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State Museums to undergo cutbacks

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - State museums have been devastated by recent budget cuts, and the Secretary of State's office is giving their all to preserve our culture.

Attorney for man accused of murdering priest claims there is more to the story

MISSISSIPPI (FOX44) - The attorney for the man accused of murdering a Louisiana priest says there's much more to this story.

Woman in Baker robbed with flare gun

BAKER, La (FOX44) - Two men are behind bars accused of shooting a woman with a flare gun when she refused to give up her purse. Police say the woman was walking to her home and crossed through the Walmart parking lot.

Company digs into your online background

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Potential employers might not have time to give you an extensive online background check, but one company certainly does. In fact, Social Intelligence specializes in just that.

Previously closed historic sites in Louisiana will be reopened

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The Office of State Parks is changing its operating hours to five days per week at State Historic Sites. The changes to the operating schedule will allow previously closed State Historic Sites to reopen.

Billy Nungesser grades bp after the spill

Plaquemine Parish President Billy Nungesser gives BP a "failing grade" when it comes to the way they handled the BP oil spill.

Grocery Store robbed on Scotland Avenue

A local store owner is in the hospital tonight after a robbery on Scotland Avenue in North Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police said it happened around 4:00 p.m. at the Sewell's and Son grocery store.

Residents speak out about town leaders' arrests

SPRINGFIELD, La (FOX44) — Most people who live in the small town of Springfield know Mayor Charles Martin pretty well.

A fire at a local business leave one dead

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A family business goes up in smoke overnight, and one of their own is found dead inside.

BR City Jail to open 24/7

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - As part of a trial program, Baton Rouge City Jail will be open around the clock starting July 22nd. Parish Law Enforcement says there are two driving reasons behind it.