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Pilots gear up for Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival just kicked off! They are big and colorful, but flying a hot air balloon isn't easy, just ask veteran pilot John Good. "It's pretty tough sometimes," Good said.

Architect firm continues with master plan for LSU Lakes

The LSU Lakes are getting ready for a big makeover, that's meant to save them.

BR hospitals implement new policy to fight the spread of flu

Flu season is almost here. Today, hospitals around the area are joining forces to fight the spread of it this season.

Moving forward: Port Allen mayor has high hopes for the future

It's been a busy year for the city of Port Allen, to say the least, but with a new mayor comes a new chapter for the city and the people who live there.

91-year-old WWII vet surprised with flight on B-29 plane like he flew during war

A birthday surprise takes one man back to his days of flying in World War II. It's a gift John Riggs has waited a long time to give his father, Jerry Riggs, 91.

Michigan non profit martial arts class helps kids kick cancer

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan (CNN) -- For 12 years, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg worked at a camp for children battling cancer.

Texas pastor aims to tackle serious social issues in BR

A Texas pastor is looking to make a difference here in the capital city. In fact, pastor G.E. Gamble of the ROC Worship Center has moved here to do just that.

New music video aims to end synthetic marijuana trend

Officials are calling it poison. It's synthetic marijuana, but some teens around the Capitol City know it as "Mojo."

LSU student gets $50,000 for tuition on Ellen Show

One of those LSU students has been in the national spotlight this week. She was on the Ellen Degeneres show earlier this week. Now, finding a way to pay for her education is a problem that's behind this LSU tiger.

Family of Marine, mother of two, cancer patient gets special trip

Marines sacrifice a lot, and so do working moms. One local woman adds to those another title: cancer patient. So a business gave her a gift tonight that she could never possibly repay.

New health district plans to put BR on medical map

Baton Rouge could get a new medical school! It's all part of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation's master plan to put the city on the "healthcare map."

LSU Student to receive surprise from Ellen DeGeneres on NBC33 Tuesday

Jasmine Williams is a Junior at Louisiana State University.

BR inventor creates fitness suit to help local athletes

Baton Rouge is known for a lot of things, but one that sticks out the most for a lot of people... the athletics. From LSU to Southern, it means a lot to us here.

Louisiana WWII Vet turns 105-years-old

He's seen 17 presidents, been around the world, and today a World War II veteran turned 105-years-old. This is Lawrence Brooks and he got a birthday surprise at the World War II museum.

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center brings free prostate cancer screenings to the community

Prostate cancer is not a topic many men want to talk about, but officials at the Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center said it needs to be.