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Occupy BR demonstrates on Capitol steps

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Saturday the so-called "99 percent" gathered on the steps of the State Capitol to voice their opinions on government, and how it can be improved.

Hairdresser cuts for a cause

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Janie LaPrairie's hair salon is often sought out for a special reason. That's because she offers a service that you can't find just anywhere.

Red Cross assists Convent fire victims

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Red Cross spent the early morning finding shelter and trying to get almost a dozen people back on their feet. That's after a fire destroyed an apartment complex in Convent.

Southern and Alcorn State athletes say goodbye to "Zeus"

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Southern and Alcorn State football players getting a chance to say their last goodbyes to one of their beloved coaches.

Baker teacher allegedly strangled student

BAKER, La (FOX44) — An elementary school teacher is behind bars after, police say, she choked a six-year-old student, and then dragged her across the playground at recess.

District 6 Senate candidate says family business was vandalized

CENTRAL, La (FOX44) — When Mike Mannino’s parents got to work Tuesday morning, they found a hateful message scrawled across the walls of their business.

Baton Rouge Little Theatre sells Halloween costumes

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Halloween is just under two weeks away, and if you're looking for a way to save money on your costume, check out the Baton Rouge Little Theatre.

Middleschoolers learn about budget at Finance Park

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Capitol One and the Junior Achievement program gives tips to kids to help teach them how to manager their money.

Coach Stump Mitchell talks about Saturday's game against UAPB

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Southern University Head Coach Stump Mitchell spoke out today for the first time since Saturday's loss and the big fight at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Jeremiah Wright declared unfit to stand trial for murder of disabled son

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Jeremiah Wright, the man who admitted to killing and beheading his 7-year-old disabled child, was declared unfit to stand trial. That order came from Lafourche Parish Judge John LeBlanc on Tuesday, Oct. 18.