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  • HAND IT ON: Boys at Kenilworth Science and Technology honored for making robotic hand

    HAND IT ON: Boys at Kenilworth Science and Technology honored for making robotic hand

    Jakyra Brown with her new, robotic hand (Source: WAFB)Jakyra Brown with her new, robotic hand (Source: WAFB)

    Back in April, WAFB photo-journalist, Rick Portier, introduced us to a 6th grade student at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School named Jakyra Brown. All of us at Channel 9 were moved not only by her story, but by the compassion of her fellow students.

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    Back in April, WAFB photo-journalist, Rick Portier, introduced us to a 6th grade student at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School named Jakyra Brown. All of us at Channel 9 were moved not only by her story, but by the compassion of her fellow students.

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  • HAND IT ON: Mikel Albagdadi

    HAND IT ON: Mikel Albagdadi

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:23:19 GMT

    Simply put, the world needs more young people like Mikel Albagdadi ... period. Mikel is a senior finance major at LSU. He will graduate in May.

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    Simply put, the world needs more young people like Mikel Albagdadi ... period. Mikel is a senior finance major at LSU. He will graduate in May.

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  • HAND IT ON: Woman struggling in FEMA trailer after the flood

    HAND IT ON: Woman struggling in FEMA trailer after the flood

    WAFB's Johnny Ahysen and Mary Lucas (Source: WAFB)WAFB's Johnny Ahysen and Mary Lucas (Source: WAFB)

    Our Hand It On segment this week is rather unconventional. Photographer, Brandon Shackelford, and I went driving around, touring flood affected areas. It was heartbreaking to see just how many families have yet to move back into their homes, now a full eight months after August floods.

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    Our Hand It On segment this week is rather unconventional. Photographer, Brandon Shackelford, and I went driving around, touring flood affected areas. It was heartbreaking to see just how many families have yet to move back into their homes, now a full eight months after August floods.

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  • HAND IT ON: Myishia Gibson

    HAND IT ON: Myishia Gibson

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-03-30 16:07:57 GMT

    If someone, a stranger perhaps, clutched their chest and fell to the ground, would you know what to do? Would you have the right mindset to do it?

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    If someone, a stranger perhaps, clutched their chest and fell to the ground, would you know what to do? Would you have the right mindset to do it?

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  • HAND IT ON: Woman creates poster after flooding, donates profits to charities

    HAND IT ON: Woman creates poster after flooding, donates profits to charities

    Poster for 2017 Strawberry Festival (Source: WAFB)Poster for 2017 Strawberry Festival (Source: WAFB)

    There is a bible verse from Isiah 43:2 that reads: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you." I don’t think anyone knew how much that verse would mean to them until August 12, 2016, the day of the Great Flood of 2016.

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    There is a bible verse from Isiah 43:2 that reads: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you." I don’t think anyone knew how much that verse would mean to them until August 12, 2016, the day of the Great Flood of 2016.

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  • Hand It On: Ms. Bettye Benton

    Hand It On: Ms. Bettye Benton

    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-03-09 05:05:53 GMT

    Bettye Benton arrived thinking she was going to visit her best friend over coffee and cookies, when Christine Spring surprised Bettye with our Hand It On recognition.

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    Bettye Benton arrived thinking she was going to visit her best friend over coffee and cookies, when Christine Spring surprised Bettye with our Hand It On recognition.

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  • HAND IT ON: Tim Travis horse rescuer

    HAND IT ON: Tim Travis horse rescuer

    Tim Travis does all he can to help animals in need, especially horses. 

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    Tim Travis does all he can to help animals in need, especially horses. 

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  • Hand It On: Dentist makes house calls to woman in need

    Hand It On: Dentist makes house calls to woman in need

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    In this day and age, when some would agree insurance companies run doctor offices, this is a great story of old fashioned "doctoring," reminiscent of Dr. Marcus Welby, MD from the 1970s.

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    In this day and age, when some would agree insurance companies run doctor offices, this is a great story of old fashioned "doctoring," reminiscent of Dr. Marcus Welby, MD from the 1970s.

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  • Hand It On: Dogs rescued at Team Honda

    Hand It On: Dogs rescued at Team Honda

    Have you ever feel like you were simply in the right place at the right time? Well that’s exactly how four friends and co-workers felt at Team Honda on Siegen Lane recently.

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    Have you ever feel like you were simply in the right place at the right time? Well that’s exactly how four friends and co-workers felt at Team Honda on Siegen Lane recently. 

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  • HAND IT ON: Kaylee Pellette (Cat Haven)

    HAND IT ON: Kaylee Pellette (Cat Haven)

    Thursday, January 19 2017 1:06 PM EST2017-01-19 18:06:17 GMT

    Our Hand It On this week started out to be a fun story about a mother and daughter tag team that adopted kittens from Cat Haven in Baton Rouge.

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    Our Hand It On this week started out to be a fun story about a mother and daughter tag team that adopted kittens from Cat Haven in Baton Rouge.

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  • HAND IT ON: Good Samaritan saves wheelchair-bound man from burning truck

    HAND IT ON: Good Samaritan saves wheelchair-bound man from burning truck

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Jonathan Shaw called me last month and told me the story of how a Good Samaritan waiting to catch a bus helped him get out of his burning truck in November of 2016. Jonathan, who had never met this gentleman before, felt like it was divine intervention that placed that gentleman at that spot at that moment.

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    Jonathan Shaw called me last month and told me the story of how a Good Samaritan waiting to catch a bus helped him get out of his burning truck in November of 2016. Jonathan, who had never met this gentleman before, felt like it was divine intervention that placed that gentleman at that spot at that moment.

