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Final space walk for Endeavor crew

Today was the fourth and final space walk for the crew of Space Shuttle Endeavor. Astronauts Mike Fincke and Gregory Chamitoff floated out of the International Space Station early this morning to install a 50-foot boom.

Foster parents needed in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - At the Capitol there is a push to get more people to open up their homes, and become foster parents.

Some help in preparing for hurricanes without breaking the bank

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The start of the 2011 hurricane season is less than a week away, and this weekend, you can get prepared, tax free.

Rising waters causing dangerous wildlife encounters

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The flood is not only bad news for residents, but for wildlife as well. We got a first hand look at the big beasts that have been pushed out of their habitats such as black bears.

Louisiana is one of seven states to sell all electric car

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Louisiana is one of only seven states in the entire nation to get the latest in green technology.

Flooding damage estimate from GOHSEP

BATON ROUGE,LA (GOHSEP) - State agencies continue their efforts to fight and prepare for flooding in communities across Louisiana. Updates from individual agencies are below.

Having a say in the speed limit

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Metro Council says homeowners should have a say in what the speed limit should be where they live. In an 8-1 vote Wednesday night - Council passed an ordinance that does just that.

New BRPD Chief to be named Friday

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Mayor President Kip Holden will announce his pick for the new top cop in Baton Rouge AT 10AM Friday.

Local teen's bill change still alive in the Capitol

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - After hours of debate and testimonies, a controversial bill inspired by a local teenager is still alive tonight.

Secretary of State to implement new paper ballot scanning system

Louisiana (FOX44) — The Secretary of State’s Office received approval from the Division of Administration to include a new paper ballot scanning system with the current equipment used for elections.