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Walmart in Watson to bring 300 new jobs

WATSON, LA — Walmart is hiring approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this spring in Watson.

Candidate invited back for second interview for EBRPSS superintendent position

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has invited one of the candidates for superintendent back for another interview.this came after a closed door meeting tonight.

EBRPSS Board working on narrowing down candidates for superintendent

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44 ) — The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is expected to decide between five candidates fighting for the chance to replace current Superintendent John Dilworth.

Mother of injured cyclist staying strong

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Days after Danny Morris was hit by an alleged drunk driver while cycling on Perkins Road, he's still in a medically induced coma.

Pension changes for state workers proposed by Governor Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The retirement plan for state workers will be getting another look by state lawmakers if Governor Bobby Jindal gets his way. Jindal unveiling a new proposal today.

Southern University mourns the passing of Carnell Knighten

BATON ROUGE, LA — Southern University mourns the passing today of Carnell Knighten, director of technology and director of the woodwind symphony in the Department of Music.

Chef Andrew Zimmern films jambalaya cookoff in downtown Baton Rouge for new show

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods and award-winning television personality, chef and food critic Andrew Zimmern will be shooting a segment of his online MSN show Appetite for Life with Andrew

Truck crashes into BR home after head-on collision

THIS IS AN FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: The Baton Rouge Police Department is currently seeking information on the driver of the red pickup truck involved in the two-car accident.

Fools Bay Bridge closed due to safety concerns

AVOYELLES PARISH, LA — The Fools Bay Bridge on Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Avoyelles Parish has been closed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) due to safety concerns.

Jindal defends his education reform plan

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Governor Jindal is defending his reform plan after taking heat from some union leaders.