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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.

Tropical Weather Picture

Tropical Storm Nate located in the Bay of Campeche, southern Gulf, is stronger today with max winds now at 63mph and gusts to 75mph.

Stabbing on North Boulevard

FBATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Friday night, a man was viciously stabbed at the corner of North boulevard and 13th street. Baton Rouge Police say it happened around 9:15 p.m.

Flooding affects pets in Louisiana

LIVINGSTON, La (FOX44) — Tropical Storm Lee left behind a trail of flooding in some parts of the state, and people weren't the only ones affected.