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Home catches fire in Zachary today

A house has minor damage after a fire this morning just outside of Zachary. Firefighters got the call just after 9:30 this morning to a home on Pride Port Hudson Road.

Scotlandville residents hope new councilwoman can make a change

"I've had the worst probably 13 years that I've had in my entire life," says Deboria Halford.

Fatal Crash on I-10 Westbound near Grosse Tete

Update: All lanes were re-opened on I-10 West at MM 138 (Grosse Tete) around 12:30am.  

Metro Council sworn into office

The new East Baton Rouge Metro Council was sworn into office earlier today. The inauguration ceremony took place at the River Center.

BRPD: 4.7 percent rise in homicides for 2012

The Baton Rouge Police Department released unofficial numbers for the city's murder rate. The numbers paint a pretty disappointing picture with a 4.7 percent rise in the murder rate for 2012 when compared to 2011.

Bossier City grandmother rolled over by her own car

Emergency crews were called to a local grocery store Wednesday morning on reports of a person who had been run over by a vehicle.

2013 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Parade goers have already started counting down the days for the largest tourism event for Louisiana. Fat Tuesday will be held this year on February 12. This is the day before Ash Wednesday, which notes the first day of Lent.

33 year old prisoner escapes from St. Gabriel prison

Officials with the Department of Corrections told FOX44 News 33 year old Keana Barnes escaped from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women around 1:00 Tuesday morning. She was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter.

Baton Rouge deemed 'unfriendly' toward LGBT community by national survey

A new survey by the Human Rights Campaign cites the city of Baton Rouge as one of the least 'Gay-Friendly' in the nation.

Baton Rouge apartment destroyed in fire

A Baton Rouge apartment has been deemed a “total loss” after catching fire yesterday morning. On December 30 around 9:00 a.m., firefighters were called to Oakland Apartments off of Airline Highway.