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Grand jury indicts men allegedly involved in Gonzales triple homicide

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — An Ascension Parish grand jury indicted the five men allegedly involved in a deadly home invasion in Gonzales.

Businesses benefit by selling winning ticket

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — It’s Mega Millions Mania. People all over Baton Rouge and across the country are trying to become instant mega millionaires. The jackpot for the lottery increased again Friday.

Southern law students talk "Stand Your Ground" law

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Second-year law student, Avia Gauthier, says there are too many things that aren't right about 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's death.

AIDS awareness at Southern University

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A national campaign takes a unique approach to raising AIDS awareness. The Condom Nation truck rolled onto Southern University campus Wednesday.

Teachers want Jindal, House Speaker recalled

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "He's stepping on us, He's on our poor necks," says teacher Sheryl Thomas. Teacher Sheryl Thomas expressing her anger at Governor Jindal.

Gas prices pause travel plans for residents

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As the summer driving season inches closer, gas prices continue to climb. Tuesday marks the eighteenth day in a row that prices at the pump have gone up around the country.

Red Stick Residents wondering when potholes on River Road will be fixed

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "It's going to get to the point when it's going to submerge and start to erode more, and more," said Todd Munsey, a Resident of Brightside Drive.

New teachers the focus of SU job fair

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - School districts across the parish came out to Southern University to see what new teachers will soon enter in the work force.

Research team recommends better ethics laws

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A Louisiana research team wants to make ethics laws in the Bayou State better.

The "Hunger Games" is connected locally to Louisiana

"Hunger games", debuting this weekend by bringing in150 million dollars. And there's a south Louisiana connection to the Blockbuster.