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Baton Rouge rolls through Bike to Work week

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - If you drove downtown today you may have noticed a lot more bicyclists on the streets. That's because it's "Bike to Work" week in the Capitol City.

Chancellor James Llorenz speaks about Southern's challenges this fall

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Chancellor James Llorens talking about the school's challenges academically and financially. Llorens says southern has seen a significant drop in enrollment.

Senior citizens speak out against elderly services merger

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Hundreds of senior citizens packed themselves into the state capitol Monday to make their voices heard.

IPSO is investigating a boat on fire near the Port of Iberia

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call around 12:15 p.m. Saturday that a boat was on fire on the Commercial Canal at the Port of Iberia.

A shooting on Sharlo Avenue leaves one man dead

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting on Sharlo Avenue that left one man dead. Police Officers said it happened around 2:40 Sunday morning in the 1400 block of Sharlo Street.

Baton Rouge Firefighters Respond to a fire on Woodland Ridge Avenue

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Firefighters say they got to a house fire on Woodland Ridge Avenue Saturday just in time to save the house. Firefighters say the fire started around 3:30 that afternoon.

EBR MayorPresident Kip Holden headlines "Fest for Life"

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden teamed up with Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and Mary Bird perkins Cancer Center today to celebrate a tradition five years in the making.

Governor Bobby Jindal welcomes home National Guardsmen

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Governor Bobby Jindal greeted National Guardsmen today on their way back from Afghanistan.

A shooting on Avis Avenue involves 4 people

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Police Officers are investigating a shooting late Friday night involving four people. Police officers say it happened around 9:30 Friday night in the nine thousand block of Avis Avenue.

New school district bill passes Senate Education

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Parents in the southeastern part of the East Baton Rouge parish are one step closer to forming their own school district tonight.