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Beauregard residents celebrate Mardi Gras in a walking parade

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In Baton Rouge, Beauregard Town residents kick off their sixth annual Walking Parade today.

A local Zydeco legend wants to pass on the genre to a younger generation

CHURCHPOINT, LA (FOX44) -- "The kids are coming up today going, what is zydeco, when they're hearing all this digitized, d-d-d-d-d, all that stuff, see, i want them to play a real instrument," said Award winning Zydeco artist

Gonzales woman shaken up after double murder

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Sharon Phillips lives in a small home off of Babin Road in Gonzales. She has cows grazing up the road and says she keeps mostly to herself.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies on the lookout for someone who killed two people Saturday

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies say two people were killed and one seriously injured on Babin Road in Gonzales late Saturday night.

Baton Rouge residents enjoy Spanishtown 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - On a rainy Saturday, Capitol City residents hit the streets for a parade over 30 years in the making.

Theatre community at LSU says goodbye to Professor John Dennis

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday the Theatre community at LSU said goodbye to one of their most loved professors. LSU Theatre Professor Emeritus John Dennis passed away Friday at his home.

Southern University hosts Anti-Bullying conference

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - State healthcare professionals and school personnel gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel saturday to develop anti-bullying practices.

Visit Baton Rouge CEO Paul Arrigo speaks to Forum 35 about Tourism

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Visit Baton Rouge CEO Paul Arrigo speaks at the first "Forum Friday" Luncheon put on by the group Forum 35.

Spanishtown organizers say they'll roll rain or shine

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Greg Altenhofel has ridden with the Krewe of Bierbog in the Spanishtown parade for four years. He says they're adding some new features to the floats.

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.