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Rise in foreclosed homes in the Capitol City

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Over 500 foreclosed homes in Baton Rouge have been sold by the Sheriff's Department over the last two weeks. The first sale of a foreclosed home in Baton Rouge happened on July 12th.

Jones Creek Road gets the green light

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Another green light project has wrapped up in Baton Rouge. The project is on Jones Creek Road. It started as two lanes, but has expanded to four.

Holden's bond proposal voted down

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Part of last night's council meeting included an explosive nine to three vote. That vote was to remove the Holden's bond proposal from discussion.

Circus comes to town

The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey ‘Zing Zang Zoom’ Gold Tour is in Baton Rouge this weekend. The show opens Thursday night. They will be at the River Center in downtown Baton Rouge through Sunday.

A special anniversary celebration for Louisiana State Troopers

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Louisiana State Police are celebrating 75 years of service on July 27th with a special ceremony honoring troopers past and present.

EA will have a new facility to test games in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Louisiana is gaining ground in the digital media industry. A new "Electronics Art" building will go up here in Baton Rouge. Those are the big guys in the video game world.

Synthetic drug problem not going away

Local law enforcement officers say the problem with synthetic drugs isn't going away. That's because as soon as one type is confiscated, another hits the shelves.

Volunteer hurricane responders needed

BATON ROUGE, LA (AMERICAN RED CROSS) - The Red Cross is working closely with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to find more shelter space and capacity.

American Red Cross: Be prepared

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Even though the National Weather Service says Louisiana might not see direct impacts from Tropical Storm Don, agencies say it's better to be prepared.

A remnant of 9/11 comes to Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - In the Capitol City, a piece of 9/11 was there to help raise money for firefighters and their families. A piece of steel was in a stairwell of tower two, when it came crumbling down almost ten years ago.