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2013 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Parade goers have already started counting down the days for the largest tourism event for Louisiana. Fat Tuesday will be held this year on February 12. This is the day before Ash Wednesday, which notes the first day of Lent.

33 year old prisoner escapes from St. Gabriel prison

Officials with the Department of Corrections told FOX44 News 33 year old Keana Barnes escaped from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women around 1:00 Tuesday morning. She was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter.

Baton Rouge deemed 'unfriendly' toward LGBT community by national survey

A new survey by the Human Rights Campaign cites the city of Baton Rouge as one of the least 'Gay-Friendly' in the nation.

Baton Rouge apartment destroyed in fire

A Baton Rouge apartment has been deemed a “total loss” after catching fire yesterday morning. On December 30 around 9:00 a.m., firefighters were called to Oakland Apartments off of Airline Highway.

Louisiana river shippers worry about Midwestern drought

Barge captains running cargo up and down the Mississippi through the Midwestern corridor all have similar stories to tell these days.

LSU fans disappointed after Clemson loss

LSU football fans have a hangover worse than anything champagne on New Year's could have caused. That feeling came after they blew a double digit fourth quarter lead to Clemson.

Survey: Baton Rouge one of America's most dangerous cities

Baton Rouge resident Jeff Conrad lives in the relatively safe Bluebonnet area of Baton Rouge. But even he's alarmed by the spike in crime in the Capitol City. And the stats back up his fear.

Downtown businesses say bring on the New Year's Eve crowds

Grab your party hat and streamer celebrating 2013 is almost here. Businesses in downtown Baton Rouge spent Sunday preparing for a boom in crowds Monday night for New Year's Eve.

Who Dats ready to forget 2012 season

The Who Dat Nation is officially in the off season.

Two people died in fatal crash in St. Helena Parish

Early this morning, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L investigated a single vehicle crash that took the life of two Guatemalan foreign nationals.