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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.

Organ recipient on a journey to save lives

Kidney transplant recipient and president/ founder of SODA (Society for Organ Donor Awareness) David Landsberg will bike through Baton Rouge Tuesday on a mission to save lives.

Fireworks safety

The sale and un-permitted (private) detonation of fireworks are prohibited by ordinance in East Baton Rouge Parish.

LSU gets plugged; electric car chargers on campus

On Wednesday, July 6, LSU and Entergy officials will unveil the state’s first major foray into the electric vehicle market with electric vehicle car chargers being installed at LSU.

4th of July celebration helps U.S. Veterans' Memorial

The USS KIDD Veterans’ Memorial and Museum hosts their annual Star Spangled Celebration Monday in downtown Baton Rouge.

Red stick residents gear up for the fourth

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Happy Independence Day, that's what everyone around town said Sunday because they're either working, or trying to have a safe and fun holiday.