Walker Chief of Police resigns

The Walker Chief of Police has resigned. Chief Hunter Grimes says he's taking a position with the Bureau of Investigations of the Louisiana State Police. His resignation is effective June 10.

Juban Crossing bill heads to Jindal's desk

A bill to help fund an upscale new shopping center in Livingston Parish heads to Governor Bobby Jindal's desk.

GOHSEP director advises residents to have hurricane preparedness plan

The new director of GOHSEP, Kevin Davis, says being prepared for Hurricane Season is critical. The season hasn't officially started, and there have already been two named storms in the Atlantic.

House fire caused by lightning in Baton Rouge

A small fire resulted from a lightning strike at a home in the 5800 block of Fort Sumpter.

New sales tax for Tanger Outlets in Gonzales

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) — Shoppers at the Tanger Outlets will soon have to chip in a few more bucks to get a good bargain. That's because the Gonzales City Council approved a new one percent sales tax for shoppers there.

Shunick search crews back in Atchafalaya Basin with divers

Search crews are back in the Atchafalaya Basin with dive teams searching for missing UL Lafayette student Mickey Shunick. They're back in the area just off the Whiskey Bay exit off I-10 just a day after calling off the search there.


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Volunteer group suspends efforts but says they are not giving up

LAFAYETTE, LA (FOX44) — The volunteer search group that formed the day Mickey Shunick was discovered missing is suspending its search.

Bloomington PD clarify reason for contacting Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA (FOX44) — A representative with the Bloomington, Ind.

Bloomington Police contact Lafayette about similar missing person case

LAFAYETTE, LA (FOX44) — The case of missing ULL student Mickey Shunick caught the eye of police investigators in Bloomington, Indiana.