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2nd 'Blighted Official' trial begins

Jury selection began Monday to decide if former New Roads Mayor, Tommy Nelson is guilty of taking bribes, lying to the FBI and wire fraud.

BREC and Raising Cane's break ground on a new dog park

ZACHARY, LA (FOX44) - BREC officials and Raising Canes teamed up Saturday to cut the ribbon on a brand new dog park. This dog park is the completion of the first phase of a much bigger community park.

One Book One Community endorses "Crazy"

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday Mayor Kip Holden was "crazy" about a new summer book. It's part of the one book one community summer selection program.

Baton Rouge Airport planning for the worst

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Lots of commotion expected at the Baton Rouge Airport on June 4th, but if you see explosions and sirens, don't be alarmed it's all for "what if" situations.

Bands also feeling the pinch at the pump when on the road

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Summer tour season is in full swing, but high gas prices are making it hard for local bands to hit the road.

The May job numbers are out and its not looking good, especially for Louisiana museums

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Bad news on the job front, almost 14 million Americans are now unemployed . The May job numbers are out, and they show only 54-thousand jobs were added last month, that's the fewest in eight months.

Wondering who has the cheapest milk? There's an app for that

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - There is a new cool app that was created here in Louisiana. Kleinpeter Dairy with one that'll help you find where their milk is the cheapest!

Tips for Employers Hiring Young Workers

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 3, 2011) — With the start of summer, more than 4 million young workers nationwide will be looking for employment.

Pinnacle Entertainment confirms construction details

Pinnacle Entertainment filed an 8K disclosing some changes to their construction services agreement for L'Auberge Baton Rouge. There is now a guaranteed date of completion by May 31, 2012 and a maximum construction price of $229 million.

Advance Baton Rouge Charter School Association Hosts Teacher / Administrator Recruitment Fair

Baton Rouge, LA — The Advance Baton Rouge Charter School Association (ABR) will host its first Certified Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Fair Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Baton Rouge Marriot, 5500 Hilton Ave.