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Zachary Mayor says District One residents are safe

ZACHARY, LA (FOX44) — According to numbers released by the East Baton Parish Fire Commission, the city of Zachary responded to 85 percent of the fires in Fire District One last year.

Tony's seafood expects big numbers from crawfish crop

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) -- Folks at Tony's Seafood say they expect this year's crawfish crop to be booming.

Shooting on Elm Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44)) - Baton Rouge Police say a man is in the hospital tonight after being shot on Elm street late Sunday night. It happened around seven.

Walker Inn robbed early Monday morning

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - Walker Police are on the lookout tonight for a man who robbed the La Quinta Inn in Walker.

UPDATE: Second arrest for mall shooting, first shooter may be released

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested Johnny Williams for the shooting that occurred Saturday evening at the Mall of Louisiana in which two innocent teenage bystanders were shot.

Governor Jindal celebrates his Inaugural Ball

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Governor Jindal's Inaugural Ball played out the Renaissance Hotel, and for him, tonight was the night.

Inaugural prayer service held for Governor Bobby Jindal

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Inauguration Ceremonies for Governor Bobby Jindal and other winner's from this fall's election began Sunday.

Baton Rouge Restaurants get ready for BCS National Championship

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Bars, restaurants, even hotels all across the Capital City getting ready for what will no doubt be a very big night Monday.

Jones Creek community raises money for Grady family

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- It was only four months ago that Tim and Natalie Grady passed away victims of violent crime, now their four children are left picking up the pieces.

The U.S. Army Reserve 540th Transportation Company deployed today

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Thirty Baton Rouge soldiers are headed to Afghanistan. The soldier's got a huge send off ceremony today. The troops looked ready, but for many this is their first time over- seas.