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Teachers worried about future of education system

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A group of school leaders say they've had enough with cuts to education. Now, they're banding together and speaking out.

Controversial welfare bill back in session

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A Louisiana lawmaker revisits his bill to require random drug testing for welfare recipients. Last year, the bill was shot down by the Senate, but he's beack to take another stab at it.

Earth Day 2011

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - On the grounds of the Old State Capitol Sunday, Baton Rouge celebrated Earth Day.

U High students quaffles and snitches for Quidditch

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - U High students hosted a "Quidditch" championship Sunday. The spectators at LSU weren't there to watch baseball or football, but Quidditch, a game derived from the popular Harry Potter books.

Angola Prison Rodeo 2011

ST. FRANCISVILLE (FOX44) - The NBC 33 Morning Addition crew opened the Angola Prison Rodeo this weekend. This rodeo is the longest running rodeo in the country, it's been going strong since 1965.

Firemen honor their fallen

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday firemen from all over Louisiana came together to honor their fallen.

HPC Easter Celebration

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday Healing Place Church showed that Easter can be fun for the whole family. What started out as just an easter egg hunt ended up as so much more.

University of Phoenix Class of 2011

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday the University of Phoenix graduated their Class of 2011. It was all smiles as the graduates walked across the stage in the Baton Rouge River Center.

Film camp prepares students for future in industry

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — One summer camp will roll out the red carpet for area students. Baton Rouge's premiere film studio, called Celtic Media Centre, will open its gates to kids ages 6 to 17 this summer.

Democratic leaders doubt special session

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — There's only one day left to come up with a congressional redistricting plan for the state, and some Louisiana lawmakers worry they won't get the job done in time.