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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.

Dutchtown teen dies after basketball practice

NBC33 News has confirmed a 14 year old from Ascension Parish has died after practice at school.

Parents arrested after child was found walking down Westbank Expressway alone

Gretna police have arrest the parents of a young boy who was found walking alone down the Westbank Expressway this morning.

Lavergne Charged With Murder

A grand jury formally charged Lavergne with two murders yesterday. Lavergne was a prime suspect in the Shunick case.