MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The new year was a little brighter and a little cuter for one particular family in Manatee County.

According to the Manatee Memorial Hospital, healthy baby boy Kiah Casseus was born at 1:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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He weighed six pounds, 3 oz, and measured 19 and a half inches in length.

It was six pounds, 3 oz of joy for Emily Baker and her boyfriend Erik Ramsey, the proud parents of Kiah Casseus.

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