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New Orleans bars make smokers step-outside for 1 week

By Tyler Wing Bars across New Orleans are going smoke free. It's a movement Louisiana smokers may have to get used to.

Time limit cancels Metro Council vote on "fairness ordinance"

The people who filled every open space in the Metro Council chambers heard nearly every possible argument for and against the "fairness ordinance." What they did not hear was a vote.

EBR pastors voice concerns about Fairness Ordinance

Local pastors came together to let the Metro Council know what they want to see out of today's vote. The pastors think the Fairness Ordinance is unfair. They said it could create even more hiring problems for business owners.

Suspect wanted for theft at Watson Walmart

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shoplifting complaint that happened July 9, at the Walmart in Watson, LA.

International Flying Fears? BR Travelers React

Just getting on an airplane is already nerve-racking for a lot of people, even without the fear of the plane crashing.

Happy Birthday Mike VI!

The most famous tiger in all of Baton Rouge celebrated a birthday today.

2 Charged in New Iberia meth lab investigation

Iberia Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested two New Iberia suspects in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered in the 600 block of McDonald Street on Monday around 11:30 p.m.

SLU picked to repeat as Southland Conference champions

A year after winning its first Southland Conference championship, the Southeastern Louisiana football team are the prohibitive favorites to return to the top of the league according to the Southland head coaches and sports information directors

Livingston deputies investigate 36 vehicle burglaries

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies are investigating 36 vehicle burglaries that reportedly happened during the early morning hours of Monday, July 21, in the Denham Springs neighborhoods of Forest Ridge and Westminster Estates.

Vice Principal at BR school arrested for sending nude photos to 8th grader

The Vice Principal of Southeast Middle School, 42-year-old Edwin Chastang, is in jail for allegedly sending nude photos of himself to a 15-year-old student while drunk.

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.