Judge denied request of 'Angola 5' in first degree murder case

ST FRANCISVILLE, La (FOX44) — A state judge denied the request of two of the men accused of murdering an Louisiana state penitentiary security guard.

UBS Ten days of giving campaign still in full swing

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The United Blood Services "Ten Days of Giving" campaign has seen a lot of success, but they say they still need donations to get ready for New Years Eve.

Local Establishments get ready for New Year's Eve

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Here in the capitol city, restaurants and bars are gearing up for what they expect will be a huge turnout on New Years.

Tis the season to recycle your Christmas tree

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX 44) — Now that Christmas is over, it's time to recycle those Christmas trees. Between now and January 6th there are places throughout East Baton Rouge Parish where you can do just that.

Seventh fire related death in less than week

COVINGTON, LA — An early morning fire has occurred in St. Tammany Parish that has claimed the life of the occupant in this home; in a release today by State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning.

Holiday Shoppers return Christmas gifts

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - It's the day after Christmas, and the crowds are headed back to the mall. Whether it's using gift cards, or returning those unwanted gifts, people packed in to stores.

Space heater starts deadly fire in Ponchatoula

PONCHATOULA, LA — State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning released information today in reference to a morning home fire that has claimed the life of a Man; his wife escaped the flames.

Fatal Accident on Highland Road

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - East Baton Rouge Parish deputies say one man is dead because of a head on collision Christmas Eve. They say it happened around 8:30 on a stretch of Highland Road, close to the Siegen Intersection.

Grace and Truth church offers free Christmas dinner

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Leaders from the Grace and Truth church held a free Christmas dinner this afternoon for those who may not get one. It was held at the Hilton Garden Inn off of Harding Boulevard.

Christmas Eve fire caused $1-million in damage to local home

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — An estimated $1-million in damage was caused after an early morning fire engulfed a home on Hoo Shoo Too road. The 6500 square foot home was completely destroyed.