Firefighters from the Ruston Fire Department underwent Hazardous Material Training Wednesday at Coastal Chemical Company under the auspices of officials from the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. Pictured are firefighters undergoing a simulated decontamination. The drill had firefighters patch a hole in a ruptured tank leaking chemicals before they practiced decontamination.
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A record number of Louisiana Tech University students and potential employers looked toward each other’s futures on Thursday as the Counseling and Career Services Center hosted its annual fall Career Day in the Student Center on the Tech campus.
Caitlin Dartez, Tech’s coordinator of employer relations for Career Center events and alumni relations, said more than 1,100 students attended the event, exceeding last fall’s record of 1,044.
At approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday, Ruston Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Circle K on 1705 North Service Rd E.
“The clerk (on duty) said that three black males came in and ordered her to the ground,” Capt. Tim Parker of RPD said.
According to Parker, the men were wearing masks and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers. There was at least one handgun present. The men fled the scene and RPD is actively pursuing those responsible for the armed robbery.
“We can’t connect this robbery with any other robbery that has happened as of yet,” Parker said.