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High school dropout shares success story

PLAQUEMINE, La (FOX44) — A new report says Louisiana is the worst in the nation when it comes to high school dropouts. The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana says the state’s graduation rate is just 67%.

Southern Jags look to be 3-2 in SWAC

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Southern Jags are coming off another heartbreaking loss this weekend. But now on the latter end of the season, Coach Stump Mitchell feels they're finally working all the kinks out.

LSU cheerleader hit by car on River Road

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — An LSU cheerleader is recovering at the hospital after someone hit him with a car on River Road and then drove off.

Tropical area to watch

An elongated area of low pressure near Cuba and the southern Bahamas is producing showers and storms. Reports show the low pressure is better organized and has become better defined.

New website shares Louisiana seafood test results

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Louisiana officials launching a new campaign to prove once and for all that it's safe to eat seafood.

Mother walks to remember lost child

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A Gonzales mother is doing everything she can to keep the memory of her child alive. Erin Bourgeois lost her third daughter a little more than an hour after she was born, the result of an under-developed brain.

Local businesses get ready for Florida game

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Saturday's big game affects more than just the football field big game days bring a big boost to local business owners .

Mortgage rates at historic low

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — If you're in the market for a new house, now is the time to buy. That's because mortgage interest rates have fallen to a new low, and experts expect that trend to continue.

Fatal fire in Denham Springs

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) -- One man is dead, another is being called a hero Thursday morning, after a fire destroys a home on Summers Street in Denham Springs near Bay Street and Range.

Community, educators react to school grades

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — After learning that nearly half of Louisiana public schools have received a failing grade, parents and grandparents are seriously concerned.