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Two private schools close for BCS National Championship

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Two local schools are cancelling classes January 9th when the Tigers play for the national title. Catholic High and St. Joseph's Academy alerted parents on that decision Tuesday.

BCS and SEC Shirts keep flying off the shelves

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Right across from Tiger Stadium, the LSU Sports Shop says they can't keep SEC Championship or bcs title shirts on the shelves.

Families helping families helps kids with behavioral problems

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Dept. of Health and Hospitals and Families Helping Families officials announcing a new program that'll help kids with behavioral and mental problems.

Fox44 Consumer Alert: Avoid charity scams during the holidays

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The holiday season brings out the best in people, but that also means we might see some of the worst.

LSU Board Chair Benjamin Mount dies at 62

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - LSU Board of Supervisors Chairman Benjamin Mount passed away after a long fight with Cancer, over the weekend. Mount was appointed to the LSU Board of Supervisors in 2006 by Governor Kathleen Blanco.

LSU students are ready for BCS National Championship

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Students spent their day finding hotel rooms on the internet, or even tickets to the game. They say it's a big deal for them to be in the city when the Tigers win the BCS trophy.

United Blood Services is now open on Sundays

United Blood Services wants you to know they'll be increasing their store hours on Sundays during the holiday season.

Annual South Baton Rouge Christmas parade

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - South Baton Rouge and McKinley residents enjoying the annual South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade Saturday. Many residents came out to enjoy the parade.

Chico Garcia is happy to be home

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - LSU Cheerleader Coach Chico Garcia is back home with his parents, just in time to watch the LSU Tigers win the SEC Championship.

Women on alert after rape near LSU campus

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — Baton Rouge Police are still looking for a man suspected of raping a woman near the LSU campus, and they're asking for your help to find him.