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  • Man builds 14-foot-tall 'A Christmas Story' leg lamp in his front yard

    December 11, 2017 3:07 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Tom Gross built a 14-foot-tall “A Christmas Story” leg lamp in his front yard. “Nothing says Christmas like the soft glow of electric sex,” he jokingly told ABC News, quoting the movie. The giant leg lamp is made from a pool pole, Christmas lights,... more »
  • Travel forecast, turkeys and doorbusters feeling a chill Play Video

    November 22, 2017 7:13 AM

    Keep warm frying the turkey and bundle up if you are a doorbuster. Sunshine will dominate through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Local travel will be in fine shape for this Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Around the country, weather related delays will be possible in the Northeast,... more »
  • Baton Rouge garbage, recycling pickup on Jan. 2

    December 28, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City-Parish officials have announced that garbage and recycling will be picked up on Jan. 2. The City-Parish originally announced that garbage pickup would not be conducted that day, however an updated announcement was released on Wednesday afternoon. All sizes of folded, flattened cardboard boxes will be... more »
  • Zachary residents warned of holiday home burglaries

    December 27, 2016 1:16 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department is warning residents of several home burglaries during the Christmas holidays where suspects tried to gain entry through the garage. The police department posted on Facebook that officers have seen several burglaries recently where suspects crash into garage doors to get into the home.... more »
  • Louisiana tops the list in domestic violence homicides Play Video

    December 14, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is once again at the top of another negative list. The state is second in the nation for domestic violence homicides. This time of year, those incidents typically skyrocket. Simply put, the holidays can bring out the best and worst in folks. Mix strife with not a... more »
  • Aug. flooding causes longer days for East Feliciana students

    October 6, 2016 10:22 AM

    CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish will give up two holidays this semester and go to school an extra 15 minutes each day to make up for time lost because of the flooding in August. Superintendent Carlos Sam said the floods washed out seven days of the original school... more »
  • Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes Play Video

    December 23, 2015 6:18 PM

    DALLAS - Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother Nature isn't making it easy... more »
  • State Fire Marshal's Office releases candlelight service safety advisory

    December 22, 2015 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Christmas looms just around the corner and organizers finalize preparations for holiday events, the State Fire Marshal’s Office has put out its annual safety guidelines for event organizers who intend to use candles as part of their celebrations. Officials say candles have been used for... more »
  • Facebook adding 'Photo Magic' to Messenger application

    December 17, 2015 12:10 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is trying to make it easier to send photos as the holiday season's picture-taking frenzy escalates with the arrival of Christmas and New Year's Eve. The world's largest social networking service is offering a feature call "Photo Magic" that will automatically address a message so... more »
  • 'Ice' skating to return to Audubon Zoo starting Dec. 26

    December 8, 2015 11:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Holiday ice skating is set to return to Audubon Zoo for six straight days of winter fun in the Big Easy as part of the zoo’s Snofari Adventure celebration. Visitors will have the opportunity to lace up skates from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 underneath the... more »
  • Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

    November 30, 2015 11:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are rolling out online deals today, the so-called "Cyber Monday." But since shoppers these days are online all the time anyway, the shopping holiday is losing some of its luster. Still, today is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it... more »
  • FedEx predicts 12 percent increase in holiday shipments

    October 26, 2015 12:06 PM

    With online shopping growing, FedEx is bracing for a record volumes this holiday season. The delivery company predicted Monday that shipments from Black Friday through Christmas Eve will rise 12.4 percent over last year to 317 million pieces. The company said that to handle the crush, it is... more »
  • Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

    October 6, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEOGA, Ill. - Crop experts say there should be enough pumpkins for Halloween, but that supplies of canned pumpkin could be scarce by Thanksgiving. Illinois is the country's top pumpkin-producing state. Mohammad Babadoost is a plant pathology professor at the University of Illinois. He says "we'll have a pumpkin for... more »
  • NYPD Slow: Times Square had 1 million revelers, zero tickets

    January 10, 2015 10:50 AM

    NEW YORK - There were an estimated 1 million revelers and thousands of police officers in Times Square on New Year's Eve. But another number stands out: zero tickets for low-level crimes. That was for the entire week containing the holiday. During the busy Christmas week, the total for such... more »
  • Mystery child gives trooper loving Christmas card

    December 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    HOUMA - A state trooper was shocked by a little girl, who handed him a Christmas card at a store. The girl handed him a card, then left. When the trooper opened it, it read "the gift of love, the gift of peace, and the gift of joy; May... more »
  • Stores open early, stay open late for last-minute shoppers

    December 19, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are one of the millions of American's who have yet to get their holiday shopping done, stores are staying open longer and opening earlier for your convenience. Kohl's is open for 100 hours straight. The store opened Friday at 6 a.m. and will stay open... more »
  • Kohl's will open for 100 hours straight again in 2014

    December 9, 2014 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Kohl's shoppers and others will be able to shop 'till they drop for hours leading up to Christmas. The company announced its stores will be open for 100 hours straight ahead of the holiday in two weeks. Stores will open at 6 a.m. on Dec. 19 and... more »
  • Help offered for seasonal depression Play Video

    December 2, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the holidays near many families will celebrate in a traditional way, but for some those celebrations and joy can exacerbate the pain felt through depression. Experts at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center say people who are already experiencing a problem with depression can hurt... more »
  • Gas prices leaving extra cash in your pocket Play Video

    November 19, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The price of gas has dropped as low as $2.30 a gallon in the Capital City and the savings at the pump mean more cash for the holidays. "I could add in the iPads or something like that, that I wouldn't normally be able to afford," said... more »
  • A guide to healthy holidays and diabetes living Play Video

    November 10, 2014 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With World Diabetes Day approaching on Friday, dietician Angelina LeBlanc returned to the News 2 at 4 set to promote diabetes awareness, prevention and coping techniques. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 400 million people worldwide have diabetes with 29.1 million in the United States... more »
  • Pecan season is here Play Video

    October 31, 2014 6:32 PM

    NEW ROADS - The holiday season is here, and with it comes pecan season. Steve Bergeron from H.J. Bergeron Pecan Shelling company said this year's crops are a few weeks late in its harvest. "There's a huge crop out there. But the problem being that since we had... more »

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