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Roof collapse at business on Government Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44)— Baton Rouge EMS brought two people to the hospital this afternoon when a roof collapsed. It happened just before 3:00pm in the 1700 block of Government Street.

Man hits two cyclists, killing one; released on bond today

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A supposed drunk driver who ran over two cyclists, killing one of them, is out of jail, and many Baton Rouge residents are none too happy about it.

DEQ closes down carwash after nearby creek turns red

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — An area car wash is shut down today after the DEQ looks into reports of a nearby creek turning red. Ward's Creek off of Essen Lane has become red today.

Allegiant Airlines shutting down in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La (FOX44) — After being in Lafayette for just a few months, Allegiant Airlines says they're ending service in and out of that airport.

Local nurse remembers infant left in dumpster

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Nurse Debbie Fowler remembers the day a newborn infant was found in a dumpster on Iberia Street in north Baton Rouge. That was nine years ago.

Outpouring of financial support for Ainsworth family

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX8) -- An Algiers Point church used their annual king cake kick off fundraiser as a benefit for

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards in hospital

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44)- THIS IS A FOX44 UPDATE - Edwards has been released from the hospital. ORIGINAL STORY - Former Governor Edwin Edwards is in the hospital tonight in Baton Rouge.

Motorcycle passenger killed in afternoon crash

CLINTON, LA — Louisiana State Police Troop A is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that claimed the life of a Baton Rouge woman.

Louisiana Association of Educators proposes its own reform plan

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The Louisiana Association of Educators is proposing its own education reform plan for the state. That's because they say Governor Bobby Jindal’s plan will hurt schools and students.

Critical Mass ride honors lost cyclist, injured survivor makes first sign of recovery

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Hundreds of riders gather at LSU to remember Nathan Crowson, and protest what they call unsafe bike riding conditions. Crowson was killed last weekend by an alleged drunk driver.