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Mental health resource line available for flood victims

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Our Home, Louisiana Coalition--founded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to help those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf last year — has relaunched a toll-free Information resource line to

Travel advisories for Memorial Day weekend

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) issed the upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Memorial Day weekend .

Researchers predict spillway effects on Lake Pontchartrain

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A group of LSU researchers is keeping a close eye on Lake Pontchartrain now that the Bonnet Carre Spillway is open. They did a study on the lake's ecosystem back in 2008 when the spillway was last opened.

Local graduate challenging Louisiana's Science Education Act

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - 17 year old Zach Kopplin just graduated from high school last week, and he is not waiting until he graduates college to make his mark.

Tobacco Tax causing mixed reaction

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Another hot topic at the capitol is the so called 'Tobacco Tax’.

BRPD cracking down on drunk driving for Memorial Day weekend

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Traffic alert for you, on the nights of May 25th and May 26th Baton Rouge Police are on the hunt for drunk drivers. Be sure to designate a driver any time you drink.

Summer activities could keep your child safe this summer

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - As schools let out for summer police warn that your kid could end up in trouble. Juvenile offenses are higher in the summer time.

Local rapper facing conspiracy charges

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Rapper Torrence Hatch, also known as "Lil Boosie" is facing more criminal charges.

New police chief to be named

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A representative from Mayor - President Kip Holden's office says an announcement on the new BRPD Police Chief will come this week.

Thibodaux Teacher Claims $275,000 Lotto Jackpot

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – Since the Lottery started 20 years ago, Tammy Guidry has been buying at least one Lottery ticket a week. Her dedication finally paid off when Guidry hit the $275,000 Lotto jackpot on May 18.