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Livingston Parish to have a run-off race for parish president

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (FOX44) — The top two contenders for Livingston Parish President will have to square off for a second time next month.

Officer shoots suspect after being run over

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A man is shot dead by a Lafayette Police Officer after the officer is backed over by the suspect's car. It happened on the Evangeline Thruway near Castill Friday night, around 11:20 p.m.

Sunday in the park

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Flowtribe took the stage for week two of Sunday in the park this weekend.

International Heritage Festival 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The International Heritage Festival kicked off today at the Baton Rouge River Center highlighting the culture and customs from countries all across the globe.

Alcorn and Southern University say goodbye to Zeus

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) - Saturday athletes, coaches, and friends from two universities from Louisiana to Mississippi said goodbye to a man that was so important to them, he was known as "Zeus".

Election Day 2011 in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - It's Election Day, and people all over the capitol city have been racing out to the polls to make their voice heard.

Occupy BR demonstrates on Capitol steps

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Saturday the so-called "99 percent" gathered on the steps of the State Capitol to voice their opinions on government, and how it can be improved.

Hairdresser cuts for a cause

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Janie LaPrairie's hair salon is often sought out for a special reason. That's because she offers a service that you can't find just anywhere.

Red Cross assists Convent fire victims

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Red Cross spent the early morning finding shelter and trying to get almost a dozen people back on their feet. That's after a fire destroyed an apartment complex in Convent.

Southern and Alcorn State athletes say goodbye to "Zeus"

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Southern and Alcorn State football players getting a chance to say their last goodbyes to one of their beloved coaches.