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Arrest made in bank robbery

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The man wanted for robbing the Capital One Bank on Highland Road has been arrested. Police say Brendan Coughenour went into the bank around 2 yesterday afternoon with a hand gun and demanded money.

BRPD is bringing back their police academy

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Big news for the Baton Rouge Police Department, they'll have their first police academy since 2009.

"Dream Teachers" out to recognize exceptional teachers in Louisiana

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A local organization is making sure Louisiana teachers get the recognition they deserve. "Dream Teachers" has teamed up with the state to point out and reward our most exceptional educators.

Mother arrested after child overdoses

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX440 - A mother was arrested after she failed to call for help when her child overdosed on drugs. Tina Homes was booked in Baton Rouge for second degree cruelty to a juvenile.

EBR Animal Control wants to partner with humane society

The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center wants a new partner to take over it’s shelter operations. Director Hilton Cole says the deal would save animals’ lives and help better serve the Parish.

Jindal Signs Grad Act 2.0

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Grad Act 2.0 is a go. At LSU today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed that bill into law.

Priest murdered on retreat in Mississippi

WAVELAND, Ms (FOX44) – A Louisiana priest is murdered while on a retreat in Waveland, Mississippi. Father Edward E. Everitt was found dead Monday, July 11th shot once in the head.

Road construction on I-10

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Travelers on I-10 will see some changes this week. Westbound lanes between Bluebonnet and the split will move toward the median.

Another arrest made in attempted murder of a police officer

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A 12 year old boy sits behind bars for shooting at a police officer. The boy is charged with attempted first degree murder.

Governor's office employee says security breach cost him his job

WATSON, La (FOX44) — A computer technician is frustrated after being placed on administrative leave earlier this year. That’s after he reported a breach in security at the governor’s office.