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Unattended pot sparks $30,000 house fire

 Fire investigators say an unattended pot on the stove caught fire and caused an estimated $30,000 worth of damage to a home on Ridgely Drive in Baton Rouge Friday.

Metallica added to Voodoo festival lineup after mad-dash due to cancelation

Adding a multi-platinum band to headline your music festival with only two weeks notice seems like a nearly impossible task.

Evening fire destroys multiple units in apartment complex

A six unit apartment building caught fire last night and suffered serious damage. No one was injured, however, a dog rescued did have to be revived due to smoke inhalation.

Over 275,000 registered to vote in EBR Parish for 2012 elections

If you haven't registered to vote for next month's election, you're out of time. The deadline to register was yesterday, but the Secretary of State's Office says many took time out to register.

Elderly pedestrian killed In Vernon Parish crash

Early on the morning of October 8, a crash involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian killed a man from Hornbeck, LA.

Pilot dies in helicopter crash near Crowley

 A pilot died today after he lost control and crashed a helicopter near Crowley.

FEMA adds West Baton Rouge Parish for individual assistance

Louisianians in West Baton Rouge Parish can now apply for federal and state disaster assistance, as the parish was added to the major disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac.

Tony Chachere’s to launch 'Bold Seasoning'

Tony Chachere’s to Launch “Bold” Seasoning Louisiana will be the launch site for Tony Chachere’s newest product—Bold Seasoning, says President and CEO Don Chachere.

FEMA brings information on Isaac relief to Plaquemine residents

 FEMA has found that lots of people still don't know how to get help, 6 weeks after Hurricane Isaac.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Cat found hanging from noose, family suspects hate crime

A disturbing investigation has been launched in East Feliciana after an elderly man woke up Sunday morning to find that someone had killed and strung up his 6-month-old cat, leaving it hanging from a noose in his front yard.