Downgrade of the U.S. debt having costly effects

NATIONAL (FOX44) - We're seeing the first real, and costly, effects of the downgrade of U.S. debt. The selling pressure intensified on Wall Street.

Candlelight vigil being held for missing teacher

BRUSLY, La (FOX44) - A candlelight vigil was held today for missing Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Lozada.

On this day in history, the refrigerator gets its patent

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile. 1844 - After the killing of Joseph Smith, Bringham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons.

5th annual Travis Stafford Fundraiser

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Sunday folks gathered at All Star Lanes to help a friend raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It's the fifth annual Travis Stafford bowling fundraiser.

Red Stick Farmer's Market boosts local economy

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - While U.S. lawmakers keep telling us our economy is failing, local economies powered by local markets are looking up.

There may be another name in the presidential race

NATIONAL (FOX44) - Actress and comedienne Roseanne Barr announced her tongue in cheek intentions to run for The White House during last night's episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.

Chile remembers the mining disaster, turned miracle

CHILE (FOX44) - The accident at a small copper and gold mine changed the lives of the 33 men forever. They were trapped two-thousand feet below ground and survived for 69 days.

Anthony's probation still uncertain

ORLANDO, Fl (FOX44) - The status of Casey Anthony's probation is still uncertain after a hearing in Orlando on August 5th.

Juvenile locked up on murder charges

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A 16 year old is locked up in juvenile detention charged with three counts of first degree murder in three separate shootings.

20th anniversary of the Children's Code

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Lawmakers gathered at the LSU Law center today to celebrate the passing of a historic law.