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Myrtles Plantation adjusts to business after the fire

The building that caught on fire on the Myrtles plantation served as the gift shop, a kitchen, laundry room, the main office, and the check-in. So when all of that was lost, the future was unclear.

Nordstrom Rack to open store in Baton Rouge

Wednesday, Nordstrom, Inc. announced it will open a Nordstrom Rack store at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. The store will be located on the Mall of Louisiana property near Dick's Sporting Goods.

Geismar woman killed while trying to walk across I-10

Shortly before 3:00 am on October 15, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on I-10 eastbound east of LA Hwy 73 in Ascension Parish. Unknown Object

FOX44 partners with major companies for 'Hire Our Heroes' job fair Thursday

According to the 2013 annual Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is at 9% and, for veterans under the age of 25, it hovers around 20%.

LSP: 11 arrested during multi-agency human trafficking bust

Law enforcement arrested eleven individuals in a multi-agency task force operation focused on human trafficking on October 9, 2014. The operation was part of ongoing efforts targeting human trafficking and prostitution throughout the state.

Baton Rouge home catches fire, $400K in damages

Firefighters are currently investigating a fire that caused $400,000 in damage to a home on Woodland Drive, according to Baton Rouge firefighters.

Denham Springs City Council defers vote on controversial apartment complex

 There was a sense of relief Tuesday night among people worried about a proposed apartment complex. The city council chose to hold off on approving a rezoning request for a development that many residents say would be bad for the city.

Baton Rouge residents react to the Popes comments on homosexuality

"They have a lot to offer the church that churches have typically ignored until recently so I think that is a step in the right direction but I don't think that it's enough."

Halloween means big spending

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and for Baton Rouge retailers that equals big bucks.

"Nuns on the Bus" rolls into Baton Rouge

It's big. It's colorful. It's decked out with thousands of signatures from committed voters, and it's transporting nuns on a mission from state to state. The Nuns on the Bus tour kicked off last month in Iowa.