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A new Truancy Center is opening in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "This will really allow parents to make sure their kids get back in school, and provide those services that not only the child needs, but the whole family needs," said EBR Interim Superintendent of Schoo

Prison employees don't want private prisons

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Employees from the Avoyelles Parish Correctional Center are disappointed. That's after the House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of selling the state prison to a private company.

Former LSU Men's Basketball Coach Trent Johnson is moving to TCU

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "I think it's kind of a good thing," said Michael Kron, a Freshman at LSU.

Volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul serve over 700 meals Easter Sunday

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "You know, we are prepared for the 300 number, but we can help up to 500, even more, we'll figure it out," said St. Vincent de Paul CEO, Michael Acaldo.

Attempted home invasion leaves one suspect injured and the other in jail

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Detectives say one man is in jail and another in the hospital after a home invasion Saturday night. They say it happened around 7:30 in the 5,000 block of Arialo street.

Early morning crash kills two, and leaves one injured

POINTE COUPEE, LA (FOX44) - Louisiana State Troopers investigated a single-vehicle fatal crash early Saturday morning on Highway 190 near LA 976. The crash resulted in two deaths and left another with life-threatening injuries.

Early Voting Starts Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - According to the Louisiana Registrar of Voters, early voting for the special election on April 21st started Saturday April 7th, and will end on April 14th.

Zachary Officials unveil Herty Field

ZACHARY, LA (FOX44) - Zachary city officials joined East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden Saturday in dedicating part of Zachary city park to a hometown hero.

Political analyst expects more speedy legislation

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Thousands of protestors couldn’t keep Governor Bobby Jindal’s education reform plan down.

Krewe of Othello 2012 Easter egg hunt

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Krewe of Othello brought some easter cheer to kids at Howell Park today. It's the Krewe of Othello's first annual easter egg hunt!