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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.

Baton Rouge man arrested for bank fraud

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — A Baton Rouge man is behind bars after, troopers say, he passed counterfeit checks and defrauded a bank out of $100,000.

Mayor Holden Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

BATON ROUGE, La - — Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden was honored by the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA) with its Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in emergency preparation, response and manag

Future compensation for B.P. victims

BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX44) — A victory tonight for those who may later be affected physically by the B.P. oil spill.

Boating accident leaves one man dead

Port Allen, La (FOX44) — A boating accident happened around six-thirty this evening near the Port Allen Lock. According to Chief Fred Smith of the Port Allen Police Department, they received a call of a capsized boat.

'Guns on Campus' bill shot down

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- The House Criminal Justice committee shot down  House Bill 413 authored by Rep. Ernest Wooton from Belle Chasse, La.

LSU system plans for disasters

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — If disaster strikes, LSU officials say they need to be ready for anything.

Mayor: Check on Neighbors during Extreme Heat

BATON ROUGE, La - — Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden is urging East Baton Rouge residents to use the “Buddy System” to check on their neighbors over the next few days as the temperatures soar into the high 90s with heat i

The effects of budget cuts on tourism

BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX44) — Facing *more* than a 1.5 billion dollar shortfall.. Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne says cuts to the state's tourism budget. are inevitable.