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  • Your Turn: Edmonson safety message

    Your Turn: Edmonson safety message

    Friday, December 26 2014 12:47 PM EST2014-12-26 17:47:06 GMT
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Patricia Juneau. Juneau sent us an email this week reacting to last week's "Your Turn" commentary by State Police Col. Mike Edmonson. More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Patricia Juneau. Juneau sent us an email this week reacting to last week's "Your Turn" commentary by State Police Col. Mike Edmonson. More >>
  • Our Turn: Merry Christmas

    Our Turn: Merry Christmas

    Friday, December 26 2014 12:55 PM EST2014-12-26 17:55:32 GMT
    We all have our favorite holiday traditions. One of our favorites is to watch the classic Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart. More >>
    We all have our favorite holiday traditions. One of our favorites is to watch the classic Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart. More >>
  • Your Turn: A Message from Col. Mike Edmonson

    Your Turn: A Message from Col. Mike Edmonson

    Friday, December 26 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-12-26 18:00:15 GMT
    Another phone call in the middle of the night. Another notification by my team, "Colonel, we have a crash; 4 people are dead." You know, as I think about that phone call, I can't help but recall the others I've received or made over my seven years as Superintendent and 34 years as a Louisiana State Trooper.More >>
    Another phone call in the middle of the night. Another notification by my team, "Colonel, we have a crash; 4 people are dead." You know, as I think about that phone call, I can't help but recall the others I've received or made over my seven years as Superintendent and 34 years as a Louisiana State Trooper.More >>
  • Our Turn: Gasoline Price Drop

    Our Turn: Gasoline Price Drop

    Friday, December 26 2014 1:04 PM EST2014-12-26 18:04:10 GMT
    The recent drop in gas prices is a direct result of falling crude oil prices. This has proved to be a good and bad thing for Louisiana families. More >>
    The recent drop in gas prices is a direct result of falling crude oil prices. This has proved to be a good and bad thing for Louisiana families. More >>
  • Your Turn: Gravel Mining

    Your Turn: Gravel Mining

    Friday, December 26 2014 1:06 PM EST2014-12-26 18:06:31 GMT
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Rodney Lee. Lee took to the WAFB 9 News Facebook page to express his displeasure about the new mining ordinance passed by the Livingston Parish Council.More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Rodney Lee. Lee took to the WAFB 9 News Facebook page to express his displeasure about the new mining ordinance passed by the Livingston Parish Council.More >>
  • Our Turn: Bill Cassidy Win

    Our Turn: Bill Cassidy Win

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:55 PM EST2014-12-09 21:55:13 GMT
    Congratulations to Senator-elect Bill Cassidy. Cassidy won a landslide victory over three-term incumbent Mary Landrieu Saturday night.A landslide victory is a significant accomplishment, but even more noteworthy is the win over an incumbent U.S. Senator. It's been 82 years since anyone defeated a sitting U.S. Senator here in Louisiana. We wish all the success to Senator-elect Cassidy in his new role.To that end, it's worth noting that a troubling accusation against Cassidy surfaced at the end...More >>
    Congratulations to Senator-elect Bill Cassidy. Cassidy won a landslide victory over three-term incumbent Mary Landrieu Saturday night.A landslide victory is a significant accomplishment, but even more noteworthy is the win over an incumbent U.S. Senator. It's been 82 years since anyone defeated a sitting U.S. Senator here in Louisiana. We wish all the success to Senator-elect Cassidy in his new role.To that end, it's worth noting that a troubling accusation against Cassidy surfaced at the end...More >>
  • Your Turn: Complete Streets

    Your Turn: Complete Streets

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:53 PM EST2014-12-09 21:53:17 GMT
    This week's “Your Turn” segment goes to John Hariford.Hariford was quick to react on the Facebook page to the news that the East Baton Rouge Metro Council had passed a new complete streets policy. The plan is intended to make it easier to get around town walking or on a bike. Hariford thinks there more important traffic issues to deal with.In his words: Makes no send to me. I spend hours daily stuck in the horrible traffic passing through Baton Rouge. What they need to worry about is the inte...More >>
    This week's “Your Turn” segment goes to John Hariford.Hariford was quick to react on the Facebook page to the news that the East Baton Rouge Metro Council had passed a new complete streets policy. The plan is intended to make it easier to get around town walking or on a bike. Hariford thinks there more important traffic issues to deal with.In his words: Makes no send to me. I spend hours daily stuck in the horrible traffic passing through Baton Rouge. What they need to worry about is the inte...More >>
  • Our Turn: Go Vote Saturday

    Our Turn: Go Vote Saturday

    Tuesday, December 9 2014 4:49 PM EST2014-12-09 21:49:34 GMT
    All right. It's time to forget all the cynical thoughts we've had recently about our U.S. Senate campaign. Saturday is the day for us to go to the polls and exercise our right to vote.Like many other privileges we have, this is one that, all too often, we take for granted. We should not forget that the prosperity and security we now enjoy is a direct result of the democracy that those before us fought to build. I know the endless stream of negative political ads can be the source of a lot of ...More >>
    All right. It's time to forget all the cynical thoughts we've had recently about our U.S. Senate campaign. Saturday is the day for us to go to the polls and exercise our right to vote.Like many other privileges we have, this is one that, all too often, we take for granted. We should not forget that the prosperity and security we now enjoy is a direct result of the democracy that those before us fought to build. I know the endless stream of negative political ads can be the source of a lot of ...More >>
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