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Governor Bobby Jindal wants the head of the Louisiana Association of Educators to resign

After a dispute last week, Governor Bobby Jindal wants the LAE executive director to resign. This comes from the Governor's bid to allow kids in poor-performing schools to attend private schools with state tax dollars.

First ever teacher-student basketball game at Inspire Charter Academy

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - At Inspire Charter Academy, kids there getting a chance to do what many wish they could -- a chance to get revenge on their teachers.

Thousands worth of copper stolen from school construction site

WATSON, La (FOX44) — Parents in Watson are fuming after learning that a new school may not open on time. That's after thousands of dollars worth of copper and tools were stolen from the construction site.

CrimeStoppers plays big role in arrests

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Anthony Sheppard's neighborhood is close-knit. "Mostly everybody in this neighborhood knows everyone," he says.

Governor Jindal announces proposed legislation to attract more jobs

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Governor Bobby Jindal announced proposed legislation lawmakers will see at the 2012 session Thursday.

Southern University community says goodbye to Carnell Knighten

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — The Southern University community came together Wednesday to say goodbye to one of their own. Carnell Knighten, the longtime assistant band director, collapsed on campus January 25th and died shortly after.

Student charged with 159 counts of identity theft

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — A high school student is in serious trouble. That's after police caught Arnetia Buckles, 17, with a list of names, dates of birth, and social security numbers for 187 people.

A Double Shooting in North Baton Rouge leaves two dead, and many asking questions

The East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office say two people were shot and killed in the Glen Oaks subdivision around two o'clock Tuesday morning.

Local nurse remembers infant left in dumpster

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Nurse Debbie Fowler remembers the day a newborn infant was found in a dumpster on Iberia Street in north Baton Rouge. That was nine years ago.

Nine-year-old cold case solved

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Police say JoAnn King, 28, put her newborn baby in a dumpster on Iberia Street in 2002. Nine years later, it was DNA evidence that led Baton Rouge Police to her.