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Crazy ant population explodes in East Baton Rouge Parish

LSU AgCenter entomologists have been preparing for the tawny crazy ant population to increase in Louisiana for a while – the wait is over for residents in north Baton Rouge.

Six arrested in Donaldsonville drug sting, one suspect still at large

Multiple people have been arrested following a two-week undercover investigation into drug dealers in Donaldsonville. Ascension Parish Narcotics Detectives began the investigation on July 25.

Man wanted for attempted first-degree murder arrested during traffic stop

A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Baton Rouge man who was wanted for two counts of Attempted First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property.

Back to school means possibility of bullying: Tips for protection

Compared to all of the things kids can become involved in this day and age, bullying behavior might seem to be insignificant. But, it isn't. More than 160,000 kids skip school every day because of bullying.

Singer highlights struggle of Bayou Corne community

One woman in Bayou Corne is using her voice to help lift the spirits of a community struggling to stay strong since a massive sinkhole formed last August.

New 411 tip app excites Ascension Parish residents

It’s a tool to help fight crime and it's in the palm of your hands. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has a brand new way to get people to help them find the bad guys.

Woman lands in jail after losing bag of drugs at bank drive-through line

A woman was arrested over the weekend after she left behind her money bag in a bank drive-through. Although the bag contained no money, it did have roughly 14 grams of marijuana inside.

Thibodaux man threatens to kill family by way of arson to avoid being evicted

A 55-year-old man was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his family by trapping them inside a burning home. The threats were allegedly an attempt to avoid being evicted.

Baton Rouge city workers rack up thousands of hours of overtime

A FOX44 investigation shows that many city employees are working hundreds of hours of overtime, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. A handful made more money in 2012 from overtime than they did from their base salary.

Lake Charles teen gains football dream from Louisiana State Police ‘Grant a Wish’ program

A Lake Charles teen gained a wish come true from State Police today. He’s going to get a chance to attend a practice with the Denver Broncos and meet his idol, Peyton Manning.