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Zachary Police Chief Dies at 62

ZACHARY, LA (FOX44) - A hometown hero in Zachary passed away Saturday night. Police Chief John Herty had served the community in Zachary for a long time, and was it's chief since 2006.

A Wal-Mart Shoplifter comes forward

DENHAM SPRINGS (FOX44) - Saturday a woman in connection with recent thefts at two Wal-mart locations turned herself in.

5th Graders compete in Keniworth Math Competition

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Saturday fifth graders at Kenilworth Charter School had a competition to see who could add up. It was a Math contest that had over 200 students from 50 schools in East Baton Rouge parish.

Shooting on Dougherty Street

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - Early Saturday morning, a fight on Dougherty street left one man shot. Baton Rouge police say it happened around 7:40 a.m.

Battle: LA comes to Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE (FOX44) - There's a buzz at the movie theatres today about Battle LA. The Sci-Fi Action Thriller which was filmed in Louisiana and mostly in Baton Rouge. There was even some local talent in the movie.

Searching for a new Chief

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Over 50 people have expressed an interest in being Baton Rouge's next top cop.

Louisiana's Haunted History: Shadows of the Oak Alley

Vacherie, La (FOX44) - The team investigates Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, LA. The ghost of a weeping widow is one of many spirits across 150 years of history believed to haunt the grounds.

Mardi Gras was good for Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Despite all of the bad weather, the Mardi Gras weekend was a raging success for the downtown Baton Rouge area.

Baton Rouge residents feeling pain at the pump

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) If you're hoping that spike in gas prices will turn around soon, get ready for some bad news. The pinch at the pump has just begun.

Severe weather causes house damage in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, La (FOX44) - A house was severly damaged after severe weather went through the town of Livingston on March 5. A tornado ripped half of the roof completely off a house, leaving it in their front yard.