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Concerns over crops in Paincourtville

PAINCOURTVILLE (WGMB) - In Assumption Parish - some sugar cane farmers are having a tough time harvesting their crop.

Burn Bans Still in Effect

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) There is a burn ban in effect for the capital city and surrounding areas.

New bike path means safer cycling

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) -- The bicycling community in Baton Rouge has a reason to celebrate. A new extension to the levee bike trail downtown means more room to ride, and safer cycling.

Gonzales PD looking for credit card thieves

GONZALES, La (WGMB)--Gonzales Police are looking for a couple they say was caught trying to use a stolen credit card on camera.

More oyster areas open for harvest

BATON ROUGE, La (DHH) – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting Area 19 after working with officials from the U.S.

Gonzales man accused of raping 12 year old boy

GONZALES, La (WGMB)--Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 45 year old man early Thursday morning after he reportedly raped a 12 year old boy.

EBR Criminal Roundup

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) - A busy Wednesday night for EBR Deputies as they clear almost 100 warrants. It wasn't in area many think of as being "high crime". 21 arrests were made in the Stevensdale area of EBR Parish.

Louisiana soldier killed in Afghanistan

GHUNDAY GHAR, AFGHANISTAN (WGMB)--A Louisiana soldier is among the recent casualties of the war in Afghanistan.

Charges dropped in Maurepas boating accident

LIVINGSTON, La (WGMB)--One of the two survivors of a deadly boating accident in Maurepas will not face criminal charges.

One in five Louisianians on food stamps

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) -- One in five Louisianians now use food stamps to get by every month. That's according to a new report from The Pelican Institute of Public Policy in New Orleans.