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More Teach for America Teachers coming to South Louisiana

Teach For America announced today that 70 new teachers will teach in South Louisiana beginning this fall as part of the largest entering corps in the organization’s history.

Lightning strikes house in Santa Maria

BATON ROUGE , LA (FOX44) - Today's wild weather is being blamed for a house fire that destroyed a half a million dollar home in Baton Rouge.

Bad weather halts jury selection in New Roads corruption case

NEW ROADS, La (FOX44) - Bad weather puts jury selection in the second trial of Operation Blighted Officials on hold. The former Mayor of New Roads, Tommy Nelson, the third official to answer to federal bribery charges.

Police need your help in identifying Mcdonalds robbery suspects

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Two men police say robbed a Mcdonalds over the weekend. Police are hoping someone will be able to identify the suspects involved.

Entergy: Thousands without power after latest storms

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Entergy says the latest round of severe weather has left thousands in the dark - just a day after many had power restored again.

Another bay closes at Morganza Spillway

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Army Corps of Engineers has closed another bay on the Morganza Spillway - leaving the total at 7.

With more severe weather in Baton Rouge, cleanup from Saturday continues

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Many in some of the hardest hit spots of Baton Rouge spending their Monday picking up the pieces. The damage from Saturday's storm still visible - from street signs bent over to snapped power poles.

2nd 'Blighted Official' trial begins

Jury selection began Monday to decide if former New Roads Mayor, Tommy Nelson is guilty of taking bribes, lying to the FBI and wire fraud.

BREC and Raising Cane's break ground on a new dog park

ZACHARY, LA (FOX44) - BREC officials and Raising Canes teamed up Saturday to cut the ribbon on a brand new dog park. This dog park is the completion of the first phase of a much bigger community park.

One Book One Community endorses "Crazy"

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday Mayor Kip Holden was "crazy" about a new summer book. It's part of the one book one community summer selection program.