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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.

Community mourns loss of 13-year-old boy killed in accidental shooting

One teenager is dead another behind bars after Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies say one teen accidentally shot the other. Investigators say 13-year-old Christian Crain died from a gunshot to the head.

Together Baton Rouge released annual review

It's been a history-making year for the largest citizen organizing strategy in the history of Baton Rouge.

Firework sales fizzle

Fireworks venders across the area are preparing for the New Year's Eve rush. Venders say come Monday their places will be packed with people trying to brighten their holiday party.

Crawfish season looking good due to excessive rain, high temps

Southern Louisiana had more rainfall this summer compared to the past 2 years, so crawfish reproduction is at an all time high, numbers and size.

Family dog dies from smoke inhalation due to kitchen fire

A dog died today after inhaling too much smoke caused by a kitchen fire.

Hazmat working overtime to remove illegally stored explosives at Camp Minden

After taking the holidays off, Louisiana State Police's Hazmat team is back to work moving the more than 6 million pounds of illegally stored explosives at Camp Minden.

Houma pastor commits suicide after hitting young boy with car

A pastor reportedly committed suicide after he hit a 7-year-old boy with his car and fled the scene.