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Exotic pets feeling tough economic impact

Brett and Lori Matte have a pretty packed house these days, filled with approximately 400 unusual animals. They’ve got everything from snakes and lizards to birds and exotic mammals. They even have a deadly poisonous scorpion.

One area near the Capital City hit hard by rain

BREAUX BRIDGE, La (FOX44) - One area hit hard by heavy rains on July 26th was Breaux Bridge, west of Baton Rouge. Many drivers had to detour around flooded streets, while some roads were even closed to traffic.

Southern University working on their budget deficit

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Teachers at Southern University could be forced into furloughs. That's because the school is trying to find a way to plug a near-million dollar budget deficit.

The ICCA has come to Baton Rouge

Coin collectors in Plaquemine can now bring in their old and forgotten heirlooms, and possibly make big bucks.

Email and smartphones cause traditional mail to become almost obsolete

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - 37-hundred Post Offices nationwide are facing possible closure, and one of those is right here in Baton Rouge.

'World Changers' on a mission in Fairfields

170 teens from nine states braved the storms in Baton Rouge Tuesday to brighten up Fairfields neighborhood. ‘World Changers’ volunteers are repairing roofs, scraping paint and fixing screens.

Boating accident takes two lives

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Two fisherman involved in a tragic boating accident leave a family broken. Two men, an uncle, and his nephew, drown in the Mississippi River this weekend.

Friends, co-workers worried by teacher's disappearance

WEST BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — It's been two weeks since family and friends have heard from Sylviane Finck Lozada.

Rash of vandalism worries residents

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for thieves who vandalized several cars near the Old Jefferson subdivision. Deputies say the incidents happened early Sunday morning.

Record number take care of outstanding warrants

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Just 3 days after the city jail in Baton Rouge opened - record numbers of people are taking care of outstanding warrants.