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BREC Officials say Bald Eagles are nesting in Farr Park

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - BREC Officials say they've got two national symbols living in Farr Park on River Road. Even though you can't see them, bird watchers say the two bald eagles are nesting in this tree.

The Department of Public Works is changing their 3-1-1 phone service

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Department of Public Works announce a new plan to help streamline their 3-1-1 phone system.

Mike Di Maria is rebuilding Camp Singing Waters in Holden

HOLDEN, LA (FOX44) - One local pastor is trying to is sprucing up a camp that has been part of the Baton Rouge community for over 80 years.

The City of Walker has a new Councilman

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - A long time Walker politician heads back to the council chambers to help out his city.

A Community in Belle Rose is shocked over teen's death

BELLE ROSE, LA (FOX44) - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Deputies say Eric Miles Jr. ,15, was stabbed during in a fist fight Thursday evening.

Tigerland residents scared for safety

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — People who live and work in Tigerland say they're scared. Residents say Tigerland has become increasingly more dangerous over the past few years.

Point Coupee Central High pays tribute to teen

NEW ROADS, LA (FOX44) — "My heart goes out to her family. It really does," says New Roads resident Latonya Joseph.

Hollingsworth pleads guilty to marijuana possession

ST.FRANCISVILLE,LA (FOX44) — The attorney who's accused of bringing weed into Angola prison pleads guilty to lesser charges.

Livingston parish to get animal control

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) — A plan to finally bring animal control to Livingston Parish is in the works. Parish President Layton Ricks has taken the first steps towards setting up a shelter.

Controversy over Southern merger plan

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "It would be horrific," says Southern University student Charburn Richardson.