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  • Plumbers busy repairing pipes following freezing temperatures Play Video

    January 9, 2017 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The recent severe cold weather translated into overtime for plumbers trying to repair damaged pipes. One plumber, Joseph Pickens, said that the company he works with, Tiger Plumbing, received several calls about broken pipes following the freezing temperatures. The company received so many calls, in fact,... more »
  • Warming away from a frigid weekend

    January 9, 2017 7:03 AM

    The weather is getting back to normal today with more typical January temperatures in Baton Rouge. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for near normal temperatures today with highs in the low 60s and mostly sunny skies. Overnight will be mostly clear with lows near 50. Up... more »
  • 500 Muscovites brave intense cold for bike ride

    January 8, 2017 12:53 PM

    MOSCOW - For hundreds of Muscovites, the fact that the temperature had plunged to minus-27 Celsius (minus-17 F) was no reason to avoid going for a group bicycle ride. About 500 cyclists, many equipped with fur hats and other nonstandard gear, held a ride of about eight kilometers (five miles)... more »
  • Coffee shops stay busy during severe cold weather Play Video

    January 7, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Following the severe cold weather in the area, residents found refuge in their local coffee shops. Although Friday was windy, cold and rainy, Saturday turned out to be warm and steamy for those at Magpie Cafe looking for their hot cup of joe. Crowds showed... more »
  • Audubon Bridge closed due to winter weather conditions

    January 6, 2017 6:20 PM

    NEW ROADS – Traffic officials say the Audubon Bridge on LA 10 from US 61 to LA 10 in New Roads is closed due to winter weather conditions. #BREAKING : @WBRZ reporting that the Audubon Bridge has been closed. #LaWX @NWSNewOrleans — Josh Eachus WBRZ (@Josh_Eachus) January 6,... more »
  • BREC recreational facilities will close at 6 p.m. due to weather

    January 6, 2017 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All BREC recreational facilities will close at 6 p.m. Friday due the threat of dangerous road conditions. BREC says it will also delay opening times for the facilities until 10 a.m. Saturday for the safety of its employees and visitors. According to a statement, all... more »
  • UPDATE: dangerous travel possible tonight Play Video

    January 6, 2017 7:50 AM

    With rain in around Baton Rouge, frozen precipitation north of the city and freezing temperatures expected tonight -- icy roads and bridges will be a concern tonight. See an updated forecast, detailed timing for your parish or county and how to prepare for the wintry weather in our full breakdown... more »
  • Drivers prepare for winter weather conditions across state Play Video

    January 5, 2017 11:47 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Residents in four parishes and two Mississippi counties are preparing for freezing conditions while under a winter weather advisory. In East and West Feliciana Parishes, road crews are getting ready for wet roads and freezing temperatures. Black ice could be a big problem for drivers. "Can you... more »
  • Full list of school closures ahead of winter weather

    January 5, 2017 5:37 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH – Public schools in St. Helena and East and West Feliciana parishes will dismiss students early Friday due to the upcoming cold weather. School officials in St. Helena Parish say schools will close at 2 p.m. to avoid the cold weather threat and ensure students'... more »
  • Cold and rain return, may mix with sleet before ending

    January 5, 2017 7:27 AM

    The weather will turn around quickly on Thursday as clouds build and showers arrive later in the afternoon. Nasty weather is in store for Friday with rain showers, falling temperatures and perhaps a bit of sleet mixing in before the precipitation wraps up. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Continued chance for wintry mix Friday Evening

    January 4, 2017 12:19 PM

    Though still not a certainty, the possibility of frozen precipitation has increased for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area. Rain could mix with sleet in and around Baton Rouge, but a full transition to frozen precipitation could briefly occur for locations north of I-12. As clouds and pockets of... more »
  • Governor's office urging residents to brace for wintry weather conditions

    January 4, 2017 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is urging residents to prepare for the coldest weather of the winter season that is expected in the state later this week. The National Weather Service says that winter rain will impact parts of the state starting Friday.... more »
  • Low wind chills Friday, below freezing Saturday Morning

