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Louisiana has a new website to get citizens volunteering

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A new campaign kicks off to bring volunteer numbers up in Louisiana. The Louisiana Serve Commission wants more people to get involved.

Hillar Moore asking for more funding

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - District Attorney Hillar Moore says he needs $10- million dollars added to the 748- million dollar bond proposal.

A mother is arrested for leaving her children in car

POINT COUPEE (FOX44) - A woman is locked up after deputies say her kids suffered brain damage after being left in a car. It's thought to have happened in May.

Lil Boosie in trouble, in Angola

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – A local rapper that is no stranger to police is in trouble again on July 15th. Torrence Hatch, known as “Lil Boosie”, is accused of trying to smuggle codeine into Angola.

Father talks about walk to inspire son with cancer

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A local father’s journey to inspire his son, turned into something much bigger. In March, 59-year-old, Bill Steele, walked all the way from Baton Rouge to Houston in less than 20 days.

Harry Potter lands in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — "Oh my goodness, i can't tell you. i cannot express in words how excited i am." Chris Velasquez is a self proclaimed harry potter super-fan who lives in a house full of them.

Still no motive for Holden murder-suicide

HOLDEN, La (FOX44) - The names of the victims in Wednesday's double shooting in Holden have been released, but we still don't know why it happened.

Law enforcement cracking down on misdemeanors

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - If you have an unpaid traffic ticket, or you missed a court date, you could end up behind bars.

Law enforcement agencies cracking down on misdemeanor crimes

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — If you have an unpaid traffic ticket, or you missed a court date, you could end up behind bars. That’s because law enforcement agencies are cracking down on misdemeanor crimes.

Shrimpers still feeling the affects of the BP oil spill

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - 16 months after the BP oil spill, Louisiana shrimpers say they're still struggling.