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  • OUR TURN: Traffic

    OUR TURN: Traffic

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:48:27 GMT

    You can say what you want about this plan and that plan, but one thing’s for sure - our traffic problems are not going to solve themselves.

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    You can say what you want about this plan and that plan, but one thing’s for sure - our traffic problems are not going to solve themselves.

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  • YOUR TURN: LSU Student's Death

    YOUR TURN: LSU Student's Death

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-15 15:36:50 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Wendy Woods, who reacted on our Facebook page to the tragic story this week of an LSU student who lost his life, with fraternity hazing and alcohol being considered as possible causes for his death.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Wendy Woods, who reacted on our Facebook page to the tragic story this week of an LSU student who lost his life, with fraternity hazing and alcohol being considered as possible causes for his death.

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  • OUR TURN - Baton Rouge Shootings

    OUR TURN - Baton Rouge Shootings

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:53:41 GMT

    The Baton Rouge news stories could not be more disturbing. Five people shot within 16 hours.

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    The Baton Rouge news stories could not be more disturbing. Five people shot within 16 hours.

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  • YOUR TURN: High Speed Chase

    YOUR TURN: High Speed Chase

    Friday, September 8 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-09-08 15:55:46 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Hayley Danielle, who reacted on our Facebook page to the tragic story this week of an innocent bystander who died in a high speed police chase.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Hayley Danielle, who reacted on our Facebook page to the tragic story this week of an innocent bystander who died in a high speed police chase.

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  • OUR TURN: DIRECTV Agreement Expiration

    OUR TURN: DIRECTV Agreement Expiration

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-09-05 15:20:31 GMT

    Tonight at 11:00 p.m., WAFB’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop our station from their lineup.

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    Tonight at 11:00 p.m., WAFB’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop our station from their lineup.

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  • YOUR TURN: Coming Together

    YOUR TURN: Coming Together

    Friday, September 1 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-09-01 15:17:49 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Ramona Roubique, who wants to know why it seems to take a natural disaster to bring the people of our nation together.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Ramona Roubique, who wants to know why it seems to take a natural disaster to bring the people of our nation together.

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  • OUR TURN: Harvey Flooding

    OUR TURN: Harvey Flooding

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-08-29 16:43:46 GMT

    We wish we did not know nearly as much as we do about relief supplies and mucking out houses and flood insurance, but we do now. Millions of people in Texas will soon be just as water weary as we already are.

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    We wish we did not know nearly as much as we do about relief supplies and mucking out houses and flood insurance, but we do now. Millions of people in Texas will soon be just as water weary as we already are.

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  • YOUR TURN: Hurricane Harvey

    YOUR TURN: Hurricane Harvey

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-08-25 16:17:02 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Lisa Covington, who posted a comment on our Facebook page about Hurricane Harvey.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Lisa Covington, who posted a comment on our Facebook page about Hurricane Harvey.

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  • OUR TURN: Local Commitment

    OUR TURN: Local Commitment

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-08-22 15:25:18 GMT

    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets? That’s because of our LOCAL commitment to bring you important news, severe weather warnings, and other information about the place you call home.

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    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcasters than those big national cable outlets? That’s because of our LOCAL commitment to bring you important news, severe weather warnings, and other information about the place you call home.

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  • YOUR TURN: Options for High Schoolers

    YOUR TURN: Options for High Schoolers

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:36:38 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jennifer Barbier, who commented on our Facebook page about a story detailing a medical assistant certification that’s now available for high school students.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jennifer Barbier, who commented on our Facebook page about a story detailing a medical assistant certification that’s now available for high school students.

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  • OUR TURN: Flood Anniversary

    OUR TURN: Flood Anniversary

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:00:56 GMT

    As we look back on the one-year anniversary of the great flood of 2016, we congratulate all the volunteers, financial donors and public servants who helped people restore their lives back to a sense of normalcy.

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    As we look back on the one-year anniversary of the great flood of 2016, we congratulate all the volunteers, financial donors and public servants who helped people restore their lives back to a sense of normalcy.

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  • YOUR TURN: Tenn truck driver murder in BR

    YOUR TURN: Tenn truck driver murder in BR

    Friday, August 11 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-08-11 18:22:13 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Alison Bennett. She and many other people commented on our Facebook page about the horrible murder of a Tennessee truck driver here in Baton Rouge.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Alison Bennett. She and many other people commented on our Facebook page about the horrible murder of a Tennessee truck driver here in Baton Rouge.

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  • OUR TURN: Teacher of the Year

    OUR TURN: Teacher of the Year

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-08-01 16:41:48 GMT

    Congratulations to Kimberly Eckert of Brusly High School. She’s the 2018 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year.

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    Congratulations to Kimberly Eckert of Brusly High School. She’s the 2018 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year.

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  • OUR TURN: Traffic

    OUR TURN: Traffic

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:48:27 GMT

    You can say what you want about this plan and that plan, but one thing’s for sure - our traffic problems are not going to solve themselves.

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    You can say what you want about this plan and that plan, but one thing’s for sure - our traffic problems are not going to solve themselves.