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  • HAND IT ON: Best of 2016

    HAND IT ON: Best of 2016

    Thursday, January 5 2017 8:44 AM EST2017-01-05 13:44:28 GMT

    Amidst all the unrest in 2016 there were some bright spots. WAFB featured them throughout the year in our Hand It On program. There were so many inspiring stories in 2016 it was hard to narrow

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    Amidst all the unrest in 2016, there were bright spots and WAFB featured some of them throughout the year with our Hand It On program. 

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  • Hand It On: Catholic Charities

    Hand It On: Catholic Charities

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Many people find the holidays unusually difficult each year for many different reasons. Christmas will no doubt be difficult for even more people this year due to the disastrous flood event in August.

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    Many people find the holidays unusually difficult each year for many different reasons. Christmas will no doubt be difficult for even more people this year due to the disastrous flood event in August.

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  • HAND IT ON: Gladean McCarns Woman's Hospital

    HAND IT ON: Gladean McCarns Woman's Hospital

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 11:51 PM EST2016-12-01 04:51:55 GMT

    This week's Hand It On recipient heals the hurting with compassion, genuine care, love, smiles and warm nourishment.

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    This week's Hand It On recipient heals the hurting with compassion, genuine care, love, smiles and warm nourishment.

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  • Hand It On: St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving

    Hand It On: St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 10:24 PM EST2016-11-24 03:24:22 GMT

    St. Vincent de Paul supplies daily meals for the needy in our community. And, each Thanksgiving it goes overboard to prepare a special holiday feast so people less fortunate can enjoy a 'home cooked' meal during this special time when they would otherwise have nowhere to go.

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    St. Vincent de Paul supplies daily meals for the needy in our community. And, each Thanksgiving it goes overboard to prepare a special holiday feast so people less fortunate can enjoy a 'home cooked' meal during this special time when they would otherwise have nowhere to go.

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  • Hand It On: La. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

    Hand It On: La. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 11:32 PM EST2016-11-10 04:32:59 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    It’s hard to wrap your brain around the devastation from recent floods and just how many people were affected, but when you dig a little deeper and realize the different specific segments of our population affected it becomes mind-blowing. 

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    It’s hard to wrap your brain around the devastation from recent floods and just how many people were affected, but when you dig a little deeper and realize the different specific segments of our population affected it becomes mind-blowing. 

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  • Hand It On: Miss Edna Berdon's Prayer Station

    Hand It On: Miss Edna Berdon's Prayer Station

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 11:48 PM EDT2016-10-27 03:48:33 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    It’s easy being in the news media to get caught up in all the negative stories. We in the media often get criticized for only reporting the "bad stuff." The "good stuff" is there but often has to be pointed out to us, unlike the "bad stuff" which jumps up and smacks us square in the face. 

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    It’s easy being in the news media to get caught up in all the negative stories. We in the media often get criticized for only reporting the "bad stuff." The "good stuff" is there but often has to be pointed out to us, unlike the "bad stuff" which jumps up and smacks us square in the face. 

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  • Hand It On: Pastor Keith Richard with Church on the Levee

    Hand It On: Pastor Keith Richard with Church on the Levee

    Thursday, October 20 2016 12:55 AM EDT2016-10-20 04:55:38 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Some people say real miracles happen outside the four walls of the church building itself. That sentiment could not be truer than it is every Thursday afternoon in downtown Baton Rouge. 

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    Some people say real miracles happen outside the four walls of the church building itself. That sentiment could not be truer than it is every Thursday afternoon in downtown Baton Rouge. 

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  • Hand It On: Louisiana Cajun Needlers

    Hand It On: Louisiana Cajun Needlers

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 11:32 PM EDT2016-10-13 03:32:54 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Many ladies, and some men, sew, embroidery, crochet, or knit, for relaxation. It can be a very effective form of meditation, so there’s nothing wrong with a man crocheting.

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    Many ladies, and some men, sew, embroidery, crochet, or knit, for relaxation. It can be a very effective form of meditation, so there’s nothing wrong with a man crocheting.

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  • Hand It On: St. Vincent de Paul

    Hand It On: St. Vincent de Paul

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 11:36 PM EDT2016-10-06 03:36:38 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    There are still many people displaced because of the historic August floods, and it could be months before things get back to normal. 

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    There are still many people displaced because of the historic August floods, and it could be months before things get back to normal. 

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  • Hand It On: Little Angels Foundation

    Hand It On: Little Angels Foundation

    Thursday, September 29 2016 12:12 AM EDT2016-09-29 04:12:17 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Through a non-profit organization he formed called The Little Angels Foundation, Bobby donates caskets to families who lose children ages infant to high school.

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    Through a non-profit organization he formed called The Little Angels Foundation, Bobby donates caskets to families who lose children ages infant to high school.

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  • Hand It On: Captain Willie Matthews, Jr.

    Hand It On: Captain Willie Matthews, Jr.

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 11:59 PM EDT2016-09-22 03:59:45 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This story is one that could be told of probably hundreds of people across our area. It’s one of survival. It’s one of compassion. It’s one of what really matters in life – helping each other cope. 

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    This story is one that could be told of probably hundreds of people across our area. It’s one of survival. It’s one of compassion. It’s one of what really matters in life – helping each other cope. 

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  • Hand It On: Pastor Thelma Pearl - Disciples Outreach Ministry

    Hand It On: Pastor Thelma Pearl - Disciples Outreach Ministry

    Thursday, September 15 2016 2:05 AM EDT2016-09-15 06:05:42 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    At 70 years old, just when most of us would be looking forward to slowing down, there’s one lady in Baton Rouge who is doing anything but that.

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    At 70 years old, just when most of us would be looking forward to slowing down, there’s one lady in Baton Rouge who is doing anything but that.

