Many restaurants, bars and businesses are banking on big celebrations this New Year's Eve weekend. And whether you're going out or staying in, there's bound to be some prep work.
For restaurants and bars, the New Year means more party-goers, more drinks and more work getting ready.
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"It was a big surprise, we didn't think it would come that soon."
That surprise is baby Jaylen Bernard...he came as the first baby of 2011 in Lafayette Parish at 5:15am. Parents Jerome Bruno, and Dewayna Bernard were not expecting him till later in the week.
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has had more West Nile virus diagnoses - and more serious infections - so far this year than in all of 2009. Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says cases in Iberia and Vermilion parishes bring this year's total to 27 - 12 in... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit is challenging the way state lawmakers balanced last year's budget with $198 million from Louisiana's "rainy day" fund. The lawsuit was filed Monday. It claims legislators violated the state constitution by not repaying the money that was taken from the fund. If the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says $20 million in federal money is available to Louisiana aquaculture producers who need help because of last year's high feed costs. Strain says it covers producers whose feed costs last year were 25 percent higher than the 2003-07... more »
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2010. The case was confirmed July 14 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... more »