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New law enforcement unit to fight violent crime

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- Governor Jindal announced Wednesday that the capitol city will be cracking down on violent crimes. The East Baton Rouge Violent Crime Unit was created to fight crime on multiple levels and across agencies.

Gov. Bobby Jindal to crack down on human sex trafficking

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- Theresa Flores was only 15-years-old when young men started selling her for sex. "He acted like he liked me," she says. An innocent ride in a car with a boy she liked, ended in two years of torture.

LA Dept. of Education faces lawsuit

ST. HELENA PARISH, La (FOX44) -- The Louisiana Department of Education has kept more than $2 million from the St. Helena School System, according to a lawsuit filed by several St. Helena Parish school employees.

St. Helena schools-based health centers lose funding

ST. HELENA PARISH, La (NBC33) -- Another big blow to the crumbling school system in St. Helena parish. The health clinics at several schools will lose some of their funding.

"Bad Romance" good for LSU student?

BATON ROUGE, La (Fox44) -- They all wanted a shot at stardom, but sometimes it doesn't work out that way.

Three teens booked in Copper theft

ST. MARTINVILLE, La (FOX44) - Three St. Martinville teens are in police custody for stealing copper in St. Martin parish.

Young Saints fans enjoy children's book

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - At Barnes and Noble today, patrons got to see who the youngest saints fans were.

Preschool Palooza at Cortana Mall

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Preschoolers at the Mall of Cortana today got an early taste of EBR schools. Story telling, arts and crafts, and remote control fire trucks were getting pre-k kids excited about getting to kindergarten.

Arbor day at Burden Center

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Today is Arbor day, and residents were out at LSU's burden center turning their thumbs green. Trees were planted, and programmed into satellites so that way the planters could track the growth.

La filmmaker to attend Sundance Film Festival

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- A talented Louisiana filmmaker is headed to one of the most prestigious independent film festivals in the world.