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Lawmakers to discuss bill to benefit Ville Platte victims

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — State lawmakers are working to amend a bill meant to help the families of two insurance fraud agents, gunned down tragically on the job.

LSU Press Director Inaugurated as President of the Association of American University Publishers

BATON ROUGE – On Saturday, June 4, at the Association of American University Presses, or AAUP, Annual Meeting in Baltimore, LSU Press Director MaryKatherine Callaway assumed leadership as president of the AAUP for 2011-2012.

White Castle ferry to reopen

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the White Castle ferry will return to service on Monday, June 13.

Lottery reports more than $7.9 million in winning draw-style tickets

BATON ROUGE – Purchasing a motorcycle, repairing a fire-damaged home and going on a shopping spree are just some of the ways winners of the Louisiana Lottery’s draw-style games planned to spend the more than $7.9 million in prizes w

Louisiana drivers will still be able to talk on thier cell phones and drive

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A bill that would have forced Louisiana drivers to put down their cell phones was shot down by the house today.

Louisiana priest confesses to molestation

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A Louisiana priest is under fire for a confession he's made.

Bobby Jindal orders all flags at half mast in memory of falling fraud investigators

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Flags all around Louisiana will be flying at half mast tomorrow. This to honor the two State Fraud Investigators who were killed in Ville Platte Tuesday, June 7th by a business owner who apparently snapped.

New reports of oil wells in the Gulf

GULF OF MEXICO (FOX44) - ExxonMobil says two major oil wells have been found in the Gulf of Mexico. The wells are about 250 miles southwest of New Orleans. The oil giant says the wells are in about 7000 feet of water.

DEQ: Ozone Action Days sparking some concern

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says there's some concern about the number of Ozone Action Days the state has seen.

Morning Hit & Run

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge police say a 46 year old woman was hit by a car - and the driver took off. It happened just after 4:30 on the 5600 block of Plank Road.