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Local Business Owner's Have Questions For Mayor President Kip Holden

With the Mississippi River still rising, downtown owners in Baton Rouge say they're worried about what could happen in the next few weeks.

Krotz Springs Receives A Visitor

Governor Jindal paid a visit to Krotz Springs on May 12th. After rubbing elbows with residents there, he announced he's extending a makeshift levee another mile.

Attempting To Tame The Mighty Mississippi River

The Army Corps of Engineers continues its quest to tame the raging and powerful Mississippi River. There is still no word on if or when the Morganza Spillway will open to help stabilize river levels.

State Lawmakers Cracking Down On Bullying

A new bill expands the definition of bullying, to include any act of harassment that is brought on by race, color, or sexual orientation.

Rally At Capitol For Awareness

At the capitol on May 12th there was a rally for mental health issues and substance abuse awareness. Decked out in all orange and green, dozens showed up to ask state leaders to pay up, and make recovery a priority in this state.

Flooding Continues, But Worse Yet To Come

Severe flooding continues in towns along the Mississippi River, but officials say the worst flooding is yet to come. Experts say the river is expected to crest at Vicksburg, Mississippi some time next week.

Parent Arrested For Battery Of A Teacher

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives arrested a mother on May 11th for Battery of a School Teacher at La Belle Aire Elementary School that occurred on Friday May 6th because she was allegedly dissatisfied with the teacher's treatment o

Outrage over flag burning protest at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Chaos erupts on the LSU campus after a student planned a protest over the American flag.

Chaos On The Campus Of LSU

A planned protest to burn an American flag was interrupted by a mob of angry people from all walks of life.

Suspect In Child Rape Behind Bars

A four year child was raped in Baker, now police say the family member accused of raping her sits behind bars. Police say 23 year old Israel Turner is accused of raping the child May 3rd while he was watching her.