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Priest murdered on retreat in Mississippi

WAVELAND, Ms (FOX44) – A Louisiana priest is murdered while on a retreat in Waveland, Mississippi. Father Edward E. Everitt was found dead Monday, July 11th shot once in the head.

Road construction on I-10

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Travelers on I-10 will see some changes this week. Westbound lanes between Bluebonnet and the split will move toward the median.

Another arrest made in attempted murder of a police officer

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A 12 year old boy sits behind bars for shooting at a police officer. The boy is charged with attempted first degree murder.

Governor's office employee says security breach cost him his job

WATSON, La (FOX44) — A computer technician is frustrated after being placed on administrative leave earlier this year. That’s after he reported a breach in security at the governor’s office.

Public Service Commission keeping the lights on

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - While the heat streak continues in South Louisiana - the Public Service Commission is making sure everyone's safe.

A local soldier loses his life overseas

PINEVILLE, La (FOX44) - An Army sergeant from Louisiana has died overseas. 23 year old Christopher Soderlund from Pineville died Saturday, July 9th.

Authorities investigating shooting at St. Jean Apartments

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A shootout overnight at a Baton Rouge apartment complex has detectives searching for several gunmen.

Governor Jindal signs bill in hopes of student success

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - At LSU on July 12th, Governor Bobby Jindal signed a new bill into law to help put emphasis on student success.

Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Tonight there were a lot of fimiliar faces serving up a good time for a good cause over at Walk ons.

Gas Prices on the rise

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Summer temperatures are on the rise, and so are gas prices across the capital city. According to AAA, the average price for gas in Baton Rouge is $3.52 a gallon.