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  • OUR TURN: 9News Alert Team Facebook Group

    OUR TURN: 9News Alert Team Facebook Group

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:50:59 GMT
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    At WAFB, one of our top priorities is to deliver information you need to help keep your family safe - things like the latest product recalls, health alerts, safety tips and warnings.

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    At WAFB, one of our top priorities is to deliver information you need to help keep your family safe - things like the latest product recalls, health alerts, safety tips and warnings.

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  • YOUR TURN: University House

    YOUR TURN: University House

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:09:03 GMT
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    "Why were these defects not discovered during the inspection process?" Dale Morris asked about problems at University House. "Something just doesn't add up."

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    "Why were these defects not discovered during the inspection process?" Dale Morris asked about problems at University House. "Something just doesn't add up."

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  • OUR TURN: Comite River Diversion Project

    OUR TURN: Comite River Diversion Project

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:08:26 GMT
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    It's been a rough two years in our area since the August 2016 floods, but last week finally brought some good news when it comes to flood protection.

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    It's been a rough two years in our area since the August 2016 floods, but last week finally brought some good news when it comes to flood protection.

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  • YOUR TURN: Independence Day

    YOUR TURN: Independence Day

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:07:50 GMT
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    As we celebrated the Fourth of July this week and all the festivities, our own Greg Meriwether shared these words from the Declaration of Independence.

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    As we celebrated the Fourth of July this week and all the festivities, our own Greg Meriwether shared these words from the Declaration of Independence.

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  • OUR TURN: Buddy Amoroso

    OUR TURN: Buddy Amoroso

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:07:18 GMT
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    It would be hard to find a person who didn't think Councilman Buddy Amoroso was anything but dedicated to the people he served. And that's how it should be.

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    It would be hard to find a person who didn't think Councilman Buddy Amoroso was anything but dedicated to the people he served. And that's how it should be.

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  • YOUR TURN: Get Fit Red Stick

    YOUR TURN: Get Fit Red Stick

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:06:42 GMT
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    This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Katherine Weber Tyson. Katherine, like so many of you, has joined our Get Fit Red Stick Facebook group and is getting healthy!

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    This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Katherine Weber Tyson. Katherine, like so many of you, has joined our Get Fit Red Stick Facebook group and is getting healthy!

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  • OUR TURN: 'It's about time'

    OUR TURN: 'It's about time'

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:05:45 GMT
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    There are a number of sayings that come to mind to describe the recent legislative attempts to fix Louisiana’s money problems. We prefer: "It’s about time." Plain and simple.

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    There are a number of sayings that come to mind to describe the recent legislative attempts to fix Louisiana’s money problems. We prefer: "It’s about time." Plain and simple.

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  • YOUR TURN: Jade Duvaull

    YOUR TURN: Jade Duvaull

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:05:13 GMT
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    Many of you joined us in applauding a 9-year-old student at Central Intermediate School. For the fifth year in a row, Jade Devaull used her own non-profit to provide blankets for patients at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

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    Many of you joined us in applauding a 9-year-old student at Central Intermediate School. For the fifth year in a row, Jade Devaull used her own non-profit to provide blankets for patients at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

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  • OUR TURN: Thank you for sharing comments and memories about Donna Britt

    OUR TURN: Thank you for sharing comments and memories about Donna Britt

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:04:31 GMT
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    Donna Britt ... what an awesome genuine and lovely person. That's what we think and, according to the messages and comments, so do you.

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    Donna Britt ... what an awesome genuine and lovely person. That's what we think and, according to the messages and comments, so do you.

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  • YOUR TURN: Unbelievable Outpouring of Support for Donna Britt

    YOUR TURN: Unbelievable Outpouring of Support for Donna Britt

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:03:52 GMT
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    We were thoroughly thrilled at the unbelievable support you showed our beloved Donna on her retirement from a very distinguished career. Thousands and thousands of you posted notes of encouragement to Donna.

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    We were thoroughly thrilled at the unbelievable support you showed our beloved Donna on her retirement from a very distinguished career. Thousands and thousands of you posted notes of encouragement to Donna.

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  • OUR TURN: Thank you, Donna Britt

    OUR TURN: Thank you, Donna Britt

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:03:17 GMT
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    Thank you, Donna Britt, for 34 years of smiles. Join us Wednesday at 6 p.m. as we celebrate her great career.

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    Thank you, Donna Britt, for 34 years of smiles. Join us Wednesday at 6 p.m. as we celebrate her great career.

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  • YOUR TURN: Stephen Landry

    YOUR TURN: Stephen Landry

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:02:33 GMT
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    Our own Liz Koh brought us a story about Stephen Landry and his journey. So many of you commented and encouraged Stephen.

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    Our own Liz Koh brought us a story about Stephen Landry and his journey. So many of you commented and encouraged Stephen.

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  • OUR TURN: Kids and Guns

    OUR TURN: Kids and Guns

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:01:43 GMT
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    Baton Rouge police took the unusual step this week of calling on parents to search their kids' bedrooms for guns. So parents, take this simple step and make sure your kids don't have easy access to guns in the house.

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    Baton Rouge police took the unusual step this week of calling on parents to search their kids' bedrooms for guns. So parents, take this simple step and make sure your kids don't have easy access to guns in the house.

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  • YOUR TURN: Get Fit Red Stick

    YOUR TURN: Get Fit Red Stick

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:00:57 GMT
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    We hope you check out our new Facebook group Get Fit Red Stick. So many of you have joined the conversation. It’s free and a place for you to share with others and be encouraged to reach your fitness goals - of any level.

