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Hope to keep CATS busses rolling

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The CEO of the Capital Area Transit System says he's hopeful a mix of grants and a private donation will keep the busses rolling past October.  That's when the system was set to run out of money and stop s

The BP oil spill blame game continues

Transocean, the owner of the deepwater horizon oil rig just released a report saying it was BP's fault. The report says BP used a flawed well design which led to the failure of cement around the well casing.

Tree crushes house in Baton Rouge

Faye Smart Dickerson has lived in her home on Kentucky Street all of her life, but this afternoon she experienced something she's never experienced before, "felt that boom.  I started screaming, asking my husband arthur [if]

Cabela's is hiring

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — If you like the outdoors there's a place where you might really like to work. Cabela's in Gonzales is hiring and they have a hundred jobs they need to fill between now and the end of the year.

Cigarette Tax Renewal still possible

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Despite a veto from the Governor, and a possible override shot down by the House, there's still a chance the four cent tax on cigarettes could be permanent.

Man shot on Cherry Hill Drive

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Gunfire disrupts a quiet afternoon in Baton Rouge. Just after 4:00 p.m. E.B.R. Sheriff's Deputies say a man was sitting in his back yard on Cherry Hill Dr. when he was approached by two men.

Trash concerns in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Some joggers say one of Baton Rouge's most scenic places is becoming an eyesore.

Team Combustion fascinates lawmakers

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Lawmakers got a chance to operate a robot built by local students.

Bonnet Carre spillway closed

BATON ROUGE, LA (ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District began closing the final 20 bays on the Bonnet Carre Spillway flood control structure this morning; bays were first opened on May 9.

Gumbo of Ballroom Weekend 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Dancers paired up at Crowne Plaza Sunday to wrap up the 2011 Gumbo of Ballroom weekend.