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Victim of robbery urges others to be more aware

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Baton Rouge Police say that as the weather heats up, so-called crimes of opportunity are on the rise, and the criminals behind them are striking when victims least expect it.

New Medical Clinic Delays Opening

 Just when it looked like a new medical clinic would be opened, a clerical error by the Veterans Administration has pushed everything back by a year. The VA has admitted its fault for the mistake.

Local Group Of Entrepreneurs Breaking Into Sports Drink World

A local group of entrepreneurs is breaking into the sports drink world. Covington natives Brian brothers and Craig Hart have teamed up with the LSU-AG Center to create a sports drink called EX-5.

Crews in Pointe Coupee Parish Still Cleaning up Eighty Thousand Gallon Oil Spill

 Crews in Pointe Coupee Parish are still cleaning up an eighty thousand gallon oil spill.   Sources say over 100 people are working to get the mess cleared.

Iberia Parish Rapist Bonds Out Of Jail

An Iberia Parish man has bonded out of jail after being arrested for raping a six year old boy. 34 year old Eric Arcemont turned himself in to Iberia Parish detectives yesterday.

Scott Man In Jail Accused Of Molesting Three Boys

A Scott man is in jail accused of molesting three boys over a four month period.   Investigators say the boys that 40 year old Chad Morgan molested were his relatives.

Police On Hunt For Walmart Bandit

Sheriff's deputies in Saint Mary Parish are looking for a woman who picked up somone's credit card from the money center at the Wal Mart in Bayou Vista.

Lafayette Police Searching For Bank Robber

Lafayette Police are searching for a bank robber.   Lafayette Police say the man  pulled out a handgun at the Iberia Bank on pinhook road around 1:30 this afternoon.

Baton Rouge Police Say Only One Robbery, Not Two As Originally Reported

UPDATE: The suspect involved in the bank robbery told the teller that he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of money and was seen fleeing in a light blue colored Cadillac with a dark blue top.

Today Is Louisiana's 200th Birthday

People all over the world are celebrating Louisiana's 200th birthday. Louisianians have been celebrating all weekend with free fun for the whole family at Capitol Park.