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  • Hand It On: Deanna Dickinson

    Hand It On: Deanna Dickinson

    Thursday, September 8 2016 1:14 AM EDT2016-09-08 05:14:00 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    As communities continue to recover from recent flooding, all some want is to feel normal again. Deanna Dickinson, the owner of the Mane Attraction hair salon in Watson, has made it her passion to help people do exactly that. 

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    As communities continue to recover from recent flooding, all some want is to feel normal again. Deanna Dickinson, the owner of the Mane Attraction hair salon in Watson, has made it her passion to help people do exactly that. 

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  • Hand It On: Companion Animal Alliance

    Hand It On: Companion Animal Alliance

    Thursday, September 1 2016 1:01 AM EDT2016-09-01 05:01:51 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The Companion Animal Alliance facility is a temporary home to quite literally 650 dogs at the moment - some 300 over their maximum capacity. 

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    The Companion Animal Alliance facility is a temporary home to quite literally 650 dogs at the moment - some 300 over their maximum capacity. 

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  • Hand It On: Tremaine Walker

    Hand It On: Tremaine Walker

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 4:53 PM EDT2016-08-10 20:53:01 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    About a year ago, Tremaine Walker was feeling so blessed he wanted to see how he could give back in some way because of the tremendous gifts God had bestowed upon him and his family. 

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    About a year ago, Tremaine Walker was feeling so blessed he wanted to see how he could give back in some way because of the tremendous gifts God had bestowed upon him and his family. 

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  • Hand It On: Back To School shopping

    Hand It On: Back To School shopping

    Thursday, August 4 2016 11:04 AM EDT2016-08-04 15:04:53 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    It is still difficult to wrap my head around the fact that school starts so early every year. I mean when I was in school we got out the Friday before Memorial Day and didn’t go back until the Tuesday or Wednesday after Labor Day. Ah, the good ole days.

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    It is still difficult to wrap my head around the fact that school starts so early every year. I mean when I was in school we got out the Friday before Memorial Day and didn’t go back until the Tuesday or Wednesday after Labor Day. Ah, the good ole days.

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  • Hand It On: Levi Wilson at Benny's Car Wash

    Hand It On: Levi Wilson at Benny's Car Wash

    Thursday, July 28 2016 12:31 AM EDT2016-07-28 04:31:29 GMT
    Levi Wilson (Source: WAFB)Levi Wilson (Source: WAFB)

    A small, seemingly insignificant act of kindness did not go unnoticed recently. 

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    A small, seemingly insignificant act of kindness did not go unnoticed recently. 

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  • Hand It On: Uniforms for kids

    Hand It On: Uniforms for kids

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 11:46 PM EDT2016-07-21 03:46:31 GMT

    A new school year will start in early August as it does each year. So, amidst the grief and confusion of these past two weeks, parents must begin to get their heads around school preparation.

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    A new school year will start in early August as it does each year. So, amidst the grief and confusion of these past two weeks, parents must begin to get their heads around school preparation.

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  • Hand It On: Holly Reynolds

    Hand It On: Holly Reynolds

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 11:29 PM EDT2016-07-14 03:29:56 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    This week’s Hand It On began at the Goodwood Library during an event called Dog Cancer Awareness Day. 

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    This week’s Hand It On began at the Goodwood Library during an event called Dog Cancer Awareness Day. 

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  • Hand It On: Carole Spruell and Catholic Charities

    Hand It On: Carole Spruell and Catholic Charities

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 11:08 PM EDT2016-07-07 03:08:31 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    Everyone remembers all the flooding of the past month or two. Especially hard hit were parts of Livingston, Ascension, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes. In those instances, homeowners need assistance and that’s where organizations such as Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge come into play. 

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    Everyone remembers all the flooding of the past month or two. Especially hard hit were parts of Livingston, Ascension, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes. In those instances, homeowners need assistance and that’s where organizations such as Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge come into play. 

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  • Hand It On: Hattie B. Johnson

    Hand It On: Hattie B. Johnson

    Thursday, June 30 2016 1:49 AM EDT2016-06-30 05:49:30 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    When Bertha Arrington told me all the things Ms. Hattie B. Johnson was involved in, I became immediately exhausted! 

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    When Bertha Arrington told me all the things Ms. Hattie B. Johnson was involved in, I became immediately exhausted! 

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  • Hand It On: Kerry Volentine (Geismar Grocery)

    Hand It On: Kerry Volentine (Geismar Grocery)

    Thursday, June 23 2016 8:09 AM EDT2016-06-23 12:09:35 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    I must admit I found this particular Hand It On a bit uncomfortable to write. As often is the case, there are two stories in one with this week's Hand It On. The first one is a happy one; the second rather sad; emotional. 

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    I must admit I found this particular Hand It On a bit uncomfortable to write. As often is the case, there are two stories in one with this week's Hand It On. The first one is a happy one; the second rather sad; emotional. 

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  • Hand It On: George Miller, Pointe Coupee War Veterans Memorial

    Hand It On: George Miller, Pointe Coupee War Veterans Memorial

    Thursday, June 16 2016 1:11 AM EDT2016-06-16 05:11:13 GMT
    Retired U.S. Army Reserve Combat Engineer George Miller (Source: WAFB)Retired U.S. Army Reserve Combat Engineer George Miller (Source: WAFB)

    As a small token of appreciation for his work on the Pointe Coupee War Veterans Memorial, Retired U.S. Army Reserve Combat Engineer George Miller was nominated for WAFB’s Hand It On spotlight.

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    As a small token of appreciation for his work on the Pointe Coupee War Veterans Memorial, Retired U.S. Army Reserve Combat Engineer George Miller was nominated for WAFB’s Hand It On spotlight.

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  • Hand It On: Rebecca McCormick

    Hand It On: Rebecca McCormick

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Question Would you let five people you did not know live in your home until they got back on their feet? Most people would not. But Rebecca McCormick in Walker is not ‘most people’. 

