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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.

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.