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Lack of air conditioning could result in longer school year

BAKER, La (FOX44) - Students at Baker High School could have a longer school year. They've been missing class, because the school doesn't have air conditioning, and they'll have to make up that time, later.

Mark Milligan announces candidacy for EBR Sheriff

A Zachary man wants to be the new Sheriff in EBR parish. Mark Milligan announcing he's running against Sid Gautreaux.

LSU move in day

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Ambria Washington is a transfer student from Texas Christian University.

Southern University students angry at long lines

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Students are angry after waiting in line early this morning to straighten out their financial aid.

Edwin Edwards fans taking to Facebook

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Fans of Edwin Edwards are taking to Facebook to ask the President a favor. The page is called “Ask Obama to pardon Edwin Edwards”.

Memorial for St. Martinville K-9

SAINT MARTINVILLE, La (FOX44) - Now just two weeks ago, during another man hunt, a Saint Martinville Sheriff's K-9 was killed by the heat.

Tropical Weather Picture

Today Satellite pictures show that shower and storms associated with a Tropical Wave located about 200 miles SSW of Jamaica is becoming better organized.

2 inmates on the run in Breaux Bridge

Update from St. Martinville Sheriff's Office:

Community shows support for young murder victim

Dina Batiste has never met Jori Lirette, but she can relate with his mother, Jesslyn. "I had a son that was murdered down here last year," she explains. "I just had to come. I know what she's going through."

Bayou Manchac gets a facelift

ASCENSION PARISH, La (FOX44) — Work crews in Ascension Parish spent the morning moving a large bottleneck of trash from Bayou Manchac.