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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.

Sandbagging To Keep Water Off Of Baton Rouge Streets

The Department of Public Works is also using sandbags to help keep water off Baton Rouge streets. We found workers building a large wall of sandbags at North Street and River Road.

What Happens If That River Water Gets In Your Home?

 Flood insurance can cover the damages. Just two inches of water in a one thousand square foot home can cause over 10 thousand dollars in damages.

Suspects Arrested In Car Wash Theft

On the afternoon of May 9, 2011, LPSO Detectives arrested two male adults and a 15 year old male juvenile who were collectively responsible for no less than seven thefts committed at Denny's Auto Spa in Livingston, La.

Mississippi River Expected To Rise To Record Levels

The mighty Mississippi River is expected to rise to record levels tonight, as it surges south towards Natchez and Vicksburg. Experts say the river is moving at 1.8 million cubic feet per second through the Mississippi Delta.