Food and Fun

Scientists create light-matter like Darth Vader's lightsaber

A beam of light is supposed to shine off into infinity, but when Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker whip out their lightsabers for some spark-flying action, the light blades extrude like stick deodorant and then just stop.

Father, son bond over writing a book together

The dream of writing a book has come true for one father-son duo. They wrote a book together, but to them, it's much more than just words on a page.

Hot Air Balloon Championship gets pilots excited to hit the sky

The sky over Ascension Parish will be filled with colorful hot air balloons this weekend. It's part of the Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival and Championship.

Michael J. Fox's triumphant return to TV

For sheer inspirational value, it will be hard to top one of this fall's new TV series, "The Michael J. Fox Show."

Lottery drawings produce $6.9M in winnings in August, scratch-off winners claim $9.6M

From remodeling a kitchen to “putting the money in the bank and waiting for the grandkids to call,” Louisiana Lottery players had big plans for the more than $6.9 million in prizes won during drawings held in August.

Excitement building over two shopping developments in Riverside Landing

Denham Springs is getting ready to annex 18 acres of swampland. The newest addition to the city could become the big shopping mall people there have been waiting for.

Miss Piggy joins Kermit at Smithsonian

Roll out the red carpet: America's favorite prima donna pig is on the way to the Smithsonian.

Oregon man: I found 2 $100 bills in Walmart cookies

An ordinary trip to the grocery store turned out to be anything but for a Salem man who said he bought a box of snickerdoodle cookies from a Walmart store on Saturday.

Burger King snipes at McDonald's with lower-fat fries

Burger King has launched the latest salvo in its French fries war with McDonald's: a new fry that it's billing as a lower-calorie alternative to its fattier rival.

Park(ing) Day creates green spaces in downtown Baton Rouge

In an effort to bring more green spaces, downtown Baton Rouge celebrated a national movement called Park(ing) Day.

Wonder Bread returns to shelves

Wonder Bread is back.

$400 million Powerball winner to stay anonymous

There is a man in South Carolina who has been keeping a big secret for the past five days. Well, he did tell his dog. And, we assume, his wife.

LSU Rural Life Museum to host 18th Annual Harvest Days September 28-29

The LSU Rural Life Museum will present the 18th annual Harvest Days on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at the museum, located just off of I-10 at 4560 Essen Lane.

Denham Springs Pilot Club to host Hoop De Doo Fall Fest

The Pilot Club of Denham Springs will host the “Hoop De Doo Fall Festival” on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hot Air Balloon Festival to start on Friday

The Ascension Festivals and Cultural Council is pleased to announce their event schedule for the upcoming 2013 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival held from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, September 29.