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ACLU issues letter defending woman's right to 'middle finger light display'

Sarah Henderson was told by police to remove Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger, and fined after complaints from neighbors. However, the American Civil Liberties Union says she had every right to put them up.

Account established for Zachary family that lost home, pets in fire

A family from Zachary lost everything, including four pets, when their home caught fire. Now, an account has been set up in their name for those wishing to make a donation to help them rebuild and recover.

Thibodaux man dies in head on crash in St. James Parish

A 61-year-old man from Thibodaux was killed in a head on crash after he attempted to pass an 18-wheeler on LA 3127.

Baton Rouge leaders look at the economic impact of Bayou Country Superfest

Mayor Kip Holden was joined today by the head of Visit Baton Rouge and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne today to announce next year’s Bayou Country Superfest lineup.

Zachary family picking up the pieces after overnight fire destroys home, kills pets

An early morning fire consumed a home in Zachary. Now, just before Christmas, fire officials say it's a total loss; the four people who lived here say their loss is “devastating."

Students speak out about how LSU handled this years major incidents

LSU has seen more than its share of emergencies in recent months, from a bomb threat to Hurricane Isaac. Tuesday, faculty, staff and students gathered to talk about how the university handled those incidents.

13-year-old killed while attempting to cross five lanes of traffic on I-10 in Metairie

A 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tow truck after he attempted to cross five lanes of traffic on I-10.

18-year-old killed after flipping vehicle several times in single-vehicle crash

An 18-year-old was killed yesterday afternoon in Houma after his vehicle crashed and flipped several times.

Permits issued to restaurants with uncorrected health violations

Monday, Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, announced his office has investigated the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health.

Melrose East neighborhood faced with decision to approve tax that will help with crime

Crime was rampant in the Melrose East area of Baton Rouge a few years ago, but that has since changed. With the help of MECA, the Melrose East Community Association, the area is slowly growing and crime has decreased.