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14 facts of the Spring Equinox 2014

Spring begins today. Here are 14 facts of the Spring Equinox 2014:

Denham Springs Marshal touts new pepper guns for safety of officers, public

Law enforcement in Denham Springs is turning up the heat. Officers are carrying a new type of gun, that they say is low-cost and highly-effective, and it might be a good purchase for you, too.

LSU records eighth shutout with 9-0 win over South Alabama

A seven-run sixth inning Wednesday night highlighted sixth-ranked LSU’s 9-0 win over South Alabama at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Nine pitchers combined to record the Tigers’ eighth shutout of the season.

LSU Student Senate writes resolution supporting HB 142; bill gives money to higher ed

Students at LSU are taking a stand for a bill that might affect them as well as college students across the state.  Representative Dee Richard wrote House Bill 142.

Government Street set to get new look

Government Street is getting a major makeover according to East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden. The plan calls for a change to the layout of the street, and business owners say they're excited about the plan.

APSO arrests 4 for attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit battery

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested four men allegedly involved in an attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit simple battery.

BRPD looking for 17-year-old murder suspect in shooting of bystander

The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for Brandon Boyd, 17, of La Margie Avenue, for the murder of Emanuelle Myles, 24.

WATCH: Edwin Edwards exclusive interview with NBC33’s Jeanne Burns

He’s been the talk of the town since he announced on Monday that he’s running for Congress again.

IRS has over $15M for LA residents who have not filed 2010 Income Tax Returns, $760M nationwide

Refunds totaling almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday.

'Stand up. Speak up. Seize control': Students rally against tobacco industry

You've heard it before, "smoking kills." In fact, complications from smoking kill nearly 500,000 people every year, but hundreds of students right here in Louisiana want to prevent that.

EBRSO deputies are inspecting your vehicles for safety

EBR Sheriff Deputies are inspecting your vehicles, and they're doing it at random.  It's not for snooping, but for safety.

Flood Hazards: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 3

A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow, or inundation of water that causes or threatens damage.

LA Dept. of Children and Family Services employee arrested for theft, malfeasance

Louisiana State Police arrested Delrice J. Augustus, 34, of Baton Rouge on various counts of theft, possession of stolen good, and malfeasance in office.

Truck crashes into train on Thomas Road, BR

People often worry about trains hitting cars, but what about the reverse? Police say a 2008 pickup truck crashed into a train on Wednesday just before 5:00 a.m. at the 1800 Thomas Road railroad crossing.

Mayor Holden announces Government Street Redesign

Government will soon be getting a makeover between 1-110 and Lobdell Avenue.