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Puppies will soon get new homes

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — Twenty-five puppies will be off to their new homes on Monday.

Memorial blood drive and benefit set for Saturday

A blood drive and benefit is set for Monet Plaisance on Saturday, June 16, in Zachary as a memorial for a young girl who drowned. One hope is to raise awareness about the low percentage of child organ donation in the state.

Lee High School set to reopen

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — Lee High School is reopening its doors. It was closed back in the summer of 2009 after fears it would be taken over by the state Department of Education. Heather Hogue is a recent graduate.

LSP: Impairment, lack of seatbelt use account most of fatal crashes this year

Drunk drivers cause accidents. Seat belts save lives. Two facts that seem to go overlooked all too often. They are also two factors that seem to fall hand-in-hand with those who perish in a traffic crash.

The risks of diesel fumes

BATON ROUGE,LA(FOX44) — William Allred has worked as a diesel truck driver for more than twenty years.

Yelp! sends out urgent call for adult dog food

A non-profit group is in urgent need of assistance from the community. A late shipment of dog food has left a non-profit group with an urgent need for assistance from the community.

Citizens clear existing bench warrants in lieu of 24 hour misdemeanor jail reopening

Dozens lined up on the steps of the city courthouse before the doors even opened this morning, all taking the chance to voluntarily clear up unpaid tickets and warrants.

More lanes for I-12 from O'neal to Juban

A traffic trouble spot for drivers along I-12 is finally open. Six lanes were opened today from O'neal Lane to Juban on the interstate there, much to the delight of thousands who travel that stretch of road every day.

Misdemeanor jail to reopen 24-hours in downtown Baton Rouge

Local law enforcement officials are once again opening up the downtown Baton Rouge jail for the 24-7 misdemeanor offenders.

Child riding bike dies after being struck by vehicle

A 10-year-old child died last night after being hit by a vehicle while riding his bike.