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On this day in history, Mount Rushmore is formally dedicated

1821 - Missouri became the 24th state to join the Union. 1846 - The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress. The "Nation's Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.

DPS Officer Killed in I-12 Crash

ALBANY, LA — Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a three-vehicle crash yesterday that claimed the life of a Department of Public Safety (DPS) Police Officer.

Cashing in on the "gold rush"

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — With gold prices higher than ever before more people than ever are trying to cash in.

LSU students get a fire drill like no other

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A tense morning on August 9th for some LSU students as they're forced out of their dorm rooms.

Early morning accident turns fatal

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - One person is dead after an early morning wreck on Florida Boulevard. It happened around 7:30 on August 9th just west of Sharp Lane.

BRPD needs your help in finding a shooting suspect

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Police blocked off part of North Baton Rouge on the morning of August 9th after finding a body in a yard. They made the find just after six on the 3500 block of Conrad Street.

One school changing the way they grade students

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) - One elementary school in Livingston Parish is changing the way they grade their students by opting to swap a failing score, for a higher one.

Local senator hitting the streets to take questions about the economy

CENTRAL, La (FOX44) - As the economy starts to try to recover, one Louisiana senator is hitting the streets taking your questions. David Vitter was hosting the first of three economy debt forums on the morning of Aug. 9 in Central.

Council members wants the public's input

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Mayor President Kip Holden is set to talk about his revised bond proposal at a council meeting on August 10th, and now he along with other council members want your input too.

On this day in history, the Superdome officially opens

1790 - The Columbia returned to Boston Harbor after a three-year voyage. It was the first ship to carry the American flag around the world.