November 2014 Editorials - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

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  • Your Turn: Ferguson

    Your Turn: Ferguson

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:45 PM EST2014-12-09 21:45:51 GMT
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Kendra Vaughn. Vaughn is one of hundreds of people who commented on the WAFB 9 News Facebook page in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict and Ferguson police officer and the ensuing protests and violence.Many of our viewers' comments were appropriate and interesting, but many others were full of hate. Vaughn's comment was directed to the haters. In her words: The comments in this thread are not surprising to me at all. I pray none of us h...More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Kendra Vaughn. Vaughn is one of hundreds of people who commented on the WAFB 9 News Facebook page in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict and Ferguson police officer and the ensuing protests and violence.Many of our viewers' comments were appropriate and interesting, but many others were full of hate. Vaughn's comment was directed to the haters. In her words: The comments in this thread are not surprising to me at all. I pray none of us h...More >>
  • Our Turn: Thanksgiving

    Our Turn: Thanksgiving

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-12-09 21:43:27 GMT
    We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.The great meal that most of us enjoy at Thanksgiving is symbolic of our good fortune, and this time of year offers many wonderful opportunities for us to share. For example, you can make donations the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank at the Associated Food Stores as you're shopping for your holiday groceries. Coca Cola is partnering with them to bring their Santa Truck to different grocery stores and there's a list of times and da...More >>
    We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.The great meal that most of us enjoy at Thanksgiving is symbolic of our good fortune, and this time of year offers many wonderful opportunities for us to share. For example, you can make donations the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank at the Associated Food Stores as you're shopping for your holiday groceries. Coca Cola is partnering with them to bring their Santa Truck to different grocery stores and there's a list of times and da...More >>
  • Your Turn: Fatal Car Crash

    Your Turn: Fatal Car Crash

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:41 PM EST2014-12-09 21:41:24 GMT
    This week's “Your Turn” segment goes to Melissa Boudreaux.Boudreaux and more than 500 other people left comments on our Facebook page in response to the tragic automobile accident that killed five members of a Texas family who were traveling through Ouachita Parish. A lot of the comments centered on whether it was appropriate to discuss the use of seat belts in the immediate aftermath of the accident.Boudreaux thought it was appropriate. In her words: Prayers for the driving child that surviv...More >>
    This week's “Your Turn” segment goes to Melissa Boudreaux.Boudreaux and more than 500 other people left comments on our Facebook page in response to the tragic automobile accident that killed five members of a Texas family who were traveling through Ouachita Parish. A lot of the comments centered on whether it was appropriate to discuss the use of seat belts in the immediate aftermath of the accident.Boudreaux thought it was appropriate. In her words: Prayers for the driving child that surviv...More >>
  • Our Turn: Unjust Investigation of Citizen

    Our Turn: Unjust Investigation of Citizen

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:38 PM EST2014-12-09 21:38:57 GMT
    Baton Rouge citizens have every right to be concerned about their police department and Judicial District Court Judge Anthony Marabella in the wake of revelations regarding a search warrant that police sought and Marabella granted.This all started last spring when a concerned citizen who wanted to remain anonymous sent Mayor Kip Holden a photo from the Internet of a Baton Rouge police officer supposedly sleeping on the job. The mayor forwarded the matter to the police department. The police d...More >>
    Baton Rouge citizens have every right to be concerned about their police department and Judicial District Court Judge Anthony Marabella in the wake of revelations regarding a search warrant that police sought and Marabella granted.This all started last spring when a concerned citizen who wanted to remain anonymous sent Mayor Kip Holden a photo from the Internet of a Baton Rouge police officer supposedly sleeping on the job. The mayor forwarded the matter to the police department. The police d...More >>
  • Your Turn: LSU Vulgar Chant

    Your Turn: LSU Vulgar Chant

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:36 PM EST2014-12-09 21:36:29 GMT
    This week's “Your Turn” segment goes to Carol Maracalin. She's one of hundreds people on Facebook who reacted to our commentary this week on the vulgar chant at the LSU-Alabama game.Maracalin was particularly upset that the chant occurred while Davon Godchaux lay injured on the field. In her words: Would you “let it go” if it was your son lying flat on his back and once he arose no one in the stadium acknowledges him? Oh, I get it. He's good enough to make tackles, but that's your only concer...More >>
    This week's “Your Turn” segment goes to Carol Maracalin. She's one of hundreds people on Facebook who reacted to our commentary this week on the vulgar chant at the LSU-Alabama game.Maracalin was particularly upset that the chant occurred while Davon Godchaux lay injured on the field. In her words: Would you “let it go” if it was your son lying flat on his back and once he arose no one in the stadium acknowledges him? Oh, I get it. He's good enough to make tackles, but that's your only concer...More >>
  • Our Turn: LSU Fans Vulgar Chant

    Our Turn: LSU Fans Vulgar Chant

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:33 PM EST2014-12-09 21:33:21 GMT
    A month ago, in the LSU-Florida football game, a Florida player was seriously injured. As he laid motionless on the turf, many of the LSU players kneeled in respect, and some of them could be seen praying. It was a classy show of good sportsmanship and it was noted as such at the time.Fast forward to this past weekend. An LSU player, freshman Davon Godchaux, was on his back injured, being tended to by trainers, but he didn't get any respect at all from his own fans and fellow students in Tige...More >>
    A month ago, in the LSU-Florida football game, a Florida player was seriously injured. As he laid motionless on the turf, many of the LSU players kneeled in respect, and some of them could be seen praying. It was a classy show of good sportsmanship and it was noted as such at the time.Fast forward to this past weekend. An LSU player, freshman Davon Godchaux, was on his back injured, being tended to by trainers, but he didn't get any respect at all from his own fans and fellow students in Tige...More >>
  • Your Turn: Alternative School

    Your Turn: Alternative School

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:29 PM EST2014-12-09 21:29:55 GMT
    This week's “Your Turn” segment goes to Paul Fletcher. He's one of many people on our Facebook page who reacted to the 9 New Investigators report on the new alternative school in Rapides Parish. The school offers a strict discipline environment for students who have been kicked out of their regular schools.Fletcher thinks that's a good thing. In his words: I have 28 years in education, 16 of those years as an administrator of an alternative school. Student and teacher safety in a highly struc...More >>
    This week's “Your Turn” segment goes to Paul Fletcher. He's one of many people on our Facebook page who reacted to the 9 New Investigators report on the new alternative school in Rapides Parish. The school offers a strict discipline environment for students who have been kicked out of their regular schools.Fletcher thinks that's a good thing. In his words: I have 28 years in education, 16 of those years as an administrator of an alternative school. Student and teacher safety in a highly struc...More >>
  • Our Turn: Alternative School in Rapides Parish

    Our Turn: Alternative School in Rapides Parish

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:26 PM EST2014-12-09 21:26:03 GMT
    The 9 News Investigators this week introduced us to an alternative school in Rapides Parish, Louisiana that could become a model for how school systems deal with students who have discipline problems.The Rapides Parish school offers a no-excuses, strict discipline environment for students who have kicked out of their regular schools. These are students who had behavior problems, were caught with drugs or were disruptive in class. At the alternative school, respect for teachers and fellow stud...More >>
    The 9 News Investigators this week introduced us to an alternative school in Rapides Parish, Louisiana that could become a model for how school systems deal with students who have discipline problems.The Rapides Parish school offers a no-excuses, strict discipline environment for students who have kicked out of their regular schools. These are students who had behavior problems, were caught with drugs or were disruptive in class. At the alternative school, respect for teachers and fellow stud...More >>
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