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'Jared the Subway Guy' is ready for Capital Area Heart Walk

Right now, thousands of people are gearing up for one of the nation's biggest heart walks.

Google Art Project features BR street art

Baton Rouge is gaining worldwide attention thanks to Google. The Google Art Program started a street art collection as a way to preserve this unprotected art form.

Leaders With Vision discuss the mental illness crisis

It’s a topic that some people say is reaching crisis level in Baton Rouge. How do we deal with mental illness in the capital city?

Warren Drake chosen as sole nominee for EBR Parish Superintendent

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board now has a unanimous nomination for its next superintendent.

Ways to control your allergies this spring

 Southern Louisiana residents should stock up on allergy medicine and tissues this spring because historically the capital city is one of the most challenging places to live with allergies.

LSU students want answers about the budget cut

Louisiana Colleges could be facing the biggest budget cut to higher education in over the last 50 years. LSU president F. King Alexander says, "620 million dollar reduction and we have about about a 750 million dollars to utilize.

The Spirit of the Irish on St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick's Day is a chance for Baton Rouge to be Irish, if only for one day. The Irish Club in Baton Rouge celebrated St.

Community lines road to show respect for fallen Marine

 The Denham Springs community showed up along Range Ave to show their respect for a fallen Marine.

Residents react to arson at Stumberg Condos

 This is what is left of the complex at Stumberg condominiums. The fire started with two cars, then traveled into the nearby unit. Neighbors who were home at the time said the flames spread quickly.

Gov. Jindal announces plan to end common core in LA

Governor Bobby Jindal wants Common Core to be no more. Jindal joined together with several legislators, teachers and parents Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion. His plan is two-fold.

Joseph Branch sentenced to seven and a half years in prison

Joseph Branch faced sentencing today for the vehicular homicide of Nathan Crowson and the negligent injuring of Danny Morris. Branch hit the two while they were riding bicycles on Perkins Road.

Elmo visits NBC33 ahead of Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance performances

With rain predicted for the Baton Rouge area this weekend, one of the most famous residents of Sesame Street dropped by the NBC33 studios to show everyone a fun way to spend their time.

Baker Police Chief says city is in public safety crisis

 This past summer, the Baker city council approved a 250 thousand dollar budget cut to the Baker Police Department. As a result, two officers were laid off, cutting an already under-manned department

Local parish governments at odds with Jindal over fate of inventory tax

Several local parish governments are upset about Governor Bobby Jindal’s proposal to cut our state's business inventory tax. Companies pay local inventory taxes, which the state refunds at the end of the year.

LSU softball earns first ever No. 1 ranking

 For the first time in program history, the LSU softball team is the No. 1 team in the nation as announced by the NFCA and USA Softball in the release of the weekly polls on Tuesday morning.