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 »
Four bowl games are whetting college football fans' appetite for the New Year's Day bowl extravaganza.
First up is the Music City Bowl in Nashville where Vanderbilt is rated about a touchdown favorite over N.C. State. Vandy is trying for its first nine-victory season since 1915. The 8-4 Commodores... more »
NEW YORK - ABC is turning its first New Year's Eve without Dick Clark in four decades partly into a celebration of the showbiz impresario's life. Clark, who originated the annual "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special in 1971, died at age 82 in April. Fergie and Jenny McCarthy will be... more »
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 »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans brass band will kick off a series of free New Year's Eve music performances in Jackson Square. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city's New Year's Eve festivities begin at 9 p.m. with a performance by the Lagniappe Brass Band, followed by... more »