA are predicting that an asteroid, measuring approximately 150 feet in diameter and weighing approximately 130,000 metric tons, will fly closer to Earth on Friday than any object of its size ever has before.
Asteroid 2012-DA14 will pass within 17,200 miles of the Earth’s surface, which is closer than the orbit of most weather and communications satellites and is about one-tenth the distance between Earth and the Moon.
Natchitoches — Prospective students and their parents had an opportunity to learn more about the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts on Monday, when the school hosted its annual Exploration Day.
Exploration Day is held twice yearly and is designed to give an overview of the academic, social and residential life programs that LSMSA offers. The winter Exploration Day will be held on Jan. 19.
Grambling State University’s College of Business maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools.
Erick Valentine, interim dean of the College of Business, said the AACSB accreditation differentiates business and accounting programs across the globe based on terms of quality, rigor and relevance.
AACSB accredits less than five percent of businesses schools worldwide.