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Two hospitalized in Watson after a drive-by shooting

WATSON, La (WGMB)--A drive-by shooting sent a Pine Grove couple to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. It happened on Renninger Road in Watson.

LSU and BRCC partner up

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) --Many students use community colleges as a stone to four-year universities.

Suspect arrested in Beauregard Town shooting

BATON ROUGE (WGMB)  - Baton Rouge Police say 20 year old Aramis Jackson was taken into custody late this morning in Violet, St Bernard Parish.

St. Helena schools on verge of bankruptcy

Still no decisions made about how to fix Saint Helena's crumbling school system, but education leaders say something has to be done fast.

Drug testing policy moving forward in Central

CENTRAL, La (WGMB)--The drug testing policy will move forward in Central schools. Tonight the school board voted to re-work the hair sample test policy to make it clearer for parents.

Recent Shootings Cause Increase in Weapon Sales

Some Baton Rouge Area Businesses have seen an increase in customers, thanks to the recent uptick in shootings.

No New Jaguar at Southern

BATON ROUGE (WGMB) - Students at Southern University say a new live mascot isn't a top priority. The jaguar cage on campus has been empty since the last big cat died 6 years ago.

Louisiana joins fight for "Prop 8"

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) --Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 13 states in filing an amicus brief in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger challengeing the court's decision to interfere with state sovereignty.

Satsuma woman surprises burglars with a gun

SATSUMA, La (WGMB) --Livingston Parish Sheriff's Detectives are calling it a case of the right place at the right time. It happened last Friday afternoon in Satsuma.

Capital City Celebrates Festival Latino

The Hispanic Apostolate of the Diocese of Baton Rouge sponsored the 24th annual "Festival Latino" in Baton Rouge on Sunday.  The event was held on a 10 acre lot near The Catholic School for the Deaf on Brightside Drive.