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Neighbors rejoice after Southdowns man withdraws rezoning request

Dozens of Southdowns residents showed up at Tuesday's meeting of the Metro Council Zoning Committee ready to fight a proposed zoning change. Instead, they celebrated victory without having to say a word.

Water treatment compound plant explosion worries Slaughter residents

There was a 'huge' explosion and fire around 2:00am this morning in the Slaughter area. It happened at the Monolyte Laboratory and early this morning folks who live nearby were evacuated as a precaution.

Police offer tips on safe shopping during the Holidays

According to the New Orleans Police Department, criminals look for the easiest opportunity when deciding to commit a crime during the Holidays.

Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office set to host annual Christmas Crusade

Sheriff Jason Ard's 2012 Christmas Crusade: APPLICATION DATES & TIMES Applications will be accepted: Monday, November 26th - Friday, November 30th and Monday, December 3rd - Friday, December 7th

Shelter prepares to feed more than 700 in Baton Rouge for Thanksgiving

St. Vincent De Paul homeless shelter is helping to feed the needy for Thanksgiving. More than 100 volunteers will help make more than 700 meals for turkey day.

Firefighters investigate fire at bakery

Baton Rouge Firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire at an area bakery. They say it happened just before 3:00 Sunday morning at Baum's Fine Pastries located in the 8,000 block of Florida Boulevard.

One death, 15 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals uncovered 15 new West Nile cases this week, and reports one death from the disease.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing worker, company continues

The Coast Guard said they've stopped searching for a worker that went missing after Friday morning's platform explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

Local workers frustrated by layoffs from Hostess Brands shutdown

Dozens of local workers are looking for new jobs right before the holidays.

Baton Rouge shoppers slow to embrace Small Business Saturday

Small businesses want you to ignore all the temptations of Black Friday. They say you should wait and support neighborhood companies 24 hours later, on Small Business Saturday.