Empty bag shuts down part of LSU's campus

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A suspicious bag on the LSU campus had a section blocked off for sometime this afternoon.

First day of work for Southern's new top cop

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Ronald Stevens started his first day on the job today, Monday, Oct. 24, as the new Police Chief on Southern University's campus.

Crime committee meets for final time

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- For the past two months, the Metro Council Crime Committee has met every-other week with the goal of reducing the crime in East Baton Rouge Parish.

First Degree Murder charge for death of one-year-old

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: An autopsy on the one-year-old child came back on Monday, Oct. 24. Results show that the child died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, neck and extremities.

Teen arrested for aggravated rape to a 6 year old

HAMMOND, LA. (FOX44) - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on October 22, 2011, deputies arrested Earl Thomas, 17, of Simpson Place in Hammond for the Aggravated Rape of a six-year-old victim.

Officer shoots suspect after being run over

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A man is shot dead by a Lafayette Police Officer after the officer is backed over by the suspect's car. It happened on the Evangeline Thruway near Castill Friday night, around 11:20 p.m.

Baker teacher allegedly strangled student

BAKER, La (FOX44) — An elementary school teacher is behind bars after, police say, she choked a six-year-old student, and then dragged her across the playground at recess.

No death penalty in Trucko Stampley case

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Trucko Stampley, the man accused of killing four people in 2007, will not face the death penalty. It comes after prosecutors withdraw the possibility of the death penalty.

Drug round up in Livingston Parish

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (FOX44) -- A newly formed task force was back on the streets in Livingston Parish Wednesday, Oct. 19 searching for a string of crack cocaine dealers.

Man arrested for burglary of Gonzales church

GONZALES, La -- A 25-year-old man from Gonzales was arrested for the burglary of a church in Ascension Parish.