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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.

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.