Local News

Zachary house struck by lightning

Zachary, La (FOX44) — A lightning strike is blamed for a house fire in Zachary. The fire started Wednesday afternoon at a home on the 22-thousand block of Plainsland Road.

GOHSEP intervenes in grant dispute

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security had to intervene in a year-long debate between two East Baton Rouge parish leaders.

Unanswered questions after murder - suicide

PIERRE PART, LA (FOX44) - A 7-month old baby boy is with relatives after his mother is killed by a boyfriend.

Two suspects arrested in nightclub shooting

PORT ALLEN, La (FOX44) - Two men are behind bars accused in a shooting at a Port Allen night club.

Federal funds has two parish leaders battling

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The battle over federal dollars continues between two East Baton Rouge Parish leaders.

Honeywell plant to expand

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Honeywell Plant in Baton Rouge is getting a $33 million upgrade. Governor Jindal made the announcement at the State Capital Wednesday, July 6.

Traffic fatalities over the Fourth of July weekend were due to not buckling up

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Not buckling up played a role in deaths on Louisiana roads. over the weekend

Animal rescue group stepping up

HAMMOND, La (FOX44) -- Earlier this year, the Tangi Humane Society was running out of room.

Edwin Edwards to be released

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – On July 6th Louisiana's former governor Edwin Edwards will be a free man. His 6 month house arrest will be over. Edwards was sent to a half way house in Baton Rouge 6 months ago.

Update on animal cruelty in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, La (FOX44) - Several weeks ago, Tangi Humane Society made a big rescue in Livingston Parish. You may recall they found three dogs severely malnourished in a Springfield home.