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One Post Office in Ascension Parish could be closing soon

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (FOX44) - People in the small community in Duplessis, located in Ascension Parish are trying to keep a local post office from shutting its doors.

CVS grants Health Centers in Schools $25,000 to upgrade health program at Istrouma High

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Health Centers in Schools program at Istrouma High School got a big surprise from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.

Non-profit hosts town hall to tackle teen violence

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As violence continues in Baton Rouge, one group says it's time to take action.

'Dukes of Hazzard' cast to reunite in Walker

WALKER, LA (FOX44) -- The world famous "General Lee" car will be back in South again. In September, some of the cast members of the original “Dukes of Hazzard” cast members will reunite in Walker.

Senator David Vitter speaks to the Press Club of Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Senator David Vitter talking with the Press Club of Baton Rouge today on issues at home and in Washington.

Pedestrian killed while standing next to SUV on Walker Road

WALKER, LA (FOX44) — Louisiana State Police say one man is dead tonight after being hit on Walker road. Louisiana State Police say Joshua Benoit, 25, was driving south down LA-447, when he rear ended a White Expedition.

Prarieville celebrates 2012 Rib Off

"Everybody was cooking, watching the Superbowl, we're like hey, let's make a challenge out of it, and judge a few people," said Lindsay Young, a 2012 Rib Off Participant.

Capital Area United Way holds Super Tax Day at BRCC

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday at BRCC, The Capital Area United Way is helping people get their taxes done with a free tax service.

An Addis man is dead over an argument with his Mother's boyfriend

ADDIS, LA (FOX44) - Saturday a domestic argument in Addis leaves on man dead. Addis Police say they got the call around 3:00 p.m.

Former LSU Runningback Justin Vincent addresses honor roll extravaganza at Westdale Middle

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Middle schoolers at Westdale got a chance to learn some life lessons from a former Tiger turned NFL Runningback. Tt's part of their first ever A-B Honors Student Extravaganza.