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Local teen's bill change still alive in the Capitol

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - After hours of debate and testimonies, a controversial bill inspired by a local teenager is still alive tonight.

Secretary of State to implement new paper ballot scanning system

Louisiana (FOX44) — The Secretary of State’s Office received approval from the Division of Administration to include a new paper ballot scanning system with the current equipment used for elections.

Louisiana State Parks Will Open Swimming Pools

Louisiana (FOX44) — The Office of State Parks will open swimming pools for the Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28.

Fox 44 to host Safe at Home event

Join FOX44 News Saturday, June 4, from 10am-4pm at Cabela's in Gonzales for our Safe at Home event.

Best sun screens

Consumer Reports released it's latest sunscreen ratings-- and they show you don't have to spend a lot for good sun protection. The Magazine gave 3 suncreens its "Best Buy" rating.


BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – One of the first steps to balancing Louisiana’s budget hit a snag on the floor of the House of Representatives today.

Mental health resource line available for flood victims

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Our Home, Louisiana Coalition--founded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to help those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf last year — has relaunched a toll-free Information resource line to

Travel advisories for Memorial Day weekend

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) issed the upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Memorial Day weekend .

Researchers predict spillway effects on Lake Pontchartrain

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A group of LSU researchers is keeping a close eye on Lake Pontchartrain now that the Bonnet Carre Spillway is open. They did a study on the lake's ecosystem back in 2008 when the spillway was last opened.

Local graduate challenging Louisiana's Science Education Act

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - 17 year old Zach Kopplin just graduated from high school last week, and he is not waiting until he graduates college to make his mark.