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Volunteer hurricane responders needed

BATON ROUGE, LA (AMERICAN RED CROSS) - The Red Cross is working closely with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to find more shelter space and capacity.

American Red Cross: Be prepared

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Even though the National Weather Service says Louisiana might not see direct impacts from Tropical Storm Don, agencies say it's better to be prepared.

A remnant of 9/11 comes to Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - In the Capitol City, a piece of 9/11 was there to help raise money for firefighters and their families. A piece of steel was in a stairwell of tower two, when it came crumbling down almost ten years ago.

A missing person's case almost thirty years old may be solved

ABBEVILLE, La (FOX44) - A missing person case appears to be one step closer to being solved in Louisiana.

Synthetic drug bust

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Tim's wholesale is where police say they seized half a million dollars worth of fake marijuana.It sells tobacco products, but apparently store owners didn't get the memo carrying synthetic marijuana is il

Suspected murderer in custody

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) — A suspected mudrerer sits behind bars tonight.

Exotic pets feeling tough economic impact

Brett and Lori Matte have a pretty packed house these days, filled with approximately 400 unusual animals. They’ve got everything from snakes and lizards to birds and exotic mammals. They even have a deadly poisonous scorpion.

One area near the Capital City hit hard by rain

BREAUX BRIDGE, La (FOX44) - One area hit hard by heavy rains on July 26th was Breaux Bridge, west of Baton Rouge. Many drivers had to detour around flooded streets, while some roads were even closed to traffic.

Southern University working on their budget deficit

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Teachers at Southern University could be forced into furloughs. That's because the school is trying to find a way to plug a near-million dollar budget deficit.

The ICCA has come to Baton Rouge

Coin collectors in Plaquemine can now bring in their old and forgotten heirlooms, and possibly make big bucks.