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St. Amant Community Raises money for child's medical bills

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Saturday, lots of people from the community of St. Amant made their way out to St. Amant Park for the Caring for Cameron benefit.

Voters flock to polls for Presidential Primary Elections

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "My one vote, that's all I can cast, if could cast 100 I would," said Exie Wilkes, a voter in Baton Rouge.

Lawmakers debate school voucher amendments

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — As originally written, House Bill 976 would give students at schools rated c, d, or f an equal opportunity to transfer to the private school of their choice.

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, 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.