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  • YOUR TURN: LSU Student's Death

    YOUR TURN: LSU Student's Death

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-15 15:36:50 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Wendy Woods, who reacted on our Facebook page to the tragic story this week of an LSU student who lost his life, with fraternity hazing and alcohol being considered as possible causes for his death.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Wendy Woods, who reacted on our Facebook page to the tragic story this week of an LSU student who lost his life, with fraternity hazing and alcohol being considered as possible causes for his death.

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  • OUR TURN - Baton Rouge Shootings

    OUR TURN - Baton Rouge Shootings

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:53:41 GMT

    The Baton Rouge news stories could not be more disturbing. Five people shot within 16 hours.

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    The Baton Rouge news stories could not be more disturbing. Five people shot within 16 hours.

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  • August 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • OUR TURN: Harvey Flooding

    OUR TURN: Harvey Flooding

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-08-29 16:43:46 GMT

    We wish we did not know nearly as much as we do about relief supplies and mucking out houses and flood insurance, but we do now. Millions of people in Texas will soon be just as water weary as we already are.

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    We wish we did not know nearly as much as we do about relief supplies and mucking out houses and flood insurance, but we do now. Millions of people in Texas will soon be just as water weary as we already are.

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  • YOUR TURN: Hurricane Harvey

    YOUR TURN: Hurricane Harvey

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-08-25 16:17:02 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Lisa Covington, who posted a comment on our Facebook page about Hurricane Harvey.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Lisa Covington, who posted a comment on our Facebook page about Hurricane Harvey.

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  • YOUR TURN: Options for High Schoolers

    YOUR TURN: Options for High Schoolers

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:36:38 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jennifer Barbier, who commented on our Facebook page about a story detailing a medical assistant certification that’s now available for high school students.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jennifer Barbier, who commented on our Facebook page about a story detailing a medical assistant certification that’s now available for high school students.

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  • YOUR TURN: Donna Britt

    YOUR TURN: Donna Britt

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-07-28 15:08:55 GMT
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    The Your Turn segment this week concerns one of our own, our evening news anchor Donna Britt, who shared this week that she has been diagnosed with the disease, ALS.

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    The Your Turn segment this week concerns one of our own, our evening news anchor Donna Britt, who shared this week that she has been diagnosed with the disease, ALS.

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  • OUR TURN: Mayor

    OUR TURN: Mayor

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-07-25 16:22:23 GMT

    While Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has the prerogative to have her own people in important positions within city-parish government, it’s not OK for two critical positions to be left open.

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    While Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has the prerogative to have her own people in important positions within city-parish government, it’s not OK for two critical positions to be left open.

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  • YOUR TURN: Prison Reform

    YOUR TURN: Prison Reform

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:17:19 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Tamara Frank, who is not happy about the new law that will allow some prisoners convicted of second degree murder to get a chance at parole.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Tamara Frank, who is not happy about the new law that will allow some prisoners convicted of second degree murder to get a chance at parole.

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  • YOUR TURN: French Quarter Safety

    YOUR TURN: French Quarter Safety

    Friday, June 30 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-06-30 16:37:00 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Mary Orcino, who reacted to comments this week from an LSU criminologist who said he believes the French Quarter is no longer safe and that a recent attack there has put crime there at a crucial tipping point.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Mary Orcino, who reacted to comments this week from an LSU criminologist who said he believes the French Quarter is no longer safe and that a recent attack there has put crime there at a crucial tipping point.

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  • OUR TURN: Metro Council Annex

    OUR TURN: Metro Council Annex

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:37:14 GMT

    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is poised this week to consider annexing into the city more expensive real estate in the southeastern part of the parish. A more immediate concern is funding for the St. George Fire Protection District.

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    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is poised this week to consider annexing into the city more expensive real estate in the southeastern part of the parish. A more immediate concern is funding for the St. George Fire Protection District.

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  • YOUR TURN: Baton Rouge Zoo

    YOUR TURN: Baton Rouge Zoo

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:13:58 GMT
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    Baton Rouge city leaders delayed a vote on the controversial proposal to move the Baton Rouge Zoo to a new location, but that hasn’t slowed down the debate on our Facebook page.

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    Baton Rouge city leaders delayed a vote on the controversial proposal to move the Baton Rouge Zoo to a new location, but that hasn’t slowed down the debate on our Facebook page.

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  • May 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Non-emergency 911 calls

    YOUR TURN: Non-emergency 911 calls

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Michelle Dinecola. 

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Michelle Dinecola. 

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  • OUR TURN: Best of the Class

    OUR TURN: Best of the Class

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:02:09 GMT

    Being a part of the team here at WAFB, we have the opportunity to be a part of many rewarding experiences, and topping that list is our “Best of the Class” project that honors the top graduating seniors at 90 high schools throughout our region.

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    Being a part of the team here at WAFB, we have the opportunity to be a part of many rewarding experiences, and topping that list is our “Best of the Class” project that honors the top graduating seniors at 90 high schools throughout our region.

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  • YOUR TURN: Lee Memorial Removal

    YOUR TURN: Lee Memorial Removal

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:07:16 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Pamela Shepard, who posted a comment on our Facebook page as she watched protesters at Lee Circle in New Orleans, where the last of four Confederate monuments was in the process of being taken down.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Pamela Shepard, who posted a comment on our Facebook page as she watched protesters at Lee Circle in New Orleans, where the last of four Confederate monuments was in the process of being taken down.

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