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    We hope you check out our new Facebook group Get Fit Red Stick. So many of you have joined the conversation. It’s free and a place for you to share with others and be encouraged to reach your fitness goals - of any level.

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  • OUR TURN: Hurricane Season Preps

    OUR TURN: Hurricane Season Preps

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:59:34 GMT
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    Hurricane season is upon us and you know the drill about stocking up on supplies, but don't forget to include your pets in your plan and flood insurance is also important.

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    Hurricane season is upon us and you know the drill about stocking up on supplies, but don't forget to include your pets in your plan and flood insurance is also important.

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  • July 2018 EditorialsMore>>

  • OUR TURN: 9News Alert Team Facebook Group

    OUR TURN: 9News Alert Team Facebook Group

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:50:59 GMT
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)

    At WAFB, one of our top priorities is to deliver information you need to help keep your family safe - things like the latest product recalls, health alerts, safety tips and warnings.

    More >>

    At WAFB, one of our top priorities is to deliver information you need to help keep your family safe - things like the latest product recalls, health alerts, safety tips and warnings.

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  • YOUR TURN: University House

    YOUR TURN: University House

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:09:03 GMT
    Your Turn (Source: WAFB)Your Turn (Source: WAFB)

    "Why were these defects not discovered during the inspection process?" Dale Morris asked about problems at University House. "Something just doesn't add up."

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    "Why were these defects not discovered during the inspection process?" Dale Morris asked about problems at University House. "Something just doesn't add up."

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  • OUR TURN: Comite River Diversion Project

    OUR TURN: Comite River Diversion Project

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:08:26 GMT
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)

    It's been a rough two years in our area since the August 2016 floods, but last week finally brought some good news when it comes to flood protection.

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    It's been a rough two years in our area since the August 2016 floods, but last week finally brought some good news when it comes to flood protection.

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  • June 2018 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Get Fit Red Stick

    YOUR TURN: Get Fit Red Stick

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:06:42 GMT
    Your Turn (Source: WAFB)Your Turn (Source: WAFB)

    This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Katherine Weber Tyson. Katherine, like so many of you, has joined our Get Fit Red Stick Facebook group and is getting healthy!

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    This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Katherine Weber Tyson. Katherine, like so many of you, has joined our Get Fit Red Stick Facebook group and is getting healthy!

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  • OUR TURN: 'It's about time'

    OUR TURN: 'It's about time'

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:05:45 GMT
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)

    There are a number of sayings that come to mind to describe the recent legislative attempts to fix Louisiana’s money problems. We prefer: "It’s about time." Plain and simple.

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    There are a number of sayings that come to mind to describe the recent legislative attempts to fix Louisiana’s money problems. We prefer: "It’s about time." Plain and simple.

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  • YOUR TURN: Jade Duvaull

    YOUR TURN: Jade Duvaull

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:05:13 GMT
    Your Turn (Source: WAFB)Your Turn (Source: WAFB)

    Many of you joined us in applauding a 9-year-old student at Central Intermediate School. For the fifth year in a row, Jade Devaull used her own non-profit to provide blankets for patients at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

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    Many of you joined us in applauding a 9-year-old student at Central Intermediate School. For the fifth year in a row, Jade Devaull used her own non-profit to provide blankets for patients at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

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  • May 2018 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Teachers Buying Own Supplies

    YOUR TURN: Teachers Buying Own Supplies

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:10:07 GMT
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    This week's YOUR TURN goes to Katy LaPlace. This is in response to a story about teachers having to spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms and students.

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    This week's YOUR TURN goes to Katy LaPlace. This is in response to a story about teachers having to spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms and students.

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  • OUR TURN: Hurricane Season Preps

    OUR TURN: Hurricane Season Preps

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:59:34 GMT
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)

    Hurricane season is upon us and you know the drill about stocking up on supplies, but don't forget to include your pets in your plan and flood insurance is also important.

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    Hurricane season is upon us and you know the drill about stocking up on supplies, but don't forget to include your pets in your plan and flood insurance is also important.

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  • YOUR TURN: Lawmaker Bar Fight

    YOUR TURN: Lawmaker Bar Fight

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:38:55 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
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    Two Louisiana lawmakers had a fight in a bar on May 15, which sounds like the start of a good joke, but nothing is funny.  This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Walter Williams.

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    Two Louisiana lawmakers had a fight in a bar on May 15, which sounds like the start of a good joke, but nothing is funny.  This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Walter Williams.

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  • March 2018 EditorialsMore>>

  • OUR TURN: Supporting the Baton Rouge Zoo

    OUR TURN: Supporting the Baton Rouge Zoo

    Let's show our leaders that Baton Rouge doesn't just need a zoo, Baton Rouge wants a zoo.

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    Let's show our leaders that Baton Rouge doesn't just need a zoo, Baton Rouge wants a zoo.

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  • OUR TURN: My Introduction

    OUR TURN: My Introduction

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-03-27 17:30:34 GMT

    I'd like to introduce myself to you as the newest member of the WAFB family. My name is Ronna Corrente and I am the new Vice-president and General Manager of WAFB. I'm taking over for a retiring Lee Meredith.

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    I'd like to introduce myself to you as the newest member of the WAFB family. My name is Ronna Corrente and I am the new Vice-president and General Manager of WAFB. I'm taking over for a retiring Lee Meredith.

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  • MY TURN: Retirement

    MY TURN: Retirement

    Friday, March 23 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-03-23 14:57:17 GMT

    I’d like to take a minute here for personal privilege. I’m retiring from WAFB next week and this will be the final time that I am presenting these commentaries.

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    I’d like to take a minute here for personal privilege. I’m retiring from WAFB next week and this will be the final time that I am presenting these commentaries.

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