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Cigarette tax battle

BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX44) — Lobbying continues over a cigarette tax renewal. Governor Bobby Jindal has vowed that some time next week to veto a renewal of a four cent per pack cigarette tax.

Boy drowns tubing on Amite

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) — It's a horrible feeling, a horrible feeling, very horrible."

Compensation for government workers closer

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) - — Insurance investigators Rhett Jeansonne and Kim Sledge are one step closer to receiving death benefits.

Barrow honors troops

BATON ROUGE, La (Mayor's Office) — Troops are honored today with a ceremony led by Baton Rouge representative Regina Barrow.

Corps to close bays at Bonnet Carré Spillway

NEW ORLEANS, La. - On Tuesday, June 14, the Recovery School District (RSD) will open Parent-Family Resource Centers at four locations around the city of New Orleans.

Karate helping to build bonds

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) — The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department, along with local residents, used martial arts to get connected to the community.

Jambalaya Champions assist in Joplin effort

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Cooks with the Jamblaya Festival Association are heading north to Joplin, Missouri.

The Jambalaya Festival Association is giving much needed relief to Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo (FOX44) - Cooks with the Jambalaya Festival Association are heading up to Joplin, Missouri to provide the residents up there with some much needed relief.

A birthday celebration at Perkins Rowe for some very special heroes

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A birthday celebration in Baton Rouge today for a branch of the military. The United States Army is celebrating their 236th birthday at Perkins Rowe all day on June 10th.

LSU Scientists say "new oil" is not from BP

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Tests are in that show the oil recently spotted in the Gulf of Mexico is *not* from BP's spill. LSU scientists say this stuff is in fact fresh south Louisiana crude.