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Edwin Edwards could become a reality show star

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - A former governor of Louisiana may have his own reality TV show soon. Edwin Edwards announced on Facebook Sunday that he could possibly be a star of an upcoming reality TV show.

Nuisance hunter keeps alligators in check

Most of the time, they stick to the swamps, but every once in awhile, alligators show up in places they shouldn't be. Then, it's up to nuisance hunters to get rid of them.

Fire department and EMS in Baton Rouge gets a new home

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department has a new tool to replace one of its oldest. It's a new fire house on Florida Boulevard. On June 27th was the ribbon cutting ceremony for the station.

Suspect pleads guilty to second-degree murder

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The man accused in the murder of two LSU grad students has pleaded guilty to two charges against him.

Dangerous Heat Today & Tomorrow

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines Heat Stroke as: Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness.

Arson Fire on Valley Drive

Saturday Baton Rouge Firefighters battled the blaze of a vacant house. They say it happened around two fifteen that morning.

Pride Fest 2011

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) - Baton Rouge residents gathered at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Saturday for Pride Fest 2011. This is the fifth year that Pride Fest has come to the Belle.

TJ Ribs reacts to yesterday's shooting

In the wake of friday's shooting, the staff at TJ Ribs held a meeting Saturday to help cope with what happened. The staff at Ribs walked in one by one to talk about yesterday's tragedy.

Champions for Children 2

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Current NFL and former LSU stars bowled it out with lsu coaches to raise money for children.

Heritage Ranch provides counseling and therapy for families

ZACHARY, LA (FOX44) - A new children's home in Zachary is looking to help families through tough times. Heritage Ranch Christian Children's Home devoted to helping children during hardship. They offer families counseling.