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A fire at a local business leave one dead

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A family business goes up in smoke overnight, and one of their own is found dead inside.

BR City Jail to open 24/7

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - As part of a trial program, Baton Rouge City Jail will be open around the clock starting July 22nd. Parish Law Enforcement says there are two driving reasons behind it.

New Online Public School in Baton Rouge

A new online public school wants to give kids in Louisiana the choice of having complete one on one interaction with teachers.

Community leaders speak out against air conditioner thefts

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — "We will not stand silently by and let you continue to rip off our churches and our community." Strong words Tuesday afternoon from Reverend Gerard Robinson of Mckowan Baptist Church.

Act 420 causes huge drug raid in Livingston Parish

LIVINGSTON, LA (FOX44) - It was a busy day today in Livingston Parish. Deputies are also fresh off a synthetic drug sweep.

Police heating up pursuit on air conditioner theives

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Police say they will find whoever is responsible for ripping off several local churches.

A smelly steam had some families concerned in Port Allen

PORT ALLEN, La (FOX44) - Several families in Port Allen are steaming mad about activity at the Port of Baton Rouge.

A camp is helping future sportsmen stay safe in the outdoors

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Here in the “Sportsman's Paradise” hunting and fishing are favorite forms of entertainment. A summer camp that is happening all this week helps kids to do just that and be safe in the process.

"Bayou Country Superfest" is coming back in 2012

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - All you “Bayou Country Superfest” fans will get to do it all again next year. The country music extravaganza is coming back to Tiger Stadium for Memorial Say weekend 2012.

BREC decides to close a number of community pools early

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Lots of summer left, but some pools are already closed for the season. BREC decided to only keep its pools open for six weeks, instead of eight, in efforts to save money.