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Violence in Baton Rouge raises safety concerns

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A shooting has left some in already dangerous parts of the city more shaken up. Many people we spoke with say the violence has been out of control for years.

Commuters to New Orleans from Baton Rouge will be able to use LA Swift for another year

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – LA Swift gets a new contract, and more money. That means you can catch a ride on the commuter bus service for another year.

A group of biker's riding to bring awareness to organ donations

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - There were a few extra bikes on the roads in Baton Rouge on the morning of July 5th. The riders are taking their message about organ donation to the streets.

USS KIDD July 4th Airshow

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Crowds gathered at the USS KIDD downtown all day on July 4th. The biggest surprise, the simulated air attack, with the KIDD fighting off vintage bombers.

Red flag flies to remind people of the burn ban in affect

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A flag of a different sort is also flying in Baton Rouge on July 4th. A red flag is being flown every day to serve as a reminder of the state wide burn ban.

18 wheeler catches fire after accident

ZACHARY, La (FOX44) - An 18 wheeler caught fire after an early morning accident shutting down a road in Zachary on July 4th. State police say the driver was going too fast when he went into a curve on Highway 64.

Louisiana educator speaks out against charter schools

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Some Louisiana educators say, it's time folks started hearing them out.

Safety a priority downtown

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Hundreds of police officers from all over EBR Parish are patrolling downtown streets this 4th of July.

On this day in history, we celebrate The United States of America

1776 - The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress in America.

Safety a priority downtown

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Hundreds of police officers from all over EBR Parish are patrolling downtown streets this 4th of July.