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Governor Jindal talks about what's next for the state budget

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - While welcoming troops home for the holidays, Governor Bobby Jindal talked saturday about the recent budget cuts, and what's next for our state.

St. Vincent De Paul helps Santa give presents

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday Santa and his elves stopped by St. Vincent De Paul to give kids Christmas presents.

BRAC officials react to Brookings Study

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - On the national level, the Brookings Institute has rated Baton Rouge in the 20 second weakest Metropolitan cities in the U.S.

Livingston parish deputies deliver Christmas gifts

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) — Needy families all over Livingston Parish got a special visit Friday morning. Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies traveled all over the area, dropping off gifts just in time for Christmas.

Family survives fire at home

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — A Baton Rouge home on the 2100 block of 71st Avenue was badly damaged by a fire early Friday morning.

Metro Council says lack of communication causing trouble

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A battle is still brewing between Metro Council members and Mayor-President Kip Holden's office. The two groups have been butting heads for months.

Louisiana State Police Officers are on the lookout for drunk drivers during Christmas

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Louisiana State Police are cracking down on drunk driving this holiday season.

LSU Men's Basketball team visits kids at OLOL Children's Hospital

The LSU Men's Basketball team gave some christmas cheer to a lot of kids at the Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital today.

Mike Anderson's employees clean up after fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Normally, this time of the year, Mark Hebert is gearing up for a few busy weeks on the job, but when he arrived to work at Mike Anderson's this morning, he knew his work would have to be put on hold.

Home Depot has tips to keep you safe this holiday season

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Decorating your home for the holidays can be pitfall for less handy people. So here's some tips to keep yourself safe this Christmas season.