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  • Final preparations made for Christmas Eve bonfires Play Video

    December 23, 2016 3:10 PM

    ST. JAMES PARISH – Officials in St. James Parish are making final preparations for the annual Christmas Eve bonfires. According to a statement released Friday, officials say a total of 138 permits were issues this year to construct a bonfire along the Mississippi River levee. “Christmas Eve is... more »
  • Final approval given for St. James bonfires

    December 24, 2015 4:37 PM

    GRAMERCY - Parish officials gave the final go-ahead for plans to light traditional Christmas Eve bonfires along the St. James Parish levee Thursday evening. The green light was given after an afternoon conference call with the National Weather Service about conditions in the area. Forecasters said everything is favorable... more »
  • Bonfires stick out on Levee Play Video

    December 19, 2014 6:11 PM

    LUTCHER - The levees in St. James Parish are lined with bonfires that stick out for miles, all waiting to light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve. Some bonfire experts spend the entire holiday season constructing works of art for the tradition. "It's about having a... more »
  • The danger in Halloween decorations Play Video

    October 30, 2014 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween can be scary in more ways than one. There are an average of 1,000 reported fires each year caused by flammable Halloween decorations. Fire Marshal Butch Browning joined us on 2une In this morning with tips to keep you safe. About 40% of those are... more »
  • Bonfires on the levee preparation Play Video

    December 23, 2013 5:00 PM

    ST. JAMES PARISH - It's a Christmas Eve tradition that always lights up the night along the levee in the River Parishes of St. James and St. John the Baptist. The levee is lined mile-after-mile with the decorative sculptures made from wood. "It's definitely worth the time," said Josh... more »

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