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5th Annual State Chili Cook-Off

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Sunday cooks from all over the country came out to LSU to see who's chili was the best, and to earn a spot in the World Chili Competition.

BRPD identifies dangerous suspect

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday Baton Rouge Police Officers identified a suspect involved in a shooting last Sunday.

Baton Rouge's First Irish-Italian Parade

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday was Baton Rouge's first Irish-Italian parade. Red-stick residents lined up and down Burbank and Nicholson to get a peek of this "hybrid" parade.

Firemen and Bikers ride to help a little boy

DENHAM SPRINGS (FOX44) - Saturday Bikers and Firemen rode 89 miles to help out a little boy. Jojo is an eighteen month little boy born with three intestinal tracts. He now has to live with a colostomy bag.

One Republic set to headline "Groovin' on the Grounds" festival

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- “Groovin’ on the Grounds”, an LSU-funded concert which takes place yearly, has posted their line-up for this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday, March 26 at the LSU Parade Grounds

Yemen, Libya, Burma, United States

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Yemen, anti-government protesters hit the streets today. They want their U.S. backed President Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave now. Washington says it has no plans to work with a new leader.

Thousands of 2007 tax returns unfiled

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — If you haven't filed your 2007 income tax returns, you could be missing out on a big check.

France, Japan, Israel, Syria, Libya

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – France, the Eiffel Tower is back open after there was a bomb scare there. Four-thousand tourists had to leave after someone phoned in the threat and a suspicious package was found.

Bill pushes bigger penalties for sex offenders

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — Lawmakers hope to crack down on crime during the upcoming legislative session. One representative focuses on increasing penalties for sex offenders to protect the state's most vulnerable victims.

Interim Police Chief announced in Zachary

ZACHARY, La (FOX44) - The town of Zachary has a new Interim Police Chief tonight. The mayor and council appointed Assistant Police Chief David Courtney as the acting chief effective immediately.