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OUR TURN: 9Sports to preview final showdown of national championship
The LSU Tigers are hoping to cap off their undefeated regular season with a win and the fourth national title in school history.
OUR TURN: Ridesharing safety tips
With many headed out to watch the National Championship game, we wanted to take a moment to remind you to be aware of your surroundings and follow these tips when using any rideshare service.
Published January 7, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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.
Published December 3, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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.
Published November 19, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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.
Published November 12, 2019 at 11:17 AM
OUR TURN: National Family Caregivers Month
We want to recognize people who lovingly care for elderly and ill friends and family.
Published November 8, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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.
Published November 5, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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!
Published November 1, 2019 at 12:01 PM
OUR TURN: Halloween safety tips
Keep your littlest ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween!
Published October 29, 2019 at 10:35 AM
OUR TURN: Miss Louisiana
Congratulations are in order for the newest Miss Louisiana.
Published October 22, 2019 at 12:30 PM
OUR TURN: Pink for a Day
WAFB is going Pink for a Day to support breast cancer research.
Published October 18, 2019 at 12:42 PM
OUR TURN: National bullying prevention month
The issue of online or cyberbullying is only becoming more prevalent. So what can we do?
Published October 11, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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.
Published October 8, 2019 at 11:24 AM
YOUR TURN: Krispy Kreme strong
The internet has fallen in love with two brothers who are very passionate about Krispy Kreme.
Published October 3, 2019 at 10:51 AM
Our Turn: Political Ads
Despite hearing or seeing our reporters in political advertisements, WAFB does not endorse any political candidate or issue.
Published October 1, 2019 at 10:39 AM
OUR TURN: Bahamas donations
The people of Louisiana are stepping up to help out our friends in need - as we always do.
Published September 24, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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.
Published September 20, 2019 at 10:31 AM
OUR TURN: Flu Season
Flu season is almost upon us which means now is the time to prepare.
Published September 17, 2019 at 5:41 PM
OUR TURN: K9 drug bust
A shelter dog helped police bust a Slidell man with 4 kg of heroin.
Published September 13, 2019 at 11:09 AM
OUR TURN: Hagan family GoFundMe
Two Georgia Southern fans, Danny and Julie Hagan, lost their lives while traveling home from the LSU game.
Published September 10, 2019 at 10:25 AM
OUR TURN: Gun violence PSAs
Officials released a variety of gun violence PSAs this week.
Published September 6, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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.
Published September 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM
OUR TURN: Labor Day
Thank you for the hard work your do every day.
Published August 30, 2019 at 10:59 AM
OUR TURN: Little League World Series Champions
What a proud moment for our state!
Published August 27, 2019 at 11:07 AM
OUR TURN: Honoring Nancy Parker and Kathleen Blanco
This week, we pause to honor the extraordinary lives of two outstanding women in our community
Published August 20, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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.
Published August 16, 2019 at 12:33 PM
Our Turn: Uniforms for Kids
We want to thank you for helping us reach our goal of 20,000 uniforms!
Published August 13, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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.
Published August 9, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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?
Published August 6, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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.
Published July 30, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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.
Published July 23, 2019 at 1:26 PM
YOUR TURN: Flooding fears
In the wake of Hurricane Barry, what did we learn?
Published July 19, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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.
Published July 17, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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.
Published July 9, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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
Published June 21, 2019 at 10:56 AM
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.
Published June 18, 2019 at 10:58 AM
YOUR TURN: National Anthem
WAFB is returning to the daily tradition of playing the national anthem at the sign-off of each broadcast day.
Published June 14, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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.
Published June 7, 2019 at 12:25 PM
YOUR TURN: Roundabouts
Parish officials say a new roundabout in Livingston Parish is all about safety, but some of you aren't buying it.
Published May 31, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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.
Published May 28, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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.
Published May 24, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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TESTING CENTERS: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in the Baton Rouge area
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Challenging summer weather
New BR testing sites struggle to meet daily goals; weekend hours extended
State officials say they are working to keep voting polls safe and clean ahead of primary elections
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat index readings of 100°+ expected over next few days
BRPD chief calls on public to help solve violent crimes, highlights community organizations
Request to remove Confederate statue in Port Allen denied by WBR council
LSU plans to distribute one mask to every student, faculty and staff member in time for fall semester
BREC closing Independence Park Recreation Center after two summer camp kids test positive for COVID-19
North Baton Rouge medical complex to undergo revitalization
Recalled bassinets sold on Amazon, Target pose fall and entrapment hazard to infants
WBR council denies request to move Confederate statue
Dry cleaners facing tough times as more people work from home.
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Our Lady of the Lake in desperate need of plasma donations from COVID-19 survivors
LSU interim president ‘doing everything’ to avoid international students being deported under new ICE guidelines