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Deputy arrested for bringing illegal drugs in St. Mary Parish Jail

A deputy was arrested for allegedly bringing illegal drugs into the St. Mary Parish Jail.

Artifical sweeteners may be the cause of potential health risks

You might want to think twice before drinking diet and sugar free drinks because they could cause you health problems. "I use splenda two, maybe 3 times a day," said Bonnie Pittman, a Baton Rouge resident.

Community leaders ask educators to partner on improvement in north Baton Rouge schools

Better Baton Rouge wants to take back education in north Baton Rouge by making the people in charge of local schools more accountable.

BREC’s alcohol ordinance signed by Mayor Holden

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden this weeksigned the ordinance passed by the Metro Council which will allow BREC to serve and sell alcohol at select facilities in a much more efficient and customer-oriented pro! cess.

Witnesses give emotional account of West explosion

Immediately following Wednesday night's explosion in West, witnesses recounted the horrible scene to our news crews. "Everybody was trapped," said witness Heather Cox.

Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center outpatient renovation complete

Renovations were recently completed for the outpatient care area of Baton Rouge General’s Regional Burn Center, the only comprehensive adult and pediatric burn center in a 300-mile radius.

Breakaway school district gets approval from Senate Education Committee

It’s a new session, but an old familiar subject, the bill to create the Breakaway School district passed through the Senate Education Committee Thursday without opposition from committee members.

Former Police Chief Dewayne White drops appeal

Former Police Chief Dewayne White is giving up the fight to win his job back. FOX44 just received a copy of the dismissed chief's letter to remove his appeal to the Baton Rouge Police and Fire Civil Service Board.

La. official describes man accused of sending poisoned letters as kind, but paranoid

Paul Kevin Curtis, the man arrested for allegedly sending threatening letters laced with poison to the president and a senator, was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and has continued to work in Louisiana and Mississippi due to his career as a pe

BREC’s alcohol ordinance signed by Mayor Holden

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden this weeksigned the ordinance passed by the Metro Council which will allow BREC to serve and sell alcohol at select facilities in a much more efficient and customer-oriented pro! cess.