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Krotz Springs gets new police officers

KROTZ SPRINGS, La (FOX44 Baton Rouge) -- The new Krotz Springs police chief isn't flying solo anymore. In the last several weeks, Chief Norman Mouille has hired three new police officers and added six dispatchers to the department.

New gun laws proposed

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44 Baton Rouge) -- Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy proposed legislation Tuesday that would ban the kind of ammunition magazines used during the mass shooting in Arizona.

Rapper "Mr. Real Estate" locked up on drug charges

BREAUX BRIDGE, La (FOX44) The rapper known as Mr. Real Estate  is locked up on drug charges.

Edwin Edwards gets a rap video

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) One week after his release former governor Edwin Edwards not only enters the working world, he's now the main star in a rap video. Check out "Young Kidd Kid" from Baton Rouge.

Livingston Parish Chief Criminal Deputy Jason Ard will run for Sheriff

WATSON, La (FOX44) - Livingston Parish Chief Criminal Deputy Jason Ard announced saturday his plans to run for sheriff.

One woman dies in a fatal house fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - An early morning fire at Newport Villa apartments left one woman dead. The fire started around seven thirty sunday morning.

An apartment fire burns half an apartment complex

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A fire claimed half an apartment complex Saturday evening. It happened around 6:00 p.m. BRFD investigators say the fire started in the bedroom of the second apartment on the second floor.

Space heater leads to house fire

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 16, 2011 - An unattended space heater caught a house on fire late Saturday night. The fire started in the rear bedroom, and burned several other rooms before it was put out.

Homeowner warns burglar, then shoots him

PRARIEVILLE, La (FOX44) - January 15, 2011 - Early Saturday morning a burglar was shot on Stewart road in Prarieville. It happened around 2:00 a.m.

Reenactments teach history

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 15, 2011 - At the old state capitol Saturday, the capitol city got a taste of its own history. It was a reenactment of the surrender of the Baton Rouge Garrison.