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107 Jamz Celebrates Black History Month – On This Day In Black History The Negro Baseball League Founded

African Americans have made a profound impact on this country, even though many of our accomplishments go unnoticed in American History books.  From bringing the world Jazz and Rap/Hip Hop to the countless inventions used in our daily lives like the traffic single, refrigeration, blood banks, performing the first successful open heart surgery down to America's favorite snack the potato chip.  Whether you know it or not, Black History is celebrated 365 days a year.

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Encourage Yourself – Upgrade Your Health With Sharmitta Rideau

Sometimes the best encouragement and motivation, comes from yourself.  After all you are responsible for your own well being right?  Encourage yourself and don't look for others to hold you accountable.

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Erik Tee
Erik Tee
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The Big Game 48 Tailgate Party Recap With Fox 29 [PHOTOS]

Man I had a great day today hanging out with the crew from Fox 29 for the Big Game 48 Tailgate Party that we had at Market Basket today. There was hundreds of folks who came out and got registered for the big prizes including a flat screen tv and a recliner. Check out some the photos from today's event!

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Here Are Lake Charles’ 2014 Mardi Gras Parade Routes and Times [VIDEO]

It is one of the most fun times of the year in Southwest Louisiana. It's Mardi Gras and that means great parades are ready to roll. We wanted to make sure you knew the times and routes so you don't miss any of the fun

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Traditional Mardi Gras Run
Traditional Mardi Gras Run (Getty Images)
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Cajun Courir De Mardi Gras Documentary From 1975 [VIDEO]

The Courir De Mardi Gras is translated to"Mardi Gras Run" and is a tradition in South and central Louisiana. It's where a group of revelers get together and go house to house in a community to collect items for a gumbo and once it's done is results in a big cook out and dance.

Here is a really cool video I found from 1975 from the documentary "The Good Times are Killing Me".

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Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
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Rapper Lil Boosie Reportedly Set to Be Released In February

Word on the street is that Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch, may be a free man as soon as next month. 

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Big Boy Chill
Big Boy Chill
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Decreasing Ice Build-Up On Your Automobile Windshield During Winter Storm Leon, According to Big Boy Chill [PHOTO]

Find out how Big Boy Chill has been battling the build-up of ice on his vehicles from the ice and frigid temperatures that have plagued Southwest Louisiana since last week (Jan. 23rd).

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Astrid Riecken/Getty Images
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Calcasieu Parish Shelters Open To The Homeless During Freezing Temperatures

With the freezing temperatures upon once again, it's important to remember not all us have a warm, dry place the get out of the cold.  If you or someone you know is in need of shelter during this winter storm there are a few shelters in our area that can help them.

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Getty Images / Spencer Platt
Getty Images / Spencer Platt
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UPDATED — Here’s a Timeline of What to Expect From This Week’s Winter Storm — Expect Power Outages, Road Closures

UPDATED 3:34 p.m. 1/27/14 -- Emergency preparedness officials are saying that Tuesday's and Wednesday's winter storm event at least has the potential to match the ice storm from 1997 -- an event that left many without power for several days. Officials are advising residents to make plans now as if they were going to be without power for 2-3 days.

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10 Tips For Surviving Winter Weather In SWLA

I've lived in SWLA my whole life, and can count on one hand the number of times I've seen snow, ice-sickles, and other wintry weather wonders. Winter in SWLA usually means that during any given week you'll have 5 cold days, 1 really cold day, and 1 day warm enough to wear shorts and a tanktop

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Sirens - Getty Images
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Sirens Wail In Downtown Lake Charles Sunday Evening – Why?

At approximately 9PM Sunday evening, January 26, a loud warbling high-low siren could be heard throughout downtown Lake Charles.

Reports came in that the siren was coming from the Lake Charles post of the National Guard on 3rd Avenue

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Louisiana State Police
Louisiana State Police
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UPDATE — State Police Activate AMBER Alert for Three-Year-Old Duson Girl

UPDATE -- The AMBER Alert has been cancelled after police retrieved the girl. Her father is still at large, however.

As if things weren't bad enough this morning, Louisiana State Police are also searching for a three-year-old Duson girl who was abducted.  An AMBER alert has been issued, and the public is being asked to stay alert, as the child's life is believed to be in danger.

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