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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Anyone can inspire a person to do great things and to put others before themselves.
For Kix Brooks, Grammy Award-winning country music star and Louisiana Tech alumnus, his inspiration came from another alumnus of Tech, Terry Bradshaw.
At the annual alumni event Happening XXX, Tuesday night at the Monroe Civic Center, Brooks made an announcement that he would be donating some of his country-music memorabilia to the university.
Photo top: Gray Hipp was the Week 25 winner with his Savage 16 206 Remington.
Photo bottom: Mary Helen Clinton, left, was the Week 27 Winner. Clinton is accepting her Benelli Vinci from Brandon Younse, right, a Choudrant volunteer firefighter.
Many area babies and toddlers will compete in their first race when the 29th Annual Peach Festival Diaper Derby revs up next month.
During the festival activity, open to ages 6-24 months, participants crawl, toddle or ride their way to victory. Scooters and Hula Hoops are worked into the competition to give it some added excitement.
A 6,000 square foot building with multiple occupants, including a 2,000 square foot flea market, was partially lost due to a fire that occurred shortly after midnight today.
Eric Brazzel, public information for the Ruston Fire Department, said firefighter received the call at 12: 18 a.m. that smoke was coming from the back of a building located at 1414 West California Ave.