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Bill pushes bigger penalties for sex offenders

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — Lawmakers hope to crack down on crime during the upcoming legislative session. One representative focuses on increasing penalties for sex offenders to protect the state's most vulnerable victims.

Survey shows La residents worried about cuts to higher ed

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) — What are most Louisiana residents thinking about in 2011? One LSU research team found out. A survey shows most people are concerned over state budget cuts, especially when it comes to higher education.

Governor Jindal pushes teamwork during special session

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- The 2011 Special Legislative Session is underway. The goal is to redraw district lines in the state. It's all because of the 2010 Census.

Man shot in leg on Jonah Street

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday morning, a man was shot on Jonah street, close to N. 47th street. Baton Rouge Police said it happened around 9:00 that morning.

Shooting close to Airline Wal-Mart

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday night, two men were shot close to Airline Neighborhood Wal-Mart. Baton Rouge Police Officers say they were investigating a separate incident when this shooting occurred.

LSU Greeks with Habitat for Humanity build houses

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday LSU Greeks teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build new houses on Elvin Drive in Baton Rouge.

FCC Baton Rouge turns wine into water

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday night First Christian Church in Baton Rouge held an event that could turn wine into water. It was the "Wine to share, Water for all" event at Churchill’s.

Man Robbed and Killed on Prescott Road

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday morning a man was robbed and killed in his driveway on Prescott road.

2nd Annual Crawfish Cook-off

COVINGTON, LA (FOX44) - Saturday the St. Paul’s School in Covington held their second annual Crawfish Cook-Off.

Fox44 Safety Alert: Local woman frustrated by tax fraud

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — This is a FOX44 Safety Alert. One area woman says filing her taxes this year has been more frustrating than ever.