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Gingrich visiting Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is making several stops in Baton Rouge today. At 4:00 p.m., he’ll be at the Baton Rouge Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Fire at Geismar chemical plant

GEISMAR, LA (FOX44) -- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office is reporting a fire at the West Lake Vinyl Plant in Geismar. It happened within the just before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22.

State agencies respond to severe weather, parishes declare state of emergency

LOUISIANA — The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness’ (GOHSEP’s) Crisis Action Team (CAT) is monitoring the severe weather moving through Louisiana.

Vernon Parish cleaning up after storms soak residents

VERNON PARISH, LA — Towns and municipalities in Vernon Parish are beginning to clean up Wednesday after storms flooded the parish Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, dropping nearly a foot of rain in less than 24 hours.

Damage from slow moving storm reported all over state

LOUISIANA (FOX44) -- Damage is being reported all over the state in regards to high winds and tornadic activity. Flooding is also being seen in several areas as well.

Louisiana Realtors say to watch out for internet rental scams

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The latest scam to hit the internet could force you to think twice before selling your house.

Louisiana braces for more severe weather

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — All around the state officials are keeping a watchful eye on the weather forecast. That’s because another serious storm is headed our way.

Gas prices continue to rise in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - According to, the average gas price in Baton Rouge is $3.65, but it's as high as almost $4.00 a gallon at some gas stations in Central.

Popular reality show to hold casting call in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX44) — "Big Brother", a popular reality television series,  is having an open casting call in New Orleans.

UPDATE: Police identify victim of early morning crash, car fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The deceased in the traffic crash that occurred in the 1500 block of N.Ardenwood has been identified as Alfredo Moreno, 21.