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CATS needs more changes after three months of new route structure

For the last three months, CATS buses have been moving in a new direction. The transit agency changed its routes and schedules to give people faster, more convenient service.

Stalemate seen between governor's office and BESE over testing

There will not be a simple answer to the question of which test our students will take this year.

Lafayette makes sand available in preparation for possible flooding

Lafayette Consolidated Government announced this afternoon that sand has been made available.

EBR School Board members have mixed views about downsizing

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board may shrink in size, but as of right now, members don't know how it's all going to turn out.

5 teens charged for overnight crime spree in Crowley

Five Crowley teens, ranging in age from 13 to 16-years-old, were arrested on an array of charges related to an overnight crime spree.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested for murder of 24-year-old BR man

UPDATE 7-17-14: Baton Rouge Police have arrested Tajh Harris Thursday morning around 5:00 a.m. for the murder of 24-year-old Javontia Davis. Harris turned himself in after a Crime Stoppers tip confirmed his identity.

Railroad construction prompts weekend closure of Essen Lane

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that Essen Lane will be closed at the railroad crossing south of Interstate 10 starting Friday, July 18 at 9 p.m. through Monday, July 21 at 5 a.m.

2014 Back to School Expo set for Aug 2 at Cortana Mall

The 2014 Back to School Expo for Parents and Students is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cortana Mall.

Sunken German U-Boat discovered in Gulf of Mexico

Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II. Now, the future has come to take a closer look.

BR man sentenced for using fake IDs to steal motor vehicles

After an FBI investigation, Charles K. Smith, 60, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced to 94 months in prison and three years of supervised release for using various fake identities to steal an RV, SUV, and boat.

NBC33 Pothole Patrol: Situation on Summa

Drivers aren't the only ones complaining about a major road issue on Summa Avenue in Baton Rouge. Nearby residents are calling on DPW crews to fix a buckle in the road ASAP!

New machine provides better radiation treatment for some local cancer patients

There is a new machine in town that can treat some of the most difficult cancer cases.

Miles, three Tigers take on SEC Media Days in Alabama

The Tigers took their turn on Wednesday.  Head Coach Les Miles, running back Terrence Magee, offensive lineman La'El Collins and linebacker D.J. Welter represented the 2014 LSU Tiger football team at SEC Media Days.

Broadway named to Davey O'Brien National Quarterback watch list

– Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns senior quarterback Terrance Broadway was one of 39 players named on Wednesday to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List in an announcement made by the Davey O’Brien Foundat

Road to Excellence program takes form in Baton Rouge

It's called the road to excellence program, where driven high school students, who would benefit from extra guidance, are partnered with mentors.