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    Question Would you let five people you did not know live in your home until they got back on their feet? Most people would not. But Rebecca McCormick in Walker is not ‘most people’. 

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  • Hand It On: Coach Ricky Collins

    Hand It On: Coach Ricky Collins

    Thursday, June 2 2016 12:12 AM EDT2016-06-02 04:12:33 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    WAFB's Hand It On Team met with a Baton Rouge sports organization where the coach is grooming kids for a better tomorrow. 

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    WAFB's Hand It On Team met with a Baton Rouge sports organization where the coach is grooming kids for a better tomorrow. 

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  • Hand It On: Ms. Ola V. Marshall

    Hand It On: Ms. Ola V. Marshall

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 11:52 PM EDT2016-05-26 03:52:59 GMT
    Ms. Ola V. Marshall (Source: WAFB)Ms. Ola V. Marshall (Source: WAFB)

    From some of the smallest churches comes some of the most powerful symbols of the presence of God. 

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    From some of the smallest churches comes some of the most powerful symbols of the presence of God. 

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  • Hand It On: Renee Bacher, Companion Animal Alliance

    Hand It On: Renee Bacher, Companion Animal Alliance

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 11:00 PM EDT2016-05-19 03:00:22 GMT
    Renee Bacher (Source: WAFB)Renee Bacher (Source: WAFB)

    This Hand It On recipient is a woman who has fostered and found homes for more than 40 dogs that might otherwise have been put to sleep if for no other reason than there simply wasn’t enough room at the shelter.

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    This Hand It On recipient is a woman who has fostered and found homes for more than 40 dogs that might otherwise have been put to sleep if for no other reason than there simply wasn’t enough room at the shelter.

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  • Hand It On: Maddie Plauche

    Hand It On: Maddie Plauche

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 10:24 AM EDT2016-05-11 14:24:28 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 11:23 PM EDT2016-05-12 03:23:08 GMT

    Elain Ellerbe told Hand It On about Maddie Plauche, a fifth grader at Valverda Elementary School in Livonia. You see Maddie wanted to bring awareness to her illness, Ulcerative Colitis, so that she and others would be understood and would not be ashamed to talk about it.

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    Elain Ellerbe told Hand It On about Maddie Plauche, a fifth grader at Valverda Elementary School in Livonia. You see Maddie wanted to bring awareness to her illness, Ulcerative Colitis, so that she and others would be understood and would not be ashamed to talk about it.

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  • Hand It On: Jamie Byrd, Special Ed Zachary High

    Hand It On: Jamie Byrd, Special Ed Zachary High

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 3:35 PM EDT2016-05-04 19:35:35 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 11:34 PM EDT2016-05-05 03:34:48 GMT

    A Zachary High special needs teacher was honored for a memorable prom she put together for her students that they might not have had if not for her big plans. 

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    A Zachary High special needs teacher was honored for a memorable prom she put together for her students that they might not have had if not for her big plans. 

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  • Hand It On: Big Brown and A.J. Roy & Sons

    Hand It On: Big Brown and A.J. Roy & Sons

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 5:11 PM EDT2016-04-27 21:11:26 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 12:08 AM EDT2016-04-28 04:08:17 GMT

    A double Hand It On in the same day? Not exactly. It started with Big Brown nominated Mr. Jerry with A.J. Roy & Sons for WAFB’s Hand It On.

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    A double Hand It On in the same day? Not exactly. It started with Big Brown nominated Mr. Jerry with A.J. Roy & Sons for WAFB’s Hand It On.

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  • Hand It On: Officer Duane Carpenter

    Hand It On: Officer Duane Carpenter

    Friday, April 1 2016 12:12 PM EDT2016-04-01 16:12:38 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    Talk to anyone in Gonzales and they know Officer Duane Carpenter with Gonzales P.D. Citizens know Officer Carpenter for many things, not the least of which interacting with youth in the city in a positive way. 

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    Talk to anyone in Gonzales and they know Officer Duane Carpenter with Gonzales P.D. Citizens know Officer Carpenter for many things, not the least of which interacting with youth in the city in a positive way. 

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  • HAND IT ON: Pat Hill Easter Baskets

    HAND IT ON: Pat Hill Easter Baskets

    Thursday, March 24 2016 7:19 AM EDT2016-03-24 11:19:01 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 10:03 AM EDT2016-03-24 14:03:09 GMT

    She saw an ad in the church parish newsletter, The Commentator, that read, "Build a Basket for Needy Children." Since then, Pat Hill has taken the spirit of Easter giving to an entirely new level.

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    She saw an ad in the church parish newsletter, The Commentator, that read, "Build a Basket for Needy Children." Since then, Pat Hill has taken the spirit of Easter giving to an entirely new level.

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  • Hand It On: Kyra Johnson

    Hand It On: Kyra Johnson

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 5:30 PM EST2016-03-09 22:30:19 GMT
    Wednesday, March 9 2016 10:55 PM EST2016-03-10 03:55:36 GMT
    Two strangers. One unthinkable meeting. Lives changed forever.  More >>

    Two strangers. One unthinkable meeting. Lives changed forever. 

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  • HAND IT ON - Gaylynne Mack Big Buddy Program

    HAND IT ON - Gaylynne Mack Big Buddy Program

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 11:38 AM EST2016-03-02 16:38:23 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 5:33 AM EST2016-03-03 10:33:02 GMT

    The Big Buddy Program hosted their 26th annual Burger Bash Scholarship Fundraiser on February 16, 2016. And for the 26th year in a row, Catholic High School served as the venue. 

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    The Big Buddy Program hosted their 26th annual Burger Bash Scholarship Fundraiser on February 16, 2016. And for the 26th year in a row, Catholic High School served as the venue. 

