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Educators fight teacher tenure bill

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "We have been so disrespected and in so many different ways," says Louisiana Association of Educators President Joyce Haynes.

Baton Rouge metro area has highest AIDS rate

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks the Baton Rouge metro area number 1 in the United States for AIDS cases.

HIV patient speaks out

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Cassandra Whitty never thought she'd be diagnosed with HIV. "I couldn't believe it happened to me. I questioned God. Why me?"

Kelsey Scram takes BRPD Equalizer course

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A self defense class that's being put on for free by the Baton Rouge Police Department gives women a fighting chance at survival.

Together Baton Rouge Officials meet to save CATS

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Do you see this Traffic? This is what you have to drive in every day in Baton Rouge.

15 people are left homeless after a fire Monday morning

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Fifteen people are homeless after lightning struck this house on East Monarch Ave., and spread to the house next door. Volunteers assisting the families say the fire started just before two this morning.

Jindal State of the State

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — With 44 percent of Louisiana schools receiving a "D" or an "F" on the latest state school assessments, Governor Bobby Jindal stated to legislators on both sides that change is needed now.

Southern University students rally against system merger bill

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — When Meagan Gautier learned about some big changes coming to the Southern University system, she got busy.

BREC Officials say Bald Eagles are nesting in Farr Park

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - BREC Officials say they've got two national symbols living in Farr Park on River Road. Even though you can't see them, bird watchers say the two bald eagles are nesting in this tree.

The Department of Public Works is changing their 3-1-1 phone service

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Department of Public Works announce a new plan to help streamline their 3-1-1 phone system.