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Suspects arrested in copper theft

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La - Another copper theft arrest in Louisiana. Deputies say this time Elvin Pruitt and Dereck McCollough are behind bars for stealing the metal from a construction site.

BRFD: Still no suspects

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department says they still don't have any suspects in Wednesday's string of arson fires. The fires on - 32nd, 31st, and Terrace all happened within hours of each other.

Rising water prompts closures

BATON ROUGE, La (Mayor's Office) - Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden on Thursday joined Gov.

Movie making shuts down Mid-City streets

Some streets in the Mid-City portion of Baton Rouge are closed off today, not because of flooding but because of movie making. A big crash scene is played out on Gayosa Street near Scenic Highway this afternoon.

Flooding in Vidalia

VIDALIA, La (FOX44) — Agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have been helping state and local agencies to fight flooding near the Vidalia Convention Center.

Suspect arrested for murder

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Baton Rouge Police have arrested the man they say killed a woman earlier this month on Polk street. 19 year old Carrington Jackson was picked up by BRPD and US Marshall's Thursday morning.

Motorcyclist killed in fatal crash

SLIDELL, La (FOX44) -- A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday night while driving on the westbound ramp to Interstate 12 from U.S. 11 in St. Tammany Parish.

Three arrested for insurance fraud

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La (FOX44) -- Three St. Francisville residents are behind bars for allegedly committing insurance fraud.

On the job with Baton Rouge EMS

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — When disaster strikes, this highly trained team is on the job. The Baton Rouge Department of Emergency Medical Services makes sure the sick or injured get the medical care they need as fast as possible.

Local family to help flood victims

BAKER, La (FOX44) — When Steven and Patricia Hill learned that the Morganza Spillway had been opened, they wanted to help.