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Heavy rain possible

A large Tropical Wave continues to move West-Northwest at 10-15mph through the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. At this time the area remains disorganized with upper level winds not supporting any rapid development.

School lunch prices frustrate Ascension parish mom

ASCENSION PARISH, La (FOX44) — Nationally, the cost of some foods is on the rise, and that impacts the price of school lunches. Now, one Ascension parish mom is taking notice. As those prices go up, so do frustrations.

Jackson daycare to be shut down

JACKSON, LA (FOX44) - A Jackson Daycare has been forced to shut its doors. The Louisiana department of children and family services "yanked" the license of the "Jumpstart Pre-school and Day Care."

Report: No Kill shelter conditions unacceptable

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- An investigative report uncovers "unacceptable conditions" inside a No Kill animal shelter.

Tiger fans rally to support football players

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A new attitude for the LSU faithful.

Southern's faculty meets to discuss budget cuts

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Faculty Senate says the administration's proposed furloughs is not the answer to saving the school money.

Moody's Investor Service helps Southern with credit rating

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Southern University's credit rating in trouble,and lower enrollment may be to blame.

Pulling together to support injured LSU Chearleading coach Chico Garcia


Man survives home invasion

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Early Sunday morning, a man was almost killed by four men who forced their way into his home.