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Savoy Plaza residents wonder what's next after apartment fire

Thirteen people had to be rescued from an fire at their apartments Thursday afternoon. Now, firefighters believe a pot left on a stove is to blame.

Central Police Department to get assistant chief

A long debate ended with an addition to the small Central Police Department. After approximately two hours, the city council approved an ordinance Tuesday night to create the position of Assistant Chief.

Drivers alert Central FD of 2 costly fires

A woman is alive and a travel trailer is intact after anonymous drivers reported two fires to the Central Fire Department.

BR Food Bank needs extra help weeks before school starts

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is asking for your help in the heat of these last few weeks of summer before the school starts.

St. George petition will not be submitted for November election

A spokesman for the incorporation effort of the City of St. George told FOX44 that the petition of signatures to get the issue on the November ballot will not be turned in tomorrow. Tomorrow is the deadline.

Researchers say exercise desks could be the future of desk jobs

Losing weight is hard when you work a 9 to 5, especially when you're stuck, sitting at a desk for most of that time.

Firefighters working on fire at Savoy Plaza on Wooddale

Firefighters began working a fire at the Savoy Plaza apartment complex at 520 Wooddale Boulevard around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The fire is out, but responders are now trying to control the smoke.

Baton Rouge tax preparer convicted in fraudulent scheme

Maletica V. Ferguson, 37, of Geismar, LA, pled guilty on July 16, to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, says United States Attorney Walt Green.

Young professionals weigh in about 'Be Fair' ordinance: say its overdue

Locals are weighing in tonight on a "fairness" ordinance that's heading to a metro council vote on Wednesday.

APSO charges Donaldsonville man for wife’s murder

Jaris "Jarvis" Howard was arrested and charged with second degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing his wife Monday morning.