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Tow truck crossing a railroad causes accident

CHOCTAW, La (FOX44) - A tow truck shut down a train this morning. Shortly after 9am on July 8th, a tow truck attempted to beat a train at the crossing on Airline Highway near Choctaw.

Local Teen beats Cancer, raises $100,000

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - An 18 year old Prairieville man fighting cancer for years is giving back by raising money for Cancer charities. Trevor Vampran has been fighting cancer since he was 14.

Man fights to save the Atchafalaya Basin

ATCHAFALAYA BASIN (FOX44) -- A Louisiana man is fighting to save the Atchafalaya Basin. That’s after, he says, years of pollution and development have devastated most of that area.

Authorities closer to solving Lake Martin stabbing

ST. MARTIN PARISH (FOX44) - Detectives are closer to solving the mystery behind how a man ended up stabbed to death in Lake Martin. U.S. Marshals say they captured Patrick Paul George in Georgia late last night.

Dad arrested for delinquency of a minor

LAFAYETTE, La (FOX44) - An Abbeville man is busted for bringing his kid to a bar. Lafayette police tell us Joe Duhon the third, allowed his 16 year old son to come with him to "Nightown" on Jefferson Street.

Little Theatre; big heart; BIG hair!

The Baton Rouge Little Theatre débuts the musical, Hairspray, this weekend. Opening night is Friday, but if you wait until Wednesday to see the show, you’re in for an extra treat.

Everyday technology could lead to home break-ins

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- Can technology that you use every day make you more susceptible to crime? Police say "yes," but only if you aren't careful.

Rescued dog up for adoption

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — One of the dogs found abused and malnourished in Livingston Parish two weeks ago is ready for adoption.

Last gate of the Morganza Spillway to close

POINTE COUPEE PARISH (FOX44) - The final gate on the Morganza Spillway will close at the end of day on July 7th.

Edwin Edwards planning a birthday bash

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Edwin Edwards is ready to reconnect with all his old pals, and what better way to do that than to throw a huge party.