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Seeing hope in autism therapy

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- There is a lot that's still not known about autism. There are almost countless options for treatment, but no known cure.

Crime drama series comes to Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Big news for the Baton Rouge film industry, production for the second season of a popular TV series starts here in just one month.

Grandparents Day at Lanier Elementary

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Students at lanier Elementary got a big surprise for lunch today.

LA worst in nation for errors in unemployment claims

LOUISIANA - Hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain - that's how much the White House says Louisiana has wasted on improper unemployment payments in just the past three years.

Poverty in Baton Rouge: Residents speak out

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — New numbers show one in six people in the United States currently live below the poverty line. Many people living in Baton Rouge say they're directly impacted by that.

Louisiana Teachers have new evaluation system

Today, The Louisiana Association of educators unveiled a new evaluation system for public school teachers.

Southern seniors attend career fair

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Finding a job after college is particularly hard right now. Seniors at Southern University took a proactive step to see what jobs are available to them once they receive that coveted diploma.

Fraternities, helping out helping out Habitat for Humanity

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44)— LSU's greek community is looking to win 50-thousand dollars to help out habitat for humanity.

LSU, Southern drop in rankings

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — LSU and Southern University both dropped in the rankings in the U.S. News and World Report list of "Best Colleges." The magazine dropped the Tigers four places to 128.

Jaguar Nation ready for Jackson State

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Over on the Bluff, Southern Jaguar's coach Stump Mitchell says his team is ready and willing to take on Jackson State this Saturday.