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  • Hand It On: Johnnie Mae Evans

    Hand It On: Johnnie Mae Evans

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 3:09 PM EST2016-02-24 20:09:44 GMT
    Thursday, February 25 2016 12:35 AM EST2016-02-25 05:35:26 GMT
    You wouldn't think someone who still works a full time job would have the energy or the time to  do so much "giving back." But Ms. Johnnie Mae Evans from Zachary does!  More >>

    You wouldn't think someone who still works a full time job would have the energy or the time to  do so much "giving back." But Ms. Johnnie Mae Evans from Zachary does! 

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  • HAND IT ON: Louise Callahan

    HAND IT ON: Louise Callahan

    Thursday, February 18 2016 7:39 AM EST2016-02-18 12:39:57 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 1:30 PM EST2016-02-18 18:30:19 GMT
    Louise Callahan (Source: WAFB)Louise Callahan (Source: WAFB)

    A woman who uses her own money to prepare meals and serve them to the hungry was surprised with a gift to help her continue and to let her know her efforts are recognized.

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    A woman who uses her own money to prepare meals and serve them to the hungry was surprised with a gift to help her continue and to let her know her efforts are recognized.

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  • HAND IT ON - Fr. Michael Collins

    HAND IT ON - Fr. Michael Collins

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 6:30 PM EST2016-02-10 23:30:52 GMT
    Wednesday, February 10 2016 11:00 PM EST2016-02-11 04:00:22 GMT
    The joke at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Baton Rouge is that if a Mass has ended in less than an hour, you know who was presiding – "Father Mike!" Catholic priest Father Michael Collins, technically retired from St. Jude’s, has a schedule that resembles anything but a retired lifestyle. More >>

    The joke at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Baton Rouge is that if a Mass has ended in less than an hour, you know who was presiding – "Father Mike!" Catholic priest Father Michael Collins, technically retired from St. Jude’s, has a schedule that resembles anything but a retired lifestyle.

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  • Hand It On: Rhonda Altizan at Travail 6:33, Inc.

    Hand It On: Rhonda Altizan at Travail 6:33, Inc.

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 2:16 PM EST2016-02-03 19:16:37 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 10:55 PM EST2016-02-04 03:55:32 GMT

    This particular Hand It On segment was carried over from nominees we received in October, 2015. And not just one correspondence. In the history of the Hand It On franchise, WAFB has never received this many different nominations for the same person, both from online resources and by mail.

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    This particular Hand It On segment was carried over from nominees we received in October, 2015. And not just one correspondence. In the history of the Hand It On franchise, WAFB has never received this many different nominations for the same person, both from online resources and by mail.

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  • Hand It On: Ann Matheny

    Hand It On: Ann Matheny

    Wednesday, January 27 2016 11:17 PM EST2016-01-28 04:17:11 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 7:37 AM EST2016-01-28 12:37:42 GMT

    Shirley Pittman was a member of the Baton Rouge Music Club Chorus for 25 years and recently had to take a temporary sabbatical for personal reasons. In her downtime Shirley wrote Hand It On a letter nominating the Chorus president, Ann Matheny, for recognition. 

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    Shirley Pittman was a member of the Baton Rouge Music Club Chorus for 25 years and recently had to take a temporary sabbatical for personal reasons. In her downtime Shirley wrote Hand It On a letter nominating the Chorus president, Ann Matheny, for recognition. 

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  • HAND IT ON - HOPE Ministries Sharleane Ellsworth

    HAND IT ON - HOPE Ministries Sharleane Ellsworth

    Wednesday, January 13 2016 6:04 PM EST2016-01-13 23:04:49 GMT
    Wednesday, January 13 2016 11:00 PM EST2016-01-14 04:00:12 GMT

    HOPE Ministries on Winbourne Avenue in Baton Rouge provides much more than just food for people in need. They teach life lessons through the living example of one of their own.   Sharleane

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    HOPE Ministries on Winbourne Avenue in Baton Rouge provides much more than just food for people in need. They teach life lessons through the living example of one of their own. Sharleane Ellsworth came to HOPE in 2011 as a client. She lost everything she owned in a tragic house fire.

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  • Hand It On: A look back on 2015

    Hand It On: A look back on 2015

    Wednesday, January 6 2016 4:41 PM EST2016-01-06 21:41:29 GMT
    Wednesday, January 6 2016 11:21 PM EST2016-01-07 04:21:19 GMT
    Baton Rouge really defines "community helping community." Our Hand It On program is simply a vehicle and will continue to be your vehicle into 2016. Here are just some of the many ways you helped each other in 2015 as we take a look back.  More >>

    Baton Rouge really defines "community helping community." Our Hand It On program is simply a vehicle and will continue to be your vehicle into 2016. Here are just some of the many ways you helped each other in 2015 as we take a look back. 

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  • Hand It On: Person of the Year 2015 - Ms. Jeary Rodrigue

    Hand It On: Person of the Year 2015 - Ms. Jeary Rodrigue

    Wednesday, December 30 2015 11:27 PM EST2015-12-31 04:27:08 GMT
    Wednesday, December 30 2015 11:27 PM EST2015-12-31 04:27:08 GMT
    Ms. Jeary Rodrigue and Cpl. Jerad Daniel (Source: WAFB)Ms. Jeary Rodrigue and Cpl. Jerad Daniel (Source: WAFB)
    WAFB's Johnny Ahysen and others spent the last few days reviewing Hand It On segments looking for a Person of the Year.  More >>

    WAFB's Johnny Ahysen and others spent the last few days reviewing Hand It On segments looking for a Person of the Year. 

