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Tax amnesty program launches to help delinquent taxpayers

If you haven't paid your taxes, today's the day to do so.

'Are we ready?': Emergency officials prepare for Ebola in Louisiana

Ebola hasn't made it's way to Louisiana yet, but state officials say they are doing everything they can to prevent it. "Scary, very. very scary," said Baton Rouge Resident Gina Murphy.

LSU students make dreams come true with 'Rent-A-Princess' business

You've probably rented a movie or rented car at some point...but have you ever rented a princess? One group of LSU students is making that possible.

Myrtles Plantation adjusts to business after August 2014 fire

The building that caught on fire on the Myrtles plantation served as the gift shop, a kitchen, laundry room, the main office, and the check-in. So when all of that was lost, the future was unclear.

Nordstrom Rack will open store in Mall of Louisiana

Wednesday, Nordstrom, Inc. announced it will open a Nordstrom Rack store at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. The store will be located on the Mall of Louisiana property near Dick's Sporting Goods.

Geismar woman killed while trying to walk across I-10

Shortly before 3:00 am on October 15, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on I-10 eastbound east of LA Hwy 73 in Ascension Parish.

NBC33 partners with major companies for 'Hire Our Heroes' job fair Thursday

According to the 2013 annual Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is at 9% and, for veterans under the age of 25, it hovers around 20%.

11 arrested in Baton Rouge during multi-agency human trafficking bust

Law enforcement arrested eleven individuals in a multi-agency task force operation focused on human trafficking on October 9, 2014. The operation was part of ongoing efforts targeting human trafficking and prostitution throughout the state.

Fire causes $400K in damages to house on Woodland Drive

Firefighters are currently investigating a fire that caused $400,000 in damage to a home on Woodland Drive, according to Baton Rouge firefighters.

Denham Springs City Council defers vote on controversial apartment complex

There was a sense of relief Tuesday night among people worried about a proposed apartment complex. The city council chose to hold off on approving a rezoning request for a development that many residents say would be bad for the city.

Baton Rouge residents react to the Pope's comments on homosexuality

"They have a lot to offer the church that churches have typically ignored until recently so I think that is a step in the right direction but I don't think that it's enough."

Halloween means big spending for local retailers

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and for Baton Rouge retailers that equals big bucks.

'Nuns on the Bus' rolls into Baton Rouge

It's big. It's colorful. It's decked out with thousands of signatures from committed voters, and it's transporting nuns on a mission from state to state. The Nuns on the Bus tour kicked off last month in Iowa.

Fuel Your School Program gives students a chance to learn hands-on

Shalisha Whitaker is a fifth grade math and science teacher at Lasalle Elementary School. About six months ago, she found out about a charity website called donorschoose.org.

Southside Produce expansion nears completion

If you pass by Southside Produce on Perkins Road, you may have noticed some work going on there.