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Excessive Heat Warning

An excessive Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire area today. Dangerous heat starting this morning and lasting several hours during peak times. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the upper 90's but will feel like 105 -114 degrees.

Ex-convicts getting help to start a new life

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Your old suit could help someone turn over a new leaf. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections and a Louisiana ministry are teaming up with Men's Wearhouse to hold their annual Suit Drive.

Representative, citizens speak out about debt crisis

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The crisis has been averted. There will be no default and the U.S. Government will continue to be able to pay its bills.

Juveniles in custody for drive-by shooting

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) - Four teens are in custody in connection with a drive-by shooting. 17 year-olds Seth Murray, Lane Kinchen, and two other juveniles have were arrested.

Suspect arrested for pulling a gun on a sheriff's deputy

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A man who ran after pulling a gun on sheriff's deputy didn't get too far.

Suspect arrested in robbery of a cab driver

LABADIEVILLE, La (FOX44) - The man who robbed a 72 year old cab driver is behind bars. The female cab driver says, Devin Daigle held her up for cash with a knife. It happened early morning on August 1st in Labadieville.

'Swamp People' looking for next big thing

LAFAYETTE, La (FOX44) — The History Channel is looking for their next big swamp star, and they may have found that person in Lafayette.

Men's Warehouse helping newly released prisoners to turn thier life around

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Your old suit could help someone turn over a new leaf. The Department of Public Safety and Corrections and a local ministry is teaming up with Men's Warehouse to hold their annual suit drive.

Tips to beating the heat

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - — With temperatures nearing the century mark and heat indices even higher, we're all feeling the effects, "it's pretty hot. Heat's extremely bad right now." says Richard Kimbrell.

Fire damages house in Central

A big fire in Central tonight caused about $75,000 worth of damage. It happened on the seventy-seven hundred block of Conestoga Drive. Firefighters tell us it started in the shop attached to the house.