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New sales tax for Tanger Outlets in Gonzales

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) — Shoppers at the Tanger Outlets will soon have to chip in a few more bucks to get a good bargain. That's because the Gonzales City Council approved a new one percent sales tax for shoppers there.

Shunick search crews back in Atchafalaya Basin with divers

Search crews are back in the Atchafalaya Basin with dive teams searching for missing UL Lafayette student Mickey Shunick. They're back in the area just off the Whiskey Bay exit off I-10 just a day after calling off the search there.

Missing UL Lafayette student seen on surveillance video

Lafayette Parish, La — Detectives were able to identify a bicyclist believed to be Mickey Shunick traveling on Versailles Blvd and Saint Landry Street.  At approximately 1:47 am the bicyclist is captured on Versailles Blvd traveling

EBR Coroner: Man died of blunt force trauma

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- The East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office has completed a final autopsy on Gunner Williamson, the man who was found unresponsive in the Tigerland area back in March.

Iberia Parish man arrested on 48 animal cruelty charges

IBERIA PARISH, LA (FOX44) -- A man in Iberia Parish was arrested for animal cruelty. That after the Sheriff’s Department received complaints about a foul odor in the area.

St. Francisville fire destroys historic building

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (FOX44) - A fire broke out in a historic district of St. Francisville this morning.

Buddy Roemer deciding next move in his campaign for White House

Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is deciding his next political move.

Inspector General pleads case to Finance Committee

BATON ROUGE,LA — The state Inspector General is fighting to keep his office open.

Abortion bill moves one step closer to becoming law

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "It's a sad day for Louisiana women," says Julie Mickelberry of Planned Parenthood.

Brusly High student shot and killed in Port Allen

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Roy Andre has lived in Brusly his entire life. “People don’t shoot guns around here, unless they’re going hunting,” he says.