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Tax free weekend

 Louisiana’s sales tax holiday provides a great opportunity to stock up and save on outdoor gear!

Local Church recieves new AC units

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Things are cooling off at Israelite Baptist Church thanks to the works of a good samaritan.

Man Paddles down Mississippi River for Red Cross

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - A boy and his father have travelled the mighty Mississippi all the way to Baton Rouge for the Red Cross.

Large child porn bust has a link to Caddo Parish

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The biggest child pornography bust in U.S. history has a Louisiana link. The feds say the website "Dreamboard" had enough content to fill about 16-thousand DVDs.

FDA cracks down on Lazy Larry relaxation brownies

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — It could be lights out for a snack sold to help people fall asleep. That's if the manufacturer doesn't change up the ingredients.

Coverage of missing Brusly High teacher goes International

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The search for the missing high school teacher continues, and now it has gained national, and international recognition.

Southern University getting recognition for their marching band

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Southern University gets a national nod for their band's performance.

Closure of the Flannery Bridge causing emergency response to be longer

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Closing the lively Bayou Bridge on North Flannery blocks the normal route of the Flannery Fire Station, responding to calls north of Florida Boulevard.

North Flannery Road bridge will possibly reopen in September

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The Department of Public Works says they're hoping to reopen the North Flannery Road bridge by the end of September.

Excessive Heat Warning

An excessive Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire area today. Dangerous heat starting this morning and lasting several hours during peak times. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the upper 90's but will feel like 105 -114 degrees.