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  • Hand It On: Spreading Christmas cheer

    Hand It On: Spreading Christmas cheer

    Wednesday, December 23 2015 11:29 PM EST2015-12-24 04:29:07 GMT
    Wednesday, December 23 2015 11:29 PM EST2015-12-24 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)
    With Christmas just days away, Hand It On finds WAFB photojournalist Rick Portier and Hand It On reporter Johnny Ahysen having just a little too much fun.  More >>

    With Christmas just days away, Hand It On finds WAFB photojournalist Rick Portier and Hand It On reporter Johnny Ahysen having just a little too much fun. 

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  • Hand It On: Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship

    Hand It On: Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship

    Wednesday, December 16 2015 6:32 PM EST2015-12-16 23:32:17 GMT
    Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship (Source: WAFB)Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship (Source: WAFB)
    It’s a very different form of therapy for special needs patients, and it’s a very special person who’s dedicated her life to helping. That’s WAFB’s Hand It On for this week. More >>

    It’s a very different form of therapy for special needs patients, and it’s a very special person who’s dedicated her life to helping. That’s WAFB’s Hand It On for this week. 

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  • HAND IT ON: Salvation Army Angel Tree

    HAND IT ON: Salvation Army Angel Tree

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 1:23 PM EST2015-12-09 18:23:22 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 10:29 PM EST2015-12-10 03:29:08 GMT

    Through the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree project, people can ‘adopt’ an angel and buy gifts for that special young person.

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    Through the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree project, people can ‘adopt’ an angel and buy gifts for that special young person.

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  • Hand It On: Thanksgiving at St. Vincent de Paul

    Hand It On: Thanksgiving at St. Vincent de Paul

    Wednesday, November 25 2015 6:15 PM EST2015-11-25 23:15:02 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2015 11:46 PM EST2015-11-26 04:46:29 GMT
    Volunteers serving Thanksgiving dinner (Source: WAFB)Volunteers serving Thanksgiving dinner (Source: WAFB)
    St. Vincent de Paul is the only community kitchen that serves 365 days a year insuring that those in needed will not go hungry. But Thanksgiving Day is always extra special.More >>

    St. Vincent de Paul is the only community kitchen that serves 365 days a year insuring that those in needed will not go hungry. But Thanksgiving Day is always extra special.

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  • Hand It On: Salvation Army's Angel Tree

    Hand It On: Salvation Army's Angel Tree

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 5:55 PM EST2015-11-18 22:55:32 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 11:00 PM EST2015-11-19 04:00:15 GMT
    It is that time of year again; a time we come together as a community and make Christmas morning special for children who otherwise might not have a Christmas at all. A time we all get to Hand it On.More >>

    It is that time of year again; a time we come together as a community and make Christmas morning special for children who otherwise might not have a Christmas at all. A time we all get to Hand it On.

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  • Hand It On: Spuddy Faucheux

    Hand It On: Spuddy Faucheux

    Thursday, November 12 2015 10:13 AM EST2015-11-12 15:13:42 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2015 5:09 PM EST2015-11-12 22:09:35 GMT
    He said he didn’t serve in the military, but you’d never know it. One visit with Maitland "Spuddy" Faucheux, III, will make you feel so patriotic you’ll want to enlist that day! More >>
    He said he didn’t serve in the military, but you’d never know it. One visit with Maitland "Spuddy" Faucheux, III, will make you feel so patriotic you’ll want to enlist that day! More >>
  • Hand It On: Shana Tull with Project Paint the World Equal 2015

    Hand It On: Shana Tull with Project Paint the World Equal 2015

    Thursday, November 5 2015 11:56 AM EST2015-11-05 16:56:02 GMT
    Thursday, November 5 2015 6:04 PM EST2015-11-05 23:04:26 GMT
    Shana Tull (Source: WAFB)Shana Tull (Source: WAFB)
    Shana Tull is a professional photographer in Denham Springs and owns Shana Tull Photography. Her good friend and fellow photographer, Amy Coston, sent me an e-mail detailing a crazy idea Shana had about bringing awareness of bullying to a new level.More >>
    Shana Tull is a professional photographer in Denham Springs and owns Shana Tull Photography. Her good friend and fellow photographer, Amy Coston, sent me an e-mail detailing a crazy idea Shana had about bringing awareness of bullying to a new level.More >>
  • Hand It On: Joshua Butler

    Hand It On: Joshua Butler

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 10:03 AM EDT2015-10-28 14:03:33 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 12:53 AM EDT2015-10-29 04:53:11 GMT
    Our Hand It On segment for Wednesday, October 28, is one we ‘tag teamed’ on with WAFB’s Jeff Morrow. Jeff features a local boy or girl In his Amazing Kids segment each month. Well, the October Amazing Kid is also our Hand It On recipient, and rightfully so.More >>
    Our Hand It On segment for Wednesday, October 28, is one we ‘tag teamed’ on with WAFB’s Jeff Morrow. Jeff features a local boy or girl In his Amazing Kids segment each month. Well, the October Amazing Kid is also our Hand It On recipient, and rightfully so.More >>
  • Hand It On: Trinity Christopher & Donovan Robertson

    Hand It On: Trinity Christopher & Donovan Robertson

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 3:34 PM EDT2015-10-21 19:34:32 GMT
    Wednesday, October 21 2015 11:03 PM EDT2015-10-22 03:03:23 GMT
    While most high school seniors are focused on things like ACT tests, college prep and cramming for exams, two Livonia High seniors dedicated over six weeks of their time to raise awareness and funds for a great cause – the Janell Lacombe Brest Cancer Fund in Pointe Coupee Parish. More >>
    While most high school seniors are focused on things like ACT tests, college prep and cramming for exams, two Livonia High seniors dedicated over six weeks of their time to raise awareness and funds for a great cause – the Janell Lacombe Brest Cancer Fund in Pointe Coupee Parish. More >>
  • HAND IT ON: Ashley Williams, pizza delivery driver saves man's life

