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LSU ends bird rescue program

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--The LSU Vet School is wrapping up its bird rescue program. If you recall, the school was taking in non-oiled birds rescued during the Crisis on the Coast.

LSU student charged with rape

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--An LSU student is facing rape charges after witnesses say they caught him in the act. It happened friday night outside of an apartment complex in Baton Rouge.

Metro Council looking at traffic vs. crime

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) - The recent rash of shootings has forced some members of the Metro Council to rethink where the city is spending money. $900,000 is set aside to turn St Louis and St Ferdinand Streets into two-lane roads.

Future BR launches survey party

If you want to have a say in the future of Baton Rouge, here's your chance.

Metro Council member asking for ideas to fight crime

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--Community leaders are set to meet in downtown Baton Rouge after another deadly shooting over the weekend.

Airplane Manufacturer Possibly Taking off to BR

BATON ROUGE,La (WGMB) - Hawker Beechcraft - a small airplace manufacturer - could be one step closer to moving their entire operation from Kansas to Baton Rouge.

Silent bike ride in honor of the Engler family

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) Tonight, Capital City residents came together in honor of the life and memory of Alexandra Engler, and to support her young daughter, Ariana.

Dardenne & Fayard to Face Off in November Election

The results of yesterday's election are in.  Republican Jay Dardenne and Democrat Caroline Fayard will go head to head in next month's Lieutenant Governor runoff on November 2nd.  Secretary of State Dardenne won the top spot w

Teen Killed on Levee

It happened around midnight last night. Baton Rouge Police identified the teenager as seventeen year old Darius Agustus.

Baker School Board Election Results

News Alert: This was a hotly contested race. As FOX44 News was first to report, the Superintendent of the City of Baker Schools did not renew his contract with the School System.