    December 9, 2016 6:40 AM

    The chill is on. A long duration freeze is expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite sunshine, Friday will be quite cold with highs failing to leave the upper 40s. Continued northeast winds of 5-10mph will produce wind chills or “feels like” temperatures... more »
  • Man living in tent since flood braces for cold weather Play Video

    December 8, 2016 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man has been living in a tent since the August flood. Rodney Guillory virtually lost everything. "It's hard but I'm managing it," Guillory said. With the cold weather approaching, living in a tent has not made Rodney Guillory's living situation any easier. "It gets... more »
  • Freezing temperatures possible next two mornings

    December 8, 2016 6:59 AM

    Much colder air will move into Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi through the day, leaving thermometers near freezing by Friday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will seem quite wintry. With morning cloud cover and spotty showers, temperatures will stay close to 50 degrees. An increasing north,... more »
  • Decem-brr on the way

    December 7, 2016 7:09 AM

    Dig deep into the closet, grab the warmest layers you own -- they'll be needed Thursday to Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a partly sunny day to unfold with high temperatures climbing to the upper 60s this afternoon. Rain showers will arrive overnight just ahead of... more »
  • Quiet start, showers for travel day?

    November 21, 2016 7:39 AM

    After a very cold start to the week, and the first freeze in some locations, a quick warm-up is expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be sunny and cool with highs in the upper 60s. Overnight will end up warmer than this morning with clear skies... more »
  • Bond denied for murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case

    October 31, 2016 1:36 PM

    IBERVILLE - A judge has denied bond for a man who was arrested for two counts of second degree murder in a 25-year-old cold case. Bond was denied for 61-year-old Tommy Francise who was arrested in Lafayette around 4 a.m. last Thursday . He was transported to Iberville Parish... more »
  • Sharply colder across the Central Gulf Coast

    January 22, 2016 7:10 AM

    With a strong cold front east of the area, temperatures have plummeted and will not recover much through Saturday. Today and Tonight: Friday will be wintry by local standards. Overcast skies may persist throughout the day as cold air continues to seep into the Gulf South. Temperatures will... more »
  • Seahawks-Vikings playing through third coldest NFL game ever

    January 10, 2016 3:04 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings have kicked off their wild-card round game with an official temperature of minus-6 degrees. That makes this tied for the third-coldest kickoff temperature in league history, according to NFL.com. The record, of course, is the famous Ice Bowl game on Dec. 31,... more »
  • Arctic air heads to northern New England, parts of New York

    February 23, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Arctic air is returning to northern New England and parts of New York State after Sunday's brief sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures. The National Weather Service says temperatures will be 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country on Monday. And anything... more »
  • Strawberry farmers prep for freeze Play Video

    January 7, 2015 12:52 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Strawberry farmers are bracing for Wednesday night's forecasted cold snap. Wednesday morning at Fletcher Farm in Ponchatoula, workers picked the few strawberries ready for harvest. Farm owner William Fletcher says, "What we're doing right now is going in ahead of the cold weather and trying to get... more »
  • Vet School reminds people to protect pets from cold

    January 7, 2015 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine put out several tips Wednesday reminding people to protect their pets against extreme cold. According to LSU pets should be brought inside if possible when the temperature drops into the extreme cold range. Outdoor pets also use more energy when... more »
  • Shelters expand hours ahead of freezing temps Play Video

    January 6, 2015 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bitter cold temperatures are on the way and for many that means making sure pipes, plants and pets are protected. But, for others it's a danger of life on the streets. News Two's Alexa Vogue spoke with community leaders, who say they're doing everything they can... more »
  • Bundle up: It's freezing or below in all 50 states

    November 18, 2014 4:47 PM

    NEW YORK - Baby, it's cold outside, no matter what part of the United States you're in. Temperatures fell to freezing or below at recording stations in all 50 states on Tuesday morning, from the highest elevations in the mountains of Hawaii to the snow-paralyzed Buffalo area in New York.... more »
  • Hard freeze warning in effect tonight for most of La.

