Editorial

  OUR TURN: Unclaimed money

Louisiana lawmakers have been spending money that doesn’t belong to them.

  YOUR TURN: Captain Willie

Hundreds of people paid their respects over the last two days at services for a man we’ve lovingly called “Captain Willie Matthews” since the 2016 flood.

  OUR TURN - Hazing

The family of LSU fraternity pledge Max Gruver wants LSU to be as open as possible about their investigations into hazing.

  YOU TURN: Time Change

You’ll need to go to bed an hour early Saturday night if you want to keep getting your beauty sleep.

  OUR TURN: Alabama Torn Fund

Our hearts are with our friends and neighbors in Alabama.

  YOUR TURN: Employee Appreciation Day

Our company recognizes awesome employees and we want to recognize you.

  OUR TURN: Ride share safety

Police say an LSU student was sexually assaulted and nearly kidnapped by a fake ride sharing driver.

  YOUR TURN: Love our pets

It’s good to see so much love in our community.

  OUR TURN: Titan 9

We’re hitting the road this carnival season with our new Titan 9 stormtracker.

  YOUR TURN: Cenikor Honors

This week, an organization called the Cenikor Foundation honored many Louisiana leaders.

  OUR TURN: DEQ map

Here in Louisiana, we love spending time outdoors.

  OUR TURN: Race for the Cure

Every 19 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer.

  OUR TURN: Cpl. Totty

We pause this week to remember one of our fallen police officers and the lessons we can learn from his short but productive life.

  YOUR TURN: Ascension, Livingston Murder Victims

Students at both Denham Springs High and Port Allen High organized "free dress days," raising thousands of dollars to help offset funeral costs for the Ernest family.

  OUR TURN: Super Bowl

As the Super Bowl approaches, Saints fans are still finding it hard to move past the devastating "no-call" in the NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams.

  YOUR TURN: Saints

We were inspired by Saints owner Gayle Benson’s statement after this past Sunday’s championship game.

  OUR TURN: Warrick Dunn

Last week, Warrick Dunn's Home for the Holidays program gifted it’s 168th home to a single mother of two from Plaquemine.

  YOUR TURN: Devin White

LSU linebacker Devin White will not return for his senior season with the Tigers.

  OUR TURN: Georgia-Pacific Layoffs

We are saddened by the news announced last week of more than 650 layoffs at Georgia-Pacific.

  YOUR TURN: Law Enforcement Appreciation

On our Facebook page, there were numerous comments and words of gratitude for the law enforcement officers here in our great state of Louisiana.

OUR TURN: Steve Gleason

The president signed a bill last week that will award Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal.

  YOUR TURN: New Year’s Baby

For a lucky few, the New Year brought the ultimate celebration of the birth of a new child.

OUR TURN: WAFB thanks you for watching this year!

The best thing about the holidays is the opportunity to express our gratitude for your continued trust in us. Serving this community since 1953, WAFB would like to thank you, our viewers, for tuning in every day.

  YOUR TURN: Crime Crackdown

The Baton Rouge Police Department held a news conference Wednesday to discuss the results of a month-long, multi-agency operation aimed at violent and gun-related crime in the Capital area.

  OUR TURN: Tips on handling extra stress during the holidays

Christmas is only a week away! While some of you may be humming holiday carols and baking goodies, others might be feeling stressed and anxious this time of the year.

  YOUR TURN: Destroyed Mail

Many of you went to Facebook this week to vent your frustrations with the postal service after we aired a report about issues at the Bennington post office, just off of College Drive.

  OUR TURN: Hope for better quality of life after two tax measures pass in La. election

The voters of Louisiana spoke last Saturday. Although voting turnout was low, those who decided to do their civic duty passed two taxes in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  YOUR TURN: Saints owner Gayle Benson pays for 400 layaway Walmart orders

This week’s Your Turn goes to Cheryl Young Bananno

  OUR TURN: Saying goodbye to former U.S. president George H. W. Bush

As our country says its final goodbyes to former president George H. W. Bush this week, we thought we would touch on one of his many accomplishments that helped the people of Louisiana.

  YOUR TURN: Car Giveaway

Tis the season for giving! Our Lauren Westbrook shared a video of Ruffino’s on the River in Lafayette giving a wonderful gift when one of its longtime employees had his car stolen.

  OUR TURN: Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday and it helps us refocus on what is important. It’s a 24-hour movement where we are all urged to give some of our time, a donation, or a gift to help those around us in need.

  YOUR TURN: More people share what they are thankful for this November

As we shared in our previous weeks' messages, November is our time to reflect on all things we are thankful for ... we’ve also asked you to share your thoughts with us and we are so delighted you did!

  OUR TURN: Ways to prevent Christmas tree fires this holiday season

As we move into the holiday season, more and more decorations are lighting up the stores and our homes.

  YOUR TURN: What are you thankful for this November?

All throughout November, it’s Your Turn to share with us what you are thankful for.

  OUR TURN: Ways to safely use heat during cold weather

Cold weather has arrived and the storm team says we could see our first freeze of the season later this week.

  YOUR TURN: What are you thankful for?

We have decided to make this a month of Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for?

OUR TURN: Thank you for donating to our ’Beat Bama' blood drive!

In one week, we collected 690 units of blood at the Our Lady of the Lake blood center and on location at the OLOL mobile donation van. To put it into perspective, those 690 units will save over 2,000 lives in our community.

  YOUR TURN: Remember to change your batteries in your smoke alarms

This weekend, remember to change your clocks as we fall back an hour for Daylight Savings Time as well as change your batteries in your smoke detectors.

  OUR TURN: Beat Bama Blood Drive in full swing

Our Beat Bama Blood Drive is in full swing and we are ready to roll all over the Crimson Tide!

  YOUR TURN: Some LSU fans “silently suffer” through LSU chant

All eyes will be on the LSU Tigers as they battle Alabama a week from Saturday, right here on WAFB Channel 9.

  OUR TURN: Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancers in women.