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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.

Possible changes coming following Ville Platte Homicides

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - — Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon  had a press conference today a day after the tragic deaths of insurance fraud investigators Rhett Jeansonne, 39, and Kim Sledge, 44, at the hands of 67-year old Joh

Purse thief caught on camera not alleged Colorado rapist

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Reported sightings in Louisiana of a man accused of raping a young Colorado girl, didn't work out.

Prisons considering using recycled prescription drugs to save money

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The state spends a million dollars a year, filling prescriptions for prisoners. Lawmakers say, they can recycle medication, and save money.

'So You Think You Can Dance' Offers Online Voting for the First Time

For the first time ever, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will allow viewers to vote for their favorite contestants online at www.fox.com/dance.

Report of oily substance near venice has agencies concerned

NEW ORLEANS (FOX44) - The Coast Guard is responding to a report of oil in Breton Sound near Venice, on June 8th.

Soldiers forking out big bucks to airlines when coming home

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Baggage fees are a nuisance to most of us, but for some U.S. soldiers headed back to Louisiana from Afghanistan, they were down right ridiculous!

More bays closed at Morganza Spillway

MORGANZA, LA (FOX44) - The US Army Corps of Engineers says only three days are still open at the Morganza Spillway, and they could all close this weekend.

Film industry at Capitol today to show support for tax incentive program

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Parts of the State Capitol looked more like a movie set today.

Handheld cell phone ban moves forward

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — The roads are one step closer to being cell phone-free today. A bill to ban handheld cell phone use while driving has passed through the House Transportation Committee.