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BRPD to host community meeting to discuss BRAVE project

Tonight BRPD will host a community meeting to discuss issues of concern with residents and introduce them to the BRAVE project and its enforcement officers. The meeting will get started at 6:00 p.m.

Family mourns loss of slain 21year-old

BATON ROUGE,LA (fox44) — "I can't tell you how I feel or don't feel. i don't know what I feel anymore," says Alex Asmar.

Arrangements made for burial of 8-year-old beating victim

Funeral services have been arranged for the young boy who died after allegedly being beaten to death by his father.

St. Gabriel shooting leaves two injured

ST.GABRIEL,LA (fox44) — The first shooting in Saint Gabriel in almost six years has left two people injured. It happened at an apartment complex on the 3600 block of Bank Drive around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Residents react to St. Gabriel shooting

ST. GABRIEL, LA (FOX44) — "My daughter and I were watching T.V. when we heard. like two bangs," says Deborah Chabaud.

McKinley High School damaged by teenager driving SUV

A teenager from Baton Rouge is in trouble after he damaged property at McKinley High. The incident happened at around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Puppies will soon get new homes

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — Twenty-five puppies will be off to their new homes on Monday.

Memorial blood drive and benefit set for Saturday

A blood drive and benefit is set for Monet Plaisance on Saturday, June 16, in Zachary as a memorial for a young girl who drowned. One hope is to raise awareness about the low percentage of child organ donation in the state.

Lee High School set to reopen

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — Lee High School is reopening its doors. It was closed back in the summer of 2009 after fears it would be taken over by the state Department of Education. Heather Hogue is a recent graduate.

LSP: Impairment, lack of seatbelt use account most of fatal crashes this year

Drunk drivers cause accidents. Seat belts save lives. Two facts that seem to go overlooked all too often. They are also two factors that seem to fall hand-in-hand with those who perish in a traffic crash.