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Port Allen shooting puts victim in hospital; WBR Sheriffs chase suspect across river into Baton Rouge

FOX44 has confirmed that a shooting occurred in a Wal*Mart parking lot near Port Allen. The shooting turned into a pursuit as the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

Medicaid expansion debate gets heated

The idea of taking more Medicaid dollars from the federal government has many up in arms.

SCAM ALERT: Con artists claim to be offering $100 gift card from COX cable

A new phone scam is attempting to gain personal information from callers by claiming to be a representative from COX cable.

Salt dome bills one step closer to becoming law

State lawmakers want to help protect Louisiana residents avoid another sinkhole situation. This comes after Bayou Corne residents were forced to evacuate their homes in August because a sinkhole formed.

Family speaks out after 91-year-old murdered in home

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shocking murder a 91-year-old woman found beaten to death in her own home. It's the first murder in New Roads and Pointe Coupee Parish this year.

Owner arrested for operating without an alcohol permit, cited for unsanitary conditions

The Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control has announced that a LaPlace bar owner has been arrested for selling and serving alcoholic beverages without a valid state permit and given a citiation for unsanitary conditions.

Over $27,000 of lawn equipment stolen from City of Donaldsonville

Approximately $27,500 worth of lawn equipment is missing from the City of Donaldsonville’s temporary barn located at 2208 Thibaut Drive in Donaldsonville.

St. Tammany Parish authorities recover missing Slidell boater’s body

Family members of a Slidell man contacted the Sheriff’s Office last night after he failed to return home from a mid-day fishing trip. Following an extensive search, deputies located the body of the missing boater.

Submit your videos to win a chance at auditioning FOX's X-Factor

Do you have the X FACTOR? FOX 44's The X-Factor Audition Pass is back.

Registered sex offender robs grandmother at gunpoint

A New Iberia man has been taken into custody after he allegedly pulled a gun on his grandmother and robbed her.