Venders did big business at July Fourth celebration in Port Allen

Hundreds of people came out to watch the live music, fireworks at the Seventh Annual Westside July Fourth Fest.

Family dog shot, killed during police pursuit of violent carjacking suspects

A family is dealing with the loss of their dog after it was gunned down by police. The incident happened while officers were pursuing three violent robbery suspects.

Men's Warehouse holding suit drive

You can help men and women who are being released from prison with a fresh start.

Couple behind bars after deputies find alleged dog fighting operation

An accidental discovery by an ascension parish sheriff's deputy in Donaldsonville has lead deputies to the arrest of a couple believed to be running a dog fighting ring.

Financial emergency over at Southern University

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — Seventy faculty positions eliminated, courses slashed. These numbers illustrate the difficult cuts Southern University has had to make over the past eight months after it declared a financial emergency.

Gas prices finally drop below $3 in BR

For the first time in months prices at the pump in Baton Rouge at some stations are under $3 a gallon.

Young girl found walking alone down dangerous road in Lafayette

A four year old girl is in state’s custody after she was found walking alone down a dangerous road in Lafayette.

Sen. Mary Landrieu talks success of the RESTORE Act

Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La. spoke out on the success of a key piece of legislation she sponsored that would bring more money to the state after the BP oil spill. The RESTORE Act is on it's way to President Obama's desk.

National Guard Youth Foundation hosts benefit to help program geared to helping at risks teens

The National Guard Youth Foundation hosted it's second annual Youth Challenge Gala in Baton Rouge. The event co-chaired by Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., helps raise money for the Louisiana Youth Challenge program on Saturday.

Local recording artist has all music equipment stolen

"Steel" Bill Tharpe is a Louisiana native, who's recorded songs with everyone from Macy Gray to rapper Bun B.