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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.

One man killed another in self defense on Balis Drive

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Late Saturday Night, Baton Rouge Police say they responded to a shooting on Balis drive. Baton Rouge Police officers said it happened around 8:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of Balis drive.

St. Amant Community Raises money for child's medical bills

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Saturday, lots of people from the community of St. Amant made their way out to St. Amant Park for the Caring for Cameron benefit.

Voters flock to polls for Presidential Primary Elections

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - "My one vote, that's all I can cast, if could cast 100 I would," said Exie Wilkes, a voter in Baton Rouge.

Lawmakers debate school voucher amendments

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — As originally written, House Bill 976 would give students at schools rated c, d, or f an equal opportunity to transfer to the private school of their choice.

Fire at Geismar chemical plant

GEISMAR, LA (FOX44) -- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office is reporting a fire at the West Lake Vinyl Plant in Geismar. It happened within the just before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22.