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Wet weather floods Prairieville area

PRAIRIEVILLE, La (FOX44) — Michele Helton's yard was under water Wednesday afternoon. ] "It was like I was surrounded by a lake and I was on a house boat," she laughs.

City leaders, law enforcement launch new violence reduction project

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — City leaders and law enforcement launched big plans for their new project today. They're calling it the Baton Rouge They're calling it the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project, or BRAVE.

Alcohol suspected as factor in crash that killed one, injured five

WALKER, LA — Louisiana State Police Troop A began an investigation into a fatal crash last night in Livingston Parish shortly after midnight.

Church leaders talk Operation Cease Fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A huge number of community members and law enforcement have teamed up with a plan to get rid of crime in the Baton Rouge area. They're calling it Operation Cease Fire.

Cannon misfires during military ceremony, one man sent to hospital

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A ceremony meant to honor military personnel sent one man to the hospital today, Tuesday, May 1.

Louisiana Lawmakers and Celebrities gather at State Capitol for Bicentennial Celebration

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "As we look forward to the next 200 years, let us pause and give thanks to those who came before us, and who helped shape the identity of this place we call home," said Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne.

Oak tree planted to commemorate Louisiana bicentennial

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- In honor of Louisiana’s big birthday, State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain planted a brand new oak tree.

Proposed bill creates fund for Juban Crossing infrastructure

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) — A bill heading to the Senate floor will help Juban Crossing fund some of it's infrastructure.

Fire destroys Baton Rouge area home

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A Baton Rouge home was destroyed after a fire this morning just after 8:00 a.m. on the 11000 block of Saint Claude. The fire department says four people lived inside. No one was hurt.