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EMS officials and personnel break ground on new EMS facility

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Mayor-President Kip Holden helped EMS officials break ground on a new EMS facility that's been in the works for up to fifteen years.

Entrepreneurs say Baton Rouge great place to start business

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- In a tough economy, young people are looking for ways to jump-start their careers, and Baton Rouge is providing the tools to do it. Janae Bourgeois has always thought outside the box.

LSU students setting sights on National Championship

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Spirits are high on the LSU campus after Saturday's win against the Crimson Tide.

Twenty four people in Baker are homeless due to an electrical fire

BAKER, LA (FOX44) - 24 Residents of the Sycamore Suites apartment complex in Baker are homeless Sunday because of an electrical fire that started from one of the apartment kitchens.

Cabela's and Swamp People host Fishing Derby

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Saturday morning, youngsters got a chance to get free screenings while fishing with cast members of the Swamp People. It's the Cabela's Blood Pressure for Kids Fishing Derby!

Tiger fans support cancer research

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Tiger fans are taking over Tuscaloosa, and there's one group who are using their trip to tackle a good cause.

Charter school proposed in Baker

BAKER, La (FOX44) -- Patricia Haynes was appalled when she saw the school work her grandchildren were bringing home.

Southern dorm evacuates due to gas leak

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Gradison dorms also known as the football dorms at Southern University had to be evacuated for twenty minutes today after construction crews burst a pipeline. It happened shortly before 2:00 this afternoon.

Ten Commandments stolen from Denham Springs church

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) - Police officers from Denham Springs say they're on the lookout for thieves who stole the Ten Commandments from the First United Methodist Church Thursday night.

Big game ticket scams worry students

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — With only days left until the purple and gold take on the #2 ranked Crimson Tide, fans are looking for ways to get their hands on tickets to the game. Now, scammers are taking advantage of that search.