Cleo Fields serves keynote address at Founder’s Day celebration at Southern

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Former alumni and Congressman Cleo Fields was the keynote speaker at Southern University today. His speech was part of the Founder's Day Celebration activities at the school.

Patient escapes transport custody; missing in Denham Springs area

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) — A mental health patient being transported from Bogalusa to the Baton Rouge General Hospital escaped from custody last night, Wednesday, March 8, in the Denham Springs Area.

Early morning fire completely destroys BR home

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — An early morning fire caused a total of $125,000 of damage to a home in Baton Rouge.

Friends remember Shirley Marchand

Natchez, MS (FOX44) — Today SHirley marchand awas buriedin her hometown of Natchex, Mississippi.

Gonzales residents calling for justice

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — People in the normally quiet city of Gonzales say they are elated to hear of so many arrests made in a deadly home invasion that rocked their community.

Addis gets traffic light

Addis, LA (FOX44) — "I lost them twelve years ago out there because they didn't have a light," says Addis resident Richard Ramagos.

Early morning single-car crash takes life of Denham Springs man

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) — An early morning crash claimed the life of a Denham Springs man.

Police honored for getting drunk drivers off the roads

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Law enforcement from several agencies were honored earlier today in Baton Rouge.

CATS Bus System looking for a break from tax reform

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Officials with Together Baton Bouge say they're trying to pass a reform that'll decrease transit time in Baton Rouge from 75 minutes to 15 minutes.

Infant dies from playing with loaded handgun

FLUKER, LA (FOX44) — A family in Fluker is dealing with the tragic loss of a 2 year old child. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the infant was playing with a loaded weapon, which accidentally went off.