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  • 2 charged after report of baby tossed in river proves false

    December 25, 2015 5:52 PM

    HAVERHILL, Mass. - A mother and daughter have been charged with making up a story about seeing a man throwing a baby into a river on Christmas Eve, touching off a massive search. Forty-two-year-old Holly Fowler and 23-year-old Kristine Fowler live near the Merrimac River in Haverhill, about 35 miles... more »
  • FedEx isn't coming to town with all gifts on Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2015 5:40 PM

    Unlike Santa Claus, Federal Express is conceding it won't be able to make all its scheduled deliveries on Christmas Eve. FedEx is hoping to ease the disappointment by delivering packages on Christmas Day and opening counters at its Express offices across the U.S. so customers can pick up the... more »
  • Classmates honor victim of drunk driving crash six years after her death Play Video

    December 24, 2015 4:40 PM

    NEW ROADS - A New Roads woman was honored on Christmas Eve six years after she was killed by a drunk driver. Friends and classmates gathered to release balloons along Hospital Road and Hwy 1 to honor crash victim Terri Parker. Parker was killed when a drunk driver crashed... 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 »
  • Wreck on I-49 delays travel through Shreveport

    December 24, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities warned drivers about delays along I-49 near Shreveport after a wreck on Christmas Eve. KTBS reported the wreck involved multiple vehicles and happened just before 2 p.m. at the I-49 Terry Bradshaw / Inner Loop interchange. Police said one person was taken to the... more »
  • Two bowl games on tap for Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2015 11:10 AM

    UNDATED - Christmas Eve sports action is limited to a pair of the record 40 bowl games this year. Things kick off in Nassau, where Middle Tennessee takes on Western Michigan in the Bahamas Bowl. The matchup between the 7-5 teams features two of the nation's most prolific receiving tandems.... more »
  • Christmas Eve murder suspect trial set

    August 1, 2015 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gary Francois, accused of gunning down another man in a suburban New Orleans shopping mall on Christmas Eve, will go to trial Nov. 3. State District Judge Lee Faulkner of Gretna set the date Friday for Francois after denying a defense motion to prevent the jury from... more »
  • 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 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 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" 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 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 »

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