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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.

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.

Flags at half staff for Ville Platte victims

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — All of the state, flags are being flown at half staff today. That's to honor the two state insurance fraud investigators who were killed in Ville Platte Tuesday by an insurance agent.

300seats brings culture and creativity to the Capitol City

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A group of entrepreneurs are bringing something different to the capitol city. A new company will introduce creative culture from all over the world right here.

Lawmakers to discuss bill to benefit Ville Platte victims

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — State lawmakers are working to amend a bill meant to help the families of two insurance fraud agents, gunned down tragically on the job.

LSU Press Director Inaugurated as President of the Association of American University Publishers

BATON ROUGE – On Saturday, June 4, at the Association of American University Presses, or AAUP, Annual Meeting in Baltimore, LSU Press Director MaryKatherine Callaway assumed leadership as president of the AAUP for 2011-2012.

White Castle ferry to reopen

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the White Castle ferry will return to service on Monday, June 13.

Lottery reports more than $7.9 million in winning draw-style tickets

BATON ROUGE – Purchasing a motorcycle, repairing a fire-damaged home and going on a shopping spree are just some of the ways winners of the Louisiana Lottery’s draw-style games planned to spend the more than $7.9 million in prizes w