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Where Do You Plan To Celebrate Mardi Gras?

I love this time of year!  Mardi Gras is always full of excitement from the parades, parties, balls, chicken runs and good food.  It's the time of the year when Louisiana really gets to shine, by sharing our traditions and rich history with the world

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Lil Boosie Won’t Be Coming Home In February

According to AllHipHop, via his publicist, Lil Boosie confirmed he won't be released from prison in February.

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Update: Homicide In South Lake Charles Under Investigation By CPSO, Mugshot Released

Upadate: February 7, 2014; 5:53 p.m.

A mugshot has been released for the man charged with the 2nd degree murder of Felton P. Boutte on yesterday (Feb. 6th).

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(Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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On This Day In Black History – Barack Obama Became The First African American President Of The Harvard Law Review [VIDEO]

This Black History Month we remember those African American's who've paved the way for us to realize greatness.  Special thanks to the marvelous black inventors like Michael C. Harvey who took us out of the dark by inventing the lamp in 1884,  Sarah Boone for inventing the ironing board in 1892, Garrett Morgan who in 1923 invented the gas mask and Joseph Winters for the escape ladder, invented in 1878.

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(Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
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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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(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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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
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
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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