France, Pakistan, India, Taiwan, Hungary

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – France, leaders of the group of eight nations discussed the situation in Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

"American Idol" winner making his way back to the Tar Heel State

Pride and joy in the Tar Heel State, the home of your new American Idol, Scotty McCreery! Scotty's hometown of Garner, signs featuring the country crooner are splashed all over the place.

Foster parents needed in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - At the Capitol there is a push to get more people to open up their homes, and become foster parents.

On this day in history, the DOW Jones appears in the "Wall Street Journal"

1647 - A new law banned Catholic priests from the colony of Massachusetts. The penalty was banishment or death for a second offense. 1836 - The U.S. House of Representatives adopted what has been called the Gag Rule.

Some help in preparing for hurricanes without breaking the bank

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The start of the 2011 hurricane season is less than a week away, and this weekend, you can get prepared, tax free.

Louisiana is one of seven states to sell all electric car

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Louisiana is one of only seven states in the entire nation to get the latest in green technology.

One of the most wanted men in the world in court today for war crimes

NATIONAL (FOX44) - One of the world's most wanted men was taken into custody on May 26th accused of war crimes during the Bosnian War.

Having a say in the speed limit

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Metro Council says homeowners should have a say in what the speed limit should be where they live. In an 8-1 vote Wednesday night - Council passed an ordinance that does just that.

New BRPD Chief to be named Friday

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Mayor President Kip Holden will announce his pick for the new top cop in Baton Rouge AT 10AM Friday.

Casey Anthony's ex-boyfriend gives compelling testimony

FLORIDA (FOX44) - An ex-boyfriend has testified about Casey Anthony's relationship with her daughter. On May 26th, Tony Lazarro told jurors he spent time with Casey and her daughter Caylee.