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LSU faculty looking to make attendance part of student's grades

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "For my classes to be successful, or to operate at the optimal level of success, I want the students there, I want them to be able to hear me, I want them to be able to argue with me, I want them to be able to ask

Account set up for home invasion victim

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — An account has been set up to help a Gonzales woman attacked inside her own home. Shirley Marchand is still clinging to life after someone broke into her house and slit the throats of everyone inside.

Community leaders push for crime fix

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As crime plagues the community, some people say there needs to be more of a push to fix the problem. That’s after the Working Interfaith Network held a massive town hall meeting on crime last week.

A vacant house is set on fire on Convention street this weekend

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Firefighters say someone intentionally set a house on fire late Friday night on Convention Street. They say it happened around 10:00 p.m.

Krewe of Louisianians exhibit now open at State Archives

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - People in the Capitol City came out to the State Archives Sunday to celebrate a Mardi Gras tradition over 60 years in the making.

Gas Prices on the rise in Baton Rouge, and U.S.

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Gas Buddy.com says because gas prices are rising, you be paying a lot more at the pump. Take a look at this sign in Prarieville, the diesel price is almost four dollars a gallon.

BR Felines Arena Football Team is holding tryouts

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In St. Sabriel Saturday, the Lady Arena Football League is holding tryouts for Baton Rouge's first lady arena football team.

Parents and Kids participate in Read Across Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - At the Mall of Louisiana Saturday, teachers, parents, and even local celebrities teamed up for Read Across Louisiana. This event is going on in six malls across the state.

Ticket sales in Tiger Stadium could mean more business in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Ticket sales in Tiger Stadium could keep big festivals in Baton Rouge. Metro Council members are supporting a resolution that would take a portion of sales tax from tickets.

DOTD says they're still reviewing Stringer Bridge Road

ST. AMANT, LA (FOX44) - DOTD officials say as of Friday, they haven't started to make any changes to an Ascension Parish road. Part of Stringer Bridge Road in St. Amant has come under fire.