News

Looking for jobs during a struggling economy

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX 44) — People looking for work here in Baton Rouge had a chance to pass their resumes along today.

Port Allen City Council asking for the Attorney General for help

PORT ALLEN, La (FOX44) - An issue over a former mayor has City Council in Port Allen looking to the Attorney General for help. Derek Lewis resigned as Mayor back in June.

Facebook saying they don't "Like" prisoners on their site

CALIFORNIA (FOX44) - A social networking site is kicking some prisoners off its site.

Wisconsin finds out who the best cow impersonator is

WISCONSIN (FOX44) - It's 'Moo-La-Palooza' time at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Surfers in Virginia Beach honor a fallin soldier

VIRGINA BEACH, Va (FOX44) - More than two-hundred surfers near Virginia Beach honored one of the Navy Seals who died aboard a downed helicopter in Afghanistan.

Louisiana grades for education not looking good

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The national report card is out, and it shows education in Louisiana is still falling short. The report looks at reading and math skills of fourth and eighth graders across the country.

On this day in history, Alcatraz receives its first federal prisoners

1874 - A patent for the sprinkler head was given to Harry S. Parmelee. 1877 - The two moons of Mars were discovered by Asaph Hall, an American astronomer. He named them Phobos and Deimos.

Crime spree comes to an end for three siblings

COLORADO (FOX44) - The nationwide manhunt for three sibling fugitives is over. The "Dougherty Gang" is now in custody after an alleged crime spree that began in Florida five days ago.

More security for students changing busses

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - More than forty-thousand students wrapped up their first day in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools on August 10th, and for at least three thousand of them, it takes two bus trips to get there.

Burglary suspect in Gretna files lawsuit for K-9 bite

GRETNA, La (FOX44) - A Louisiana man has filed a 30-million dollar lawsuit against the Gretna Police Department after he claims his genitalia was bitten by a police K-9.