BREC’s alcohol ordinance signed by Mayor Holden

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden this weeksigned the ordinance passed by the Metro Council which will allow BREC to serve and sell alcohol at select facilities in a much more efficient and customer-oriented pro! cess.

Witnesses give emotional account of West explosion

Immediately following Wednesday night's explosion in West, witnesses recounted the horrible scene to our news crews. "Everybody was trapped," said witness Heather Cox.

Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center outpatient renovation complete

Renovations were recently completed for the outpatient care area of Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center, the only comprehensive adult and pediatric burn center in a 300-mile radius.

Breakaway school district gets approval from Senate Education Committee

It’s a new session, but an old familiar subject, the bill to create the Breakaway School district passed through the Senate Education Committee Thursday without opposition from committee members.

Pelicans officially replace Hornets as Louisiana's NBA team

It's a new day for professional basketball in Louisiana as the New Orleans Pelicans become our official NBA team.

Former Police Chief Dewayne White drops appeal

Former Police Chief Dewayne White is giving up the fight to win his job back. FOX44 just received a copy of the dismissed chief's letter to remove his appeal to the Baton Rouge Police and Fire Civil Service Board.

FBI releases photos, video of suspected bombers

The FBI on Thursday released photos and video of two men it called suspects in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon and pleaded for public help in identifying them.

La. official describes man accused of sending poisoned letters as kind, but paranoid

Paul Kevin Curtis, the man arrested for allegedly sending threatening letters laced with poison to the president and a senator, was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and has continued to work in Louisiana and Mississippi due to his career as a pe

Louisiana congressman introduced bill to eliminate government funded oil-paintings

A Louisiana congressman introduced a bill today that would eliminate government funded oil-paintings.

When oversharing online can get you arrested

The five-minute video opens with a man cruising along in his car, cracking open a bottle of what appears to be Beck's beer and taking a swig.