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  • Fire breaks out near Dubai's New Year's fireworks display

    December 31, 2015 1:44 PM

    DUBAI - Fire broke out in a residential building near Dubai's massive New Year's Eve fireworks display. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which ran up at least 20 stories of the building near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper. Burning debris rained down from the... more »
  • NY ex-con charged with planning New Year's Eve terror attack

    December 31, 2015 12:28 PM

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Federal authorities say a New York ex-con has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria. Twenty-five-year-old Emanuel Lutchman was arrested Wednesday. Steven Slawinski, his... more »
  • The CFP semifinals, a new tradition for New Year's Eve

    December 29, 2015 4:36 PM

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - When it comes to which sports have a foothold on holidays, the NFL owns Thanksgiving, the NBA owns Christmas and college football has long been associated with New Year's Day. Now, college football wants New Year's Eve, too. Including Thursday's matchups in the Orange... more »
  • Drunk driving enforcement efforts peak for New Year's Eve

    December 28, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement noted on the last Monday of the year that enforcement of impaired-driving laws will not be letting up simply because the Christmas holiday is behind us. In the week ahead, they'll be ramping up efforts to be prepared for what has become one of the... more »
  • DOTD says changes could be coming to deadly curve

    January 14, 2015 1:19 PM

    WALKER - State traffic officials said Wednesday they have no plans to reduce speed along a stretch of road where several deadly wrecks have happened in Livingston Parish, including a wreck on New Year's Eve which killed three people. However, the Department of Transportation and Development said they would... more »
  • Neighborhoods pitch in to fight firework celebrations Play Video

    December 31, 2014 8:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A community is joining together to stop illegal activity on New Year's Eve. "It's just so dangerous and we need to make sure that we are doing it safely," Goodwood Property Owners Association member, Tina Villa said. "So that means with organized groups or downtown or... more »
  • New Year's Eve brings the sounds and sights

    December 31, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUG E- As the clock ticks on the final hours of 2014, people are doing all they can to get ready for the new year. Some folks are spending hundreds of dollars on explosives for their firework celebration. "I was thinking about $100, trying not to max... more »
  • Family shines light on consequences of drunk driving Play Video

    December 31, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A brother and sister who buried six members of their family two years ago spoke out today, hoping to stop people from driving drunk on New Year's Eve. In May of 2012 Brett Gerald was under the influence and crashed into an oncoming car, killing everyone... more »
  • Flurries, scant snow in Vegas on New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2014 12:49 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas visitors hoping for a winter wonderland on New Year's Eve are getting plenty of cold but not much of the white stuff. The National Weather Service reported snow showers and flurries Wednesday morning in parts of the Las Vegas valley but virtually none of it... more »
  • New Year's celebrations underway in Red Stick

    December 31, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People in Baton Rouge started celebrating the New Year early with Red Stick Revelry kids' events Wednesday morning downtown. The city's official New Year's Eve celebration started at 11 a.m. with hands-on arts activities for children, including making Choctaw dream catchers with local artists and dancing... more »
  • Ministry has New Year's Eve Times Square message

    December 30, 2014 5:15 PM

    PETERSBURG, KY - The Christian ministry that operates the Creation Museum in Kentucky will be running a video ad in New York's Times Square during the annual New Year's Eve celebration. Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham says the 15-second message will be seen seven minutes per hour over Broadway... more »
  • 2014 welcomed across the world

    December 31, 2013 10:55 AM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - With fireworks, dancing and late-night revelry, millions around the world welcomed 2014 on Tuesday, gathering for huge displays of jubilation and unity as the new year arrived. Dubai, a Persian Gulf nation known for glitz, glamor and over-the-top achievements like the world's tallest skyscraper, sought... more »
  • Wrapping the year under clouds

    December 31, 2013 5:58 AM

    New Year's Eve: Today, despite high pressure positioned to our north, the cold front that passed through yesterday will win the battle to influence our weather. Hung up just off of the coastline to our south, mainly cloudy skies will persist across the region. Also, now on the cool side... more »
  • Holiday trends with Jennifer Palpallotoc Play Video

    December 17, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fashion blogger Jennifer Palpallotoc talked about some different holiday looks today on WBRZ News 2 at 4. Palpallotoc talked about three different looks: the Christmas party, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. She also paired each outfit with a gift, like a bottle of champagne for... more »
  • Driver mows down decorations at holiday party

    January 3, 2013 12:18 PM

    KENNER, La. - There were no reports of serious injuries, but a vehicle was damaged and several holiday decorations were mowed down in the front yard of a Kenner home when a disturbance broke out at a New Year's Eve house party. Kenner police said it happened around 2 a.m.... more »

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