Livingston Parish President looking to move forward

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) — Taking on the top position in Livingston Parish has led to long hours and busy days for Layton Ricks, but he says he loves his new job.

Time changed for Spanish Town Parade due to weather

BATON ROUGE, LA — The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Office, Baton Rouge Police Department and Spanish Town Parade Officials have made a decision to change the Spanish Town's Parade start time from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m., Sa

UPDATE: Oil Spill reported in MS River near LaPlace

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: The impacted cargo tank reportedly was holding 3,535 barrels, or approximately 148,470 gallons, of crude oil.

Interim superintendent for EBR selected

The new interim superintendent of East Baton Rouge schools is already focused on the challenges ahead.

No orange stickers for 'drug houses'

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX44) The New Orleans Police Chief proposes, then drops a controversial program to identify homes investigated for drug activity.

Suspect arrested for double shooting

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) This is a FOX44 update. Tameka Johnson, 29, has turned herself in to police. She will be charged with 2nd Degree Murder and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.  

Parents, teachers talk education reform

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Louisiana's education leaders met in Baton Rouge to talk about ways to fix what's happening in classrooms across the state.

Central Firefighters investigating what caused an early morning fire

CENTRAL,LA (FOX44) — It happened shortly after 4:30 this morning at 10367 Lovett Road. Parts of Lovett Road between Joor and Hooper Road shut down for three hours. Firefighters say no one was living in that home.

Run away cattle causes a big accident in St. Gabriel

ST. GABRIEL, LA (FOX44) — Around two this morning, an 18 wheeler and two trucks hit a herd of escaped cows.

Education summit to tackle big reform issues

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Janeen Johnson moved to Ascension Parish to get her children away from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.