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3D cake making debut at Jambalaya Festival

Gonzales, La (FOX44) — There’s something a little different at this year’s Jambalaya Festival. For the first time in the event’s history, there will be a 3-D cake with, of course, a Jambalaya theme.

Jambalaya Fest returns to Gonzales

Gonzales, La (FOX44) — -If you smell something delicious from Ascension Parish, it’s most likely the aroma from more than 100 Jambalaya pots.

Elmer's Island open at noon today

Elmer's Island opens its beaches just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. They open at noon today. Road access to the Island opens 30 minutes before sunrise and closes 30 minutes after sunset Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Final space walk for Endeavor crew

Today was the fourth and final space walk for the crew of Space Shuttle Endeavor. Astronauts Mike Fincke and Gregory Chamitoff floated out of the International Space Station early this morning to install a 50-foot boom.

Foster parents needed in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - At the Capitol there is a push to get more people to open up their homes, and become foster parents.

Some help in preparing for hurricanes without breaking the bank

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The start of the 2011 hurricane season is less than a week away, and this weekend, you can get prepared, tax free.

Rising waters causing dangerous wildlife encounters

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The flood is not only bad news for residents, but for wildlife as well. We got a first hand look at the big beasts that have been pushed out of their habitats such as black bears.

Louisiana is one of seven states to sell all electric car

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Louisiana is one of only seven states in the entire nation to get the latest in green technology.

Flooding damage estimate from GOHSEP

BATON ROUGE,LA (GOHSEP) - State agencies continue their efforts to fight and prepare for flooding in communities across Louisiana. Updates from individual agencies are below.

Having a say in the speed limit

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Metro Council says homeowners should have a say in what the speed limit should be where they live. In an 8-1 vote Wednesday night - Council passed an ordinance that does just that.