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A new law may give elderly inmates a chance a parole if passed

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - One of the most talked about new laws allows older prisoners a chance at parole. The change was supposed to help relieve some of the burden on over-populated prisons here in Louisiana.

Walker wants a "dangerous dog" resolution

WALKER, La (FOX44) - Aldermen have proposed a new "dangerous dog" resolution.

New child labor law is in effect

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The length of time minors can work is changing. According to the new law minors fourteen and fifteen years old can start work as early as 7:00 in the morning.

Democrats no longer hold majority of voters

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- The Secretary of State's office says Democrats aren't the majority for the first time in Louisiana's history.

Confession in murder of 7yr old Thibodaux boy

THIBODAUX, LA (FOX44) -- Thibodaux Police say 30 year old Jeremiah Wright has confessed to killing his girlfriend's 7-year-old son, saying he dismembered the boy over the kitchen sink. He is being held on $5mil bond.

New scrap metal law in effect

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A new law is in effect that will make stricter guidelines for those trying to make money with scrap metal.

Fire claims house on Jean Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In the wee hours Sunday morning, firefighters responded to a house fire where someone was almost trapped inside on Jean street.

House Fire on Mohican Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A family is homeless because of a fire on Mohican street early Sunday morning,. Baton Rouge fire fighters said it happened around 4:00 Sunday morning.

One for the Orphan Ride

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday, a man finished his 24 hour bike ride around the LSU lakes for the orphans in Africa.

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.