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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.

LSU beats West Virginia 20-14

The LSU Tigers beat the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday Night in Death Valley, but it was a sloppy win.

A Man is Killed on North Marque Ann Drive

At about 2:00 this morning, police say a man was shot on North Marque Ann Drive. The man was standing in his front yard when the shooter reportedly killed him while walking past his house.

Police Team Up With Local Residents to Give Away Car Seats

State Police teamed up with local residents to keep infants safe while riding in cars.

Wedgewood Students plant Rain Garden

Students at Wedgewood Elementary turned their thumbs green today. This morning students from kindergarten to fifth grade got some help from Walmart to put a brand new rain garden at their school.