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Saving the U.S.S. Kidd: Staff hopeful for museum's future

It's been a tough year for the staff at U.S.S. Kidd, but this week they got some good news. NCIS New Orleans is coming to the Kidd, and that means more money for the museum.

APSO suspects foul play after body found in Donaldsonville

Deputies are investigating in Donaldsonville after a body found was found along the levee. Investigators believe foul play is involved. Ascension Sheriff Jeff Wiley says his office is:

Deputies arrest Angola prison worker for 'inappropriate conduct' with inmate

An Angola prison employee is now a prisoner. Deputies arrested maintenance worker Danny B. Daniel, 64, of St. Francisville, for malfeasance in office, on August 13, 2014.

DNA evidence links suspect to shooting death on Cate Avenue

Police are charging Demond Bessie, 23, with for the shooting death of a man on Cate Avenue. Ljean Mckneely, a BRPD spokesperson, says DNA evidence has linked Bessie to the death of Major Brown, 29, back on July 9, 2014.

Fallen tree closes Burgess Avenue in Walker

LA 1027 (Burgess Avenue) is closed to traffic in both directions from Glascock Street to King Street in Walker due to a fallen tree. Traffic is not passing through and is advised to use an alternate route.

LSU goes through abbreviated scrimmage in Tiger Stadium

LSU had its first workout in the newly expanded Tiger Stadium on Wednesday as the 13th-ranked Tigers held an abbreviated scrimmage in what was the team’s first visit to the venue since reporting to camp.

'Save our Hills': Residents in Oak Hills neighborhood take a stand against mining operation

Hundreds of people in Watson are waiting for an answer that could change the fate of their neighborhood. A strip mining operation could be in their backyards, but they aren't letting this happen without a fight.

Police academy cadets receive firearm training

Several dozen aspiring Baton Rouge police officers are getting a lesson in one of the most crucial aspects of being a police officer.

Baton Rouge saw a record number of road closure in July

"It could be just an anomaly. July could be an outlier. So we are going to continue to monitor this situation and see if it does turn into a trend."

New Businesses Coming to Acadian-Perkins

A busy Baton Rouge intersection is about to get even busier. Some more big businesses are moving to Perkins at Acadian. NBC 33's Rachael Penton has the story.