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Barges get loose on the Atchafalaya River

The mighty Mississippi is open tonight, but that was far from the case earlier on May 23rd. Four barges got loose on the Atchafalaya River near the Simmesport Bridge.

Butte La Rose families forced to evacuate

BUTTE LA ROSE, La (FOX44) — For James Dupre, there's no place like home. "It come no better than Butte La Rose! Everybody's happy here," he says.

Bad news for recent grads

Recent college graduates are earning less money than those who got jobs before the financial crisis. A new report shows the median salary for 2009 and 2010 graduates was 27-thousand dollars.

Ronald McDonald stays

Ronald McDonald isn't leaving the golden arches. The red-headed clown is under fire from parents and doctors .. who claim the fast-food icon promotes unhealthy food to children.

LSPO wrangles wild animal

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (FOX44) - The flooding of the Atchafalaya basin has displaced many animals, but noone would expect kangaroos.

Apartment fire on South Sherwood Forest

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Sunday morning a wife and husband return from business trips to find their apartment destroyed by water. Baton Rouge fire fighters said the apartment above them started about 5:30 this morning.

EBRSO continues to monitor the Mississippi River

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's continue to look for floating barges, and watch river levels.

All New Louisiana's Haunted History Tonight

The team travels to Lafayette, LA, to investigate the home of a woman who mysteriously died in a well while mourning the death of her husband and child.

East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent will not renew contract

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent John Dilworth will not renew his contract.

Accident on I-12 causes problems with morning commute

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - I-12 was shut down for the better part of the morning on May 20th. That's because of an accident that happened around 10 in the morning.