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LSU, Southern drop in rankings

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — LSU and Southern University both dropped in the rankings in the U.S. News and World Report list of "Best Colleges." The magazine dropped the Tigers four places to 128.

Jaguar Nation ready for Jackson State

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Over on the Bluff, Southern Jaguar's coach Stump Mitchell says his team is ready and willing to take on Jackson State this Saturday.

Tarballs sighted on Fourchon beach

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Tarballs popped up on eight miles of fourchon beach today.

Walker residents conflicted about city-hood

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - Last night the town of Walker officially became a city, but some residents are conflicted about the transition. Mayor Bobby Font sat on the Walker City Council last night when the decision was finalized.

Massive drug bust in Ascension Parish

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) -- A major drug bust in Ascension Parish Monday morning landed 40 people in jail. US Attorney, Don Cazayoux, says 48 people have been charged with dealing drugs in the Gonzales area.

Murphy Painter resigns from race for Ascension Parish Sheriff

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: The former commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco control won't be the next Ascension Parish Sheriff. The Secretary of State's Office says painter dropped out of the race this morning.

Red Cross honors volunteers who responded during 9/11

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Five local Red Cross volunteers were honored today for their work in New York on September 11th ten years ago.

13th Gate is looking for actors, models, and make-up artists

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The 13th Gate is holding an open casting call for all models, actors, and make up artists.

Jaguar nation prepares for Alabama A&M

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Over at Southern Saturday, Jaguar nation was getting ready to face off against Alabama A&M.

LSU fans get ready for home opener

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Tiger fans are already getting excited about saturday's contest against Northwestern State. At LSU, the purple and gold are doing what they do best, food, friends, and fun.