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Chancellor James Llorenz speaks about Southern's challenges this fall

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Chancellor James Llorens talking about the school's challenges academically and financially. Llorens says southern has seen a significant drop in enrollment.

Senior citizens speak out against elderly services merger

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Hundreds of senior citizens packed themselves into the state capitol Monday to make their voices heard.

IPSO is investigating a boat on fire near the Port of Iberia

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call around 12:15 p.m. Saturday that a boat was on fire on the Commercial Canal at the Port of Iberia.

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.