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Denham Springs man arrested for making fake checks in Acadia Parish

A Denham Springs man is now in jail for making and using counterfeit checks in Acadia Parish. Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson says officers arrested Cory Hankins, 30, after using a fake check at a local bank.

UPDATE: U.S. Marshalls catch suspect wanted for Louisiana Avenue fatal shooting

UPDATE:  The suspect wanted for the October 13, 2014, fatal shooting on Louisiana Avenue is now in jail.

US 190 Mississippi River bridge reopened following accident

UPDATE: All lanes are reopened.  ---------------------

Detached retina not enough to cause St. Amant junior to lose sight of sports' appeal

The St. Amant High School volleyball team has its sights set on playing for a state title. To get there, they will need a contribution from a junior who sat out last season because she could not see.

UPDATE: BRPD arrests man for murder of 21-year-old man on Madison Avenue

UPDATE (10/15/14): The man responsible for shooting a 21-year-old man to death on Madison Avenue is now in jail, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. 

LSU employee asked to stay home after returning from Liberia

The assistant director of The National Center For Biomedical Research at LSU has agreed to stay home for 21 days after returning home from a mission to Liberia.

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.