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FBI Report: Violent crime down in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A new report from the FBI shows crime numbers are down all across the country, including right here in Louisiana. Most of the state’s biggest cities are seeing fewer murders, robberies, and rapes.

Church Point woman dies in fire

CHURCH POINT, LA (FOX44) - A Church Point woman is dead tonight after a mobile home fire. It happened just before three Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Leonie Street.

Former LSU Coach Dale Brown signs copies his new book

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday former LSU Men's Basketball Coach Dale Brown signed copies of his book for adoring fans.

Governor Jindal talks about what's next for the state budget

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - While welcoming troops home for the holidays, Governor Bobby Jindal talked saturday about the recent budget cuts, and what's next for our state.

St. Vincent De Paul helps Santa give presents

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday Santa and his elves stopped by St. Vincent De Paul to give kids Christmas presents.

BRAC officials react to Brookings Study

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - On the national level, the Brookings Institute has rated Baton Rouge in the 20 second weakest Metropolitan cities in the U.S.

Livingston parish deputies deliver Christmas gifts

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) — Needy families all over Livingston Parish got a special visit Friday morning. Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies traveled all over the area, dropping off gifts just in time for Christmas.

Family survives fire at home

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — A Baton Rouge home on the 2100 block of 71st Avenue was badly damaged by a fire early Friday morning.

Metro Council says lack of communication causing trouble

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A battle is still brewing between Metro Council members and Mayor-President Kip Holden's office. The two groups have been butting heads for months.

Louisiana State Police Officers are on the lookout for drunk drivers during Christmas

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Louisiana State Police are cracking down on drunk driving this holiday season.