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Southern University to host HIV/AIDS awareness event today

BATON ROUGE, LA — As Baton Rouge finds itself number 1 in the nation for number of new diagnoses of HIV cases, Southern University will be observing National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day today, Wednesday, March 28, with an HIV/A

Gas prices pause travel plans for residents

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As the summer driving season inches closer, gas prices continue to climb. Tuesday marks the eighteenth day in a row that prices at the pump have gone up around the country.

Red Stick Residents wondering when potholes on River Road will be fixed

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "It's going to get to the point when it's going to submerge and start to erode more, and more," said Todd Munsey, a Resident of Brightside Drive.

Domestic dispute over money leads authorities on chase

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - A domestic dispute over money ended up prompting a vehicle chase with law enforcement.

New teachers the focus of SU job fair

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - School districts across the parish came out to Southern University to see what new teachers will soon enter in the work force.

Research team recommends better ethics laws

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A Louisiana research team wants to make ethics laws in the Bayou State better.

Temporary power outage while cooking dinner causes fire in Baker

BAKER, LA (FOX44) — A family cooking dinner and a temporary power outage started a fire that caused an estimated $45,000 in damages.

Walker residents shocked by prostitution bust

WALKER, La (FOX44) — Walker Police busted a local prostitution ring during an undercover sting Friday night. That happened after they got a complaint about a woman selling sex for money in the small city.

Officials protecting Louisiana's coastline are conducting a five year study

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Researchers say the Mississippi River is still causing serious erosion near the mouth of the river.

LSU Economist says state agriculture is up

The Agriculture business in Louisiana is booming. That's according to LSU AG Center Economist John Westra. He says the industry is pushing over 10 Billion dollars for the first time since 2007.