    HAND IT ON: Ashley Williams, pizza delivery driver saves man's life

    Thursday, October 15 2015 10:19 AM EDT2015-10-15 14:19:14 GMT
    Monday, October 19 2015 1:25 PM EDT2015-10-19 17:25:00 GMT
    Ashley Williams, credited for saving man's life (Source: WAFB)Ashley Williams, credited for saving man's life (Source: WAFB)
    Friday, October 9, 2015, is a day Ashley Williams will never, ever forget. Ashley is a single mom raising her 2 year old son Corbyn while going to school full-time at S.L.U. in Hammond. DuringMore >>
    Friday, October 9, 2015, is a day Ashley Williams will never, ever forget. Ashley is a single mom raising her 2-year-old son Corbyn while going to school full-time at S.L.U. in Hammond. During the day Ashley holds down a near full-time job delivering pizzas in the Walker and Denham Springs areas for Dominos.More >>
  • Hand It On: Red Cross & Nancy Malone

    Hand It On: Red Cross & Nancy Malone

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 6:17 PM EDT2015-10-07 22:17:59 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 11:19 PM EDT2015-10-08 03:19:21 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)
    It’s still a dire situation in South Carolina. Historic flooding causing breaches in dams, more than 400,000 people under a boil water advisory, at least 15 deaths reported, and yet more families could still be evacuated. Who was first on the scene to help? Who is always first on the scene during disasters? The American Red Cross. More >>
    It’s still a dire situation in South Carolina. Historic flooding causing breaches in dams, more than 400,000 people under a boil water advisory, at least 15 deaths reported, and yet more families could still be evacuated. Who was first on the scene to help? Who is always first on the scene during disasters? The American Red Cross. More >>
  • Hand It On: Gerry Stark Compassion in Action

    Hand It On: Gerry Stark Compassion in Action

    Wednesday, September 30 2015 2:13 PM EDT2015-09-30 18:13:06 GMT
    Wednesday, September 30 2015 11:00 PM EDT2015-10-01 03:00:14 GMT
    Gerry Stark (Source: WAFB)Gerry Stark (Source: WAFB)
    How fitting our Hand It On segment for Wednesday, September 30, 2015, right in the middle of Women’s Week, is spotlighting a very active, giving woman in our community.More >>
    How fitting our Hand It On segment for Wednesday, September 30, 2015, right in the middle of Women’s Week, is spotlighting a very active, giving woman in our community.More >>
  • Hand It On: Andrew Corbett

    Hand It On: Andrew Corbett

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 4:18 PM EDT2015-09-23 20:18:33 GMT
    Wednesday, September 23 2015 11:23 PM EDT2015-09-24 03:23:44 GMT
    I was invited to the home of Dwayne and Judy Persinger to meet Andrew Corbett and his family. Dwayne had nominated Andrew for WAFB’s Hand It On person of the week and the entire family was spending the afternoon at the Persinger's home.More >>
    I was invited to the home of Dwayne and Judy Persinger to meet Andrew Corbett and his family. Dwayne had nominated Andrew for WAFB’s Hand It On person of the week and the entire family was spending the afternoon at the Persinger's home.More >>
  • Hand It On: Pointe Coupee Veteran's Monument

    Hand It On: Pointe Coupee Veteran's Monument

    Thursday, September 10 2015 1:30 PM EDT2015-09-10 17:30:28 GMT
    Thursday, September 10 2015 4:58 PM EDT2015-09-10 20:58:37 GMT
    When referring to our veterans, we’ve heard it said "All Gave Some but Some Gave All." How very true.When speaking with veterans, especially from the Vietnam, Korean or World War II era, you can see the sparkle of pride in their eyes when they describe their service to our country. More >>
    When referring to our veterans, we’ve heard it said "All Gave Some but Some Gave All." How very true.When speaking with veterans, especially from the Vietnam, Korean or World War II era, you can see the sparkle of pride in their eyes when they describe their service to our country. More >>
  • Hand It On: Trevor's Wish

    Hand It On: Trevor's Wish

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 2:08 PM EDT2015-09-02 18:08:59 GMT
    Thursday, September 3 2015 12:01 AM EDT2015-09-03 04:01:31 GMT
    One in six American adults face hunger every day; one in five children. During September, National Hunger Action Month, there is a trend in Baton Rouge one precious, young soul began as his dying wish three years ago. We honor Trevor Sims today by keeping his wish alive.More >>
    One in six American adults face hunger every day; one in five children. During September, National Hunger Action Month, there is a trend in Baton Rouge one precious, young soul began as his dying wish three years ago. We honor Trevor Sims today by keeping his wish alive.More >>
  • Hand It On: Coach Ice Cream

    Hand It On: Coach Ice Cream

    Thursday, August 27 2015 1:19 PM EDT2015-08-27 17:19:04 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 1:50 PM EDT2015-08-27 17:50:12 GMT
    I don’t care where you go in Baton Rouge you’ll find someone who knows Coach Ice Cream. They either know him personally; have kids who are being influenced in a positive way through his mentoring; or they, themselves were once coached by Ice Cream. More >>
    I don’t care where you go in Baton Rouge you’ll find someone who knows Coach Ice Cream. They either know him personally; have kids who are being influenced in a positive way through his mentoring; or they, themselves were once coached by Ice Cream. More >>
  • Hand It On: Cpl. Jerad Daniel and Ms. Jeary Rodrigue

