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Recruitment top priority for charter school

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- Recruitment is a number one priority at Capitol High Academy. In fact, it's so important that the school actually paid to up their enrollmment.

Saint Helena schools get new fire alarm system

GREENSBURG, La (WVLA) -- Finally, there's some good news coming out of Saint Helena parish. New Fire alarms could be on the way.

Dry cleaning business dried up in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--When the economy gets bad, extra frills like dry cleaning can be the first to go. Stores in Baton Rouge say while business is starting to pick up again, it's not as fast as they had hoped.

Holden: "Baton Rouge is not in a crime emergency"

BATON ROUGE, La. (WGMB) - The controversy in City Hall over crime continues. Mayor President Kip Holden is telling some council members to calm down.

Livingston parish residents say they're worried about corruption

Livingston parish residents say they're worried about corruption in their public offices. That's after an FBI agent spoke about adding new agents to the corruptions unit in the FBI.

BRCC Unveils its 2010-2011 Men's and Women's Basketball teams

Today Baton Rouge Community College introduced their 2010-2011 Men's and Women's Basketball teams.

Drug arrest in Port Allen

PORT ALLEN, La (WGMB)--A search warrant in Port Allen led police to drugs over the weekend.

Job fair for citizens with disabilities

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--It was a helping hand for folks ready to work. The Louisiana Workforce Commission put on a job fair today for citizens with disabilities.

Middleschoolers Train Like Pros

At several area middle schools today kids got a chance to train with the same trainers who work with the Superbowl Champion New Orleans Saints.

Elderly woman rescued from fire in Plaquemine

PLAQUEMINE, La (WGMB)--A Plaquemine woman is alive tonight because of the kindness of a stranger. An elderly woman was trapped inside her house when it caught fire just after 11 am today.