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Mayor: Check on neighbors as extreme heat continues

BATON ROUGE, LA (Mayor's Office) - 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 90

New Iberia company expands, adds 40 new jobs

NEW IBERIA, La (FOX44) — Gov. Bobby Jindal and CARBO Ceramics Inc. CEO Gary Kolstad announced Tuesday that CARBO will invest $17 million in an expansion of its Airport Industrial Park facility in New Iberia.

Sherburne and Happy Town to be re-opened

ST. MARTINVILLE, La (FOX44) — St. Martin Parish Officials plan to re-open Happy Town, Sherburne, and the remaining portion of Herman Dupuis Road from Dick Davis Park to the Pontoon Bridge. That will happen Wednesday morning at 8 a.m.

The budget and its effects on tourism

BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX44) — With the budget the focus of much of the legislative session, we'll speak with Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenns to see what he feels proposed cuts will have on tourism.

Donald D. White becomes BRPD Chief

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — In front of a packed council chamber - the head of State Police, his family, and dozens of members of the Baton Rouge Police Department, Chief Donald Dewayne White became the new chief of BRPD.

RAW VIDEO: Chief White sworn in

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - — Donald D. White is the newest Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department. With his wife at his side, White was sworn in by 19th Judicial District Judge Tony Marabella.  

CPR Week starts Wednesday

CPR WEEK IS JUNE 1-7  

Civil Air Patrol flying in support of Louisiana flooding response

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44). – Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing have begun their third week of daily reconnaissance flights in support of various federal, state, and local agencies.

Butte la Rose Residents slowly coming back

BUTTE LA ROSE (FOX44) - St. Martin Residents can breathe a little easier. That's because portions of the Butte la Rose/ Happy town area are no longer under a "Mandatory Evacuation."

LSU Hazard Mitigation Plan Advisory Committee to Hold Second Meeting on June 1

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) – The second meeting of the LSU Hazard Mitigation Plan Advisory Committee will be held on Wednesday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the LSU Public Safety Building, Emergency Operations Center Conference Room.