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  • YOUR TURN: Mike VII

    YOUR TURN: Mike VII

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-07-14 14:11:58 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Bridget Higginbotham, who staunchly defended the LSU tradition of having a live tiger mascot.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Bridget Higginbotham, who staunchly defended the LSU tradition of having a live tiger mascot.

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  • OUR TURN: Community Policing

    OUR TURN: Community Policing

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-07-11 15:26:15 GMT

    The benefits of community policing have been well documented and various programs are in use in cities across the nation including here in our area.

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    The benefits of community policing have been well documented and various programs are in use in cities across the nation including here in our area.

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  • Your Turn: Reggie's Bar

    Your Turn: Reggie's Bar

    Friday, July 7 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-07-07 18:31:22 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Daniel Boudreaux. Boudreaux and other people commented on our Facebook page about the temporary restraining order that allowed Reggie’s Bar in Baton Rouge to reopen in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Daniel Boudreaux. Boudreaux and other people commented on our Facebook page about the temporary restraining order that allowed Reggie’s Bar in Baton Rouge to reopen in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

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  • OUR TURN: Celebrating 101-year-old athletic competitor

    OUR TURN: Celebrating 101-year-old athletic competitor

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-07-04 14:36:08 GMT

    As we celebrate the birth of our nation, we’d like to honor a Baton Rouge woman who’s celebrated quite a few birthdays herself. She’s 101 years old, but Julia Hawkins is not your typical centenarian. Ms. Hawkins is an athletic competitor.

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    As we celebrate the birth of our nation, we’d like to honor a Baton Rouge woman who’s celebrated quite a few birthdays herself. She’s 101 years old, but Julia Hawkins is not your typical centenarian. Ms. Hawkins is an athletic competitor.

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  • YOUR TURN: French Quarter Safety

    YOUR TURN: French Quarter Safety

    Friday, June 30 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-06-30 16:37:00 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Mary Orcino, who reacted to comments this week from an LSU criminologist who said he believes the French Quarter is no longer safe and that a recent attack there has put crime there at a crucial tipping point.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Mary Orcino, who reacted to comments this week from an LSU criminologist who said he believes the French Quarter is no longer safe and that a recent attack there has put crime there at a crucial tipping point.

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  • YOUR TURN: Mike VII

    YOUR TURN: Mike VII

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-07-14 14:11:58 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Bridget Higginbotham, who staunchly defended the LSU tradition of having a live tiger mascot.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Bridget Higginbotham, who staunchly defended the LSU tradition of having a live tiger mascot.

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  • OUR TURN: Community Policing

    OUR TURN: Community Policing

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-07-11 15:26:15 GMT

    The benefits of community policing have been well documented and various programs are in use in cities across the nation including here in our area.

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    The benefits of community policing have been well documented and various programs are in use in cities across the nation including here in our area.

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  • Your Turn: Reggie's Bar

    Your Turn: Reggie's Bar

    Friday, July 7 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-07-07 18:31:22 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Daniel Boudreaux. Boudreaux and other people commented on our Facebook page about the temporary restraining order that allowed Reggie’s Bar in Baton Rouge to reopen in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Daniel Boudreaux. Boudreaux and other people commented on our Facebook page about the temporary restraining order that allowed Reggie’s Bar in Baton Rouge to reopen in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

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  • YOUR TURN: French Quarter Safety

    YOUR TURN: French Quarter Safety

    Friday, June 30 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-06-30 16:37:00 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Mary Orcino, who reacted to comments this week from an LSU criminologist who said he believes the French Quarter is no longer safe and that a recent attack there has put crime there at a crucial tipping point.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Mary Orcino, who reacted to comments this week from an LSU criminologist who said he believes the French Quarter is no longer safe and that a recent attack there has put crime there at a crucial tipping point.

