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Fire at Geismar chemical plant

GEISMAR, LA (FOX44) -- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office is reporting a fire at the West Lake Vinyl Plant in Geismar. It happened within the just before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22.

Louisiana Realtors say to watch out for internet rental scams

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The latest scam to hit the internet could force you to think twice before selling your house.

DPW says to watch out for possible flooding

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - With heavy rain expected in the Captiol city Tuesday and Wednesday, DPW Assistant Director David Guillory says there are certain spots that could be underwater.

Education battle continues

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — "The governor's plan is definitely a big government, top down Baton Rouge takeover," says Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite.

Gas prices continue to rise in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - According to GasBuddy.com, the average gas price in Baton Rouge is $3.65, but it's as high as almost $4.00 a gallon at some gas stations in Central.

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announces plans for Bicentennial Celebration

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne kicks off the Bientennial party a little early by announcing the state's big plans for the anniversary.

Teens learn military tactics and training at Camp Spehar

HOLDEN, LA (FOX44) - This is just one of the exercises that the Baton Rouge Naval Sea Cadets go through every day.

35th annual Greater Baton Rouge Cat Show

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - "Thirty-five years is a lot of time, and we just try to keep a show going each year," said Greater Baton Rouge Cat Club President, Larry Johnson.

Red Stick Residents showed up in force for a parade of green

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Baton Rouge residents celebrated a 27 year old local tradition Saturday. There were different kinds of people celebrating all the different ways to wear green and show Irish pride that day.

Doing anything for missions donations

From corn syrup, to chocolate syrup, to ketchup, Taylor Fairbanks gladly endured it all for the camera. His buddies just kept piling it on, from clumpy brown sugar, to the lemon curd, his mother obviously had plans of using.