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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.

Local scientist getting ready for an earthquake

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Top emergency responders in the state are getting ready for an earthquake. Experts say there's a low chance of damage if there's an earthquake in Louisiana.

Laptops now available at EBR Library

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — For the first time ever the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System is letting people take laptops home with them.

"Hairspray" raising money for a great cause

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44)- Tuesday's showing of "Hairspray" at the Baton Rouge Little Theater benefited area students. Proceeds from the tickets sold tonight will go to volunteers in public schools.

Baton Rouge senior citizen concerned about her social security

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Senior citizens all over the country are angry Washington can't come to an agreement on the debt ceiling.

Bodies of elderly couple in Holden could be murder-suicide

HOLDEN, La (FOX44) - Where an elderly couple was found dead in their home. Investigators say it's possible it was the result of a murder suicide.

Officer arrested for sexual relations with a juvenile

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A St. John the Baptist Deputy was put behind bars on July 13th after police say he had sexual relations with a juvenile. Baton Rouge Police arrested 25-year-old Dustin Kenneth Fite.

UPDATE: Man who confessed to murder of Hammond priest found dead

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Officials say that Jeremy Wayne Manieri, 33, was found dead in his prison cell. We’re told the death is being called a suicide. He was found dead in his cell early in the morning on Thursday, Jan.