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Louisiana House begins budget discussion

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — It’s a critical day for the Louisiana House as lawmakers try to vote on how billions of dollars will be spent to keep the state running.

LSU Chancellor Martin a finalist in CSU Chancellor job

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A spokesperson for Colorado State confirms LSU Chancellor Mike Martin has been selected as a the only finalist for the open Chancellor position at Colorado State University.

Unrestrained driver seriously injured in single-vehicle crash, impairment suspected

ST. AMANT, LA — Louisiana State Police Troop A investigated a single-vehicle crash early this morning that left the unrestrained driver with life-threatening injuries. The crash occurred on LA 431 east of US 61 shortly before 2:30 a.m.

LSP: 3 people injured at Westlake Chemical Plant

GEISMAR, La (FOX44) — Three people sent to the hospital today after a chemical release at the Westlake Chemical Plant in Geismar this evening.

Dashcam video disputes woman's claim against police

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Baton Rouge Police Union attorney Charlie Dirks is appealing the suspension handed down to his client, Sgt. Bobby Schilling, after he allegedly drug a woman out of a ditch, by her hair back in September 2011.

Body of missing Baton Rouge man recovered in Lake Maurepas

LAKE MAUREPAS, LA — Search crews found the deceased body of a missing Baton Rouge man on Lake Maurepas shortly after 7:30 this morning, Monday, May 7.

Neighbors put out apartment fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A north Baton Rouge woman and her family are giving thanks Friday after a group of their neighbors helped to put out a fire at her apartment.

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning to return to office

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Butch Browning will be reinstated as the Louisiana State Fire Marshal effective Monday, May 7, following a State Police investigation which found that there is no factual evidence to support an attempt to defraud the departme

Young man dies in traffic accident on Hiawatha Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently investigating a fatal accident that happened shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4.

Former Governor Buddy Roemer goes back to class for Teach For America week

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Former Governor Buddy Roemer was in Baton Rouge this morning serving as a guest teacher for Teach For America week.