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Mother arrested after child overdoses

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX440 - A mother was arrested after she failed to call for help when her child overdosed on drugs. Tina Homes was booked in Baton Rouge for second degree cruelty to a juvenile.

EBR Animal Control wants to partner with humane society

The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center wants a new partner to take over it’s shelter operations. Director Hilton Cole says the deal would save animals’ lives and help better serve the Parish.

Jindal Signs Grad Act 2.0

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Grad Act 2.0 is a go. At LSU today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed that bill into law.

Priest murdered on retreat in Mississippi

WAVELAND, Ms (FOX44) – A Louisiana priest is murdered while on a retreat in Waveland, Mississippi. Father Edward E. Everitt was found dead Monday, July 11th shot once in the head.

Road construction on I-10

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Travelers on I-10 will see some changes this week. Westbound lanes between Bluebonnet and the split will move toward the median.

Another arrest made in attempted murder of a police officer

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A 12 year old boy sits behind bars for shooting at a police officer. The boy is charged with attempted first degree murder.

Governor's office employee says security breach cost him his job

WATSON, La (FOX44) — A computer technician is frustrated after being placed on administrative leave earlier this year. That’s after he reported a breach in security at the governor’s office.

Public Service Commission keeping the lights on

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - While the heat streak continues in South Louisiana - the Public Service Commission is making sure everyone's safe.

A local soldier loses his life overseas

PINEVILLE, La (FOX44) - An Army sergeant from Louisiana has died overseas. 23 year old Christopher Soderlund from Pineville died Saturday, July 9th.

Authorities investigating shooting at St. Jean Apartments

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A shootout overnight at a Baton Rouge apartment complex has detectives searching for several gunmen.