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DOTD study looking to clear up traffic congestion

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is trying to cut back on traffic congestion without stepping on any toes.

Business owners oppose talk of widening I-10

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation is looking into new ways to free-up traffic congestion on a four-mile stretch of interstate through Baton Rouge.

Martinez sworn in as Ascension Parish President

DONALDSONVILLE, LA. (FOX44) — Tommy Martinez took his oath of office as Ascension Parish's President.

New Year's Resolutions for 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - According to a national study, the number one resolution is to quit smoking, but two people we spoke with today said they wanted to do better by their families.

BRPD investigates first shooting of 2012

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Baton Rouge Police say the man shot and killed was Gregory Alexander, 22, and he was shot just nine blocks from his house.

BRPD says to practice gun safety on New Year's Eve

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - New Year's is the time for celebration, but brpd says that celebration could get someone killed if guns are involved.

Man robs people in his own apartment complex

LAFAYETTE, LA (FOX44) - Friday morning Lafayette Sheriff's Deputies caught a man who was robbing people in his own apartment complex. They said it happened around 1:15 a.m.

Man leaves daughter in Wal-Mart to steal TV

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Saturday morning, the Gonzales Police Department arrested a man who left his child alone in Walmart for petty theft.

Dense Fog Advisory tonight

Fog should begin to develop quickly after sunset with dense fog likely occurring around 9pm through 6am tomorrow, New Year's Day, after the front moves through. It is likely that visibility will be less than one quarter mile at times.

New information in Shooting in Iberville Parish

PLAQUEMINE, LA (FOX44) - There's new information in a story we brought you last night from Plaquemine. Police say they've arrested two people for shooting windows out of businesses.