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Rally At Capitol For Awareness

At the capitol on May 12th there was a rally for mental health issues and substance abuse awareness. Decked out in all orange and green, dozens showed up to ask state leaders to pay up, and make recovery a priority in this state.

Flooding Continues, But Worse Yet To Come

Severe flooding continues in towns along the Mississippi River, but officials say the worst flooding is yet to come. Experts say the river is expected to crest at Vicksburg, Mississippi some time next week.

Parent Arrested For Battery Of A Teacher

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives arrested a mother on May 11th for Battery of a School Teacher at La Belle Aire Elementary School that occurred on Friday May 6th because she was allegedly dissatisfied with the teacher's treatment o

Outrage over flag burning protest at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Chaos erupts on the LSU campus after a student planned a protest over the American flag.

Chaos On The Campus Of LSU

A planned protest to burn an American flag was interrupted by a mob of angry people from all walks of life.

Suspect In Child Rape Behind Bars

A four year child was raped in Baker, now police say the family member accused of raping her sits behind bars. Police say 23 year old Israel Turner is accused of raping the child May 3rd while he was watching her.

Local Elementary Students Putting On A Show

Some local fifth graders are living proof, "the arts" are alive and well in East Baton Rouge Parish. Students at Wedgewood Elementary put on the Disney classic..."The Jungle Book."

Final candidates in BRPD Chief search

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The Police Chief Search Advisory Commitee has picked the 5 candidates for Chief. They are: Willard Bates - DEQ Criminal Investigator Donald White - LSP Commander

Murder Suspect Behind Bars

A man wanted for murder in Baton Rouge now sits behind bars. 18 year old Montell Murray confessed to shooting and killing 21 year old Keenan Myles on the night of May 10th on Tecumseh Street.

Casinos Open, But Could Change Soon

Baton Rouge casinos are still up and running tonight - but that could change soon. Officials at Hollywood Casino tell Fox44 news they'll stay open until the water reaches 47 feet.