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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.

Cancer specialist: good reason behind report of declining tests

A new report shows that Americans are not getting screened for various cancers as often as in the past, and not at the rate suggested by government health agencies.

Sam's, Wal-Mart salmon recall cites possible listeria contamination

Multiexport Foods, Inc of Miami, FL expanded a voluntary recall of cold smoked salmon, 12 oz Twin Pack and the 1.25 lb Pack under the "Paramount Reserve", because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.

First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today the artwork that was selected for display in Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion for the month of Dec

3-year-old boy dies after being crushed by ranch cart flipped during accident

A 3-year-old boy died this evening after he was crushed by a ranch cart that rolled over. The crash occurred after his grandmother, who was driving, suffered from a seizure.

Tis' the season to donate those unwanted giftcards or presents

What if you knew you wanted to give back this season but couldn't financially? Well, did you get some gift cards to a store or two you that you're sure you'll never use? Stop right there.