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Denham Springs backdrop for Hollywood movie

Hollywood has started filming a movie in Denham Springs. The downtown area will be blocked off through Saturday for filming for the movie "Mothman." There are roles for extras for local folks. The movie is based on the mothman urban legend, ab

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge study underway

LSU engineers are surveying truckers about the driving conditions on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. They are assessing the effectiveness of a decreased speed limit and right-lane-only restriction for trucks on the bridge. Seven years ago, the DO

WBR Sheriff speaks out about Addis Police dispute

The West Baton Rouge Sheriff spoke out about an ongoing dispute with Addis Police. Police Chief Ricky Anderson said two police officers were held against their will while booking a prisoner.

Vacationers prepare to travel for Labor Day

Millions of Americans are planning a final summer vacation over the Labor Day weekend. Officals estimate almost 40 million people will travel.

Baton Rouge residents react to death of Sen. Ted Kennedy

The youngest and last surviving Kennedy brother, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy has lost his battle with brain cancer. The Democratic Party elder died at his Cape Cod home with his family close by.

Car dealerships waiting on "Cash for Clunkers" money

Local car dealerships are still waiting on rebates from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. Royal Nissan had several its applications denied.

Louisiana shrimpers protesting prices

Hundreds of Louisiana shrimpers protested on the state capitol steps last week, and more than a hundred showed up again this morning. They say the shrimp market is being fixed to keep prices low and they can't compete with foreign imports. The

Homeowners raising houses to prevent storm flooding

Nearly a dozen home owners in the Springfield area are elevating their houses. It costs more than a $100,000 per house. The money is often covered by FEMA grants, plus cash from the state and local parishes.

Government sets aside money for energy star appliances

The government is setting aside millions of dollars for an appliance rebate program. It is similar to the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

BRAC has new plan to attract businesses

Link to Baton Rouge Area Chamber plan to bring businesses to area. http://brac.org/site69.php