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CATS prepares for new routes

Good news for people who depend on the Capital Area Transit System, they are rolling out new bus routes this week. This means faster and more direct routes, and that means better commutes for riders.

Women's hoops dumps No. 7 West Virginia to battle back to Sweet 16, 76-67

For the second consecutive season, the LSU women’s basketball team played with heart, fight, courage and determination to overcome a short bench and a highly-seeded opponent to advance to NCAA Sweet 16 on its home court, 76-67, over secon

5 year anniversary of costliest wind damage in EBR history

On March 26, 2009, a cold front brought severe storms to south Louisiana. The line of storms caused the costliest, wind damage in East Baton Rouge parish history. Total estimates added to nearly $4.5 million in damage.

Saints agree to terms with quarterback Luke McCown

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with quarterback Luke McCown on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Woods fire slows traffic on I-12

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development issued a traffic advisory around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday:

KKK recruitment flyers distributed in Eunice, LA neighborhoods

Someone is passing out hateful flyers in the Acadiana area, telling Eunice residents the KKK is "awake." This flier was passed out in one predominantly black neighborhood over the weekend.

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.