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'Swamp People' looking for next big thing

LAFAYETTE, La (FOX44) — The History Channel is looking for their next big swamp star, and they may have found that person in Lafayette.

Men's Warehouse helping newly released prisoners to turn thier life around

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Your old suit could help someone turn over a new leaf. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections and a local ministry is teaming up with Men's Warehouse to hold their annual suit drive.

Tips to beating the heat

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - — With temperatures nearing the century mark and heat indices even higher, we're all feeling the effects, "it's pretty hot. Heat's extremely bad right now." says Richard Kimbrell.

Fire damages house in Central

A big fire in Central tonight caused about $75,000 worth of damage. It happened on the seventy-seven hundred block of Conestoga Drive. Firefighters tell us it started in the shop attached to the house.

Detectives suspect foul play in missing teacher case

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives suspect foul play in the case of the missing teacher. Detectives say physical evidence obtained from the residence supports those suspicions.

Money from BP oil spill helping some familes with child support

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A new program is helping thousands of families collect on child support that's never been paid.

Neighbors' concern mounting over missing teacher

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Residents in the neighborhood where the missing teacher and her family used to live, say her disappearance is unnerving.

Downed power line cause problems in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Fire and EMS crews had a very dangerous situation on their hands this afternoon in Baton Rouge. A live power line was down near Kenilworth and Highland Road.

La gets voting system upgrade

The Secretary of State’s office is trading in mail ballots that had to be counted by hand for a new scanning system. The new ballots will be scanned into a computer, which saves a picture of the original and tallies the votes.

Improving the state's breastfeeding rates

During World Breastfeeding Week, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals officials are reminding parents that breastfeeding can contribute to the long-term health of their children. Gov.