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A new skate park opens in Gonzales

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Ascension Parish Lawmakers and local skaters teamed up Saturday for the grand opening of a brand new skate park.

HFCS holds seventh annual Jambalaya Cook Off

PORT ALLEN, LA (FOX44) - People at Holy Family Catholic School in Port Allen got to know more of their community Saturday with their annual Jambalaya Cook Off.

2012 U.S. Bowling Congress rolls into Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge has been waiting for it for months, and tomorrow, the 2012 Bowling Congress rolls into the River Center.

Convicted felons getting guns on the streets

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Convicted felons are not allowed to have guns, but East Baton Rouge District Attorney, Hillar Moore, says a lot of them find a way to get those weapons.

Shotspotter cameras to stay in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted in favor of renewing a contract to keep the shotspotter crime cameras up in the community. The 147 cameras zoom in on areas where gunshots have gone off.

One Post Office in Ascension Parish could be closing soon

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (FOX44) - People in the small community in Duplessis, located in Ascension Parish are trying to keep a local post office from shutting its doors.

CVS grants Health Centers in Schools $25,000 to upgrade health program at Istrouma High

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Health Centers in Schools program at Istrouma High School got a big surprise from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.

Non-profit hosts town hall to tackle teen violence

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As violence continues in Baton Rouge, one group says it's time to take action.

'Dukes of Hazzard' cast to reunite in Walker

WALKER, LA (FOX44) -- The world famous "General Lee" car will be back in South again. In September, some of the cast members of the original “Dukes of Hazzard” cast members will reunite in Walker.

Senator David Vitter speaks to the Press Club of Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Senator David Vitter talking with the Press Club of Baton Rouge today on issues at home and in Washington.