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BRPD cracking down on drunk driving for Memorial Day weekend

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Traffic alert for you, on the nights of May 25th and May 26th Baton Rouge Police are on the hunt for drunk drivers. Be sure to designate a driver any time you drink.

Summer activities could keep your child safe this summer

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - As schools let out for summer police warn that your kid could end up in trouble. Juvenile offenses are higher in the summer time.

Local rapper facing conspiracy charges

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Rapper Torrence Hatch, also known as "Lil Boosie" is facing more criminal charges.

New police chief to be named

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A representative from Mayor - President Kip Holden's office says an announcement on the new BRPD Police Chief will come this week.

Thibodaux Teacher Claims $275,000 Lotto Jackpot

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – Since the Lottery started 20 years ago, Tammy Guidry has been buying at least one Lottery ticket a week. Her dedication finally paid off when Guidry hit the $275,000 Lotto jackpot on May 18.

Senate honors Louisiana's fallen

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Today the State Senate held its annual Military Family Day to honor Louisiana's fallen heroes.

Battle for the Budget

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Today state Education and state Veteran officials had a lot to say about the recent budget cuts made by the House Appropriations Committee.

BRPD cracking down on car break-ins

In crime news Baton Rouge Police are looking for whoever broke into a car and stole a list of things. BRPD set up a bait car on the 5900 block of Airline Highway.

Bill pushes for Ten Commandments monument

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The state capitol is one step closer to getting a new monument on it's grounds.

Abortion ban passes out of House Health and Welfare Committee

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A bill that puts a ban on all abortions in the state of Louisiana passed 10 to 2 in the House Health and Welfare Committee Tuesday.