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Proposed bill cracks down on human trafficking

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Coming up in the 2011 Legislative Session is a bill to crack down on human trafficking.

LSU students fight human trafficking

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- “We’ve got hot and fresh quality products coming this way,” an LSU student shouts, as he stands in the center of the LSU quad.

Slashing the deficit

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The top goal of this Legislative Session is to reduce the $1.6 billion deficit.

Community helps grant wish for young cancer patient

DENHAM SPRINGS, La (FOX44) -- One young cancer patient makes a big splash. That’s after an entire community came together to make her wish come true.

Southern students and faculty rally to Save Southern University

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - The Battle of the Budget continued today as Southern students and faculty took to the steps of the capitol. There've been Southern rallies in the past, but nothing like the one you see here.

Doc puts spin on heart disease

A doctor in Baton Rouge is looking to save lives, with a different approach to health care.

Major Flooding Along Mississippi River: Update

STORMTRACKER33 — April 26, 2011 - A weather pattern has developed over the central part of the United States that will produce several episodes of heavy rains across the Middle Mississippi River Valley and the Ohio River Valley.

Residents say dangerous intersection needs traffic light

Addis, LA (FOX44) — A dangerous intersection has Addis residents demanding a change. That after a tragic accident claimed the life of LSU coach Les Miles’ sister.

BRPD investigating 6 weekend shootings

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Police are still looking into six weekend shootings. When the bullets stopped flying, 4 people were killed, 2 were injured, and a BRPD car was hit by bullets.

Lamar Advertising to build "green" billboards

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - A Louisiana company is going to new heights to save energy by going green.