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LSU students gear up for homecoming weekend

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — LSU Tigers will be back in Death Valley for homecoming weekend, and students say it's extra exciting coming off of last week's win in Tuscaloosa.

DPW works to repair many bridges in EBR Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - DPW officials say two hundred bridges in East Baton Rouge Parish are in critical condition, and repairs take time and money that they don’t always have..

EMS officials and personnel break ground on new EMS facility

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Mayor-President Kip Holden helped EMS officials break ground on a new EMS facility that's been in the works for up to fifteen years.

Entrepreneurs say Baton Rouge great place to start business

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- In a tough economy, young people are looking for ways to jump-start their careers, and Baton Rouge is providing the tools to do it. Janae Bourgeois has always thought outside the box.

LSU students setting sights on National Championship

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Spirits are high on the LSU campus after Saturday's win against the Crimson Tide.

Twenty four people in Baker are homeless due to an electrical fire

BAKER, LA (FOX44) - 24 Residents of the Sycamore Suites apartment complex in Baker are homeless Sunday because of an electrical fire that started from one of the apartment kitchens.

Cabela's and Swamp People host Fishing Derby

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Saturday morning, youngsters got a chance to get free screenings while fishing with cast members of the Swamp People. It's the Cabela's Blood Pressure for Kids Fishing Derby!

Tiger fans support cancer research

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Tiger fans are taking over Tuscaloosa, and there's one group who are using their trip to tackle a good cause.

Charter school proposed in Baker

BAKER, La (FOX44) -- Patricia Haynes was appalled when she saw the school work her grandchildren were bringing home.

Southern dorm evacuates due to gas leak

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Gradison dorms also known as the football dorms at Southern University had to be evacuated for twenty minutes today after construction crews burst a pipeline. It happened shortly before 2:00 this afternoon.