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Iberia Parish man arrested on 48 animal cruelty charges

IBERIA PARISH, LA (FOX44) -- A man in Iberia Parish was arrested for animal cruelty. That after the Sheriff’s Department received complaints about a foul odor in the area.

St. Francisville fire destroys historic building

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (FOX44) - A fire broke out in a historic district of St. Francisville this morning.

Buddy Roemer deciding next move in his campaign for White House

Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is deciding his next political move.

Inspector General pleads case to Finance Committee

BATON ROUGE,LA — The state Inspector General is fighting to keep his office open.

Abortion bill moves one step closer to becoming law

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "It's a sad day for Louisiana women," says Julie Mickelberry of Planned Parenthood.

Brusly High student shot and killed in Port Allen

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Roy Andre has lived in Brusly his entire life. “People don’t shoot guns around here, unless they’re going hunting,” he says.

Lawmakers continue to debate budget

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Lawmakers continued debating over next year's budget Friday long into the evening. That's after the majority of the house voted in favor of an amendment that majorly changes the bill.

Closing arguments set to begin tomorrow in Lil' Boosie trial

The First-Degree Murder trial against Baton Rouge rapper Lil’ Boosie seems to be moving ahead of schedule. On day 6 the prosecution rested and the defense called no witnesses.

Louisiana House begins budget discussion

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — It’s a critical day for the Louisiana House as lawmakers try to vote on how billions of dollars will be spent to keep the state running.

Break away school district moves forward

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The battle to break away from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System continues. Parents were back at the capitol Wednesday to fight for their children.