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Livingston Parish President to retain interim finance director

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (FOX44) — Livingston Parish President, Layton Ricks, is trying to keep his interim finance director in his administration. Ricks had to retract his nomination of Laurie Durnin for Finance Director.

"Swamp People" stars stay grounded

WALKER, La (FOX44) — If you've caught an episode of this season's "Swamp People," you're bound to have seen Blake McDonald, 26, and his younger cousin, Austyn Yoches, 21.

Four high school students receive scholarships at the 22nd Annual Big Buddy Burger Bash

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Big Buddy Officials kicked off a fundraiser tonight that's helped kids go to college for over 20 years. It's the big buddy burger bash!

Lawmaker faces challenges to create new school district

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As one Louisiana lawmaker tries to form a new school district, he'll face a number of big challenges. Everything from raising money to getting the measure on the ballot are all steps that need to be taken.

A national Jazz legend joins LSU Jazz Ensemble at the Manship Theater

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A National legend in Jazz music joins the LSU Jazz Ensemble tonight at the Manship Theatre for his premiere of "Quiet Pride".

DHH Officials are testing their plans for large scale emergencies

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In Baton Rouge, Department of Health and Hospital Officials are conducting exercises this week to test their response in case there's a huge disaster.

Officials hoping Operation Cease Fire will curb crime

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Law enforcement leaders are taking a different approach to crime fighting. It’s called Operation Cease Fire.

LSU faculty looking to make attendance part of student's grades

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "For my classes to be successful, or to operate at the optimal level of success, I want the students there, I want them to be able to hear me, I want them to be able to argue with me, I want them to be able to ask

Account set up for home invasion victim

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — An account has been set up to help a Gonzales woman attacked inside her own home. Shirley Marchand is still clinging to life after someone broke into her house and slit the throats of everyone inside.

Community leaders push for crime fix

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As crime plagues the community, some people say there needs to be more of a push to fix the problem. That’s after the Working Interfaith Network held a massive town hall meeting on crime last week.