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Metro Council sworn into office

The new East Baton Rouge Metro Council was sworn into office earlier today. The inauguration ceremony took place at the River Center.

BRPD: 4.7 percent rise in homicides for 2012

The Baton Rouge Police Department released unofficial numbers for the city's murder rate. The numbers paint a pretty disappointing picture with a 4.7 percent rise in the murder rate for 2012 when compared to 2011.

Bossier City grandmother rolled over by her own car

Emergency crews were called to a local grocery store Wednesday morning on reports of a person who had been run over by a vehicle.

33 year old prisoner escapes from St. Gabriel prison

Officials with the Department of Corrections told FOX44 News 33 year old Keana Barnes escaped from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women around 1:00 Tuesday morning. She was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter.

Baton Rouge deemed 'unfriendly' toward LGBT community by national survey

A new survey by the Human Rights Campaign cites the city of Baton Rouge as one of the least 'Gay-Friendly' in the nation.

Baton Rouge apartment destroyed in fire

A Baton Rouge apartment has been deemed a “total loss” after catching fire yesterday morning. On December 30 around 9:00 a.m., firefighters were called to Oakland Apartments off of Airline Highway.

Louisiana river shippers worry about Midwestern drought

Barge captains running cargo up and down the Mississippi through the Midwestern corridor all have similar stories to tell these days.

Downtown businesses say bring on the New Year's Eve crowds

Grab your party hat and streamer celebrating 2013 is almost here. Businesses in downtown Baton Rouge spent Sunday preparing for a boom in crowds Monday night for New Year's Eve.

Who Dats ready to forget 2012 season

The Who Dat Nation is officially in the off season.

Two people died in fatal crash in St. Helena Parish

Early this morning, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L investigated a single vehicle crash that took the life of two Guatemalan foreign nationals.