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School board members sworn in

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 2, 2011 - At a ceremony at the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, representatives from eleven districts were sworn into office today. The members were elected back in october.

APSO cracks down on Cockfighting

BAYOU L'OURSE, La (FOX44) - January 2, 2011 - On Saturday, Assumption Parish deputies broke up a cockfighting ring near Bayou L'Ourse.

Attic room fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 2, 2011 - Sunday morning, an upper room caught fire above a Highland resident's garage. The early morning fire was contained to just that room, leaving the rest of the house undamaged.

Over the limit, under arrest makes fatal crashes go down

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 2, 2011 - State Police were happy to see drunk driving trends decrease this holiday season.

Utility pole blocks traffic

BAKER, La (FOX44) - January 1, 2011 - The pole fell on u.s. 61 in Baker on new year's eve, blocking the roadway for hours.

King cakes hit the shelves

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 1, 2011 - On the first day of the new year bakers at Ralph's Market were continuing a long Louisiana tradition.

A new baby for a new year

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 1, 2011 - As of 12:05 this morning, the first baby of 2011.

Overturned tractor trailer slows holiday traffic

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- Holiday traffic was at a standstill on Interstate 12, the result of an overturned tractor trailer. Clean-up took nearly all day.

Shelters do all they can for homeless

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - December 28, 2010 - That fire in New Orleans is a sad reminder the homeless can resort to dangerous methods to stay warm.

Cops crack down on new year's firearms

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - December 28, 2010 - New year's eve is just around the corner, and the Baton Rouge Police Department is gearing up to take down gun violators.