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Learning from leaders: Mayor Holden talks local government to students at Runnel’s

Students at the Runnel’s School were eager to learn about the city government this morning from Mayor Kip Holden.

BRPD officer reassigned after alleged harassment

CATS passengers say Lieutenant Valdry, a more than 20-year veteran of BRPD is relentless in his harassment at the CATS terminal on Florida and 22nd street.

Two Louisiana-based banks merge, no impact to customers

A local bank is changing hands, and changing its name. Red River Bank announced it bought Fidelity Bank. Fidelity has 5 branches in the Greater Baton Rouge area, 50 employees, and more than $100-million in assets.

State could hand over control of main roads in Zachary

The Zachary City Council voted unanimously to consider taking over possession of certain state roads within the city limits.

Urgent need for type O-negative blood donors in Baton Rouge

United Blood Services tells FOX44 News the demand for type O-negative blood is so big they just don't have enough to go around. They say the timing is critical with the holiday season, and they need donors now more than ever.

Food drive inspires kids to give back

The Pantry Challenge between the City of Zachary and the City of Central is underway and with the help of Zachary students, Friday was a great start to the food drive.

Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico at oil, gas platform

According to the US Coast Guard an oil gas platform owned by Black Elk Energy exploded and caught fire around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. The Coast Guard confirms the fire was extinguished roughly one hour after the explosion.

Metro Council refuses action after former CAA employees allege animal abuse

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council did not act after former employees accused Companion Animal Alliance of animal abuse and mismanagement.

Stores to have Black Friday sales early, opening on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a week away, and while families are prepping the turkey, local stores are getting ready for the Black Friday rush.

LSU introduces new eco-friendly food containers

The Purple and Gold can now be distinguished with another color - green. LSU is going green with new ecofriendly clamshells. These ecofriendly clamshells are sold at the Bayou Bistreaux and On The Geaux in the Student Union.