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More lanes for I-12 from O'neal to Juban

A traffic trouble spot for drivers along I-12 is finally open. Six lanes were opened today from O'neal Lane to Juban on the interstate there, much to the delight of thousands who travel that stretch of road every day.

Misdemeanor jail to reopen 24-hours in downtown Baton Rouge

Local law enforcement officials are once again opening up the downtown Baton Rouge jail for the 24-7 misdemeanor offenders.

Child riding bike dies after being struck by vehicle

A 10-year-old child died last night after being hit by a vehicle while riding his bike.

CAA rescues 43 animals from alleged hoarder

Forty-three animals are in the hands of animal control this evening after being rescued from an alleged hoarding situation.

Unrestrained driver dies in early morning crash

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of a vehicle crash today in which one man died at approximately 12:25 a.m. on Monday, June 11 in the 8000 block of Mickens Road.

Community reacts to alleged murder-suicide

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "Horrible, horrible," says Kendall Workman.

Same-sex ceremony on Louisiana Army post draws fire

A same-sex ceremony between an enlisted woman and a civilian woman on a U.S. Army post last month drew protests from lawmakers Thursday.

Minor to be charged as adult in Loupe shooting

BATON ROUGE,LA(fox44) — The First Circuit Court of Appeals has approved District Attorney Hillar Moore's decision to charge 16 year old Tyler Coleman as an adult..

Teachers file lawsuit against Governor’s education reform bills

Those opposed to the education reform plan proposed during the 2012 Legislative session are taking their fight to the steps of the state courthouse.

Grandfather, 4 year old grandson killed in crash caused by bad weather

A 66 year old man and his four year old grandson are dead today after an early morning crash in Iberville Parish. Officials believe the severe weather that passed through the area was a big contributing factor.