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On this day in history, the Apple iphone was introduced

1652 - Massachusetts declared itself an independent commonwealth. 1776 - The Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made governor.

People learn how to not get scammed

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - — People from across Baton Rouge came out to the Office of the State Marshal from six until eight p.m. Monday for the "How to protect yourself from Home Improvement/Home Fraud Repair Workshop".

Pets and Vets teaches kids about animals

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Youngsters got a lesson in horses at the LSU Veterinary Hospital today. It's part of "Pets and Vets", a free, educational program at the LSU Vet school every tuesday and thursday in June.

Governor Bobby Jindal announces new face in the Governor's Office of Homeland Security

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - There's new leadership tonight at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security. Mark Cooper is stepping down to take a position as Head of Security for Walmart Corporation.

Attention Tickfaw residents

TICKFAW, La (FOX44) – On June 29th water pressure in the village will be very low, because crews will be working to repair the area's water well. This will take place from 8am – 4pm.

Two colleges in Louisiana trying to develop programs for graduate students

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - LSU and Centenary College announced, they're looking into "learning bridge" programs for graduate students. They've set up a working group to figure out how the partnership would work.

Owner of local business shot

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A man in critical condition after being shot in the parking lot outside of his business. It happened around 8pm on June 27th in the 26 hundred block of North 38th Street.

Two Accused of Animal Cruelty turned themselves into EBR Sheriffs

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) - Tuesday morning, two women dropped off several dogs at Park Forest Animal Hospital two months ago turned themselves in.

Port Allen mayor admits to taking bribes

PORT ALLEN, La (FOX44) - Mayor Derek Lewis admits he took bribes from undercover FBI agents and stepped down on June 28th.

Police auction a huge success

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The sale of more than 200 seized and abandoned bicycles, lawnmowers and four-wheelers raised almost $16,000 on Saturday.