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Tigerland residents scared for safety

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — People who live and work in Tigerland say they're scared. Residents say Tigerland has become increasingly more dangerous over the past few years.

Point Coupee Central High pays tribute to teen

NEW ROADS, LA (FOX44) — "My heart goes out to her family. It really does," says New Roads resident Latonya Joseph.

Hollingsworth pleads guilty to marijuana possession

ST.FRANCISVILLE,LA (FOX44) — The attorney who's accused of bringing weed into Angola prison pleads guilty to lesser charges.

Livingston parish to get animal control

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) — A plan to finally bring animal control to Livingston Parish is in the works. Parish President Layton Ricks has taken the first steps towards setting up a shelter.

Controversy over Southern merger plan

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "It would be horrific," says Southern University student Charburn Richardson.

Gonzales residents calling for justice

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — People in the normally quiet city of Gonzales say they are elated to hear of so many arrests made in a deadly home invasion that rocked their community.

CATS Bus System looking for a break from tax reform

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Officials with Together Baton Bouge say they're trying to pass a reform that'll decrease transit time in Baton Rouge from 75 minutes to 15 minutes.

Sheriff: Arrests made in Gonzales triple homicide case

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Ascension Parish Deputies have made arrests in Gonzales triple homicide case. Jason Newton is tracking this story and will post the latest details here on FOX44 soon.

New Roads is building a new major boulevard

NEW ROADS, LA (FOX44) - In New Roads, Mayor Robert Myer announces a new Boulevard that he says will bring more business to his city. The new 3,000 square foot Boulevard will connect Major Parkway in New Roads to Hospital Road.

Residents call for new Crime Prevention Districts

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Baton Rouge residents hope their lawmakers can help keep their communities safer.