Local News

Major road project in Central

CENTRAL, La (WGMB) - For the first time since being incorporated - a big road project is about to get underway in Central.

Bridge Replacement Project in EBR Parish

GREENWELL SPRINGS, La (WGMB) - Ground is broken on a bridge replacement project. The $20 million project will replace the current Magnolia Bridge on Route 64.

Local school on the big screen

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- A local elementary school will make its premiere on the big screen tonight. You'll remember, NBC's new show School Pride was in Baton Rouge back in July to give Lanier Elementary a much needed makeover.

St. Helena schools' finances to be reviewed by attorney general

SAINT HELENA PARISH, La (WVLA) -- The state's top education officials think the Saint Helena school system is in serious trouble.

Iberville parish trailer park could have contaminated groundwater along LA 405

PLAQUEMINE, La (WVLA) -- An Iberville parish trailer park could be to blame for groundwater contamination along LA 405.

Mayor of Sorrento steps down

SORRENTO, La (WGMB) - The mayor of Sorrento says he's had enough. In a letter to council - Blake LeBlanc says they "failed the test" when it came to things like governing as one - and talking about the issues.

Third arrest in inmate escape

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--Another person is in jail in connection with the escape of prison inmate Demond Cook.

Florida woman busted with 100lbs of weed

LIVINGSTON, La (WGMB)--A Florida woman was caught with 100lbs of marijuana in Walker Monday night.

Demond Cook caught in North Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) --Demond Cook is back in custody tonight. EBR Sheriff's Deputies and a U.S. Marshals task force caught up with Cook around 7pm on Lorraine Street.

Oil spill fraud claims pouring in

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) Fraudulent claims related to the Gulf oil spill are still pouring in. The National Center for Disaster Fraud has gotten over nine hundred phone calls reporting fraudulent claims from the BP oil spill.