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Company digs into your online background

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Potential employers might not have time to give you an extensive online background check, but one company certainly does. In fact, Social Intelligence specializes in just that.

Previously closed historic sites in Louisiana will be reopened

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The Office of State Parks is changing its operating hours to five days per week at State Historic Sites. The changes to the operating schedule will allow previously closed State Historic Sites to reopen.

Billy Nungesser grades bp after the spill

Plaquemine Parish President Billy Nungesser gives BP a "failing grade" when it comes to the way they handled the BP oil spill.

Grocery Store robbed on Scotland Avenue

A local store owner is in the hospital tonight after a robbery on Scotland Avenue in North Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police said it happened around 4:00 p.m. at the Sewell's and Son grocery store.

Residents speak out about town leaders' arrests

SPRINGFIELD, La (FOX44) — Most people who live in the small town of Springfield know Mayor Charles Martin pretty well.

A fire at a local business leave one dead

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A family business goes up in smoke overnight, and one of their own is found dead inside.

BR City Jail to open 24/7

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - As part of a trial program, Baton Rouge City Jail will be open around the clock starting July 22nd. Parish Law Enforcement says there are two driving reasons behind it.

New Online Public School in Baton Rouge

A new online public school wants to give kids in Louisiana the choice of having complete one on one interaction with teachers.

Community leaders speak out against air conditioner thefts

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — "We will not stand silently by and let you continue to rip off our churches and our community." Strong words Tuesday afternoon from Reverend Gerard Robinson of Mckowan Baptist Church.

Act 420 causes huge drug raid in Livingston Parish

LIVINGSTON, LA (FOX44) - It was a busy day today in Livingston Parish. Deputies are also fresh off a synthetic drug sweep.