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Tonight Southern remembered Sheena Barnett and Ferdinand Dorsey

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Tonight the at the Wesley Foundation on Southern's campus, students and faculty remembered Sheena Barnett, and Ferdinand Dorsey. It was a somber tone at the church tonight.

A racing car causes a big explosion

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Early Sunday morning, a racing car came to a deadly stop at a Florida street gas station. Baton Rouge Police say a man was racing down Florida street going west bound.

A man is shot in his apartment complex

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday night, a man was shot in his apartment complex. Baton Rouge Police said it happened around 7:00 p.m.

Local man arrested for distributing Marijuana

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - East Baton Rouge Sheriffs arrested a man Friday with intent to sell drugs. John Phi Nguyen, 30, was arrested after narcotics agents served him with a warrant to search his house.

A Special Olympian throws the first pitch

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - In LSU's second game against Holy Cross Saturday, a special kind of olympian threw out the first pitch. Little Alton Smith was the lucky tiger fan to be get to start the game.

Space heater catches house on fire

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) -- A house fire that took place during the early morning hours of Feb. 26 is stopped by the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Motorist hits front door of gas station

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) -  A car plowed into the front of a local gas station on Feb. 25, damaging the building itself.

Louisiana's Haunted History Special Encore Presentation

NEW ORLEANS, La (FOX44) - The team travels to The Five Continents Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans. Exploration reveals hauntings related to mafia activity during Prohibition.

Man says road too close to house

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- The loss of property isn't the only concern for residents in the Staring Lane community. One man is upset about just how close the new highway will be to his house once it's finished.

Residents frustrated over Green Light Project

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) THIS IS AN FOX44 UPDATE: People living along Staring Lane are fighting a battle. We told you about several residents who were upset about the Green Light Plan to build a four-lane highways through their community.