Editorial

  OUR TURN: Congratulations to all our Louisiana teams!

Whether you root for Southern, Southeastern, the Saints or LSU, it’s a great week to be a football fan in Louisiana.

  OUR TURN: Vape-users urged to seek medical attention after first reported vaping-related death in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury in the state.

  OUR TURN: Thanks for helping in ‘Beat Bama Blood Drive’

Did you have a little more pep in your step coming back to work this week? I know we did.

  OUR TURN: National Family Caregivers Month

We want to recognize people who lovingly care for elderly and ill friends and family.

  OUR TURN: Time to check those smoke detectors

Did you check your smoke detectors this weekend? Now that Daylight saving time has ended, the Baton Rouge Fire Department and the American Red Cross say it’s time to check those smoke alarms.

  OUR TURN: Beat Bama blood drive

Our Beat Bama Blood Drive kicks off Saturday and we are ready to roll all over the Crimson Tide!

  OUR TURN: Halloween safety tips

Keep your littlest ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween!

  OUR TURN: Miss Louisiana

Congratulations are in order for the newest Miss Louisiana.

  OUR TURN: Pink for a Day

WAFB is going Pink for a Day to support breast cancer research.

  OUR TURN: National bullying prevention month

The issue of online or cyberbullying is only becoming more prevalent. So what can we do?

  OUR TURN: Supporting the opening of the new children’s hospital

As of last Saturday, the brand new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s hospital is up and running.

  YOUR TURN: Krispy Kreme strong

The internet has fallen in love with two brothers who are very passionate about Krispy Kreme.

  Our Turn: Political Ads

Despite hearing or seeing our reporters in political advertisements, WAFB does not endorse any political candidate or issue.

  OUR TURN: Bahamas donations

The people of Louisiana are stepping up to help out our friends in need - as we always do.

YOUR TURN - Bullying

Debra is hoping to bring awareness to remind us as responsible adults that we must be on top of this matter called bullying.

  OUR TURN: Flu Season

Flu season is almost upon us which means now is the time to prepare.

  OUR TURN: K9 drug bust

A shelter dog helped police bust a Slidell man with 4 kg of heroin.

  OUR TURN: Hagan family GoFundMe

Two Georgia Southern fans, Danny and Julie Hagan, lost their lives while traveling home from the LSU game.

  OUR TURN: Gun violence PSAs

Officials released a variety of gun violence PSAs this week.

  OUR TURN: Dorian relief

It’s tremendous to see the spirit of Louisiana on full display as teams from our area head to the coast to help with hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

  OUR TURN: Labor Day

Thank you for the hard work your do every day.

  OUR TURN: Little League World Series Champions

What a proud moment for our state!

  OUR TURN: Honoring Nancy Parker and Kathleen Blanco

This week, we pause to honor the extraordinary lives of two outstanding women in our community

  OUR TURN: Barry cleanup

Discussions happened this week that could speed up the cleanup process more than a month after Hurricane Barry lashed the southeastern Louisiana coast.

  Our Turn: Uniforms for Kids

We want to thank you for helping us reach our goal of 20,000 uniforms!

  OUR TURN: EnVision Youth Ministry school supply drawstring bags

EnVision Youth Ministry of Iberville Christian Center went into the two public schools in the city of St. Gabriel Wednesday and passed out custom drawstring bags filled with school supplies.

  OUR TURN: Mass shootings

There are many calls for congress or our political leaders to “do something”- and while they should - is that really our best bet?

  OUR TURN - Car seat safety

A new law going into effect Thursday aims to curb that trend and get your most precious cargo from point a to point b safely.

  OUR TURN: Uniforms for Kids

As we gear up for the start of a new school year, we want to remind you of a drive that is near and dear to our hearts.

  YOUR TURN: Flooding fears

In the wake of Hurricane Barry, what did we learn?

  OUR TURN: Alert Facebook Group

Things like the latest product recalls, health alerts, safety tips and warnings are very important to us. And it’s very important to us that this information be accurate and easy to find.

  OUR TURN: Storm preps

As we track potential developments in the Gulf of Mexico this week, now is the time for you and your family to prepare.

  YOUR TURN: Todd Graves, Raising Cane’s CEO

Todd Graves, the founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, has been named one of the top CEOs in the country

  OUR TURN: Hot cars

With the temperatures rising, we wanted to take a minute and remind you to be safe with your children and your pets.

  YOUR TURN: National Anthem

WAFB is returning to the daily tradition of playing the national anthem at the sign-off of each broadcast day.

  YOUR TURN: Leah Chase

We would like to take a minute to honor the life and legacy of Leah Chase, the legendary New Orleans chef.

YOUR TURN: Roundabouts

Parish officials say a new roundabout in Livingston Parish is all about safety, but some of you aren't buying it.

  OUR TURN: Hurricane Season

Now is the time to make sure you and your family are ready for any storms that might head our way.

  OUR TURN: Memorial Day

With Memorial Day being right around the corner, everyone is gearing up to celebrate with many planning to go on a picnic, barbecue or a road trip.

  OUR TURN: SU Baseball

Congrats to the Southern Jags Baseball Team on bringing home the SWAC tournament championship trophy this weekend!

  YOUR TURN: Distracted driving

Take a pledge to put down your cellphone to protect yourself and others on the road.