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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $640 million

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — As the numbers continue to climb, so does the anticipation. The Louisiana Lottery has confirmed that the Mega Millions jackpot is now $640 million.

Southern law students talk "Stand Your Ground" law

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Second-year law student, Avia Gauthier, says there are too many things that aren't right about 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's death.

AIDS awareness at Southern University

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A national campaign takes a unique approach to raising AIDS awareness. The Condom Nation truck rolled onto Southern University campus Wednesday.

Zurich Classic returns for another year in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — For the forth straight year, Baton Rouge will experience the excitement of the PGA tour.

Bill restricting TOPS is deferred

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A house committee deferred a measure that would have limited how much assistance students get from TOPS. The House Committee on Education deferred House Bill 294.

Critical deficiencies force closure of Lee Price Road Bridge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Lee Price Road Bridge located off of Greenwell Springs Road is now closed after East Baton Rouge Parish officials say it's unsafe to drive on.

Alexandria man arrested for Internet crimes against children

ALEXANDRIA, LA — An Alexandria man has been arrested and charged with violating Louisiana Revised Statutes against Internet crimes involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Online impersonation bill to toughen penalties moves forward

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — If you try to take somebody's online identity you could soon pay a heavy price.

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.