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Community Action Meeting downtown tonight

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--City officials, pastors and residents are set to meet downtown tonight to talk about the growing crime problem.

Southern radiothon nets $90,000

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--The Southern University System Radiothon raked in $90,000 over the weekend.

Two Florida men busted with drugs in Walker

WALKER, La (WGMB)--Walker Police arrested two men from Florida when they were found with nearly 1,000 tablets of Roxycodone.

Get free gas money for turning in old guns

BATON ROUGE, La (WGMB)--A new program designed to get dangerous weapons off the streets offers to lighten your load at the gas pump. EBR Parish officials announced the "Gas for Guns" exchange this morning.

Southern wins their Homecoming against Mississippi Valley-State

SCOTLANDVILLE, LA (WGMB) There were doubts that the Southern Jags wouldn't be able to pull out a win Saturday night.

Man Killed at Gas Station

SCOTLANDVILLE, LA (WGMB) A man was killed last night close to Southern University. It happened around 9:00 Saturday night. Authorities responded to a Chevron gas station where a shooting was taking place.

Motorcyclist Killed on Harding Boulevard

Around Midnight last night a biker was killed in a three way car wreck.

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.