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Space heater leads to house fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 16, 2011 - An unattended space heater caught a house on fire late Saturday night. The fire started in the rear bedroom, and burned several other rooms before it was put out.

Homeowner warns burglar, then shoots him

PRARIEVILLE, La (FOX44) - January 15, 2011 - Early Saturday morning a burglar was shot on Stewart road in Prarieville. It happened around 2:00 a.m.

Reenactments teach history

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 15, 2011 - At the old state capitol Saturday, the capitol city got a taste of its own history. It was a reenactment of the surrender of the Baton Rouge Garrison.

Inmate steals truck

LAFAYETTE, La (FOX44) - January 15, 2011 - A former member of "Da Entourage" is on the run after leaving a work crew in Lafayette.

Louisiana's Haunted History: Eclipse of the Spanish Moon

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) FOX44 and CW21 investigate one of Baton Rouge’s oldest buildings: The Spanish Moon.

Family grieves shooting victim's death

PORT ALLEN, La (NBC33) -- An undercover drug buy gone sour in West Baton Rouge leaves a narcotics agent under investigation and an 18-year-old man dead. Now his grieving family wants answers.

Halfway house critical to Edwards success after prison

BATON ROUGE, La (Fox 44 Baton Rouge) -- Former Governor Edwin Edwards will have to go to a halfway house three times a week as part of his sentence. Experts say a halfway house is critical to his transition back into society.

CATS delays budget vote

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) No vote yet on potential cuts to the bus system here in the Capital Area. That's the word from the Metro Council Wednesday night regarding the CATS budget crisis.

Watson residents react to domestic violence

WATSON, La (Fox44-Baton Rouge) -- In Watson, a domestic dispute turned dangerous last night forcing neighbors to come to the rescue.

Livingston Parish Sheriff will retire

Livingston, LA (Fox 44 News Baton Rouge) --  Livingston Parish Sheriff Willie Graves has announced plans to retire. Graves tells Fox44 News he won't seek reelection for the position.