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New 411 tip app excites Ascension Parish residents

It’s a tool to help fight crime and it's in the palm of your hands. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has a brand new way to get people to help them find the bad guys.

Baton Rouge city workers rack up thousands of hours of overtime

A FOX44 investigation shows that many city employees are working hundreds of hours of overtime, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. A handful made more money in 2012 from overtime than they did from their base salary.

Lake Charles teen gains football dream from Louisiana State Police ‘Grant a Wish’ program

A Lake Charles teen gained a wish come true from State Police today. He’s going to get a chance to attend a practice with the Denver Broncos and meet his idol, Peyton Manning.

Louisiana ranks top 10 in domestic violence murders

The East Baton Rouge Sherifff's Deputies said a domestic dispute ended with suicide this weekend, when a father turned the gun on himself after holding his wife, son, and other relatives hostage.

Restaurant goes up in flames hours before scheduled demolition; Fire Marshal investigating

Fire Marshal investigators are looking into a blaze that destroyed the Friends Restaurant in Madisonville. Officials say a private party held at the location shortly before the fire broke out.

Study shows Louisiana among top states for charter school gains

Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White announced that a recent 26-state study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University found that Louisiana is a national leader in student achievement at chart

Ron Paul says TV venture contributes to the 'cause of liberty'

Ron Paul's post-Congress, post-presidential campaign venture will provide conservatives another avenue for reaching voters, the former Texas lawmaker says in a behind-the-scenes look at his new TV setup.

Florida sinkhole swallows parts of resort near Disney World

A 60-foot-wide sinkhole formed under a resort in central Florida late Sunday, forcing guests out of their rooms as one three-story building collapsed and another slowly sank.

Bolt reclaims world title in 100 meters

Once Usain Bolt got out of the starting blocks, no one was going to beat him at the world championships.

Donald Trump: I would spend 'whatever it took' to win White House

He flirted with a presidential run that never materialized in 2012, but Donald Trump is again making forays -- serious or otherwise -- into White House politics.