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Port Allen City Council asking for the Attorney General for help

PORT ALLEN, La (FOX44) - An issue over a former mayor has City Council in Port Allen looking to the Attorney General for help. Derek Lewis resigned as Mayor back in June.

Louisiana grades for education not looking good

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The national report card is out, and it shows education in Louisiana is still falling short. The report looks at reading and math skills of fourth and eighth graders across the country.

Truancy Center one step closer to becoming a reality

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Tonight, the East Baton Rouge School Board decided unanimously to put the Truancy Center on the agenda at next week's school board meeting.

More security for students changing busses

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - More than forty-thousand students wrapped up their first day in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools on August 10th, and for at least three thousand of them, it takes two bus trips to get there.

Burglary suspect in Gretna files lawsuit for K-9 bite

GRETNA, La (FOX44) - A Louisiana man has filed a 30-million dollar lawsuit against the Gretna Police Department after he claims his genitalia was bitten by a police K-9.

Late night shooting turns fatal

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - One person is dead after a shooting late night on Delaware Street just after nine. Police say 20 year old Jonat Han Walker was found dead in his car just outside his home.

Cashing in on the "gold rush"

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — With gold prices higher than ever before more people than ever are trying to cash in.

LSU students get a fire drill like no other

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A tense morning on August 9th for some LSU students as they're forced out of their dorm rooms.

Early morning accident turns fatal

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - One person is dead after an early morning wreck on Florida Boulevard. It happened around 7:30 on August 9th just west of Sharp Lane.

BRPD needs your help in finding a shooting suspect

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Police blocked off part of North Baton Rouge on the morning of August 9th after finding a body in a yard. They made the find just after six on the 3500 block of Conrad Street.