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Donald D. White becomes BRPD Chief

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — In front of a packed council chamber - the head of State Police, his family, and dozens of members of the Baton Rouge Police Department, Chief Donald Dewayne White became the new chief of BRPD.

RAW VIDEO: Chief White sworn in

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - — Donald D. White is the newest Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department. With his wife at his side, White was sworn in by 19th Judicial District Judge Tony Marabella.  

CPR Week starts Wednesday

CPR WEEK IS JUNE 1-7  

Civil Air Patrol flying in support of Louisiana flooding response

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44). – Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing have begun their third week of daily reconnaissance flights in support of various federal, state, and local agencies.

Butte la Rose Residents slowly coming back

BUTTE LA ROSE (FOX44) - St. Martin Residents can breathe a little easier. That's because portions of the Butte la Rose/ Happy town area are no longer under a "Mandatory Evacuation."

LSU Hazard Mitigation Plan Advisory Committee to Hold Second Meeting on June 1

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) – The second meeting of the LSU Hazard Mitigation Plan Advisory Committee will be held on Wednesday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the LSU Public Safety Building, Emergency Operations Center Conference Room.

USS Kidd Memorial Day Ceremony remembers military

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — It was a special day for families of military men and women who died in the line of duty. Their loved ones were recognized for their service Monday at the U.S.S. Kidd Memorial Day Ceremony.

LSU honors fallen soldiers

At LSU, a memorial service paid tribute to some of the school's fallen heroes, former students who died in the line of duty.

St. Martin Parish residents able to return home

ST. MARTIN PARISH (FOX44) - This Memorial Day some residents in St. Martin Parish spent the holiday moving. That's because areas south of the Butte La Rose and Happy Town area had their mandatory evacuation order lifted.

Jambalaya Festival 2011

GONZALES, LA (FOX44) - This weekend was 44th Annual Jambalaya festival in Gonzales. This city of 9700 swells to over 25,000 each year at this time from folks pouring in all over the country, and Europe.