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Church leaders talk Operation Cease Fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A huge number of community members and law enforcement have teamed up with a plan to get rid of crime in the Baton Rouge area. They're calling it Operation Cease Fire.

Louisiana Lawmakers and Celebrities gather at State Capitol for Bicentennial Celebration

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "As we look forward to the next 200 years, let us pause and give thanks to those who came before us, and who helped shape the identity of this place we call home," said Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne.

Proposed bill creates fund for Juban Crossing infrastructure

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) — A bill heading to the Senate floor will help Juban Crossing fund some of it's infrastructure.

A South Tiger Bend Accident leaves two women dead

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Two elderly women are dead after a crash on South Tiger Bend road Saturday. East Baton Rouge Sheriffs say it happened around 3:20 that afternoon.

Riders gather for 8th annual Motorcyle Awareness Rally at the Capitol

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "Iim and I used to come, and this is to raise awareness for motorcycles on our roadways"

State Troopers host "Drug Take Back" Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - State troopers want you to bring unused medication to four different stations in Baton Rouge for "Drug Take Back" Saturday.

Louisiana Residents gather for the state's 200th Birthday

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "It's our culture, it's our culture, it's how we were raised," said Sydney Burchfield, a Louisiana resident.

NBC 33's David D'Aquin wins LAE award

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - NBC 33's own David D'Aquin won an award from the Louisiana Association of Educators Saturday afternoon.

LSU System President John Lombardi is voted out

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - With the raising of 12 hands LSU System President Dr. John Lombardi was out of the job.

Baton Rouge homes get major makeover

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Johnsons have been battling a leaky roof for months, but because of health problems, they haven’t been able to fix it.