    November 17, 2014 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness asked residents on Monday morning to prepare themselves for yet another round of severe winter weather. The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning or freeze warning for much of Louisiana. The freeze is expected... more »
  • Protecting your home and family from the cold Play Video

    November 13, 2014 7:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - People in the Baton Rouge area got their first taste of cold weather this morning with temperatures dropping into the 30's. There are ways you can protect your self and your home this winter. We visited St. Vincent de Paul on 2une In, where they're looking... more »
  • Fire departments urge preparation for big chill Play Video

    November 12, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters urged people to make sure they're safely prepared for this week's drop in temperature, and don't take any risks just to stay warm. The Baton Rouge Fire Department released a checklist Wednesday for people to make sure they're not creating fire hazards with their chimneys,... more »
  • Cold, wet winter delays Louisiana corn planting

    March 22, 2014 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The cold, wet spring has delayed corn planting in Louisiana, where it has become a major crop. Charles Cannatella of Melville says farmers in the north have generally finished planting by now, and those in central Louisiana are usually well on their way. He says he hasn't... more »
  • Long, cold winter means scarce, expensive crawfish

    March 8, 2014 6:36 PM

    HOUMA, La. - The long, cold winter means crawfish are scarce and expensive. During cold weather, crawfish stay at the bottom of their ponds or streams, and don't eat. That means they're much smaller than usual for this time of year - and they're not taking the bait in crawfish... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "A Cold? Not the Temp."

    March 1, 2014 9:52 AM

    Mom relied on mustard plasters, Vick's Vapo-Rub and salt-water gargling to relieve cold symptoms. She believed temperature changes were the cause. As noted in a previous column, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases contend cold weather is the common scapegoat for colds and viruses. Their research confirms drastic... more »
  • Crawfish freeze with high prices Play Video

    January 30, 2014 10:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- If you have planned a crawfish boil for the big game, your plans may be on ice unless you're ready to hand off some serious cash to buy the crimson crustacean. Icy weather froze many crawfish ponds in Louisiana, leaving a layer of ice that didn't melt until... more »
  • Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish

    January 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish. For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay... more »
  • Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

    January 20, 2014 1:45 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and even a change of heart. Cheryl... more »
  • Many without gas due to record cold temps Play Video

    January 7, 2014 5:52 PM

    ZACHARY - Record breaking temperatures are taking their toll on Zachary's gas pipelines. Residents are experiencing low gas pressure throughout the city. Mayor David Amrhein said it's from a combination of the cold and meeting the demand of a growing city. Some Zachary residents went without heat, hot water,... more »
  • Zoos in La. and Miss. coping with cold

    January 7, 2014 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Zookeepers in New Orleans and Monroe are telling visitors that some animals can't be seen because they're warming up indoors, out of the wind and Arctic air. In Jackson, Miss., the zoo was closed, animals kept inside - except for springbok. Education specialist Lucy Barton says the speedy,... more »
  • Coverage of the freezing temperatures Play Video

    January 6, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A hard freeze warning is in effect until Tuesday morning at 9 as some of the coldest weather since 2010 roll into the area. The forecast low for Monday night and into Tuesday morning is 20 degrees. Tuesday, high temperatures are expected to hover around the upper... more »
  • Homeless seek shelter, shelters full

    January 6, 2014 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Monday's winter blast, there are a few extra people seeking shelter at St. Vincent de Paul. Volunteers say once the temperatures drop below 40, they see an influx of people. Monday, the shelter is housing about 70 people, that's 40 above normal. "We've got... more »
  • Cold hoax doesn't cut Ouachita school attendance

    January 6, 2014 2:25 PM

    MONROE- A Ouachita Parish School System spokeswoman says attendance appears normal in spite of an online hoax saying cold would close schools on Monday. Aline Smead says Superintendent Bob Webber and attorneys are discussing whether to ask police to investigate the fake notice posted Sunday on social media sites. She... more »
  • Central Public Schools cancel class Tuesday due to cold

