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UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old found

UPDATE: The missing 10 year old has been found. Details will follow.  -----

Pennington researches effects of exercise on blood sugar; seeks African American men to participate

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial to examine how exercise affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar in African American men.

Anti-discrimination ordinance to be pulled from council agenda

Members of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council will not debate a controversial plan to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination in housing and employment.

History behind once hidden cemetery; community cleans it up

Just a few months ago, an unknown graveyard was covered with fallen trees and erosion. Neighbors were concerned. NBC33 set out to find out who's responsible for the overgrown lot on Old Hammond Highway.

DOTD: La. 42 is about to get wider

Department of Transportation and Development officials announced a plan widen La. 42. The highway would grow from two lanes to four. The widening would occur on a 3.7 mile long stretch of the highway between Airline Highway and La. 44.

UPDATE: BRPD arrests 2 owners of smoke shops

UPDATE 3-25-14: Demond Eames, 40, of Prairieville, and Bruce Moore, 47, of Baton Rouge, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I narcotics.

Rally for new bill to make payday lending subject to felony loansharking laws

Payday lenders currently charge interest rates 10 times higher than felony loansharking laws allow.

3 injured in Tuesday morning wreck in Hammond

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff deputies investigated a vehicle crash that happened around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the intersection of Old Covington and W. Pleasant Ridge Rd. in Hammond.

100 Black Men hosts college and financial seminars for local parents

The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge seeks to educate local youth through its Financial Literacy and ACT Prep Academy, but is also making efforts to involve parents.

Two teens arrested for bomb threats against East Ascension HS

Two teenagers are in jail for trying to cause mayhem at East Ascension High School. They both made bomb threats against the school, just a short time apart from each other.

LSU baseball to play at Tulane Tuesday night

No. 4 LSU (20-4-1) travels to New Orleans Tuesday to face Tulane (12-11) at 6:30 p.m. CT in Turchin Stadium.

Deputies discuss rescuing stranded family

Two St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Deputies spoke out Monday about their experience rescuing a family stuck stranded on Pellegrin Cut across Fourleague Bay from Halters Island in Terrebonne Parish.

Louisiana baseball ranked No. 1 In Collegiate Baseball poll

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team jumped five spots in the Collegiate Baseball Poll to earn the school’s first ever No. 1 ranking for any sport, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced on Monday.

Longboarding for Leukemia: BR pharmacist preps for 100 mile journey

A Baton Rouge pharmacist is getting ready for the longest ride of his life... on his skateboard!

TRAFFIC ALERT: Ramp from I-110 South to I-10 West closed due to overturned 18-wheeler

TRAFFIC ALERT: Ramp from I-110 South to I-10 West closed due to overturned 18-wheeler. The ramp from I-110 South to I-10 West remains blocked due to an overturned tractor trailer that is carrying a load of paper.