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Second oldest parade in Louisiana hits the streets despite the rain

Fat Tuesday 2013 came fast and millions of people made their way to Louisiana to celebrate at all of the Mardi Gras parades. The second oldest parade in the state rolled Tuesday and it went off without a hitch, despite the rain.

LOCATED: Washington state woman lost during Carnival safe

UPDATE: We're told Elizabeth Neary was located safe. She went to police on Tuesday at about 5:00 p.m. to explain that she was never missing and she was safe.

Cold body, warm soul: Law enforcement kick off annual fundraiser with polar plunge

Local law enforcement were “freezin’ for a reason” this morning after they jumped into Cabela’s lake. Why did they do it?

Bayou Corne sinkhole grows 7,500 square feet

Assumption Parish officials say more land has been swallowed up by the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. The latest piece slid in on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

MISSING: Des Moines woman never returned from New Orleans, family fears worst

Jessica Pratt’s return flight from New Orleans was supposed to arrive on Sunday, Feb. 10. However, she never boarded that flight, and her friends and family are desperate to know what happened.

Second person allegedly hit by train in last week

A Bossier City man dodged a big bullet after he reportedly walked into the side of a moving train early this morning.

City of Gonzales Council to look for assistance for Project Kidz Kove

Monday night’s City of Gonzales Council meeting saw members of the Board of Directors for Project Kidz Kove show up in strength to request city assistance with funding.

State police on watch for Mardi Gras drunk drivers

The end of Mardi Gras festivities meant the end of a big stretch for local law enforcement.

$24 million grant awarded for Louisiana highway repair

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $24,124,570 grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to repair federal-aid highways affected by Hurricane Isaac.

Metro Council to discuss possibility of letting voters pick next chief of police

Baton Rouge voters may get the chance to elect the city's next police chief. As one Metro Council woman puts it, she wants to see politics taken out of the process.