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Baton Rouge Hops 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Even though the summer heat is still going, folks in Baton Rouge got a chance to be a little bit cooler with a Hip-Hop festival this weekend.

State Police have a new way to keep you informed

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - It won't be long before State Police turn to a new and improved system to keep you up to date during emergencies. The agency is moving to a system called “Nixle”.

Blaze badly damages Donaldsonville home

DONALDSONVILLE, LA (FOX44) — Firefighters were called to a major house fire just after four this afternoon on the 400 block of Lafourche Street in Donaldsonville.

Looking for jobs during a struggling economy

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX 44) — People looking for work here in Baton Rouge had a chance to pass their resumes along today.

Port Allen City Council asking for the Attorney General for help

PORT ALLEN, La (FOX44) - An issue over a former mayor has City Council in Port Allen looking to the Attorney General for help. Derek Lewis resigned as Mayor back in June.

Louisiana grades for education not looking good

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The national report card is out, and it shows education in Louisiana is still falling short. The report looks at reading and math skills of fourth and eighth graders across the country.

Truancy Center one step closer to becoming a reality

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Tonight, the East Baton Rouge School Board decided unanimously to put the Truancy Center on the agenda at next week's school board meeting.

More security for students changing busses

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - More than forty-thousand students wrapped up their first day in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools on August 10th, and for at least three thousand of them, it takes two bus trips to get there.

Burglary suspect in Gretna files lawsuit for K-9 bite

GRETNA, La (FOX44) - A Louisiana man has filed a 30-million dollar lawsuit against the Gretna Police Department after he claims his genitalia was bitten by a police K-9.

Late night shooting turns fatal

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - One person is dead after a shooting late night on Delaware Street just after nine. Police say 20 year old Jonat Han Walker was found dead in his car just outside his home.