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'So You Think You Can Dance' Offers Online Voting for the First Time

For the first time ever, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will allow viewers to vote for their favorite contestants online at www.fox.com/dance.

Report of oily substance near venice has agencies concerned

NEW ORLEANS (FOX44) - The Coast Guard is responding to a report of oil in Breton Sound near Venice, on June 8th.

Soldiers forking out big bucks to airlines when coming home

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Baggage fees are a nuisance to most of us, but for some U.S. soldiers headed back to Louisiana from Afghanistan, they were down right ridiculous!

More bays closed at Morganza Spillway

MORGANZA, LA (FOX44) - The US Army Corps of Engineers says only three days are still open at the Morganza Spillway, and they could all close this weekend.

Film industry at Capitol today to show support for tax incentive program

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Parts of the State Capitol looked more like a movie set today.

Handheld cell phone ban moves forward

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — The roads are one step closer to being cell phone-free today. A bill to ban handheld cell phone use while driving has passed through the House Transportation Committee.

Teenager declared sane to stand trial in murder of eight year old

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La (FOX44) - A shocking crime is moving through the courts this week. A teenager accused of killing an eight-year-old boy on the Bluff's Walking Trail in St. Francisville is sane enough to stand trial.

Armed robbery turns violent in Tigerland

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - An armed robbery of a home in Tigerland turns violent overnight. Just after 11pm, two men broke into a home on Jim Taylor Road in Tigerland.

Opening arguments begin in "Operation Blighted Officials" federal case

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - In Baton Rouge Federal Court, opening arguments starting in the second trial in what has become known as “Operation Blighted Officials.

Wildlife and Fisheries letting people fish for free this weekend

Dust off your rod and reel Wildlife and Fisheries “Free Fishing Weekend” is here again. You can fish in Louisiana waters this weekend only without buying a Recreational Fishing License.