On this day in history, Sony introduces the Walkman

1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps. 1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue. 1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg began.

New Southern University chancellor starts the job

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- It's official. The New Southern University chancellor started the job Friday on campus.

Scotlandville planning to revitalize for the future

SCOTLANDVILLE, La (FOX44) - The town of Scotlandville has a plan in place for the future

Southern Universities new chancellor starts on July 1st

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – At Southern University this was the final work day for the out going chancellor. Dr. Kofi Lamotey cleared out the last of his office this morning.

Mexico, Uganda, Canada, Japan

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Mexico, we've talked about her all week and now we're seeing the impacts of tropical storm Arlene.

Southern University fears budget cuts

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX440 - Fears of a pay cut fueled a faculty senate meeting at Southern University on June 30th. Southern University is in the middle of balancing its 2011 - 2012 budget.

Police need your help in capturing suspects in two shootings

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Police are looking for suspects in the two unrelated cases.

Local teen receives dream trip

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — One local teen got the trip of a lifetime after undergoing several months of painful radiation therapy. It was all thanks to a Louisiana foundation that makes "dreams come true."

Burn ban lifted in Ascension Parish

GONZALES, LA (ASCENSION PARISH PRESIDENT'S OFFICE) - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today the parish’s burn ban is now lifted.  

On this day in history, Alaska becomes the 49th state in the Union

1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train. 1859 - Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1921 - The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed.