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Home Depot has tips to keep you safe this holiday season

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Decorating your home for the holidays can be pitfall for less handy people. So here's some tips to keep yourself safe this Christmas season.

Priests look for new home after apartment fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Father Hung Nguin picks his way through the remnants of his home. "The fire destroyed 90 percent of the building," he says.

Child reports arson that was supposedly started by her mother

BAKER, La (FOX44) — Baker Officials say that a child reported an arson that happened over the weekend on Patricia Street, and said that a parent was responsible for the incident.

House Fire on Byron Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Sunday an unattended pot caused a house to burn on Byron Street.

2011 Annual Ascension Parish Christmas Parade

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - Sunday, the annual Ascension Parish Christmas Parade rolled through Gonzales.

LSU Board of Supervisors approves new college

The LSU Board of Supervisors approved a new college that will combine six existing academic units at LSU Main Campus. That vote happened around 2:00 p.m. on Friday December 9. 

LSU Students react to ESPN Awards

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The LSU Tigers have won several awards that highlights their successes this season last night.

Two private schools close for BCS National Championship

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Two local schools are cancelling classes January 9th when the Tigers play for the national title. Catholic High and St. Joseph's Academy alerted parents on that decision Tuesday.

BCS and SEC Shirts keep flying off the shelves

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Right across from Tiger Stadium, the LSU Sports Shop says they can't keep SEC Championship or bcs title shirts on the shelves.

Families helping families helps kids with behavioral problems

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Dept. of Health and Hospitals and Families Helping Families officials announcing a new program that'll help kids with behavioral and mental problems.