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  • OUR TURN: Domestic Abuse

    OUR TURN: Domestic Abuse

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 11:22 AM EDT2016-05-31 15:22:22 GMT
    Tuesday, May 31 2016 11:22 AM EDT2016-05-31 15:22:22 GMT

    We were reminded again last week just how tragic and predictable violent cases of domestic abuse can be. WAFB Lead Investigator Kiran Chawla shared with us a behind-the-scenes look at a domestic violence case from St. Landry Parish.

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    We were reminded again last week just how tragic and predictable violent cases of domestic abuse can be. WAFB Lead Investigator Kiran Chawla shared with us a behind-the-scenes look at a domestic violence case from St. Landry Parish.

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  • YOUR TURN: Amite High Valedictorian

    YOUR TURN: Amite High Valedictorian

    Friday, May 27 2016 10:14 AM EDT2016-05-27 14:14:44 GMT
    Friday, May 27 2016 10:14 AM EDT2016-05-27 14:14:44 GMT

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Bo Bienvenu. He has a different take on the story of the Amite High School valedictorian who was barred from his graduation ceremony because he has a goatee.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Bo Bienvenu. He has a different take on the story of the Amite High School valedictorian who was barred from his graduation ceremony because he has a goatee.

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  • OUR TURN: Havard Bill Stripper Joke

    OUR TURN: Havard Bill Stripper Joke

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 12:36 PM EDT2016-05-24 16:36:01 GMT
    Tuesday, May 24 2016 12:36 PM EDT2016-05-24 16:36:01 GMT

    State Representative Kenny Havard of East Feliciana Parish was way out of line with his so-called joke which he played during consideration of a new law which was designed to help curb human trafficking - the sex slave trade.

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    State Representative Kenny Havard of East Feliciana Parish was way out of line with his so-called joke which he played during consideration of a new law which was designed to help curb human trafficking - the sex slave trade.

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  • YOUR TURN: TOPS Cuts and Healthcare

    YOUR TURN: TOPS Cuts and Healthcare

    Friday, May 13 2016 11:46 AM EDT2016-05-13 15:46:12 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 11:46 AM EDT2016-05-13 15:46:12 GMT

    Louisiana lawmakers voted in the House to move $72 million from the TOPS scholarship program to fund the state’s safety net hospitals for the uninsured. People are passionate on both sides of the issue.

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    Louisiana lawmakers voted in the House to move $72 million from the TOPS scholarship program to fund the state’s safety net hospitals for the uninsured. People are passionate on both sides of the issue.

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  • OUR TURN: BRCC Auto Technology

    OUR TURN: BRCC Auto Technology

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 12:43 PM EDT2016-05-10 16:43:08 GMT

    One project that clearly has the potential to spur economic enterprise in the north Baton Rouge area and throughout the region is the new McKay Automotive Technology Center, the cornerstone of the planned Ardendale development.

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    One project that clearly has the potential to spur economic enterprise in the north Baton Rouge area and throughout the region is the new McKay Automotive Technology Center, the cornerstone of the planned Ardendale development.

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  • YOUR TURN: Victim Offender Dialog

    YOUR TURN: Victim Offender Dialog

    Friday, May 6 2016 11:46 AM EDT2016-05-06 15:46:58 GMT

    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Laurrie Perrilloux. Perrilloux reacted to our story about the meeting between Danette Aydell and the convicted killer who murdered her 13-year-old daughter.

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    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Laurrie Perrilloux. Perrilloux reacted to our story about the meeting between Danette Aydell and the convicted killer who murdered her 13-year-old daughter.

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  • OUR TURN: Graduation Rates

    OUR TURN: Graduation Rates

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 12:07 PM EDT2016-05-03 16:07:34 GMT

    New statistics show that the state’s high school graduation rate improved to an all-time high last year of almost 78 percent. For East Baton Rouge Parish, the statistical gains are not as impressive.

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    New statistics show that the state’s high school graduation rate improved to an all-time high last year of almost 78 percent. For East Baton Rouge Parish, the statistical gains are not as impressive.

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