Cancer study launched in Baton Rouge is still looking for specific volunteers

A new cancer study is setting out to better understand why some people get cancer and others don't.

ExxonMobil reports flaring due to power outage, no public threat

The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant is currently experiencing heavy flaring due to a power outage at the site. No community impact is expected at this time, and all appropriate agencies have been notified.

Governor Jindal orders limited hiring freeze

A partial hiring freeze has been issued by Governor Bobby Jindal. The freeze affects executive branch agencies of the state government and lasts the entire fiscal year, which started at the beginning of July.

Voucher program receives approval from district judge

Aletha Haynes is a mother of four kids in East Baton Rouge Parish's school system. She's ecstatic a district court judge has decided to not stand in the way of the recently passed voucher program.

I-10, I-12 construction could be complete by early 2013

Ask almost anyone in Baton Rouge how they feel about the ongoing I-10, I-12 construction and you'll hear a lot of frustrations.

Tropical moisture causing heavy storms

With an increase in tropical moisture around the area, we can expect plenty of showers and storms throughout the day. There is also a slight risk for waterspouts near the coastal waters with these thunderstorms.

Education battle hits courtroom

BATON ROUGE,LA(NBC33TV) — Supporters of Governor Bobby Jindal made their voices heard both inside and outside of district court on Monday.

Fire in Zachary destroys home of well-known pastor

The home of a well-known pastor in Zachary caught fire this morning. We’re told no one was injured, however, there was an extensive amount of damaged caused.

Local alligator farm tries something new in tough economy

Wall's Alligator Farm is trying a new and different way to get people to check them out.

Jetson Center for Youth director on administrative leave

The OJJ Command Center received a tip about a sighting of the youth and dispatched a team to investigate. The Command Center followed OJJ policy and protocol.