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Controversy over Southern merger plan

BATON ROUGE,LA (FOX44) — "It would be horrific," says Southern University student Charburn Richardson.

Gonzales residents calling for justice

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — People in the normally quiet city of Gonzales say they are elated to hear of so many arrests made in a deadly home invasion that rocked their community.

CATS Bus System looking for a break from tax reform

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Officials with Together Baton Bouge say they're trying to pass a reform that'll decrease transit time in Baton Rouge from 75 minutes to 15 minutes.

Sheriff: Arrests made in Gonzales triple homicide case

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Ascension Parish Deputies have made arrests in Gonzales triple homicide case. Jason Newton is tracking this story and will post the latest details here on FOX44 soon.

New Roads is building a new major boulevard

NEW ROADS, LA (FOX44) - In New Roads, Mayor Robert Myer announces a new Boulevard that he says will bring more business to his city. The new 3,000 square foot Boulevard will connect Major Parkway in New Roads to Hospital Road.

Residents call for new Crime Prevention Districts

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Baton Rouge residents hope their lawmakers can help keep their communities safer.

St. Amant residents gather for Balloon Memorial for Faith and Patience

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) -  Hundreds of balloons were released in the air to remember two girls who's lives were taken away in a car crash last month.

Capitol City Residents gather at River Center for Habitat Home and Garden Show

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - For the 35th year in a row, people looking to build or remodel their home found useful tips and tools at the Habitat Home and Garden show at the River Center.

Baton Rouge Police have found one man connected to shooting on Interstate 110

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Sunday, Baton Rouge Police say they've found the man who left another dead inside a stalled car on Interstate 110 Friday.

Local Saints fans react to bounty program

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In Baton Rouge Saturday, Saints fans react to Saints players being paid bounties to put players out of games.