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Tips: Keep safe this Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Louisiana is an attraction that gains attention worldwide. Everyone seeks to let the good times roll, unfortunately bad things can and do happen.

Residents upset, utility work forced Southdowns parade to change route

If you're a regular of the Southdowns parade, then you'll notice some changes to the route this year. The parade will not roll down Cloverdale to Perkins, and that has people who live there pretty upset.

BRPD Police Chief White removed from his position

Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White will no longer run the department. Sources say he was fired this morning. However, officials have only confirmed that he is no longer employed.

Baton Rouge makes nearly $20 million on Super Bowl weekend

The Capitol City experienced a big Super Bowl weekend. According to Visit Baton Rouge, early numbers show visitors spent nearly $20 million dollars in just a few days.

Fog believed to be contributing fact in fatal crash involving school bus

Officials believe fog to be a contributing factor in a crash that claimed the life of one woman and sent three children and a school bus driver to the hospital this morning.

Two die in crash after vehicles catch fire, impairment suspected

On Monday, Feb. 4 shortly after 5:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop B responded to a fatal crash on I-10 in St. Charles Parish that claimed the lives of two individuals.

Woman grows strong local business with her ‘seeds of success’

There's a new snack on the market and it has a Louisiana kick.

LSP: license plate readers help greatly, pose no privacy threat

The Louisiana State Police is defending its use of technology that helps it track suspicious cars.

Group pushing to make Watson third city in Livingston Parish

There's a grassroots push to make Watson the third city in Livingston Parish. The group Neighbors In Action is meeting with people interested in the idea later this month to gauge what interest there is.

Big Buddy to hold 23rd annual Burger Bash fundraiser

The Big Buddy Program will host the 23rd Annual Burger Bash Scholarship Fundraiser, February 20, 2013 from 6-8pm at Catholic High School, 855 Hearthstone Street.