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Suspect Arrested In LSU Flag Burning

The man accused of burning an American flag at LSU was arrested today. University police say 23-year-old Isaac Eslava ripped it down from the war memorial there.

Tickets For Cats Just Got Easier

It’s easier now to get tickets to ride the capitol area transit system. Cats is partnering with Hi Nabor supermarkets to make bus passes more accessible.

Wetland Warriors Head To Disneyland!

The Wetland Warriors set out on a journey to claim their prize in California, which happens to be at Disneyland! Students from Zachary Elementary learned they had won the trip just weeks ago.

LDWF In Court Over Tiger Permit

In the case to try and free Tony, the truck stop tiger, was in court today.

Man Loses Life In Robbery

A robbery victim fights back, but lost his life in the process. However both of his attackers have been caught.

Opening of Bonne Carre Spillway Made Official Today

The request to open the Bonne Carre Spillway is made official today. It will be opened Monday, leaving those near the Morganza Spillway wondering if they're next.

Pointe Coupee farmers fear flooding

POINTE COUPEE PARISH (FOX44) — UPDATE: Wechecked back in with John Goode to see how his farmland is faring with the water levels on the rise.

River levels worry barge company

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- The rising Mississippi is raising concerns for a barge company. The higher the water levels, the more money the company loses.

Officials: Mississippi river to crest at record levels

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) South Louisiana residents being told to brace themselves and to get ready for the possibiilty of severe flooding.

American flag burned at War Memorial

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- Just hours after the news of Osama bin Laden’s death, an American flag is found burned on the LSU campus.