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Southern gets ready for Homecoming

SCOTLANDVILLE, La (WGMB) -- All week, Southern students and Faculty have been getting ready for Homecoming and the campus was filled today with tailgaters.

Cyclist killed raising money for Gulf recovery

PANAMA CITY, FL (WGMB)--A man cycling across the country to raise money for the Gulf Coast recovery has died. Roger Grooters, 66, was killed while riding his bike on State Road 20 in Florida.

Stepping up EBR Law Enforcement

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB) - BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) - The Baton Rouge Police Department, The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, and the State Police all announced new ways of working together.

Spend an evening with Mike the Tiger

BATON ROUGE, La (LSU)—How would you like to get up close and personal with Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot? You can do that and more by securing a winning bid for a special “Evening with Mike VI.”

LA celebrates Fire Prevention Week

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- It's a big week for firefighters across the state. They're pushing for a heightened awareness of fire safety in Louisiana. It's part of Fire Prevention Week.

Future BR surveys available

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- The new Future BR surveys are out, and developers want you to take them.

Recruitment top priority for charter school

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- Recruitment is a number one priority at Capitol High Academy. In fact, it's so important that the school actually paid to up their enrollmment.

Saint Helena schools get new fire alarm system

GREENSBURG, La (WVLA) -- Finally, there's some good news coming out of Saint Helena parish. New Fire alarms could be on the way.

Dry cleaning business dried up in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--When the economy gets bad, extra frills like dry cleaning can be the first to go. Stores in Baton Rouge say while business is starting to pick up again, it's not as fast as they had hoped.

Holden: "Baton Rouge is not in a crime emergency"

BATON ROUGE, La. (WGMB) - The controversy in City Hall over crime continues. Mayor President Kip Holden is telling some council members to calm down.