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Baton Rouge violence scares citizens

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — Joycelyn Christopher is 62 and has lived in Baton Rouge her entire life and she's just shocked by the violence going on around her and her grandchildren.

Scotlandville residents shocked by trash can fires

SCOTLANDVILLE, La (FOX44) — "I'm 53 years old and I have lived in Scotlandville since I was nine years old and we have never had this in one of our neighborhoods," says Scotlandville resident Rosetta Criff.

Mom and pop shop cashing in on Tigers' success

PRAIRIEVILLE, La (FOX44) — Local mom and pop shops are cashing in on the Tiger’s success.

Holden takes part in Belle of Baton Rouge ribbon-cutting ceremony

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — Renovations are now complete at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge.

New Driver's test helps new drivers not to litter

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The new year brings new Louisiana drivers a few more questions on their DMV test. The goal make teens think twice before tossing trash on the highway.

DOTD study looking to clear up traffic congestion

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is trying to cut back on traffic congestion without stepping on any toes.

Business owners oppose talk of widening I-10

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation is looking into new ways to free-up traffic congestion on a four-mile stretch of interstate through Baton Rouge.

Martinez sworn in as Ascension Parish President

DONALDSONVILLE, LA. (FOX44) — Tommy Martinez took his oath of office as Ascension Parish's President.

New Year's Resolutions for 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - According to a national study, the number one resolution is to quit smoking, but two people we spoke with today said they wanted to do better by their families.

BRPD investigates first shooting of 2012

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Baton Rouge Police say the man shot and killed was Gregory Alexander, 22, and he was shot just nine blocks from his house.