Livingston Parish President to retain interim finance director

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (FOX44) — Livingston Parish President, Layton Ricks, is trying to keep his interim finance director in his administration. Ricks had to retract his nomination of Laurie Durnin for Finance Director.

Upgrades to Port of Greater Baton Rouge will cost $200 million

EAST BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Port of Greater Baton Rouge will be receiving $200 million in upgrades. The board for the port has voted to begin issuing $200 million in bonds for improvements to the grain facility.

Monkees singer Davy Jones dead at 66

UNITED STATES (FOX44) - Davy Jones, singer of the 60's rock band The Monkees, has died at the age of 66.

State Troopers release Mardi Gras 2012 stats

LOUISIANA — Louisiana State Troopers worked across the state this past weekend to ensure public safety for the Carnival weekend.

Driver error causes crash, Interstate blockage

BATON ROUGE, LA — Louisiana State Police, Troop A investigated a crash early this morning involving an 18-wheeler that caused a total roadway blockage.

No sign of gas prices lowering

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Gas prices in the Capitol City continue to rise even though the price of crude oil is down.

Netflix to lose many movies from streaming service, starting on Wednesday

UNITED STATES (FOX44) - Movie channel Starz is pulling the plug on its partnership with Netflix, and taking its content back.

Four high school students receive scholarships at the 22nd Annual Big Buddy Burger Bash

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Big Buddy Officials kicked off a fundraiser tonight that's helped kids go to college for over 20 years. It's the big buddy burger bash!

Port Allen police officer resigns amid controversy

PORT ALLEN, LA (FOX44) — After several accusations of brutality, a Port Allen Police officer has entered his resignation.

Lawmaker faces challenges to create new school district

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As one Louisiana lawmaker tries to form a new school district, he'll face a number of big challenges. Everything from raising money to getting the measure on the ballot are all steps that need to be taken.