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Poverty in Baton Rouge: Residents speak out

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — New numbers show one in six people in the United States currently live below the poverty line. Many people living in Baton Rouge say they're directly impacted by that.

Louisiana Teachers have new evaluation system

Today, The Louisiana Association of educators unveiled a new evaluation system for public school teachers.

Southern seniors attend career fair

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Finding a job after college is particularly hard right now. Seniors at Southern University took a proactive step to see what jobs are available to them once they receive that coveted diploma.

Fraternities, helping out helping out Habitat for Humanity

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44)— LSU's greek community is looking to win 50-thousand dollars to help out habitat for humanity.

LSU, Southern drop in rankings

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — LSU and Southern University both dropped in the rankings in the U.S. News and World Report list of "Best Colleges." The magazine dropped the Tigers four places to 128.

Jaguar Nation ready for Jackson State

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Over on the Bluff, Southern Jaguar's coach Stump Mitchell says his team is ready and willing to take on Jackson State this Saturday.

Tarballs sighted on Fourchon beach

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Tarballs popped up on eight miles of fourchon beach today.

Walker residents conflicted about city-hood

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - Last night the town of Walker officially became a city, but some residents are conflicted about the transition. Mayor Bobby Font sat on the Walker City Council last night when the decision was finalized.

Massive drug bust in Ascension Parish

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) -- A major drug bust in Ascension Parish Monday morning landed 40 people in jail. US Attorney, Don Cazayoux, says 48 people have been charged with dealing drugs in the Gonzales area.

Murphy Painter resigns from race for Ascension Parish Sheriff

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: The former commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco control won't be the next Ascension Parish Sheriff. The Secretary of State's Office says painter dropped out of the race this morning.