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New details about T.J. Ribs victim

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — When 50-year old Raymond Levie died last Friday, he was under investigaton by the Baton Rouge Police Department. They still don't know why he had eight bottles of prescription pills inside of his house.

A man is hospitalized after shooting at traffic light

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A 25 year old was hospitalized on July 1st. That's after Baton Rouge police say he was shot while waiting at a traffic light. It happened around two on the 4600 block of Gus Young.

Non-Profit Organization seeks to help Homeless and Released Prisoners

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A new Non-Profit Organization is looking to help the homeless in the capitol city go from curbside to country club.

Students in Sorrento protest over cuts

SORRENTO, La (FOX44) - Students at River Parish Community College in Sorrento gathered on July 1st to show their support for a program, cut due to lack of funding.

Gas prices may keep people home this holiday weekend

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - As you head out the door this holiday weekend, bad news when it comes to the gas pump. Gas buddy.com is reporting the average price for gas in Louisiana is three dollars thirty nine cents a gallon.

Roadway patrols stepping up this holiday weekend

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - If you're hitting the road for the holiday weekend, you're not alone. Thousands of travelers are already congesting the roadways. As the weekend wears on, those roads can be deadly.

New Southern University chancellor starts the job

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- It's official. The New Southern University chancellor started the job Friday on campus.

Scotlandville planning to revitalize for the future

SCOTLANDVILLE, La (FOX44) - The town of Scotlandville has a plan in place for the future

Southern Universities new chancellor starts on July 1st

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – At Southern University this was the final work day for the out going chancellor. Dr. Kofi Lamotey cleared out the last of his office this morning.

Southern University fears budget cuts

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX440 - Fears of a pay cut fueled a faculty senate meeting at Southern University on June 30th. Southern University is in the middle of balancing its 2011 - 2012 budget.