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BREC decides to close a number of community pools early

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Lots of summer left, but some pools are already closed for the season. BREC decided to only keep its pools open for six weeks, instead of eight, in efforts to save money.

Mayor President Kip Holden has plans for grant money

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - We're learning more about how Mayor President Kip Holden plans to spend almost a million dollars worth of Homeland Security grant money.

Up to date vaccines required before kids start school

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A reminder for parents, kids don't just need pens and paper to go back to school they need an up to date shot record too.

New bus routes for gifted children

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Changes have been made for some gifted and talented students who take the bus to school.

City planner fired in Lafayette for setting up a camera in a restroom

LAFAYETTE, La (FOX44) - A Lafayette city planner has been fired from his job, for what he allegedly installed in the men's restroom.

Three Air Conditioning units vandalized at local church

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Due to copper thieves, summer is going to be a little hotter for youngsters at Israelite Baptist Church.

Agents pulling synthetic drugs from store shelves

ASSUMPTION PARISH (FOX44) - Narcotics agents say, they've pulled over four-hundred grams of "fake weed" from store shelves in Labadieville.

Father Ed Everitt laid to rest

HAMMOND, La (FOX44) - Father Ed Everitt, the Hammond priest who was found murdered in a Mississippi vacation home was laid to rest. A thirty-one-year-old man is accused of the killing Everitt, after robbing him.

The state is days away from fire ban being lifted

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says, Louisiana's statewide burn ban will be cancelled Thursday, July 21st. The burn ban has been in effect since last month.

Shrimp season comes to a close in Louisiana

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Some shrimping is off limits as of July 18th, and the inshore season is over for most of the state.