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Mortgage rates at historic low

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — If you're in the market for a new house, now is the time to buy. That's because mortgage interest rates have fallen to a new low, and experts expect that trend to continue.

Fatal fire in Denham Springs

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) -- One man is dead, another is being called a hero Thursday morning, after a fire destroys a home on Summers Street in Denham Springs near Bay Street and Range.

Community, educators react to school grades

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — After learning that nearly half of Louisiana public schools have received a failing grade, parents and grandparents are seriously concerned.

Governor Jindal calling for school reform

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The report cards are out for schools across the state, and almost half of them got a failing grade.

Brusly High receives high marks on EBR school grading scale

BRUSLY, LA (FOX44) - At Brusly High today, Principal Walt lemoine is pleasantly surprised about the grade they earned. The Louisiana Department of Education rated Brusly High School a "B".

Acension schools will now save up to 860K in energy costs

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (FOX44) -- Ascension parish schools will save up to $860,000 dollars a year thanks to new energy efficient improvements.

Southern Jags look forward to Prarieview A&M

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Southern Jaguars are happy to be coming off of a win, and excited about possibly being 3-1 in the SWAC standings this week.

Woman is charged after chasing neighbors with a razor and a stick

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A Baton Rouge woman facing a string of charges after police say she attacked people in front of her home. It happened earlier this afternoon on South 15th Street.

Scotlandville High receives 7,000 dollars in funding

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Scotlandville High School receivs close to $7,000 for their new engineering program.

Political analyst says negative ads work

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — You’ve seen them on TV, campaign ads attacking opponents’ voting records, positions on their political issues, and their personalities.