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Boating accident leaves one man dead

Port Allen, La (FOX44) — A boating accident happened around six-thirty this evening near the Port Allen Lock. According to Chief Fred Smith of the Port Allen Police Department, they received a call of a capsized boat.

'Guns on Campus' bill shot down

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- The House Criminal Justice committee shot down  House Bill 413 authored by Rep. Ernest Wooton from Belle Chasse, La.

LSU system plans for disasters

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — If disaster strikes, LSU officials say they need to be ready for anything.

Mayor: Check on Neighbors during Extreme Heat

BATON ROUGE, La - — Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden is urging East Baton Rouge residents to use the “Buddy System” to check on their neighbors over the next few days as the temperatures soar into the high 90s with heat i

The effects of budget cuts on tourism

BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX44) — Facing *more* than a 1.5 billion dollar shortfall.. Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says cuts to the state's tourism budget. are inevitable.

Tips on how to beat the heat

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - — Even though summer is still several weeks away, the heat in the Capital City area is hovering near record levels.

Lawmakers still working on legislative compromises

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - We are half way through this year's regular legislative session, but lawmakers are far from reaching a compromise on the state's hottest topics.

Arrest made in the stabbing of a New Orleans woman

A Navy Chief Petty Officer has been busted for allegedly stabbing his wife to death. New Orleans Police say David Hugh Marx, who's stationed in Virginia, allegedly stabbed his wife with a pen.

A famous restaurant closes it's doors

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A famous restaurant randomly closed its doors on May 31st. Short notice for the closing of Galatoires Bistro here in Baton Rouge.

Hurricane Prep: Keeping your pet safe

During Hurricane Gustav, Lori D'Arensbourg went on a rescue mission. The Northside Humane Society president learned that a several of dogs had been left chained outside of their homes.