Local News

New police chief to be named

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A representative from Mayor - President Kip Holden's office says an announcement on the new BRPD Police Chief will come this week.

Thibodaux Teacher Claims $275,000 Lotto Jackpot

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – Since the Lottery started 20 years ago, Tammy Guidry has been buying at least one Lottery ticket a week. Her dedication finally paid off when Guidry hit the $275,000 Lotto jackpot on May 18.

Senate honors Louisiana's fallen

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Today the State Senate held its annual Military Family Day to honor Louisiana's fallen heroes.

Battle for the Budget

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Today state Education and state Veteran officials had a lot to say about the recent budget cuts made by the House Appropriations Committee.

BRPD cracking down on car break-ins

In crime news Baton Rouge Police are looking for whoever broke into a car and stole a list of things. BRPD set up a bait car on the 5900 block of Airline Highway.

Bill pushes for Ten Commandments monument

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The state capitol is one step closer to getting a new monument on it's grounds.

Abortion ban passes out of House Health and Welfare Committee

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — A bill that puts a ban on all abortions in the state of Louisiana passed 10 to 2 in the House Health and Welfare Committee Tuesday.

Special Japan CSIS-LSU Series to Hold Second Event on May 26

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) – The CSIS-LSU Series on Disaster Management and Emergency Response will host a second event as part of its special Japan series on Thursday, May 26.

LEAP results show progress for LA students

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Louisiana's students are doing better academically according to the LEAP test results released today.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport unveils new addition

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The Baton Rouge Metro Airport unveiled its newest addition today. Nearly ten million dollars worth of improvements were added on to the airport police and air rescue fighting facility, all to keep you safe.