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BESE approves new superintendent

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — There's a new man in charge of statewide education tonight. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved John White as the new state superintendent at a special board meeting Wednesday.

Tiger fans moving forward after BCS defeat

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The day after the Crimson Tide rolled over the LSU Tigers, fans are still scratching their heads.

New OLOL Hospital is being built in Walker

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - Construction is underway for a new Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Walker. Contractors say the steel skeleton of the hospital is already built.

LSU Tigers come back to Baton Rouge after BCS loss

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - After a record setting loss Monday night in the Superdome, the LSU Tigers came back to Baton Rouge without a trophy, but with fans still supporting them.

Zachary Mayor says District One residents are safe

ZACHARY, LA (FOX44) — According to numbers released by the East Baton Parish Fire Commission, the city of Zachary responded to 85 percent of the fires in Fire District One last year.

Tony's seafood expects big numbers from crawfish crop

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) -- Folks at Tony's Seafood say they expect this year's crawfish crop to be booming.

Shooting on Elm Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44)) - Baton Rouge Police say a man is in the hospital tonight after being shot on Elm street late Sunday night. It happened around seven.

Walker Inn robbed early Monday morning

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - Walker Police are on the lookout tonight for a man who robbed the La Quinta Inn in Walker.

UPDATE: Second arrest for mall shooting, first shooter may be released

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested Johnny Williams for the shooting that occurred Saturday evening at the Mall of Louisiana in which two innocent teenage bystanders were shot.

Governor Jindal celebrates his Inaugural Ball

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Governor Jindal's Inaugural Ball played out the Renaissance Hotel, and for him, tonight was the night.