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U-High's Matthews signs with Xavier for 2013-14 season

 Makayla Matthews of Baton Rouge, La., and University Laboratory High School has signed a women's basketball scholarship with Xavier University of Louisiana.

Two Livingston Parish men cited for littering

 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Denham Springs men for alleged gross littering violations on Aug. 7.

Southern University freshmen move in dorms

Southern University's newest Jaguars came to campus Sunday to kick off the school's welcome week.

Man wanted in connection with a murder on Cedar Lake Dr. murder arrested

Update: Jermiane York,30 surrendered to Deputies at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Burbank Substation after learning he was wanted for murder.

Victim of robbery at downtown gas station died; charges upgraded

The victim who was shot during a robbery attempt at a downtown gas station has died. Two suspects were quickly arrested after the incident and now their charges have been upgraded to First-Degree Murder.

Lafayette Rings In New School Year

Friday was the first day of school in Lafayette. After weeks of preparation kids finally headed back to the classroom.

Lafayette Police Looking Into Inmate Death

Police are looking into the death of an inmate at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center that happened yesterday.

New Information On Sinkhole In Assumption Parish

 There is new information on that still growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish. The police jury tells FOX 44 news the hole grew by about 20 feet earlier this week.

Tyran Mathieu Kicked Off LSU Football Team

Tyrann Mathieu has been kicked off the team. LSU head coach Les Miles announced earlier today he has been dissmissed from the team for violating team rules.

Shunick Search Volunteer Organization Hard At Work

As the community continues to mourn the death of Mickey Shunick, the 22-year-old UL student who went missing nearly 3 months ago and whose body was uncovered earlier this week, the volunteer organization is still hard at work.