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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.

New Iberia record store reopens as vinyl makes a come back

Most of the big vinyl album stores like Tower and Virgin Records are long gone. In Acadiana, the much loved Raccoon Records shut it's doors back in 2004. But now, record sales are increasing again.

Donaldsonville man charged for wife’s murder

Jaris "Jarvis" Howard was arrested and charged with second degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing his wife Monday morning.

BBB of Acadiana alerts public to shady business practices

The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is alerting the public to a company that has multiple complaints alleging they received paid orders for uniforms, but delivered nothing more than broken promises.

Andy Cannizaro named LSU baseball recruiting coordinator/hitting coach

Andy Cannizaro, a New York Yankees scout for the past five years and a former MLB infielder, has been hired as the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach for the LSU baseball program, coach Paul Mainieri announced Monday.

Dream comes true for local family

It's a dream come true for a Baton Rouge family. A local car dealer is helping a family whose son has Muscular Dystrophy get away on vacation. There's a new car, called the MV-1, that specially designed to help people in wheelchairs.

Top 5 happiest cities all in LA, study says

The top five happiest cities in America are all in Louisiana, according to a recent study by a Harvard pair and a Vancouver professor. Baton Rouge was ranked fourth.

Broussard Mayor to ask for resolution against use of funds for COSTCO, other private retailers

Broussard Mayor Charlie Langlinais issued a statement voicing his opposition to the Lafayette Industrial Development Board's decision to use Industrial Development Board money to support private retail development.

LSU coach Paul Mainieri formally welcomes 12 new players to baseball squad: 2015 schedule released

Coach Paul Mainieri announced on Monday LSU’s incoming signing class, rated the No. 1 class in the nation by Perfect Game. Eight of the 12 new players enrolled at LSU last month, and the remaining four will join the Tigers in August.

Hammond man caught on surveillance burglarizing home multiple times

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Renae Joseph Bernard, 42, of Hammond, over the weekend for burglarizing a home several times on Saturday, July 19.