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Summer means soaring temperatures and potential life-threatening heatstroke for pets

Now that summer is here, it’s good to remember that pets require special care to avoid heatstroke.

Five arrested as part of 'Operation No Show'

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is continuing its efforts in the parish to arrest individuals that are failing to appear in court after being arrested on felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.

Are fireworks legal in your area? Check this list

Here are a list of where fireworks are legal to shoot within the FOX44 viewing area: FIREWORKS BANNED:

'Pack the Park' promotes peace

One North Baton Rouge neighborhood came out Saturday to 'Pack the Park' the message: stand up against violence.More than fifty families visited BREC's Saia Park off Florida Blvd. to show they are tired of crime.

Kids have a blast at EBRSO's Summer Fest

Kids living off South Harrell's Ferry in Baton Rouge got a chance slip and slide and hang out with East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies Saturday.

C.A.T. team busts meth lab in Moss Bluff

On June 24, detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) conducted an investigation at the mobile home of Troy E. Williford and Robyn A.

Long road to recovery: bicyclists raise money for Joplin, New Orleans, and New York disaster relief

A group of bicyclists came to town as part of a unique, 830-mile ride. They will have a finish line with a big banner, but it will say "welcome home," and it won't be for them.

Woman concocts elaborate case about fake stalker because she was having ‘personal issues’

A woman is accused of going to extreme lengths to concoct an elaborate criminal case in which she was the victim. However, detectives soon discovered the whole thing was a ruse.

Beards: Fashion statement or healthier living?

Some call it a fashion statement. Others will tell you it’s a healthier way of living.

Bathroom bandit strikes again; charged with obscenity at public restroom

A man with a history of bad behavior in a public restroom was busted again. This time he’s accused of exposing himself to people near the kids’ water fountain.