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Ascension Parish Christmas tree recycling starts January 2nd

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today parish government will hold a Christmas tree recycle drop-off event on Friday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Officials investigating apartment fire on North Foster Drive

Fire officials are trying to figure out what caused an early morning fire at the Crillion apartment complex on North Foster Drive.

I-10 West now open at Lobdell after big rig fire

UPDATE (2:12 p.m.): Louisiana State Police say that both lanes of I-10 West near Grosse Tete is now open.

Day after Christmas sales bring shoppers out

It’s the day after Christmas.

How your trash could make you a target for burglary

The Baton Rouge Police Department want you to be aware of what you put on the curb for trash pickup.

Suspect identified in fatal Piggly Wiggly shooting

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Brusly man who, they say, shot and killed a 19-year-old man during a drug deal.

Curbside collection begins January 5th; drop-off sites open December 26th

The 2014-2015 Christmas tree recycling program will offer curbside collection of trees this year for East Baton Rouge residents, except in Baker and Zachary. Several drop-off locations will also be available.

St. Vincent de Paul packed today with hundreds of people looking for a hot, holiday meal

The St. Vincent de Paul dining room was packed today with hundreds of people looking for a hot, holiday meal! Volunteers served up nearly 800 delicious dishes to those in need.

Baton Rouge Fire Department clears fire started by fireplace

A Baton Rouge resident is relieved after the Baton Rouge Fire Department cleared a fire that extended from the fire place on Christmas Eve.

Where can we eat on Christmas Day?

Looking for a bite to eat this Christmas Day? A list of restaurants that are open tops our look at consumer news this morning.

Ledet’s Auto Sales gives 2 cars to needy families

Not all of us can say that we were given a car for a gift. And the number of us that can say we were given a car as a gift from the owner of a car dealership is even smaller.

Man murdered on Christmas Eve in Prairieville

 Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies say Kevin Sheppard shot two men inside a car during an argument on Josh Brown Road in Prairieville. One of those shots killed 22 year-old Lewis Sanchez.

LSU set for classic matchup with Notre Dame in Music City Bowl

LSU will play in a bowl game for the 15th straight year on Dec. 30 when the 23rd-ranked Tigers face Notre Dame in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. Kickoff between the Tigers and Irish is set for 2:02 p.m.

Tiger Woods targets return to form in 2015

  The Tiger will be back on the prowl in 2015 -- and that's according to the man himself.