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13th Gate hiring this weekend; new attraction added

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Halloween is right around the corner, and Baton Rouge’s greatest haunted house is looking for experienced actors, makeup artists and models who can make people scream.

Arrests of copper thieves assisted by new law

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Brian Odom, Eric McCall and Tyler Turner are behind bars at the Livingston Parish Detention Center. They're accused of stealing copper wiring from the new Live Oak School in Watson.

Tailgate tips from John Besh

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Football fans across Louisiana are getting geared up for a weekend of tailgating. We caught up with Saints fan and celebrity chef John Besh to find out how he's spicing things up this season.

'Living with Cancer' event Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- For the past decade, Woman's Hospital has hosted a 'Living with Cancer' series, and it's coming back to Baton Rouge on Saturday.

Bridge closure surprises drivers

CENTRAL, La (FOX44) — Another bridge in Baton Rouge has been deemed too dangerous to drive on. Inspectors took a look at the Wax Road Bridge in Central Wednesday morning.

Southern University still without a budget

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Southern University's budget is still not complete. The drop dead date for getting it finished was supposed to be Tuesday night.

Maurapas residents dealing with flood

MAUREPAS, La (FOX44) — Yvonne and Jim Cox never expected to see the entire yard covered with more than a foot of water.

Southern Board of Supervisors votes against financial emergency

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Southern University will not declare a financial emergency. But, now they'll have to find other ways to balance the budget.

Assumption parish residents outlast lee

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (FOX44) -- Assumption parish residents breathing a sigh of relief after this weekend's flooding. This weekend, a lot of yards on Daggs street were competley flooded with water.

Springfield flooding surprises residents

SPRINGFIELD, La (FOX44) — In some parts of Livingston parish, homes are underwater after Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than a foot of rain in some places over the weekend. Springfield was hit particularly hard.