Editorial

  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.

  OUR TURN: Happy Mother’s Day!

And as Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, we at WAFB are honoring our mother’s the best way we know how.

  YOUR TURN: WAFB report helps get floors fixed for local resident

It's your turn!

  OUR TURN - Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

It’s the kind of place you never want to need but will be so thankful that it’s here if you ever do.

  Your Turn: Aalayah

Baton Rouge Magnet High School senior Aalayah Levy has been offered more than $1 million in scholarships.

  Our Turn - Earth Day

We wanted to encourage everyone in our viewing area to take time this week and help make our community a cleaner place to live.

  YOUR TURN: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Memorials were being held across the country this week honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  OUR TURN: Ride Share Safety

We wanted to take a moment and again remind you to be aware of your surroundings and follow these tips when using any ride share services.

  YOUR TURN: Traffic

This weeks Your Turn segment goes to Clay Peterson who, like a lot of us, is beyond sick and tired of the traffic.

Our Turn - Steve Schneider LAB Lifetime Achievement Award

Steve has served our community for more than 30 years and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate his achievement.

  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.