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Gas prices pause travel plans for residents

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — As the summer driving season inches closer, gas prices continue to climb. Tuesday marks the eighteenth day in a row that prices at the pump have gone up around the country.

Red Stick Residents wondering when potholes on River Road will be fixed

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "It's going to get to the point when it's going to submerge and start to erode more, and more," said Todd Munsey, a Resident of Brightside Drive.

New teachers the focus of SU job fair

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - School districts across the parish came out to Southern University to see what new teachers will soon enter in the work force.

Research team recommends better ethics laws

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A Louisiana research team wants to make ethics laws in the Bayou State better.

The "Hunger Games" is connected locally to Louisiana

"Hunger games", debuting this weekend by bringing in150 million dollars. And there's a south Louisiana connection to the Blockbuster.

Walker residents shocked by prostitution bust

WALKER, La (FOX44) — Walker Police busted a local prostitution ring during an undercover sting Friday night. That happened after they got a complaint about a woman selling sex for money in the small city.

Officials protecting Louisiana's coastline are conducting a five year study

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Researchers say the Mississippi River is still causing serious erosion near the mouth of the river.

LSU Economist says state agriculture is up

The Agriculture business in Louisiana is booming. That's according to LSU AG Center Economist John Westra. He says the industry is pushing over 10 Billion dollars for the first time since 2007.

Fourth Annual No Such thing as Impossible Fundraiser

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday morning, cyclists from all over St. Francisville came out to raise money for disabled kids to have a bike of their own.

Bikers gather for 1st annual Blessing of the Bikes

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) - Saturday, in the wind ministries teamed up with the faith riders at Hebron Baptist church in Denham Springs for the first annual blessing of the bikes.