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New construction projects announced to begin across Louisiana

Governor Bobby Jindal announced millions in Capital Outlay cash-line-of-credit funding was approved for infrastructure and construction projects today by the State Bond Commission.

Few hints of alleged Colorado shooter's past

Nuggets of information about alleged gunman James Holmes began emerging Friday, but a clear picture of the 24-year-old and what may have motivated him remain elusive.

Local theaters plan to increase security this weekend

The number of those injured in the Colorado movie theater massacre continues to rise. So far, there are 71 reported injuries, including a Baton Rouge woman who was shot in the knee.

Concerned citizen saves animals from further animal cruelty

A terrible case of animal cruelty in St. Martinville was brought to light by a concerned citizen. Now, the owner is locked up in the Parish Jail after investigators found more than what they were originally expecting to see.

Police: Armed robbery suspect used Craigslist to approach victims

 The Houma Police Department has arrested one teen and is seeking another for several robberies in the area. They say the suspects used Craigslist as a way of scamming victims into the situation.

Baton Rouge teen shot in Colorado movie theater massacre

 A friend of the family has told NBC33 News a Baton Rouge woman was shot in last night's movie theater shooting in Colorado. Bonnie Kate Pourciau, 18, was shot in the knee, but survived.

Lafayette-based rapper charged with terrorism stemming from homicide investigation

 A Lafayette-based rapper is locked up today for terrorism. This is the first time this charge has been issued in Lafayette Parish since the law was enacted back in 2002.

‘Swamp People’ to hold open casting call in Baton Rouge

The folks behind the hit show "Swamp People" are looking for new Cajun characters to follow around on the bayou, and they're coming to Baton Rouge!

May EBR sales-tax collections up by 13.62 percent

 Driven in part by a national bowling tournament and the two-day Bayou Country Superfest, East Baton Rouge sales-tax revenues continued their torrid pace in May, increasing by 13.62 percent over April of 2011.

Two Franklin Parish men cited for shocking fish

 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged fishing violations on July 2 on the Boeuf River.