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State Representative shows up for qualifying ready to fight

LAFAYETTE, LA (FOX44) -- Qualifying for elections began around the state today. In Lafayette, one incumbent walked into the Clerk of Court’s Office with more than just his filing fee. He came prepared for a fight.

Assumption parish residents outlast lee

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (FOX44) -- Assumption parish residents breathing a sigh of relief after this weekend's flooding. This weekend, a lot of yards on Daggs street were competley flooded with water.

Springfield flooding surprises residents

SPRINGFIELD, La (FOX44) — In some parts of Livingston parish, homes are underwater after Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than a foot of rain in some places over the weekend. Springfield was hit particularly hard.

Levee breech in Jefferson Parish caused by Tropical Storm Lee

HARVEY, LA (FOX44) -- A levee breech on the unprotected side of a floodwall located in Harvey, La. could have had disastrous outcomes. Fortunately, repairs were made in time and the worst was avoided.

Southern students concerned about exigency vote

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Southern University Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether or not the school should declare a financial emergency.

DPW getting roads ready for morning commute

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Tropical Storm Lee flooded many roads in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. Now, work crews are doing what they can to make tomorrow's commute back to work as smooth as possible.

Red Cross helps out those affected by Tropical Storm Lee

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) — Throughout the storm the Red Cross has been ready to help people impacted by the floods.

Tree damages house

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A mother and daughter received quite a scare when a tree fell on their home this morning.

Denham Springs High student begins first day at FOX44

Hey everybody! I am Natalie Landry from Denham Springs High School. For the next few months, I will being spending most of my time in the studio witnessing first-hand what y'all see on television.

Flags flying half-staff around state for 9-11 remembrance

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — For the next five days, flags at all state buildings in Louisiana will fly at half-staff.