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Officials: Mississippi river to crest at record levels

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) South Louisiana residents being told to brace themselves and to get ready for the possibiilty of severe flooding.

American flag burned at War Memorial

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- Just hours after the news of Osama bin Laden’s death, an American flag is found burned on the LSU campus.

Increased security at airports

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - In his speech Sunday night, President Obama says he expects threats of retalliation against the United States.

Man arrested for shooting in New Iberia

NEW IBERIA, LA (FOX44) - In New Iberia Saturday afternoon, a man was killed on Center street.

Woman crashes into church

WALKER, LA (FOX44) - Saturday night, a car crashed into a church in Walker. State police say the crash happened around nine o'clock.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Bikers from all over Louisiana gathered at the capitol Sunday to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in motorcycle accidents this year.

Early morning building fire

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Early Sunday morning, a building caught fire and caught two others on Choctaw road. Baton Rouge firefighters said it happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Kids pack the River Center for "Jump into Summer"

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Youngsters of all ages came to the River Center to get help from cartoons and superheroes to kick off their summer.

Soccer Team to decide between finals or prom

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday a Baton Rouge soccer team had to make a choice between playing for a title, or attending their senior prom.

Karate Students take over North park

DENHAM SPRINGS (FOX44) - Saturday folks in Denham Springs "kick" started their weekend with a worldwide Karate tournament. It was an ATA sanctioned event that had all types of people competing in different forms.