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Stolen copper recovered from West Baton Rouge Parish heist

West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes goes the extra mile for a local warehouse owner.

UPDATE: Three teens arrested for escape from Jetson Youth Facility

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: Officials say the teens who broke out of the Jetson Center for Youth escaped through the ceiling of their dorm bathrooms, jumped a 10-ft interior fence, and cut through the exterior fence with a sharp

Amite man arrested on 30 counts of child pornography

AMITE, LA — A 46-year-old Amite man has been arrested and charged with 30 counts of pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Fox44 Safety Alert: Burglars target holiday trash

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Christmas may be over, but holiday burglaries are on the rise. Law enforcement officers say that’s because people are accidentally advertising their brand new stuff.

UPDATE: Man turns himself in for shooting death

THIS IS A FOX44 NEWS UPDATE: The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that Joshua Edward Dixon, 19, turned himself in this morning. Dixon is accused of shooting and killing Jarret Deshawn Lacey on Dec. 12, 2011.

Clinton woman murdered while driving vehicle, brother arrested

CLINTON, LA – Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to a report of a single-vehicle injury crash shortly before 7:00 p.m. last night in East Feliciana Parish.

Three cases of arson has State Fire Marshal seeking suspects

BATON ROUGE, LA — State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning released information in reference three separate fires in cities of Buras, Logansport and Plaquemine.

20-year-old shot during robbery attempt while taking out trash

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A 20-year-old man was shot while walking to the dumpster in his apartment complex to take out the trash.

Hit and run driver slams into Walker Church

WALKER, LA (FOX44) — After attempting to flee the scene of a hit and run accident, a minivan crashed into the side of a church in Walker. Police believe the driver was impaired by illegal narcotics.

UPDATE: Sheriff captures robbery suspect near Perkins Rowe

UPDATE: The suspect apprehended is Ranell Joseph, 24, of Baton Rouge. He has been charged with Purse Snatching. We’re told several items were recovered and more charges are possible.