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Southern University avoids exigency- for now

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Southern University Board of Regents has decided to delay an exigency vote until August 31. The faculty has until then to come up with a plan to avoid financial disaster for the school.

Miles: Jefferson, Johns suspended indefinitely

BATON ROUGE, LA (LSU SPORTS PRESS OFFICE) —Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns have been suspended indefinitely from the LSU football team, head coach Les Miles announced on Friday.

Alleged meth lab explosion leaves Prairieville residents shocked

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (FOX44) - — Three people are now under arrest after an alleged meth lab explosion.

Les Miles hosts first radio show of the season

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- With the first game of the season right around the corner, the LSU Tigers are trying to shift their focus away from the Friday's bar fight at Shady's.

Southern still facing financial woes

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Southern Unversity Board is scheduled to vote on Friday on whether the campus here in Baton Rouge will declare a financial emergency.

Jay Dardenne's campaign gets fined

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The State Ethics Board slapping a fine on Jay Dardenne's campaign. The fine is for collecting money over the legal limit for contributions.

Jori Lirette laid to rest

THIBODAUX, La (FOX44) - Family and friends said goodbye on August 23rd to the seven year old brutally murdered last week. Jori Lirette was laid to rest this in Thibodaux.

Meeting discusses how to curb crime problem

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Keeping violence out of the Capital City is the main focus of a meeting in downtown Baton Rouge this evening.

Fatal shooting on Blackwater Road

UPDATE - A Baton Rouge father allegedly shot his daughter’s unarmed boyfriend to death after a heated argument.

New information in fish kill

ST. TAMMANY, LA (FOX44) - New information in last week's fish kill in St. Tammany parish. Concerns over well quality is prompting state officials to test private wells along the Pearl river.