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Local senator hitting the streets to take questions about the economy

CENTRAL, La (FOX44) - As the economy starts to try to recover, one Louisiana senator is hitting the streets taking your questions. David Vitter was hosting the first of three economy debt forums on the morning of Aug. 9 in Central.

Council members wants the public's input

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Mayor President Kip Holden is set to talk about his revised bond proposal at a council meeting on August 10th, and now he along with other council members want your input too.

Hospitalized suspect will be going to jail for attempted murder of a deputy

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) - Once Gerald Clausen gets out of the hospital, he'll be charged with attempted murder of a deputy.

Two Navy Seals from Shreveport killed in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN (FOX44) - A tragic weekend for two Navy Seals from Shreveport, Louisiana.

A well known oak tree at LSU is coming down

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A historic oak tree at LSU is coming down. The Steele Burden Oak has been growing on campus for 80 years.

Jim Tucker announces his run for Secretary of State

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Jim Tucker announces he's running for Secretary of State in the October election.. Tucker, a Republican from Terrytown, announced his candidacy Monday to the Press Club of Baton Rouge.

Kip Holden waiting for questions about bond proposal

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - East Baton Rouge Mayor President Kip Holden has asked council members to come forward with questions about his new bond proposal, but the mayor says no one has.

Candlelight vigil being held for missing teacher

BRUSLY, La (FOX44) - A candlelight vigil was held today for missing Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Lozada.

5th annual Travis Stafford Fundraiser

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Sunday folks gathered at All Star Lanes to help a friend raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It's the fifth annual Travis Stafford bowling fundraiser.

Suspects caught in Carwash shooting

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - This is a FOX 44 News update - The two shooters involved in the murder at a car wash Saturday night have been caught.