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DNA evidence links suspect to shooting death on Cate Avenue

Police are charging Demond Bessie, 23, with for the shooting death of a man on Cate Avenue. Ljean Mckneely, a BRPD spokesperson, says DNA evidence has linked Bessie to the death of Major Brown, 29, back on July 9, 2014.

Fallen tree closes Burgess Avenue in Walker

LA 1027 (Burgess Avenue) is closed to traffic in both directions from Glascock Street to King Street in Walker due to a fallen tree. Traffic is not passing through and is advised to use an alternate route.

LSU goes through abbreviated scrimmage in Tiger Stadium

LSU had its first workout in the newly expanded Tiger Stadium on Wednesday as the 13th-ranked Tigers held an abbreviated scrimmage in what was the team’s first visit to the venue since reporting to camp.

'Save our Hills': Residents in Oak Hills neighborhood take a stand against mining operation

Hundreds of people in Watson are waiting for an answer that could change the fate of their neighborhood. A strip mining operation could be in their backyards, but they aren't letting this happen without a fight.

Police academy cadets receive firearm training

Several dozen aspiring Baton Rouge police officers are getting a lesson in one of the most crucial aspects of being a police officer.

Baton Rouge saw a record number of road closure in July

"It could be just an anomaly. July could be an outlier. So we are going to continue to monitor this situation and see if it does turn into a trend."

New Businesses Coming to Acadian-Perkins

A busy Baton Rouge intersection is about to get even busier. Some more big businesses are moving to Perkins at Acadian. NBC 33's Rachael Penton has the story.

NCIS: New Orleans to film on USS KIDD

The USS KIDD Veterans Museum will be closed to the public from Monday, Aug. 18 until Friday, Aug. 22 due to ongoing museum inventory and filming aboard the ship.

Metro Council votes down controversial 'fairness ordinance'

The debate over the controversial "fairness ordinance" is over, for now.

UPDATE: Arrest made in N Ardenwood Drive shooting death

UPDATE (4:00 p.m.):  Eric Johnson, 25, is now in custody after police received a tip from Crime Stoppers.