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  • Woman run over by minivan after Christmas Eve Mass

    December 25, 2014 11:44 AM

    HAMMONTON, NJ - Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing the street. Hammonton police that the 77-year-old woman was struck by a Chevy Venture after leaving St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic church in Hammonton on Wednesday... more »
  • Bonfires along river light Christmas sky check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2014 10:30 PM

    GRAMERCY - A centuries old bonfire tradition lighting the way for Papa Noel along the Mississippi River is getting more explosive than ever. "I don't think we wold do this in California at all," first time spectator Ashley Kim said. About a hundred bonfires along several miles of... more »
  • Pope celebrates Christmas Eve at late-night Mass

    December 24, 2014 4:15 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. In his homily, Francis said the birth of Jesus Christ showed the patience, closeness and tenderness of God. The pope said that by becoming a human being, "God made himself small to better... more »
  • Lighting Santa's way with bonfires, gumbo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Christmas tradition continues this weekend in St. James Parish. Dozens of bonfire structures have already popped up near Gramercy and Lutcher. They're used to light the way for Santa on Christmas Eve. Family and friends spend weeks constructing the elaborate structures. Some are as tall... more »
  • Christmas Eve robber wanted

    December 24, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for the person who held up a gas station near downtown on Christmas Eve. The man had his hand inside a green book bag, acting like he was armed, when he demanded money from the clerk at the Chevron on St. Ferdinand Street around... more »
  • Bonfires light the way for "Papa Noel" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2013 9:50 PM

    GRAMERCY - A generations old tradition continued Tuesday in St. James Parish. The annual lighting of bonfires capped off the night for the thousands who showed up for the Christmas Eve celebration. The burning started at 7 p.m. and was followed by fireworks. Gramercy Mayor Terry Borne's family... more »
  • Bonfires on the levee preparation check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Pa. pastor's niece, boyfriend jailed in burglary

    January 2, 2013 12:48 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area pastor's niece and her boyfriend have been jailed on charges they burglarized the clergyman's home while he conducted a Christmas Eve service. Ross Township police charged 28-year-old Jessica Hirth and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Jeremiah Kelly, both of the township, with burglary, receiving stolen property and criminal... more »
  • Annual bonfires will burn despite naughty forecast

    December 24, 2012 5:49 PM

    LUTCHER- An annual Christmas Eve tradition is a go, despite concerns of inclement weather. St. James and St. John parishes will light the bonfires on the Mississippi River levee. There was discussion about cancelling the event because of the severe weather. But, the weather situation is holding-off, and... more »
  • Levee bonfire tradition lives on check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 13, 2012 5:11 PM

    LUTCHER - It's been a Christmas Eve tradition for more than 200 years. Almost 60 hallow tree-like structures line the levee in St. James and St. John Parishes. The tradition is passed down from generation to generation. For the past few weeks, the levee has been busy with people... more »
  • Woman accused of Walmart greeter punch faces trial

    August 20, 2012 12:39 PM

    BATAVIA, N.Y. - A western New York woman who's accused of punching a 70-year-old WalMart greeter in the face on Christmas Eve is about to stand trial. Jacquetta Simmons was charged with two counts of felony assault but one of those was reduced last week to a misdemeanor. Nevertheless, the... more »
  • Man dies in Christmas Eve collision

    December 25, 2011 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A head-on collision late Christmas Eve left one man dead in Baton Rouge. It happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of Highland Road near Siegen Lane. Sheriff's deputies say two vehicles were traveling east and west on Highland Road when they collided into... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul serves Christmas Eve dinner

    December 24, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Holidays always mean helping the less fortunate have a Merry Christmas too, that's why volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul handed out hundreds of meals to the needy in Baton Rouge this Christmas Eve. Happy eaters got to sit down at a restaurant-style table and enjoy... more »
  • Last minute Christmas shopping isn't always a bad thing

    December 24, 2011 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many spent their Christmas Eve doing last minute shopping, but shoppers at the Mall of Louisiana today said they actually planned to cut it this close. Steven Landry said he does it every year. "You get better deals," said Landry. According to the National Retail... more »
  • Weather prediction looking up for bonfire builders

    December 23, 2011 1:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The weather's looking up for people who build Christmas Eve bonfires on the Mississippi River levees between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tim Erickson says showers are likely to be light and late, with winds less than 10 miles an hour. High winds... more »
  • Ohio man blames Ozzy Osbourne for traffic arrest

    December 31, 2010 1:15 PM

    CLEVELAND - An Ohio drunken-driving suspect is blaming his arrest on Ozzy Osbourne. William Liston was arrested Christmas Eve in suburban Cleveland. WJW-TV says he told police officers, "Ozzy Osbourne and his music made me do it." Osbourne's hits as lead singer of heavy metal band Black... more »
  • Levee bonfires light way for Papa Noel

    December 23, 2010 10:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Christmas Eve tradition continues this weekend in south Louisiana with the lighting of huge bonfires along the Mississippi river. It's a tradition that dates back more than 100 years. Forty-five-year-old BoBilly Bourgeois says he's been taking part since he was big enough to walk. He says... more »
  • Pope knocked down by woman at Christmas Mass

    December 24, 2009 6:58 PM

    A woman jumped the barriers in St. Peter's Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday. The 82-year-old pope quickly got up and was unhurt, said a Vatican spokesman. Video shot by a witness showed the woman... more »
  • One dead, another injured in Christmas Eve crash

    December 24, 2009 7:44 AM

    Pointe Coupee Parish officials are investigating an early morning crash that claimed the life of one and injured another. It happened just after midnight Thursday on Hwy 1 in New Roads. At least three cars were involved in the crash. The victims names have not been released. News 2... more »

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