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Consumer Alert: Protect your "for sale" home from theft

It can be risky business letting a stranger take a walk through your home, but one local realtor says there are ways to avoid being scammed when you're selling your house.

Holden abuse victim in state custody

Holden, La (WGMB) --The young girl found chained her to desk in Holden Tuesday is in safe hands tonight. The Livingston Parish District Attorney's office says, the 11-year-old girl and her sibling are in state custody.

Neighbotrs React to Fire

BATON ROUGE (WGMB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department says an overnight fire was arson and people who live in the area say it's to get back at a murder suspect.

Fire at Murder Suspect's Home

BATON ROUGE (WGMB) - Fire Officials spent part of the night putting out a fire at a suspected murderer's home.

Bus tour inspires Saint Helena leaders

Educators in Saint Helena parish got a lesson in leadership today, part of a bus tour to several schools in neighboring parishes.

Serious Child Abuse Case Uncovered in Livingston Parish

FOX44's Tyler Gamble is on the scene of a developing story in Livingston Parish. A child has been removed from her home after investigators found her chained to a desk in the home.

Copper stolen from Entergy offices

GONZALES, La (WGMB) --Gonzales Police need your help tonight to solve a copper theft. It happened last week at the Entergy offices on Highway 44. This is the surveillance video.

Arrest Made in Baton Rouge Standoff

A shooting Tuesday night turned into a three hour long standoff. Now - 44 year old Thomas Fayard is behind bars and charged with 2nd degree murder.

Oprah Winfrey Gives $1M to New Orleans Charter School

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Hundreds of New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy students could barely contain themselves while watching a special screening of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

CDC: Louisiana Ready for Emergencies

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein announced today that the state received top marks in preparing to prevent, respond and recover in a public health emergency according to an annual repor