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Marchand friend speaks out over not guilty pleas

BATON ROUGE, La (Fox44) — Four men accused of breaking into a Gonzales home and killing three people got their day in court.

Best Buy is announcing 50 stores will close by the end of the summer

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Best Buy says none of the stores in Louisiana are included in the list of shops set to close. The chain is announcing 50 stores across the country will close.

Baton Rouge rolls through Bike to Work week

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - If you drove downtown today you may have noticed a lot more bicyclists on the streets. That's because it's "Bike to Work" week in the Capitol City.

Chancellor James Llorenz speaks about Southern's challenges this fall

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Chancellor James Llorens talking about the school's challenges academically and financially. Llorens says southern has seen a significant drop in enrollment.

Senior citizens speak out against elderly services merger

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Hundreds of senior citizens packed themselves into the state capitol Monday to make their voices heard.

IPSO is investigating a boat on fire near the Port of Iberia

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call around 12:15 p.m. Saturday that a boat was on fire on the Commercial Canal at the Port of Iberia.

A shooting on Sharlo Avenue leaves one man dead

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting on Sharlo Avenue that left one man dead. Police Officers said it happened around 2:40 Sunday morning in the 1400 block of Sharlo Street.

Baton Rouge Firefighters Respond to a fire on Woodland Ridge Avenue

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Firefighters say they got to a house fire on Woodland Ridge Avenue Saturday just in time to save the house. Firefighters say the fire started around 3:30 that afternoon.

EBR MayorPresident Kip Holden headlines "Fest for Life"

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden teamed up with Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and Mary Bird perkins Cancer Center today to celebrate a tradition five years in the making.

Governor Bobby Jindal welcomes home National Guardsmen

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Governor Bobby Jindal greeted National Guardsmen today on their way back from Afghanistan.