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The Civil Air Patrol helping out in time of need

Waters along the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers are still above flood stage and the Civil Air Patrol has been playing a big role in the flood fight.

Toddler found in car with dead woman

Authorities say a Metairie woman left her toddler inside a car with a dead body. Jessica Ockman, 33, faces child desertion and other drug-related charges after she was found unconscious in a Metairie gas station bathroom.

Police Chief addresses citizens' concerns

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - — Less than a week after being named police chief, Dewayne White spent time addressing the concerns of citizens who call Baton Rouge home, Citizens like John Daniel, “we have to build relationships based up

St. Amant family receives help from community

ST. AMANT, La (FOX44) — When Selena Himel was 20 weeks pregnant, she received some shocking news. Her unborn daughter was diagnosed with a rare birth defect.

'Tobacco Tax' clears Senate

A decision by the Louisiana Senate to maintain the current tobacco tax is being praised by the American Cancer Society. In a 29 to 8 vote this morning, the Senate elected to continue a 4-cent tobacco tax that was set to rollback in 2012.

Local police check car seats

GONZALES, La (FOX44) — Local police are making sure your children are safe and secure on the road.

Record heat could equal record food prices

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Record heat, wind, and extreme drought conditions have farmers working overtime to keep crops alive. That combination could end up costing you money.

A career oriented high school coming to the Capitol City

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – The city is getting a new high school this fall. The Career Academy will open as a charter school August 10th.

Community supports couple with sick child

ST. AMANT, La (FOX44) — Bart and Selena Himel's daughter, Gabby, was born with a rare birth defect called OEIS complex or Cloacal Exstrophy. She was born with her bladder and some of her intestines outside of her body.