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Wildlife and Fisheries letting people fish for free this weekend

Dust off your rod and reel Wildlife and Fisheries “Free Fishing Weekend” is here again. You can fish in Louisiana waters this weekend only without buying a Recreational Fishing License.

Suspect in vehicular homicide pleads guilty

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A guilty plea in a tragic car crash, gives a grieving family some closure.

Buddy Roemer exploring election possibilities

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - The former Louisiana Governor says he's still exploring the possibility of running for the White House.

Tropical Weather Picture

The National Hurricane Center has cancelled the planned reconnaissance mission to a large Low Pressure area located over the Northwestern Caribean Sea, about 100 miles South-Southwest of Grand Cayman.

More Teach for America Teachers coming to South Louisiana

Teach For America announced today that 70 new teachers will teach in South Louisiana beginning this fall as part of the largest entering corps in the organization’s history.

Lightning strikes house in Santa Maria

BATON ROUGE , LA (FOX44) - Today's wild weather is being blamed for a house fire that destroyed a half a million dollar home in Baton Rouge.

Bad weather halts jury selection in New Roads corruption case

NEW ROADS, La (FOX44) - Bad weather puts jury selection in the second trial of Operation Blighted Officials on hold. The former Mayor of New Roads, Tommy Nelson, the third official to answer to federal bribery charges.

Police need your help in identifying Mcdonalds robbery suspects

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Two men police say robbed a Mcdonalds over the weekend. Police are hoping someone will be able to identify the suspects involved.

Entergy: Thousands without power after latest storms

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Entergy says the latest round of severe weather has left thousands in the dark - just a day after many had power restored again.

Another bay closes at Morganza Spillway

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Army Corps of Engineers has closed another bay on the Morganza Spillway - leaving the total at 7.