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Red Cross educates volunteers on disaster preparedness

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - It's hurricane season, and concerned citizens are getting ready for storm damage by learning how to respond at the Red Cross.

Oxford House wins legal battle

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A group home which helps treat people with drug and alcohol addiction sill stay open. A judge has issued a temporary injunction to keep Oxford House open, at least for now.

Kid donates five hundred dollars to Yelp

One young man is helping animals in need across Baton Rouge.

Calling all gator hunters

LAFAYETTE, La (FOX44) - The History Channel is holding a casting call in Lafayette Tuesday, August 2nd. The show's producers are looking for all you gator hunters, and others who make a living in the swamp.

City Year refurbishes CATS bus terminal

Rain didn't stop young adults from sprucing up the CATS terminal bus system today.

$50,000 worth of synthetic drugs found in Livingston home

LIVINGSTON, La (NBC33) — There's been another synthetic drug bust in Livingston parish. Now deputies say, it may not be on the shelves anymore, but it's still in dealers hands.

Two suspects accused of theft in the Springfield area

SPRINGFIELD, La (FOX44) - 17 year old Terry Pounder and 23 year old Eric Brunet are accused of stealing, then selling, all kinds of stuff from peoples homes in the Springfield area.

Walker community pitches in to care for teen

Adam Stafford has loved the game of baseball since he was little. He hoped one day to pitch for the LSU Tigers, but that all changed last year. Adam was riding to school with friends, when their car was hit, head on.

Shootout on Kingfisher St kills two

The Baton Rouge Police Department found two people dead in a car in the 9100 Kingfisher Street just after 3:00 a.m. Friday. Police were searching the area after a report of gun shots. They found the car still running with it's lights on.

Baton Rouge man found dead on his front porch

Thursday night around 9:30 p.m. a man is found dead on his porch. The house is on Main Street in Baton Rouge. The 51 year old victim had been shot multiple times. Police are not releasing his name.