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"Troy Landry Day" Proclaimed in Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed June 17, 2011 as “Troy Landry Day” in Ascension Parish. President Martinez made the proclamation during the Parish Council meeting on June 16.

Mexico, United States, Japan, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Mexico, at her strongest today, Beatriz packed winds of 90-miles per hour.

Red Cross Volunteer honored for 70 years of service

Tuesday Genny Sheridan was honored for 70 years of service to the American Red Cross.

Cigarette Tax Renewal still possible

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Despite a veto from the Governor, and a possible override shot down by the House, there's still a chance the four cent tax on cigarettes could be permanent.

Pakistan, China, The Czech Republic, United States

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Pakistan, a child tells authorities that she was kidnapped by militants. She was fitted with a suicide vest and taught how to press a button to blow herself up. The target was a police checkpoint.

Trash concerns in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Some joggers say one of Baton Rouge's most scenic places is becoming an eyesore.

Team Combustion fascinates lawmakers

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Lawmakers got a chance to operate a robot built by local students.

Burger joint wants you to take the OMG challenge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A local burger joint is offering up a challenge to all you big eaters out there. The challenge is happening on Saturday, June 25, and only the truly brave will make it to the last bite.

Bonnet Carre spillway closed

BATON ROUGE, LA (ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District began closing the final 20 bays on the Bonnet Carre Spillway flood control structure this morning; bays were first opened on May 9.

Gumbo of Ballroom Weekend 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Dancers paired up at Crowne Plaza Sunday to wrap up the 2011 Gumbo of Ballroom weekend.