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Thanksgiving fun facts

We know the traditions, but what we don’t know is when the first Thanksgiving was held in America. Historians note markers that suggest celebrations could have happened long before the Pilgrims in 1621.

Homeless struggle to survive during the holidays

Shorty and his six year old son just became homeless. This is after they were thrown out onto the street by his parents on Friday. "No family, no nothing," says Shorty.

Second vent well at sinkhole site shut down after encounter with hydrogen sulfide

The following is a release provided by the Office of Conservation related to the ongoing issues in Bayou Corne related to the sinkhole:

Allegations of voter fraud in Clinton to be investigated

Clinton Police Department Investigators received a list of 115 names of voters that are alleged to have voted in the last election that were not eligible to vote in the election of Town’s Mayor and Board of Alderman.

Addicts struggle to fight alcohol dependency in Louisiana's 'drinking culture'

November is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and here in Louisiana, those trying to stay sober said it's a lot tougher than other places in the country due to our “party culture.”

Louisiana Emergency Managers deployed to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery

Several teams of emergency managers from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and other state agencies deployed to New York today to assist with the continued response to Hurricane Sandy.

Deadly crash in St. Martin Parish marks 4th in 4 days

Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Highway 347 north of St. Martinville which claimed the life of a Breaux Bridge man.

Mother and daughter arrested for shoplifting

A mother/daughter duo has been arrested for stealing detergent and soap at a Eunice store. Officers responded to Family Dollar in the 1000 block of East Laurel Ave in reference to two shoplifters on the premises.

Is it dangerous to live on a salt dome, experts assess risk

Louisiana has over 120 salt domes and many different drilling operations on them. The residents of Bayou Corne know the reality of a potential disaster is all too real.

Pride of Acadiana to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Members of a South Louisiana group packed their bags and headed toward the Big Apple to participate in one of the biggest parades in the nation, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.