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Update on Gerald shooting

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Baton Rouge Police have identified several people in saturday's shooting on Gerald street. Police have identified Robert Heard, 26, as the man who died on Gerald street Saturday, Jan. 14.

Gonzales woman helps Organ donors with Facebook

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - One woman is using Facebook to help find potential Kidney donors.

Residents feel safer with crime cameras

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The contract is up for a tool that police use to fight crime in Baton Rouge. The ShotSpotter cameras can hone in on the location where gunshots are fired.

Temperatures dip below freezing Monday night

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - This morning and tonight and you'll be able to tell if the chill is sticking around. Temperatures in the Baton Rouge are getting as low as the Mid 20's this morning, and later on Monday evening.

Saints fans get ready for 49ers

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Some Saints fans are travelling to San Francisco this weekend, and while our LSU Tigers didn't get the win they wanted, LSU fans like Kendon Kayser say football fans in Louisiana need to keep cheering our teams on,

Five arrested for smuggling drugs into Livingston prison

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La (FOX44) — You've heard of people trying to break out of jail, but rarely do you hear about people trying to get in.

BESE approves new superintendent

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — There's a new man in charge of statewide education tonight. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved John White as the new state superintendent at a special board meeting Wednesday.