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Construction underway at Rouzan development

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--Construction is underway at a controversial mixed development project in Baton Rouge.

Faculty Senate: "No confidence" in Southern Chancellor

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (WGMB) - Tough news for Southern Chancellor Kofi Lomotey -a group of faculty members want someone new in the position.

Walker officials asking for help with road construction ideas

WALKER, La (WGMB)--The town of Walker is growing fast, and so are traffic troubles in the area. Thousands of cars get on and off I-12 everday at LA 447. If it's rush hour, commuters know they'll be waiting.

Cyclists cross country for good cause

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- Four college students make the trip of a lifetime to raise money for a good cause. The Nutty Putty Cyclists were in Baton Rouge today, part of a 4,000-mile bike trip across the country.

Funnel cloud over Zachary frightens residents

ZACHARY, La (WGMB) -- A funnel cloud hovered over a neighborhood in the Zachary area late this afternoon. No major damage was caused, but it did give residents quite a scare.

New Roads mayor-elect has big plans for city

NEW ROADS, La (WVLA) -- Kirk "Clipper" White has seen mayors come and go during his 12 years in city council. Last night, he witnessed another transition.

Residents vote yes to crime fees

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--Two Baton Rouge neighborhoods voted in favor of beefing up patrols in their area and residents agreed to foot the bill.

New Roads mayoral candidates weigh in on race

NEW ROADS, La (WVLA) -- In Pointe Coupee parish, the mayor's race weighs heavily on the minds of New Roads residents.

Amendments on Today's Ballot

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) -   Most people know about the big races on today's ballot - but there are ten amendments to the Constitution that aren't getting a lot of attention.

Pollster: Jindal missed out for 2012

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--Gov. Bobby Jindal might be watching Tuesday's election very closely.