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LSU FETI Receives a Brand New Fire Truck

LSU firefighters get a new truck that shows their true colors. Just in time for the Tennessee game, the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute received a new firetruck that is completely decked out in purple and gold.

LSU professors look for work elsewhere

Budget cut talk has some of LSU's best and brightest employees heading for the hills, and students worry their education will suffer because of it.

BREC Worker Killed

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) - A 65 year old BREC worker is dead after a fall Thursday morning. Thomas A LeDuff Jr. Died after falling from a rooftop skylight at Forest Community Park.

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.