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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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering a free hunter education course.
The course is required of anyone born after Sept. 1, 1969, to be able to purchase a license to hunt in Louisiana. The course will include information about being a responsible and ethical hunter, knowing firearms and equipment, wildlife and conservation management, as well as basic shooting and safe hunting skills. On the final day of class, participants go out to the Lincoln Parish Law Enforcement Training Center in Simsboro to practice safe shooting skills.
Lincoln Parish voters go to the polls Saturday to elect an assessor, clerk of court, six police jurors and three state senators, as well as help decide on statewide officials, including Louisiana’s next governor.
There are also four proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters must bring photo identification.
Local election officials predict a scant turnout, despite this being the gubernatorial primary.
“I think turnout’s not going to be higher than it was last fall for the mayor’s race,” Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said.
The Louisiana Department of Justice intervened in a local child pornography case Thursday morning, which resulted in the arrest of a Ruston man.
John A. Stutzman, 42, of 703 Hundred Oaks, was arrested from his residence and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on seven counts of distribution of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.
According to the arrest affidavit, Stutzman was under investigation when he distributed two movies and three photographs of child pornography from an electronic device at his residence to an undercover detective.
Hero’s Launch has been called a wonder piece of functional art.
Those words rang throughout Camp Alabama from Caleb Seney, director of MedCamps of Louisiana.
“The first camp we have planned this year will be about 30 kids with cerebral palsy,” Seney said. “We will be able to take them from their wheel chairs, place them in the canoes and launch them into the water.”
The Presbytery of the Pines Camp Alabama has been having camps on their grounds for almost 60 years, then in 1990 MedCamps came into the picture bringing special needs children to the camp.