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Livingston Parish President looking to move forward

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) — Taking on the top position in Livingston Parish has led to long hours and busy days for Layton Ricks, but he says he loves his new job.

No orange stickers for 'drug houses'

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX44) The New Orleans Police Chief proposes, then drops a controversial program to identify homes investigated for drug activity.

Suspect arrested for double shooting

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) This is a FOX44 update. Tameka Johnson, 29, has turned herself in to police. She will be charged with 2nd Degree Murder and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.  

Baton Rouge seventh for job growth

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — When it comes to finding jobs, Baton Rouge will be a good place to start looking. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the capitol city ranks seventh for projected job growth through 2020.

Parents, teachers talk education reform

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Louisiana's education leaders met in Baton Rouge to talk about ways to fix what's happening in classrooms across the state.

Education summit to tackle big reform issues

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Janeen Johnson moved to Ascension Parish to get her children away from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

Governor Bobby Jindal honors Louisiana's oldest living couple

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - On Valentine's Day in Baton Rouge, Governor Bobby Jindal took some time to honor Louisiana's longest married couple.

Two new police officers are on the streets in Walker

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - Two new reserve officers are ready to hit the street in Walker.

Governor Bobby Jindal is excited Union Pacific is coming to south Louisiana

ADDIS, LA (FOX44) - In Addis, Governor Bobby Jindal announces a new Railroad line that will bring over 200 jobs to south Louisiana.

Deputies celebrate Livingston Sheriff's birthday

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Livingston Parish Deputies threw a birthday bash for their top dog Tuesday. Sheriff Willie Graves turned 55 and all his co-workers were there to make sure he celebrated the right way.