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Truck in Sinkhole

BATON ROUGE (WGMB) - A small headache late Thursday morning for some downtown drivers. A truck found its way into a sinkhole on St Joseph Street.

IRS Deadline Approaching

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) - It's October so you might not be too worried about taxes, but the IRS says now is a good time to look things over.

New Rules Offshore

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) - New rules for offshore drillers are set to be released next week. The move comes as the ban on deepwater drilling comes closer to being lifted.

Friends say goodbye to Allie Engler

Today, friends and family gathered to pay their last respects to the victim of the tragic shooting in Beauregard Town last week, Allie Engler.

Survey seeks public's opinion on future of East Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) --East Baton Rouge Parish leaders are asking for your input on what the area should look like in 20 years.

Nicholls State University calls emergency town hall meeting

THIBODAUX, La – Students, faculty and staff of Nicholls State University have joined forces to spread the word about the continuing budget cuts to higher education.

St. Gabriel mayor latest indictment in 'blighted officials'

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) -- A Federal Grand Jury returned an indictment on St. Gabriel Mayor George L. Grace Sr. Wednesday afternoon.

15 parents arrested in deadbeat warrant round-up

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)-- Fifteen deadbeat parents were arrested in an overnight warrant round-up.

Free class on sales taxes

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)-- The Louisiana Department of Revenue will offer a free seminar to help business operators understand sales tax and other important business issues.

EBRSO bust man with drugs, scale

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man Tuesday night with cocaine and marijuana.