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  • OUR TURN: Metro Council Annex

    OUR TURN: Metro Council Annex

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-06-27 16:37:14 GMT

    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is poised this week to consider annexing into the city more expensive real estate in the southeastern part of the parish. A more immediate concern is funding for the St. George Fire Protection District.

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    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council is poised this week to consider annexing into the city more expensive real estate in the southeastern part of the parish. A more immediate concern is funding for the St. George Fire Protection District.

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  • YOUR TURN: Baton Rouge Zoo

    YOUR TURN: Baton Rouge Zoo

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:13:58 GMT
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    Baton Rouge city leaders delayed a vote on the controversial proposal to move the Baton Rouge Zoo to a new location, but that hasn’t slowed down the debate on our Facebook page.

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    Baton Rouge city leaders delayed a vote on the controversial proposal to move the Baton Rouge Zoo to a new location, but that hasn’t slowed down the debate on our Facebook page.

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  • May 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Non-emergency 911 calls

    YOUR TURN: Non-emergency 911 calls

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Michelle Dinecola. 

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Michelle Dinecola. 

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  • OUR TURN: Best of the Class

    OUR TURN: Best of the Class

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:02:09 GMT

    Being a part of the team here at WAFB, we have the opportunity to be a part of many rewarding experiences, and topping that list is our “Best of the Class” project that honors the top graduating seniors at 90 high schools throughout our region.

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    Being a part of the team here at WAFB, we have the opportunity to be a part of many rewarding experiences, and topping that list is our “Best of the Class” project that honors the top graduating seniors at 90 high schools throughout our region.

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  • YOUR TURN: Lee Memorial Removal

    YOUR TURN: Lee Memorial Removal

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:07:16 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Pamela Shepard, who posted a comment on our Facebook page as she watched protesters at Lee Circle in New Orleans, where the last of four Confederate monuments was in the process of being taken down.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Pamela Shepard, who posted a comment on our Facebook page as she watched protesters at Lee Circle in New Orleans, where the last of four Confederate monuments was in the process of being taken down.

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  • YOUR TURN: Livonia Deadly Crash

    YOUR TURN: Livonia Deadly Crash

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:53:05 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Kimberly Roberts. She and many other people went to our Facebook page in the immediate aftermath of a deadly vehicle accident on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Kimberly Roberts. She and many other people went to our Facebook page in the immediate aftermath of a deadly vehicle accident on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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  • OUR TURN: EBR CAO

    OUR TURN: EBR CAO

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-04-25 16:07:02 GMT

    The citizens of Baton Rouge owe a debt of gratitude this week to the journalists at The Advocate newspaper. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome owes that same debt.

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    The citizens of Baton Rouge owe a debt of gratitude this week to the journalists at The Advocate newspaper. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome owes that same debt.

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  • YOUR TURN: Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash

    YOUR TURN: Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:12:51 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Allison Silvas, who is one of more than 1,000 people who commented on our Facebook page about the terrible 18-wheeler wreck in West Baton Rouge Parish.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Allison Silvas, who is one of more than 1,000 people who commented on our Facebook page about the terrible 18-wheeler wreck in West Baton Rouge Parish.

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  • March 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Death Row Lawsuit

    YOUR TURN: Death Row Lawsuit

    Friday, March 31 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-03-31 15:36:13 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Wanda Richard, who reacted on our Facebook page to the story this week about a lawsuit filed by Louisiana death row inmates.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Wanda Richard, who reacted on our Facebook page to the story this week about a lawsuit filed by Louisiana death row inmates.

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  • YOUR TURN: Heartbroken community

    YOUR TURN: Heartbroken community

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Brenda Neely. 

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Brenda Neely. 

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  • OUR TURN: Fallen Deputy

    OUR TURN: Fallen Deputy

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-03-22 00:03:19 GMT

    You can’t describe in words how much it hurts to go to the Facebook page of Shawn Anderson and look at the photo of and him and his young children.

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    You can’t describe in words how much it hurts to go to the Facebook page of Shawn Anderson and look at the photo of and him and his young children.

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