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Tempers flare during 'Blighted Officials' trial

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — tempers flaring on the second day of jury deliberation in the trial against ex- Saint Gabriel mayor George Grace..

Pediatric clinic to stay open

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Parents who regularly use a pediatric clinic on North Foster Drive are breathing a sigh of relief for now.

Wildlife and Fisheries adds land to wildlife management area

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will put more wetlands under their protection. Officials say they've added 29,630 acres of land to the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

No verdict yet in Grace trial

BATON ROUGE,LA(FOX44) — The jury of eight women and four men have not yet reached a verdict in the case against ex-Saint Gabriel mayor George Grace.

Crime forum ignites woman to take action

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Anne Harrison spends three days a week in the most dangerous part of the city.

UPDATE: Man arrested for shots fired at BRPD officer

THIS IS AN FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection with the BRPD Officer that was shot late last night.

Livingston Parish President to retain interim finance director

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (FOX44) — Livingston Parish President, Layton Ricks, is trying to keep his interim finance director in his administration. Ricks had to retract his nomination of Laurie Durnin for Finance Director.

"Swamp People" stars stay grounded

WALKER, La (FOX44) — If you've caught an episode of this season's "Swamp People," you're bound to have seen Blake McDonald, 26, and his younger cousin, Austyn Yoches, 21.

Four high school students receive scholarships at the 22nd Annual Big Buddy Burger Bash

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Big Buddy Officials kicked off a fundraiser tonight that's helped kids go to college for over 20 years. It's the big buddy burger bash!

Lawmaker faces challenges to create new school district

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As one Louisiana lawmaker tries to form a new school district, he'll face a number of big challenges. Everything from raising money to getting the measure on the ballot are all steps that need to be taken.