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MERIWETHER Announces Digital Release Date for New Album

Baton Rouge rockers MERIWETHER announced the digital release date of their new album, 'Plug In The Snakes' for March 22, 2010. The band will begin celebrating its new release with three high profile shows in Austin, TX at SXSW on March 19 and 20.

LSU firefighter trainer accused of stealing state property

LSU's Fire and Emergency Training Institute received a generous gift from FEMA—a few thousand fire extinguishers for the program. But investigators say 41-year-old Willie Landry did not use them for training.

LSU Students Concerned Over Cuts

LSU students and faculty met at a rally to protest recent cuts and tuition hikes at the State's flagship university. Students we spoke with say they're seeing the school move in the wrong direction - and they're concerned about the quality and val

Central woman speaks out against drunk drivers

A FOX 44 report on a Gonzales man who was busted on his 6th suspected DWI charge has a Central woman demanding answers. 52-year-old Debra Crafton says two years ago she was nearly killed by a driver who had been arrested 4 times for drinking a

Gonzales man arrested on suspicion of 6th DWI

A Gonzales man back on the streets after posting a $30,000 bond for his sixth suspected DWI arrest. Authorities say 34-year-old John C. Massey was busted after he failed a field sobriety test.

256th Infantry Brigade preps for Iraq

Three thousand Louisiana National Guardsmen are training for a special mission in Iraq that will include working a security detail in the region. The 256th Infantry Brigade is made of troops from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and other Louisiana commun

Congratulations to Tom Trahan

Congratulations to Tom Trahan! Tom is the winner of FOX44’s Hollywood Getaway contest. Tom and wife, Ruth, will be attending American Idol in person in late April.

Fate of ELMHS questioned

The fate of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System is being questioned by folks in East Feliciana Parish.

Caught in the Web: Russian ape heads to rehab

Here are some stories we found tonight, "Caught in the Web":

Detectives solve cold cases in Livingston Parish

Livingston Parish Sheriff detectives are crediting DNA evidence with helping them solve two separate cold cases each more than a decade old.