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Louisiana receives $28 million to continue helping the homeless

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan warded $28,281,064 to renew support for 167 local homeless housing and service programs in Louisiana.

Family to hold vigil for missing school teacher at place she was last seen

The mother of a missing school teacher announced that a vigil will be held tomorrow at the place where she was last seen.

Gov. Jindal's tax reform includes state sales, cigarette tax increase

Governor Jindal presented more details regarding his proposed tax reform plan to a joint committee at the State Capitol this morning.

People stunned Metro Council denies them chance to elect BRPD chief

Passionate speeches were not enough to give more power of naming their police chief to voters in Baton Rouge.

Small Mid City water leak turns leads to flooded yards

Some people in Baton Rouge are cleaning up after a water leak this afternoon. The leak happened in Mid City near North 25th and Laurel. Neighbors NBC33 spoke with said it started as a small trickle.

Report: No oil in water near tugboat collision in southern Louisiana

Even though the fire from last night’s tug boat collision and subsequent oil spill continues to burn near New Orleans, there is good news. The fire is about 30 percent smaller, and there are no reports of oil in the water.

Port Allen Mayor and city council square off at meeting

Angry residents and allegations of racism filled the Port Allen City Council meeting Wednesday night. Mayor Deedy Slaughter and the city council both want someone to investigate what's been going on at city hall.

BR Walls unveils newest mural located on Third Street

When going in downtown Baton Rouge, you may notice a little additional color - the latest installment of the BR Walls project is complete!

Metro Council to allow casinos to serve liquor after 2:00 a.m.

The Metro Council said that riverboat casinos here in the Capitol City should be able to serve liquor around the clock.

EBR officials one step closer to buying new police station

Both the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are one step closer to having a new home.