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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.

Ex-convicts getting help to start a new life

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Your old suit could help someone turn over a new leaf. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections and a Louisiana ministry are teaming up with Men's Wearhouse to hold their annual Suit Drive.

Representative, citizens speak out about debt crisis

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The crisis has been averted. There will be no default and the U.S. Government will continue to be able to pay its bills.

Juveniles in custody for drive-by shooting

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) - Four teens are in custody in connection with a drive-by shooting. 17 year-olds Seth Murray, Lane Kinchen, and two other juveniles have were arrested.

Suspect arrested for pulling a gun on a sheriff's deputy

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A man who ran after pulling a gun on sheriff's deputy didn't get too far.

Suspect arrested in robbery of a cab driver

LABADIEVILLE, La (FOX44) - The man who robbed a 72 year old cab driver is behind bars. The female cab driver says, Devin Daigle held her up for cash with a knife. It happened early morning on August 1st in Labadieville.