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Deadly weekend in Louisiana highlights importance of holiday travel safety

The holidays are here and there is anticipation in the air as families gather to celebrate across Louisiana. Your plans may involve a fall vacation or maybe you will stay home and get your Christmas shopping done early.

Louisiana Emergency Managers deployed to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery

Several teams of emergency managers from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and other state agencies deployed to New York today to assist with the continued response to Hurricane Sandy.

Speeding driver dies in crash on I-10

One person died in an early morning single vehicle crash on I-10 West near the Lobdell exit. Troopers believe the driver was driving excessively fast, which contributed to the cause of the crash.

NOPD investigating skeletal remains found in abandoned home

The New Orleans Police Department is currently investigating skeletal remains discovered in a home located in the Seventh Ward.

Louisiana group to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Members of a south Louisiana group packed their bags and headed toward the Big Apple to participate in one of the biggest parades in the nation, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Could merging law enforcement agencies in EBR make our city safer?

Metro-City Council member Joel Boe says he wants to merge the EBR Sheriff's Office with area police departments.

Baton Rouge shoppers slow to embrace Small Business Saturday

Small businesses want you to ignore all the temptations of Black Friday. They say you should wait and support neighborhood companies 24 hours later, on Small Business Saturday.

Water treatment compound plant explosion worries Slaughter residents

There was a 'huge' explosion and fire around 2:00am this morning in the Slaughter area. It happened at the Monolyte Laboratory and early this morning folks who live nearby were evacuated as a precaution.

Police offer tips on safe shopping during the Holidays

According to the New Orleans Police Department, criminals look for the easiest opportunity when deciding to commit a crime during the Holidays.

Shelter prepares to feed more than 700 in Baton Rouge for Thanksgiving

St. Vincent De Paul homeless shelter is helping to feed the needy for Thanksgiving. More than 100 volunteers will help make more than 700 meals for turkey day.