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Remembering Hurricane Gustav

Over 1.5 million people were without power on this day 2 years ago. Although Gustav was only a Category 1 by the time it made landfall near Cocodrie…34 parishes were declared a disaster area.

Port Allen officials indicted by Federal Grand Jury

In a special press conference this afternoon U.S. Attorney Donald Cazayoux, Jr. announced Port Allen Mayor Derek Lewis and Port Allen Chief of Police Frederick Smith have been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury.

LA DOTD: Watch out for road closures this weekend

BATON ROUGE, La – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Septembe

Cameras for BR Streets

BATON ROUGE - Mayor President Kip Holden says there's a spike in crime here in the Capital City -and he wants federal money to put a stop to it.

60-year-old student returns to Southern

Good grades are a big deal for one Baton Rouge grandfather, and that's because he has to make them.

Chemical Spill Forces Apartment Evacuations

Just after 4:00 this morning-residents at the Kelly Terrace apartments called 911 to call in a strange smell.

Saint Helena Schools Fail Inspection

ST. HELENA PARISH (WGMB) - Portions of St. Helena's public schools will have to shut down after an inspection by the LA State Fire Marshal.

How Baton Rouge Helped A Musician

Donald Harrison is a saxaphone player and Jazz Musician.  He was born and grew up in New Orleans - but plays all across the country.

Cracking Down on the Budget

BATON ROUGE (WGMB) - East Baton Rouge Mayor President Kip Holden isn't asking department heads in the parish to trim budgets - he's ordering it. Holden sent out an e-mail to department leaders last week.

Partnership Comes Forward to Collect

BATON ROUGE  - A group of asian-americans buying powerball tickets for years has come forward to claim a winning powerball ticket.