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DOTD says they're still reviewing Stringer Bridge Road

ST. AMANT, LA (FOX44) - DOTD officials say as of Friday, they haven't started to make any changes to an Ascension Parish road. Part of Stringer Bridge Road in St. Amant has come under fire.

Inspiring the book 'The Help'

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The inspiration behind last year's hit movie "The Help" was at LSU tonight. Susan Tucker is portrayed by the character "Skeeter" in the oscar-nominated movie!

Middle school students learn science

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — Some local middle school ladies get a chance to learn math and science in a fun way this morning. It's all part of ExxonMobil Baton Rouge 8th annual introduce girls to engineering day.

St. Amant elementary school coping with tragedy

ST. AMANT, La (FOX44) — A St. Amant elementary school is finding ways to cope with the loss of two of their own. That's after Faith Castilaw, 9, and her sister, Patience Lobell, 7, were killed in a car crash Tuesday night.

Two arrested for synthetic canaboid at Iberia Parish store

New Iberia, La (FOX44) - Two people were arrested for allegedly selling synthetic canaboid in Iberia Parish.

Lafayette mom shocked by school lunch menu

Lafayette, LA (FOX44) - Ali Roberts decided to spend her lunch time at the school her second-grade daughter attends. When she arrived at the school around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb.

Honda issues recall for 2008-09 Odyssey minivans

FOX NEWS — Honda is recalling more than 45-thousand of its 2008 and 2009 Odyssey Minivans with the power rear liftgate option. The company reports there is an issue with the struts that open and close the rear hatch.

Mayor to host 'Celebrity Bowling Challenge to Strike Out Hunger'

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden will host the “Mayor’s Celebrity Bowling Challenge to Strike Out Hunger” at the Baton Rouge River Center on Friday, Feb.

Baton Rouge firefighters fight two fires overnight

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Multiple fires kept Baton Rouge Firefighters busy overnight. First, they were called to a house on the 2900 block of Iroquois. Investigators say arson is to blame.

Power failure forces Capital Area United Way offices to close

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A power failure has forced Capital Area United Way offices to close today. The offices are located at 700 Laurel Street in Downtown Baton Rouge. Their phone systems and power are down.