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CAPTURED: Deputies search for 18-year-old believed to be responsible for murder of Ponchatoula woman

UPDATE: Officials have confirmed to NBC33 News that Pourciau is in custody. They are holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. to discuss details in the investigation.  

33 LSU student-athletes placed on 2013 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

LSU placed 33 student-athletes on the 2012-13 SEC Winter Honor Roll, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

Heavy rain brings high water and road closures in Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports several road closures, due to the heavy rainfall and high water. Among those are:

Crime victims honored with flowers and prayers

Families took turns tossing flowers into the lake at BREC's North Sherwood Forrest Community Park. They mourned and remembered the people they loved, and some they lost.

Shell Shocked: New documentary examines the murder capital of the nation, New Orleans

A new documentary regarding violence in New Orleans will be presented to law makers and the public in Baton Rouge during National Victims’ Rights Awareness Week.

Auditor's report highlights money troubles in Sorrento

The Town of Sorrento missed out on thousands of dollars because of unpaid traffic tickets and unpaid utility bills. That's according to a new report from the state legislative auditor's office.

Survey: Louisiana residents see healthcare cuts as unnecessary, believe state government should accept Medicaid expansion

In Louisiana, healthcare and higher education receive most of the burden of state budget cuts. So how does the public perceive these cuts?

Over 130 high-paying jobs to be filled at job fair in Gonzales

A job fair will be held in Gonzales for Methanex Corp., which is looking to hire workers for a new methanol production facility in Geismar that will open by the end of 2014.

3D study points to stability of salt dome in Bayou Corne

Preliminary imaging results from the recently completed 3D survey of a 2.28 square mile area, stretching from the Texas Brine site to beyond the Bayou Corne community, indicate that the western edge of the Napoleonville Dome has remained stable

Fugitive wanted for armed robbery, attempted murder in St. Gabriel arrested in Shreveport

Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly robbed a grocery store and then attempted to fire a handgun at employees.