News

First annual "Louisiana Marathon" combines running with social activities

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) The Louisiana Marathon will kick off its first annual event this weekend in the Red Stick. The weekend is expected to draw over 5,000 runners to participate in four races, an expo, and finish festival.

Zachary Mayor says District One residents are safe

ZACHARY, LA (FOX44) — According to numbers released by the East Baton Parish Fire Commission, the city of Zachary responded to 85 percent of the fires in Fire District One last year.

Tony's seafood expects big numbers from crawfish crop

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) -- Folks at Tony's Seafood say they expect this year's crawfish crop to be booming.

Baton Rouge Restaurants get ready for BCS National Championship

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Bars, restaurants, even hotels all across the Capital City getting ready for what will no doubt be a very big night Monday.

Jones Creek community raises money for Grady family

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- It was only four months ago that Tim and Natalie Grady passed away victims of violent crime, now their four children are left picking up the pieces.

The U.S. Army Reserve 540th Transportation Company deployed today

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Thirty Baton Rouge soldiers are headed to Afghanistan. The soldier's got a huge send off ceremony today. The troops looked ready, but for many this is their first time over- seas.

Woman's Hospital gives newborn babies BCS Beanies

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - New born babies are even getting some Tiger Spirit with tiger baby beanies. Each baby that's born at women's from January 6th through Tuesday, will get one of these beanies.

Chief White discusses plan for crime reduction in 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — As 2011 moves further in the rear view mirror, Chief Dewayne White and the Baton Rouge Police Department say they're starting 2012 with one main focus.

Road closures for Governor’s Inauguration at Old State Capitol

BATON ROUGE, LA — From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, several streets in downtown Baton Rouge will be closed to traffic for the 2012 Governor’s Inauguration at the Old State Capitol.

BCS traffic plan released; maps included

NEW ORLEANS -- Officials at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome have released the traffic plan for the 2012 BCS Championship Game.