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Lt. Governor asks BP for $75 million for state tourism campaign

BATON ROUGE (WGMB) -- New studies show out of towners are afraid to visit Louisiana. Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle says the Crisis on the Coast coverage is to blame.

Baton Rouge Arson

BATON ROUGE (WGMB) - Baton Rouge firefighters believe a late night fire on Sherwood Street was the work of an arsonist. Investigators say the fire started around midnight.

Man Beaten to Death in Terrebonne Parish

Saturday a man was beaten to death in Terrebonne Parish. It happened around 2:30 in the morning.

Robbery at Mall of Louisiana caused panic for shoppers

A robbery caused panic today at the Mall of Louisiana. It happened a little after noon. A man shattered a glass jewelry display case in Mecca Gold after spraying a store employee with mace.

House Fire on Erie Street

Last night, a house burned down on Erie Street. It happened around 9:00 last night. When Baton Rouge Firefighters arrived at the house, they determined it was un-savable.

LSU students fight to keep teachers

While most LSU fans have Tiger football on the brain, one group of tailgaters hopes to remind people about the calls being made off the field.

More Dead Fish in Plaquemines Parish

A Representative for Coastal Zone Management is reporting thousands more dead fish in Plaquemines Pariah. The fish were found yesterday behind a barrier island.

Relief Well Drilling Complete

The oil well that had spewed thousands of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being plugged once and for all.

State Rebate Program

Installing a new water heater could get you a $300 rebate. It comes from the Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission. The company has launched the 2010 Water Heater Rebate Program.

LSU faculty plans to start union

There are rumblings of a faculty union forming on the LSU campus. Some faculty say banding together could be the only way to fight the budget cuts threatening the flagship university and their jobs.