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Change of Heart Expo

PONCHATOULA, La (FOX44) - With Valentine's Day just around the corner, folks at North Oaks Hospital in Ponchatoula were checking hearts.

Young entrepreneur expands family business

MORSE, La (FOX44) -- If you're in the mood for some cajun cuisine, a local start-up can satisfy that craving. One local man combines his family traditions with Louisiana crawfishing to start his own company.

Billy Heroman's gets ready for Valentine's Day

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - There's supposed to be great weather for Valentines Day. And projections are that spending for sweetheart's day is expected to be up 11% from last year.

Families raise awareness about rare disease

BATON ROUGE, La (Fox44) -- Local moms are banding together to raise awareness of an extremely rare disorder, so unusual that some doctors have trouble diagnosing it.

Salvation Army needs help

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- The Baton Rouge Salvation Army needs your help. This winter, a huge number of house fires has left the charity organization's thrift store low on supplies.

Quilters reach out to needy

WATSON, La (FOX44) -- With colder temperatures on the way, one local group of people put their stitching skills to good use. This group of Watson quilters stays busy sending their blankets all over the community.

Red Cross helps fire victims

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- More than 50 people are homeless after a huge fire gutted an apartment complex on North Carrollton Drive Monday night, but the families effected are in good hands.

Pet owners take advantage of better technology

BATON ROUGE, La (Fox44) -- More and more people are taking advantage of the latest technology when it comes to keeping their pets healthy.

Murphy Painter allegedly violates restraining order

BATON ROUGE, La (Fox44) -- Former Alcohol and Tobacco Commissioner Murphy Painter is in trouble again, according to court documents. Attorney Jill Craft says Painter violated his restraining order.

Wearing red for heart disease

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Last Friday most people were thinking red. Friday was national go red for women day, which means much of the clothing you saw around town that day was crimson.