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Halfway house critical to Edwards success after prison

BATON ROUGE, La (Fox 44 Baton Rouge) -- Former Governor Edwin Edwards will have to go to a halfway house three times a week as part of his sentence. Experts say a halfway house is critical to his transition back into society.

CATS delays budget vote

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) No vote yet on potential cuts to the bus system here in the Capital Area. That's the word from the Metro Council Wednesday night regarding the CATS budget crisis.

Watson residents react to domestic violence

WATSON, La (Fox44-Baton Rouge) -- In Watson, a domestic dispute turned dangerous last night forcing neighbors to come to the rescue.

Livingston Parish Sheriff will retire

Livingston, LA (Fox 44 News Baton Rouge) --  Livingston Parish Sheriff Willie Graves has announced plans to retire. Graves tells Fox44 News he won't seek reelection for the position.

Local advocacy group to raise money for CATS

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- A new local group wants to find another way to help fund mass transportation. That's after the CATS budget came up short this year, leaving many Baton Rouge residents worried about how they'll get around.

Miles will stay in purple and gold

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – It's official. Les Miles will remain the coach at LSU. Miles told LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva the news Tuesday, Jan.

Happy 100th Marie Jenny Bockert!

CENTRAL, La (FOX44) Marie Jenny Bockert is 100 years young! Bockert was born January 11, 1911. This weekend it was one big party for the birthday lady with all her friends and family there!

Baton Rouge residents concerned over violent weekend

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) -- It was a busy weekend for Baton Rouge police. Three people were shot in two separate shootings. Now, some people that call Baton Rouge home say they're concerned for their safety.

Winter Weather Preps

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 9, 2011 - Sunday was the beginning a winter storm warning, and everyone is getting ready for the harsh weather.

A car crash turned murder

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - January 7, 2011 - Baton Rouge Police responded to a crash on Andover street Friday nght, that turned out to be a murder.