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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.

Baton Rouge man arrested for inappropriate texting with young boy

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for indecent behavior after he allegedly convinced a boy to text him nude photos and sexually explicit videos.

Questions raised over bar fight investigation involving off-duty officers

A fight at The Office Nightclub between two off-duty BRPD officers and a civilian have some questioning the fair treatment of the case.

FIRED UP! Southern's Odums doesn't want to come up short in 2013

Southern head football coach Dawson Odums fires up his team at Monday’s practice in the video above. The Jags are in their third and final week of fall camp.

Louisiana ranks top 10 in domestic violence murders

The East Baton Rouge Sherifff's Deputies said a domestic dispute ended with suicide this weekend, when a father turned the gun on himself after holding his wife, son, and other relatives hostage.

LSU opens men's hoops season at UMass in ESPN Tip-Off Marathon

The LSU men’s basketball team will make its first appearance on ESPN’s highly regarded tipoff marathon as it opens its season on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. CST at the University of Massachusetts.

Restaurant goes up in flames hours before scheduled demolition; Fire Marshal investigating

Fire Marshal investigators are looking into a blaze that destroyed the Friends Restaurant in Madisonville. Officials say a private party held at the location shortly before the fire broke out.

Texas man arrested in St. Martin Parish for sexual abuse of 15-year-old girl

A man from Houston, Texas was arrested after an investigation revealed that he allegedly had an inappropriate sexual relationship with teenager.