    Hand It On: Cpl. Jerad Daniel and Ms. Jeary Rodrigue

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 5:42 PM EDT2015-08-19 21:42:08 GMT
    With everything going on lately between law enforcement and folks on the street, there is a very, very bright spot on both sides of the badge and that bright spot is right here in Baton Rouge. More >>
    With everything going on lately between law enforcement and folks on the street, there is a very, very bright spot on both sides of the badge and that bright spot is right here in Baton Rouge. More >>
  • Hand It On: Gloria Johnson (St. Vincent de Paul)

    Hand It On: Gloria Johnson (St. Vincent de Paul)

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 2:26 PM EDT2015-08-12 18:26:44 GMT
    Wednesday, August 12 2015 11:23 PM EDT2015-08-13 03:23:28 GMT
    The annual Uniform For Kids drive concluded on Friday, August 10. But there’s a behind the scenes story at St. Vincent de Paul of which you may not be aware. More >>
    The annual Uniform For Kids drive concluded on Friday, August 10. But there’s a behind the scenes story at St. Vincent de Paul of which you may not be aware. More >>
  • Hand It On: Chase Eames with Happi Llandiers

    Hand It On: Chase Eames with Happi Llandiers

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 5:21 PM EDT2015-08-05 21:21:42 GMT
    To get a sense of what real ‘community’ is all about, we made the short twenty-five minute drive to St. Francisville and visited with the ladies of Happi Llandiers. There the group supplied students with the items needed for a new school year, and one volunteer was recognized with $300.  More >>
    To get a sense of what real ‘community’ is all about, we made the short twenty-five minute drive to St. Francisville and visited with the ladies of Happi Llandiers. There the group supplied students with the items needed for a new school year, and one volunteer was recognized with $300.  More >>
  • Hand It On: Mail lady Myra Richardson

    Hand It On: Mail lady Myra Richardson

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 1:45 PM EDT2015-07-29 17:45:58 GMT
    Wednesday, July 29 2015 11:00 PM EDT2015-07-30 03:00:18 GMT
    Think about it. You write a letter to a friend in New York City. You want the letter to arrive in just a couple of days and you’re only willing to pay someone 49 cents to bring it there for you. Who in their right mind would do that? More >>
    Think about it. You write a letter to a friend in New York City. You want the letter to arrive in just a couple of days and you’re only willing to pay someone 49 cents to bring it there for you. Who in their right mind would do that? More >>
  • Hand It On: Beat the Heat #2

    Hand It On: Beat the Heat #2

    Wednesday, July 22 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-07-22 16:12:13 GMT
    Wednesday, July 22 2015 11:00 PM EDT2015-07-23 03:00:16 GMT
    When the gift of a small, inexpensive window air conditioner is received like you just handed someone a million dollars, it has a way of quickly putting one’s own, perceived problems in perspective. Such was the case with Hand it On on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. More >>
    When the gift of a small, inexpensive window air conditioner is received like you just handed someone a million dollars, it has a way of quickly putting one’s own, perceived problems in perspective. Such was the case with Hand it On on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. More >>
  • Hand It On: Rebecca Acosta Baton Rouge Youth Ballet

    Hand It On: Rebecca Acosta Baton Rouge Youth Ballet

    Wednesday, July 15 2015 11:18 AM EDT2015-07-15 15:18:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 15 2015 11:00 PM EDT2015-07-16 03:00:14 GMT
    Rebecca Matthews AcostaRebecca Matthews Acosta
    The Baton Rouge Ballet Theater’s Youth Ballet performs free at more than 30 venues each summer, venues like neighborhood community centers, area retirement homes, etc. The East BatonMore >>
    The Baton Rouge Ballet Theater’s Youth Ballet performs free at more than 30 venues each summer, venues like neighborhood community centers, area retirement homes, etc. The East Baton Rouge Parish main library on Goodwood Boulevard was one of their stops in June, 2015.More >>
  • Hand It On and Catholic Charities beat the heat

    Hand It On and Catholic Charities beat the heat

    Thursday, July 9 2015 10:56 AM EDT2015-07-09 14:56:09 GMT
    For years we've all enjoyed WAFBs Hand It On segments with Greg Meriwether. Well now Greg is handing it onto me! The segments will continue to air every Wednesday nights during WAFB 9News at 10. More >>
    For years we've all enjoyed WAFBs Hand It On segments with Greg Meriwether. Well now Greg is handing it onto me! The segments will continue to air every Wednesday nights during WAFB 9News at 10. More >>
  • Hand It On: Lion's Club

    Hand It On: Lion's Club

    Thursday, January 1 2015 1:43 AM EST2015-01-01 06:43:30 GMT
    Thursday, January 1 2015 1:52 AM EST2015-01-01 06:52:07 GMT
    We take a look back in our Hand It On archives to a great organization doing good work in East Baton Rouge Parish, the EBR Lion's Club.More >>
    We take a look back in our Hand It On archives to a great organization doing good work in East Baton Rouge Parish, the EBR Lion's Club.More >>
  • Hand It On: Ms. Alice

    Hand It On: Ms. Alice

    Wednesday, December 24 2014 9:51 PM EST2014-12-25 02:51:50 GMT
    Wednesday, December 24 2014 9:51 PM EST2014-12-25 02:51:50 GMT
    The spirit of Christmas centers on giving and one woman has that down pat. She feeds the homeless every day.More >>
    The spirit of Christmas centers on giving and one woman has that down pat. She feeds the homeless every day.More >>
  • Hand It On: Front Yard Bikes

    Hand It On: Front Yard Bikes

    Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:49 PM EST2014-12-18 02:49:51 GMT
    Wednesday, December 17 2014 10:35 PM EST2014-12-18 03:35:27 GMT
    A man who transformed his yard into something special hopes to transform some young lives in the process. It started in the front yard of a home with helping kids learn and earn their way to a bike.More >>
    A man who transformed his yard into something special hopes to transform some young lives in the process. It started in the front yard of a home with helping kids learn and earn their way to a bike.More >>

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