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Morgan City woman claims $2 million Powerball Prize

After winning $2 million in the Feb. 16 Powerball drawing, Amy Sturges of Morgan City stared in awe at her Louisiana Lottery prize check and turned to show it to her husband.

Tickets for the 'Wildest Show in the South' on sale now

The Angola Prison Rodeo is back Saturday April 20, 2013 and Sunday April 21, 2013 offering the best in prison rodeo excitement!

New concession stand items at Alex Box Stadium have a Louisiana kick

A hotdog at the ball game might be a classic, but Alex Box Stadium is serving up some tasty new items with a Louisiana kick this season.

Creative drink ideas for Valentine's Day

If you don't want to drink the usual wine or champagne on Valentine's Day, you are not alone. Here are a list of fun alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink ideas for this loving holiday.

One week courtship turns into 10 years of wedded bliss

Couples across the world will become engaged on Valentine’s Day. If you look at statistics, most of those couples have been together for roughly two years.

Valentine's Day, by the numbers

Americans spend quite a bit of money to show their love on Valentine's Day. Here's a breakdown, by the numbers: $130.97 -- The per person average estimated amount that people will spend on Valentine's Day.

Fat Tuesday fun facts!

We all know how to celebrate the day, but did you know... -Fat Tuesday, which is the French for Mardi Gras, is a religious observance that has its roots in a Roman pagan festival.

Beyonce to return to the Big Easy as headliner for Essence Music Festival

Beyonce will return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this summer to perform at the annual Essence Music Festival.

Seafood stores gear up for big profits during Lent

Washing crawfish, netting fish, and scooping shrimp are the everyday routine at Tony's Seafood in Baton Rouge. But workers are getting ready to go into overdrive for the start of busy season for seafood sales.

Southdowns Parade to close parts of Stanford Avenue, Perkins Road

In addition to the Southdowns Neighborhood residential streets that will be closed for the Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade, portions of Stanford Avenue and Perkins Road will also be closed to traffic Friday evening, Feb. 8.