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Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announces plans for Bicentennial Celebration

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne kicks off the Bientennial party a little early by announcing the state's big plans for the anniversary.

Teens learn military tactics and training at Camp Spehar

HOLDEN, LA (FOX44) - This is just one of the exercises that the Baton Rouge Naval Sea Cadets go through every day.

35th annual Greater Baton Rouge Cat Show

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - "Thirty-five years is a lot of time, and we just try to keep a show going each year," said Greater Baton Rouge Cat Club President, Larry Johnson.

Red Stick Residents showed up in force for a parade of green

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge residents celebrated a 27 year old local tradition Saturday. There were different kinds of people celebrating all the different ways to wear green and show Irish pride that day.

Doing anything for missions donations

From corn syrup, to chocolate syrup, to ketchup, Taylor Fairbanks gladly endured it all for the camera. His buddies just kept piling it on, from clumpy brown sugar, to the lemon curd, his mother obviously had plans of using.

Parade parking limited

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — Saint Patrick’s Day parade goers should expect limited parking under the Interstate 10 overpass at Perkins Road tomorrow. Lots near that area will be blocked off to make the atmosphere a little safer.

3 finalists named for EBR Superintendent job

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) The East Baton Rouge School Board has named 3 finalists in their Superintendent search.

Educators fight teacher tenure bill

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "We have been so disrespected and in so many different ways," says Louisiana Association of Educators President Joyce Haynes.

Baton Rouge metro area has highest AIDS rate

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks the Baton Rouge metro area number 1 in the United States for AIDS cases.

HIV patient speaks out

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Cassandra Whitty never thought she'd be diagnosed with HIV. "I couldn't believe it happened to me. I questioned God. Why me?"