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Downed power line cause problems in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Fire and EMS crews had a very dangerous situation on their hands this afternoon in Baton Rouge. A live power line was down near Kenilworth and Highland Road.

La gets voting system upgrade

The Secretary of State’s office is trading in mail ballots that had to be counted by hand for a new scanning system. The new ballots will be scanned into a computer, which saves a picture of the original and tallies the votes.

Improving the state's breastfeeding rates

During World Breastfeeding Week, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals officials are reminding parents that breastfeeding can contribute to the long-term health of their children. Gov.

Tip leads cops to escaped trustees

It was their prison garb that would eventually land two escaped trustees back behind bars. After 10 hours on the run, someone spotted the stripes and called the cops.

Dixon trustees escape

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Sunday afternoon, two trustess from the Dixon Correctional Institute eluded police during a work detail and escaped. It happened around 12:30 that afternoon.

Team Trevor fundraiser at the Tiki Hut

ST. AMANT, LA (FOX44) - Team Trevor was at the Tiki Hut in St. Amant Sunday afternoon trying to raise even more money for cancer research. It was all for the Team Trevor marathon team that is competing in Memphis.

Music and Movies on the Lawn

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday evening, Baton Pouge residents gathered in City Park for movies on the lawn.

Man turns himself in after shooting on Bay street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday a man turned himself in after a shooting on Thursday. Baton Rouge Police said Frank Atkins, 26, turned himself in Saturday afternoon for the murder of Bernard Landis, 51.

Dad lets nine year old drive truck

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - Saturday morning, State Police pulled over a truck with a nine year old in the driver's seat.

Former Governor Edwards celebrates 84th birthday

Former Governor Edwin Edwards was in New Orleans at the Hotel Monteleone to celebrate his 84th birthday.