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Summer time can mean danger from above

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Summer officially started June 21st, but the rain served as a good reminder about the threat of lightning. Flashes filling the sky during the summer months is more common this time of year.

Former New Roads mayor found guilty in federal court

NEW ROADS (FOX44) - Former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson convicted in federal court today. The jury returned the guilty verdict after just one hour of deliberation. Nelson showed no emotion as the verdict was read.

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne has alot to say about the BP oil spill

At a luncheon in Baton Rouge Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne talked about the long term impacts it'll have on tourism.

Frustrated fisherman take to the Capital

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Hundreds of shrimpers leaving the shore to head to the steps of the State Capital. Shrimpers from Venice to Grand Isle trying to get the attention of state lawmakers.

Hope to keep CATS busses rolling

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The CEO of the Capital Area Transit System says he's hopeful a mix of grants and a private donation will keep the busses rolling past October.  That's when the system was set to run out of money and stop s

The BP oil spill blame game continues

Transocean, the owner of the deepwater horizon oil rig just released a report saying it was BP's fault. The report says BP used a flawed well design which led to the failure of cement around the well casing.

Tree crushes house in Baton Rouge

Faye Smart Dickerson has lived in her home on Kentucky Street all of her life, but this afternoon she experienced something she's never experienced before, "felt that boom.  I started screaming, asking my husband arthur [if]

Cabela's is hiring

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — If you like the outdoors there's a place where you might really like to work. Cabela's in Gonzales is hiring and they have a hundred jobs they need to fill between now and the end of the year.

Cigarette Tax Renewal still possible

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Despite a veto from the Governor, and a possible override shot down by the House, there's still a chance the four cent tax on cigarettes could be permanent.

Man shot on Cherry Hill Drive

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Gunfire disrupts a quiet afternoon in Baton Rouge. Just after 4:00 p.m. E.B.R. Sheriff's Deputies say a man was sitting in his back yard on Cherry Hill Dr. when he was approached by two men.