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Councilman Tara Wicker trying to stop liquor stores from opening in certain areas of Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A ban on new liquor stores could be expanding to other neighborhoods. The Metro Council voted to stop them from popping up in Old South Baton Rouge by issuing a 60 day moratorium.

Families getting a little help in Zachary

ZACHARY, La (FOX44) - Heritage Ranch Christian Children's Home devoted to helping children during hardship by offer families counseling. It's a place where children 8 to 18 can farm, fish, and play sports.

Local app goes global

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Are you looking to price on a medical procedure in your area? There's an app for that. Local plastic surgeon, Dr.

Fireworks okay in parts of Ascension

GONZALES, LA (ASCENSION PARISH) - Parish officials have approved the use of fireworks in Ascension Parish during the upcoming July 4th holiday. This excludes the City of Gonzales and the City of Donaldsonville.

Tuition could be going up at state colleges and universities

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The Board of Regents has given each campus the green light to raise it as much as ten percent. This all thanks to last year's Grad Act getting passed.

Vision Airlines leaving Baton Rouge Airport

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A big blow for the Baton Rouge Airport. The newest carrier - Vision Airlines - will stop service next month.

Louisiana man is lucky to be alive

ALABAMA (FOX44) - A tourist is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a shark. The victim, a twenty year old man from Louisiana, was riding his jet ski in Orange Beach Alabama when he was knocked off.

Livingston Parish man charged with animal cruelty

SPRINGFIELD, LA (FOX44) — Update: FOX44 News has learned that a third dog, a yellow lab, was also rescued from the man's house. It is unclear as of now whether the dog belonged to Hollingsworth.  

Cigarette tax will go to the public for vote

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Another one of Governor Jindal's ideas failing in the house's final moments. The state's four cent renewal on the cigarette tax will now be in your hands.

Local experts say dipping into Strategic Petroleum Reserve good idea

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The United State Department of Energy announced today that it will take 30 million barrels out of it's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.