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State Rebate Program

Installing a new water heater could get you a $300 rebate. It comes from the Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission. The company has launched the 2010 Water Heater Rebate Program.

LSU faculty plans to start union

There are rumblings of a faculty union forming on the LSU campus. Some faculty say banding together could be the only way to fight the budget cuts threatening the flagship university and their jobs.

Tea Party movement targets both parties

BATON ROUGE (WGMB) --What do the Tea party and the Democrats have in common? Both are claiming they got what they wanted in yesterday's final round of Republican primaries across the country.

Assumption High students threatened via Facebook

ASSUMPTION, La (WGMB) More than a dozen Sheriff’s Deputies were stationed at Assumption High School this morning due to a series of threatening Facebook messages posted by a student.

Pipeline explosion has LA residents worried for their safety

A devastating pipeline explosion on the west coast has people in Louisiana worried for their safety. The explosion happened just outside of San Bruno, leaving massive destruction in it's wake.

Touchdown Express for LSU Games

The Capital Area Transit System and Baton Rouge are trying to calm some of that LSU game day traffic. The LSU game day shuttle starts up for this Saturday's game.

New Challenge for Senator Vitter

A Lafayette Business man has put his name in the hat for Vitter's Senate Seat.

Suspected BR General Shooter in Custody

Darrell Garner turned himself in to the Baton Rouge police in the early morning hours on Monday, September 13. He turned in himself in at the Parish Prison just after 1:00 Monday morning.

BR General shooter turns himself in to police

Darrell Garner turned himself in to the Baton Rouge police in the early morning hours on Monday, September 13. Officials say it happened around 1:00 a.m. We will have more on this today at 9 p.m.

Recession not Affecting Golf at Copper Mill

The National Golf Foundation reports that golfing is down nationwide. According to a recent survery, 15% of private golf clubs across the nation report serious financial challenges.