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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.

Riders Rally at CATS to save Public Transit

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The dozens of people at Wednesday's rally say supporting the CATS Property Tax doesn't just benefit them, but it's critical to seeing the capital city grow.

Proposed bill to give CATS board more freedom

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Edgar Cage with Together Baton Rouge has been at the forefront of bringing better transportation to the Capitol City.

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.