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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.

Changes Coming to Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

Big changes are on the way for the most colorful festival in Ascension Parish. Organizers are hoping private donations will help it's annual hot air balloon festival stop losing money. NBC 33's Rachael Penton has the story.

St. George petition will not be submitted for November election

A spokesman for the incorporation effort of the City of St. George told NBC33 that the petition of signatures to get the issue on the November ballot will not be turned in tomorrow. Tomorrow is the deadline.

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.

Exercise desks could be the future of desk jobs, say researchers

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.

New Iberia woman charged for allegedly cutting man’s face

A New Iberia woman is being held at the Iberia Parish Jail after deputies arrested her for attempted second degree murder.

Congressman introduces bill to improve healthcare access for LA veterans

Congressman Charles Boustany of South Louisiana has introduced the Local Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 5097), which would allow Louisiana veterans to receive medical care from local, non-VA providers.

Lafayette bomb threat suspect charged for bank robbery attempted the same day

The Lafayette man suspected in last week’s bomb threat near ULL’s campus has also been charged for an attempted bank robbery that he allegedly tried committing on the same day.

Firefighters working 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.

Superintendent: 'no basis' for legislators' lawsuit regarding Common Core

State education leaders are defending themselves against another attack on Common Core. Monday, a group of Louisiana legislators filed a lawsuit to stop those standards from entering the classroom.

Livingston's Debris Debacle at a Standstill

It's been an ongoing issue since 2008- Livingston Parish contractors looking for paychecks, and parish officials failing to provide the money. NBC 33's Rachael Penton has the latest on the Livingston Parish debris cleanup debacle.

Young professionals say 'Be Fair' Ordinance is well over due

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

New LA residents wait 6 months for recreational hunting, fishing licenses effective Aug 1

New residents in Louisiana will qualify for purchasing resident recreational hunting and fishing licenses after six months in state, once Act 429 becomes effective on Aug. 1, 2014.