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  • OUR TURN: Remembering Historic 2016 Flood

    OUR TURN: Remembering Historic 2016 Flood

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:39:52 GMT
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    We'll never forget what happened two years ago, but let's make sure we take the time to learn from it and get better prepared for the next flood.

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    We'll never forget what happened two years ago, but let's make sure we take the time to learn from it and get better prepared for the next flood.

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  • YOUR TURN: Congratulations, Dr. Steve Caparotta

    YOUR TURN: Congratulations, Dr. Steve Caparotta

    Friday, August 10 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-08-10 16:51:48 GMT
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    We'd like to take a second and brag on one of our own. We are so proud of our meteorologist Steve Caparotta.

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    We'd like to take a second and brag on one of our own. We are so proud of our meteorologist Steve Caparotta.

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  • OUR TURN: Jordan Taylor

    OUR TURN: Jordan Taylor

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-08-07 16:31:48 GMT
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    It’s easy to find faults with the younger generations or in our society in general, but in reality, there are a lot more Jordan Taylors out there - young people doing the right thing when it counts.

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    It’s easy to find faults with the younger generations or in our society in general, but in reality, there are a lot more Jordan Taylors out there - young people doing the right thing when it counts.

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  • OUR TURN: Men's Health Conference

    OUR TURN: Men's Health Conference

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-07-31 15:34:38 GMT
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    Studies have shown that nearly 60 percent of men will not go see a doctor. So guys, we've made it easy for you. WAFB has partnered with the Louisiana Men's Health Organization to bring you the 2018 Men's Health Conference.

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    Studies have shown that nearly 60 percent of men will not go see a doctor. So guys, we've made it easy for you. WAFB has partnered with the Louisiana Men's Health Organization to bring you the 2018 Men's Health Conference.

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  • OUR TURN: Uniforms for Kids

    OUR TURN: Uniforms for Kids

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-07-24 16:04:11 GMT
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    For over 20 years, we have partnered with the society of St. Vincent de Paul to collect school uniforms for thousands of children in our 12-parish area.

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    For over 20 years, we have partnered with the society of St. Vincent de Paul to collect school uniforms for thousands of children in our 12-parish area.

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  • YOUR TURN: Tribute to Slain Officers

    YOUR TURN: Tribute to Slain Officers

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:15:35 GMT
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    Cheryl Wilks was one of many who commented on a Facebook post by Lauren Westbrook in remembrance of those brave souls we lost in the 2016 ambush on law enforcement.

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    Cheryl Wilks was one of many who commented on a Facebook post by Lauren Westbrook in remembrance of those brave souls we lost in the 2016 ambush on law enforcement.

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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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  • OUR TURN: Remembering Historic 2016 Flood

    OUR TURN: Remembering Historic 2016 Flood

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:39:52 GMT
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)

    We'll never forget what happened two years ago, but let's make sure we take the time to learn from it and get better prepared for the next flood.

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    We'll never forget what happened two years ago, but let's make sure we take the time to learn from it and get better prepared for the next flood.

    More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Congratulations, Dr. Steve Caparotta

    YOUR TURN: Congratulations, Dr. Steve Caparotta

    Friday, August 10 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-08-10 16:51:48 GMT
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    Your Turn (Source: WAFB)Your Turn (Source: WAFB)

    We'd like to take a second and brag on one of our own. We are so proud of our meteorologist Steve Caparotta.

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    We'd like to take a second and brag on one of our own. We are so proud of our meteorologist Steve Caparotta.

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  • OUR TURN: Jordan Taylor

    OUR TURN: Jordan Taylor

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-08-07 16:31:48 GMT
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)

    It’s easy to find faults with the younger generations or in our society in general, but in reality, there are a lot more Jordan Taylors out there - young people doing the right thing when it counts.

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    It’s easy to find faults with the younger generations or in our society in general, but in reality, there are a lot more Jordan Taylors out there - young people doing the right thing when it counts.

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  • July 2018 EditorialsMore>>

  • OUR TURN: Men's Health Conference

    OUR TURN: Men's Health Conference

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-07-31 15:34:38 GMT
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)

    Studies have shown that nearly 60 percent of men will not go see a doctor. So guys, we've made it easy for you. WAFB has partnered with the Louisiana Men's Health Organization to bring you the 2018 Men's Health Conference.

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    Studies have shown that nearly 60 percent of men will not go see a doctor. So guys, we've made it easy for you. WAFB has partnered with the Louisiana Men's Health Organization to bring you the 2018 Men's Health Conference.

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  • OUR TURN: Uniforms for Kids

    OUR TURN: Uniforms for Kids

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-07-24 16:04:11 GMT
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)
    Our Turn (Source: WAFB)Our Turn (Source: WAFB)

    For over 20 years, we have partnered with the society of St. Vincent de Paul to collect school uniforms for thousands of children in our 12-parish area.

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    For over 20 years, we have partnered with the society of St. Vincent de Paul to collect school uniforms for thousands of children in our 12-parish area.

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  • YOUR TURN: Tribute to Slain Officers

    YOUR TURN: Tribute to Slain Officers

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:15:35 GMT
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    Your Turn (Source: WAFB)Your Turn (Source: WAFB)

    Cheryl Wilks was one of many who commented on a Facebook post by Lauren Westbrook in remembrance of those brave souls we lost in the 2016 ambush on law enforcement.

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    Cheryl Wilks was one of many who commented on a Facebook post by Lauren Westbrook in remembrance of those brave souls we lost in the 2016 ambush on law enforcement.

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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
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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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  • 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
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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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  • YOUR TURN: Lawmaker Bar Fight

    YOUR TURN: Lawmaker Bar Fight

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:38:55 GMT
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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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