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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.

American Idol takes over the Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS, La (WGMB) -- As the sun comes up over the Crescent City, a line of Hollywood hopefuls winds its way along the Mississippi River.

Carlotta Street block party will go on

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--Funding appears to be the reason a popular block party will break tradition this Halloween.

LSU Defeats McNesse in a Hard Fought Game

BATON ROUGE, LA (lsusports.net) -- The Golden Band from Tigerland added the rap hit "All I Do Is Win" to its Tiger Stadium repertoire on Saturday night, which was fitting for the still-undefeated and ninth-ranked LSU football tea

LSU Men's Basketball Starts Practice

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) The LSU men's basketball team hit the hardwood for the first time as a team Friday. Third-year head coach Trent Johnson got the drills going just after 5 PM.

47 Households sell Wares at Goodwood Progressive Yardsale

BATON ROUGE, LA (WGMB) The entire Goodwood neighborhood turned their trash into treasure today. Over forty households participated in this event, and it was one of the biggest garage sales the capital city has ever seen.