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St. James Parish kicks off festival of the bonfires

St. James Parish kicked off the festival of the bonfires Friday, but it's not your ordinary shindig. Festival Committee Member, Terry Roussel said, " [It's] south louisiana style, okay?"

BRCC launches new scholarship program

What if you wanted to gain work skills, but college is just not for you or your budget? Baton Rouge Community College wants to help with its new scholarship program.

Couple spends nearly $1000 a month to feed neighborhood children

For some students who catch the school bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee's Avondale community, their early mornings were filled with foul language, fights and junk food. That was until one couple decided to make a difference.

Thibodaux mom speaks out: 'I'm not an animal hoarder'

"I'm not an animal hoarder. I've been rescuing animals, as long as, I could walk,” Lorencia Raffray, said. “I was rescuing animals."

SU excited about SWAC championship victory; 10 years since last win

The SWAC trophy is back on the bluff. The Southern jaguars took down the Jackson State tigers 34 to 27 Saturday in Reliant stadium.

BR native earns promotion to Staff Sergeant in U.S. Marine Corps

Andrew Nackley is now a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Community rebuilds man's Christmas display after lights were stolen

When Bob Sturtevant and his wife had two of their Christmas decorations stolen from their Hamburg, New York yard last week, they couldn't have imagined how some Western New Yorkers would come to the rescue.

Public hearing set to discuss what to do with empty Baton Rouge fire stations

When LueRean Talley looks next door she sees an boarded up, weathered, and vacant fire station on Osage Street . It's an eye sore she says she'd like to see spruced up.

Shelter looking to community for help with keeping doors open

Livingston Parish has one of the biggest domestic abuse problems in the state, and now the only emergency shelter is fighting to keep its doors open.

Wreaths Across America: local ceremonies

Folks in South Louisiana are joining the nationwide ceremony of Wreaths Across America to honor United States veterans. There will be two local ceremonies taking place this Saturday, Dec. 14th at 11:00 a.m.

Messenger's Christmas Land fate in question

Clyde Messenger and his family have a special spot for Christmas in their hearts. Clyde Messenger owns Messenger's Christmas land on Plantation Avenue in Denham Springs.

MADD hosts holiday event for families of victims of drunk driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosted a special tribute event for families and friends of people who were killed or injured by a drunk driver.

Sign damaged in BR, business looking for offender

One Baton Rouge business is still looking for the individual who damaged their sign.  Witnesses at Geaux Granite at 10335 Airline Highway, 70816 say a white 18-wheeler with a red cab made a sharp turn and hit the sign.

Residents recall witnessing blaze at apartment,bar

Baton Rouge Fire Department Investigators are trying to figure out what cause a fire that destroyed a local bar and several apartments near the intersection of Old Hammond Highway and Drusilla Lane.

Seasonal help allows some to afford an extra special Christmas

Seasonal employment is helping some to make Christmas extra special this year for their loved ones. Erica Sept started working at a Baton Rouge target for the holidays.