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"Hairspray" raising money for a great cause

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44)- Tuesday's showing of "Hairspray" at the Baton Rouge Little Theater benefited area students. Proceeds from the tickets sold tonight will go to volunteers in public schools.

Baton Rouge senior citizen concerned about her social security

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Senior citizens all over the country are angry Washington can't come to an agreement on the debt ceiling.

Bodies of elderly couple in Holden could be murder-suicide

HOLDEN, La (FOX44) - Where an elderly couple was found dead in their home. Investigators say it's possible it was the result of a murder suicide.

Officer arrested for sexual relations with a juvenile

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A St. John the Baptist Deputy was put behind bars on July 13th after police say he had sexual relations with a juvenile. Baton Rouge Police arrested 25-year-old Dustin Kenneth Fite.

UPDATE: Man who confessed to murder of Hammond priest found dead

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Officials say that Jeremy Wayne Manieri, 33, was found dead in his prison cell. We’re told the death is being called a suicide. He was found dead in his cell early in the morning on Thursday, Jan.

Arrest made in bank robbery

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The man wanted for robbing the Capital One Bank on Highland Road has been arrested. Police say Brendan Coughenour went into the bank around 2 yesterday afternoon with a hand gun and demanded money.

BRPD is bringing back their police academy

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Big news for the Baton Rouge Police Department, they'll have their first police academy since 2009.

"Dream Teachers" out to recognize exceptional teachers in Louisiana

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A local organization is making sure Louisiana teachers get the recognition they deserve. "Dream Teachers" has teamed up with the state to point out and reward our most exceptional educators.

Mother arrested after child overdoses

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX440 - A mother was arrested after she failed to call for help when her child overdosed on drugs. Tina Homes was booked in Baton Rouge for second degree cruelty to a juvenile.

EBR Animal Control wants to partner with humane society

The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center wants a new partner to take over it’s shelter operations. Director Hilton Cole says the deal would save animals’ lives and help better serve the Parish.