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Louisiana asking for funding to dredge the Mississippi River

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Billions of dollars travelling up and down the mighty Mississippi River are at risk. That's if Louisiana doesn't get more federal money to get rid of silt build up.

Local Boy Scouts bring awareness to Ascension Parish

ASCENSION PARISH, La (FOX44) - Boy Scouts are trying to help out the environment one storm water drain at a time.

Boy Scouts helping the environment

PRAIRIEVILLE (FOX44)-  Boy Scouts are trying to help out the environment one stormwater drain at a time.

Mayor Holden's latest bond proposal

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - After failing twice before, Mayor President Kip Holden is trying for another bond proposal.

A project at LSU may save lives on Louisiana's roadways

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - It might look like a video game, but it’s is the latest research project at LSU. It's got a serious job to do, improve safety on Louisiana roadways.

Elderly Couple thought to have been beaten by their son

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Baton Rouge Police Department tells FOX44 News, an elderly couple, both in their 60s, were beaten so badly this morning, they had to be taken to the hospital.

Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies bring wanted man to justice

After a long manhunt, Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies have a suspected rapist in custody tonight.

Football Combine helps high school athletes

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Just Maximizing Potential is an organization devoted to helping high school athletes get their stats out to colleges, because they say a lot of players fall through the cracks when it comes to scouts.

Pedestrian Struck at Car Wash

Sunday a man was hit at a car wash on Perkins road. Baton Rouge Police said it happened around 11:30 Sunday morning.

Louisiana State Police identify hit and run suspect

Denham Springs, La (FOX44) - Sunday police identified a suspect involved in Friday's hit and run incident in Denham Springs.