    January 5, 2014 7:12 PM

    CENTRAL- Central Public School Superintendent Michael Faulk announced Sunday night, school will be cancelled on Tuesday 1/7/14 for students due to the frigid temperatures expected in the area Tuesday morning. This school cancellation does not apply to teachers or other school personnel at this point. "Teachers and other... more »
  • Polar plunge to bring low temps not seen in Baton Rouge in decades

    January 5, 2014 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A blast of arctic air headed this way is set to bring low temperatures to this area we haven't seen in decades. The low tonight could dip down to 27 degrees, and on Monday night it's forecast to drop to 18 degrees. Across the nation, frigid, subzero... more »
  • Firefighters battle massive downtown fire

    January 3, 2014 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eyewitnesses said homeless people have been staying in a house that burst into flames, sending glowing fire and smoke into the cold night air Friday. For nearly an hour, crews battled the blaze and had to close some downtown streets, including St. Philip. Flames shot... more »
  • Chimney fires on the rise Play Video

    January 3, 2014 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The winter chill comes with an increase in chimney fires in the Baton Rouge area. Chris Clouatre, owner of C.C. Chimney Sweep, said he's seen more chimney fires in the last few days than he has in years. He says fireplaces often get neglected, especially when... more »
  • Forgot to wrap the pipes? This list might save the day!

    November 27, 2013 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A freeze warning is in effect since temperatures Monday night will dip as low as 19 degrees. Plumbers suggest when it gets that cold, exposed pipes should be wrapped. And, while it's not too late, it's unlikely many people will get up and go outside overnight to... more »
  • Deputies: 20-year-old rape case solved, arrest made

    November 25, 2013 9:57 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Deputies in Iberville Parish booked a man on rape charges, twenty years after the attack Monday night. Bernie Metrejean was booked in to jail after he was arrested in St. Martin Parish on drug charges. His DNA matched the rape case. Investigators believe Metrejean picked up a... more »
  • Family's story brings help for cold nights Play Video

    November 13, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family in Old South Baton Rouge will sleep a little warmer tonight following a News 2 story about their situation. Daphne Brooks and her three children had to move after their home burned down, and she didn't have the money to heat their new home properly.... more »
  • Mother with newborn without heat Play Video

    November 12, 2013 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The freezing temperatures mean outlasting the night for one mother of three. "My baby has a cold already," Daphne Brooks said. Brooks is not able to pay for gas heating in her home. She along with her fiance', her three-month-old son Rico, four-year-old daughter... more »
  • New info reopens 2003, 2006 Tangipahoa killings

    July 31, 2013 3:31 PM

    HAMMOND - New information has breathed life into two cold criminal cases in Tangipahoa Parish. Sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto says detectives have recently received several leads about the shooting of 30-year-old Timothy Brown, who was gunned down in the parking lot of Pea's lounge shortly before 2 a.m. on Dec.... more »
  • Brandywine residents in power struggle Play Video

    February 15, 2013 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Residents at Brandywine Apartments may be in for a cold weekend after power was cut off to several units. It's because they didn't pay rent, but resident argue they shouldn't have to because management hasn't paid more than $100,000 in utilities payments. Now the water company... more »
  • Midwest remains locked in deep freeze

    January 23, 2013 6:21 AM

    MADISON, Wis. - The Upper Midwest remains locked in the deep freeze, with bitter temperatures stretching into a fourth day across several states. The cold snap arrived Saturday night as waves of Arctic air swept south from Canada, pushing temperatures to dangerous lows and leaving a section of the... more »
  • Toddlers found in cold

    January 2, 2013 7:34 PM

    Temperatures hovered in the teens and two toddlers were found wandering outside a home, alone in St. Louis, Missouri. Their caretakers were asleep inside. Authorities say a newspaper delivery man was on his route at about 5 am when he found the kids. They're one and 3. One girl had... more »

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