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Pediatric clinic to stay open

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Parents who regularly use a pediatric clinic on North Foster Drive are breathing a sigh of relief for now.

Wildlife and Fisheries adds land to wildlife management area

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will put more wetlands under their protection. Officials say they've added 29,630 acres of land to the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

History Channel stars meet fans

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) - — Swamp people fever takes over Livingston Parish tonight at Mike's Sports Bar and Grill in Denham Springs.

Multi-vehicle accident on Whiskey Bay Bridge kills one, shuts down Interstate

UPDATE: (Louisiana State Police) Louisiana State Police Troop A is currently investigating a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 10 westbound near the Whiskey Bay Bridge in Iberville Parish.

Fun Facts that make you wonder

Here are some fun facts that you may have known but more than likely did not: Odontophobia is the fear of teeth. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

UPDATE: Man arrested for shots fired at BRPD officer

THIS IS AN FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection with the BRPD Officer that was shot late last night.

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.