December 6, 2013 6:50 AM
Be sure to bundle up as you head to work and school today! The cold front will move toward the Louisiana Coastline today and a disturbance will move over us from the west. In the wake of the front we will continue to see the temperatures fall and more scattered... more »
November 29, 2013 5:57 AM
Like Thanksgiving, Black Friday is off to a cold start. The day started below freezing and many of us early-risers found it necessary to scrape away some frost on the windshields before setting out for the day. High pressure centered over Virginia will keep our skies mainly clear and our... more »
November 28, 2013 5:55 AM
As you take the time to enjoy a nice meal with friends and family, perhaps you're also thankful that you are fortunate enough to do so indoors! It's cold today. With a morning temperature checked in around 25° we experienced the coldest morning since March 27, 2013, nearly piercing the... more »
November 27, 2013 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- A hard freeze warning is in effect for many across the region since temperatures tonight could dip as low as 28 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... more »
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 »
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 »
November 13, 2013 6:36 AM
An area of high pressure will move over the Deep South Today. It will continue to draw down some very cold air from Canada and that will keep it chilly all day. We will have sunny skies, but they will not be able to warm us up. High temperatures will... more »
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 »
November 12, 2013 1:01 PM
...Freeze Warning From 3 AM to 9 AM Wednesday...
A strong trough of low pressure will send a strong cold front into and through Baton Rouge this afternoon. It will not have any moisture to work with, so all we will see from it will be mostly cloudy skies.... more »
November 12, 2013 6:50 AM
A strong trough of low pressure will send a strong cold front into and through Baton Rouge this morning. It will not have any moisture to work with, so all we will see from it will be partly cloudy skies. Once it moves through the winds will really start to... more »
November 8, 2013 8:02 AM
An area of high pressure will sit north of Louisiana today and that will help to keep us cool. At the same time, the jet stream, or river of winds where commercial airplanes fly, will send some high clouds over Baton Rouge from the west today. These clouds will limit... more »
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 »
March 27, 2013 7:08 AM
Brrr!! It is a very cold start and frosty to the day with clear skies and temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s! Hopefully you brought in all of your plants, or covered them up. Bundle up as you head to work and school this morning!
We will... more »
March 26, 2013 7:12 AM
It is a very cold morning across the Capital City with clear skies and temperatures in the 30s. A light freeze is expected! I hope that you brought in your plants last night. Take that jacket with you this morning.
An area of high pressure remains over the Southeast... more »
March 12, 2013 6:37 AM
It is a mostly clear and chilly start to this Tuesday Morning with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Take that jacket with you!
We will have a gorgeous day as high pressure builds into the Southeast U.S. Expect a few highs clouds to stream over us for the... more »
March 7, 2013 7:07 AM
It is a pretty chilly start to this Thursday with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the lower 30s with a little frost! Brrr!! Bundle up as you head to work or school!
An area of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. and that will allow us to... more »
February 28, 2013 7:26 AM
The cold front has moved into the Gulf of Mexico and we have mostly clear skies over Baton Rouge this morning. It is chilly with temperatures in the 40s.
It is going to be another beautiful afternoon with plenty of sunshine. A few high clouds will stream by today... more »
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 »
February 13, 2013 7:12 AM
The cold front has moved to the east of Baton Rouge, but we will still have some lingering showers and clouds over us this morning. Temperatures are starting out in the 50s.
We will not warm up much today thanks to the clouds and showers streaming up from the... more »
January 30, 2013 9:16 AM
The cold front has pushed through town this morning, and the severe weather threat has ended. Some lingering showers will continue until midday for parts of Southeast Louisiana. The sky will start to clear and it will become partly cloudy this afternoon. Temperatures have fallen into the 50s and they... more »
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 »
January 16, 2013 7:03 AM
This Wednesday Morning is starting off with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers across Southeast Louisiana. It is chilly with temperatures in the mid 30s. Better bundle up and take that umbrella with you again!
More of the same wet and dreary weather is on tap today. The stationary... more »
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 »
December 21, 2012 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 47-year-old woman arrested by New York authorities on Dec. 3 in the 1984 slaying of businessman has been extradited to Louisiana. Leila Mulla, of Astoria, N.Y., was transported to Baton Rouge Thursday after being arrested by New York police. Mulla was booked with criminal conspiracy, simple... more »
December 13, 2012 7:42 AM
It is a very cold and frost morning across the Baton Rogue area. We have clear skies, calm winds and temperatures in the lower 30s. This will allow us to have a light freeze along and north of the I-10/12 Corridor. The NWS has issued a Freeze Warning in effect... more »
December 12, 2012 5:58 AM
Better bundle up this morning as you head out the door! We have partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. BRRR!!
The clouds will break up today and it will become mostly sunny. This is due to the upper-level moisture moving to the east of... more »
December 11, 2012 11:26 AM
Some mid to high level clouds will stream over Baton Rouge area today from the southwest to the northeast as upper-level moisture moves over the colder air sitting over us. This will give us partly to mostly cloudy skies and some filtered sunshine. The clouds will keep the high temperatures... more »
December 3, 2012 3:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge announced two arrests in connection with a 1984 murder, after they said a cold case review and DNA analysis led them to the suspects.
Police arrested Ronald Dunnagan, 64, of Bossier City and Leila Mulla, 57, of Astoria, N.Y. in connection with... more »
November 29, 2012 7:26 AM
BRRRR! It sure is a cold start to the day with clear skies and temperatures in the mid 30s. Some of you may have even gotten closer to freezing, so patchy frost is possible.
We will have a gorgeous afternoon with plenty of sunny skies thanks to an area... more »
November 28, 2012 7:18 AM
We begin this Wednesday morning with low clouds that are sticking around this morning along with some drizzle and mist. Temperatures are pretty chilly as they start out in the lower 40s.
The low clouds will gradually move to the east of Baton Rouge this afternoon and it will... more »
November 15, 2012 7:16 AM
It is another clear and cold start on this Thursday with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. Some patchy frost will be possible. Be sure to dress warmly as you head out the door!
The quiet and cool weather continues today across Southeast Louisiana. There is an area... more »
November 14, 2012 7:40 AM
More chilly weather is greeting us across the Capital City on this Wednesday Morning. It is mostly clear with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. You will want to take that jacket with you again!
The disturbance that brought us the high clouds yesterday is moving east... more »
November 13, 2012 7:06 AM
It is a cold start to this Tuesday with clear skies and temperatures in the mid 30s. You will want to take that warm coat with you as you head out the door!
A disturbance, or short wave, will move out of Texas and over Louisiana today. This will... more »
November 12, 2012 1:06 PM
The cold front will be to the east of Baton Rouge this afternoon and it will become sunny. Temperatures will not rise too much as they only climb back into the mid 60s once the sun returns.
We will be mostly clear and cool this evening with temperatures falling... more »
November 12, 2012 8:13 AM
A cold front is moving through Southeast Louisiana this morning. We have a few showers over the area, but the rain should come to an end by late morning. Then we will be left with mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures are in the 50s.
The cold front will be to... more »
November 8, 2012 7:41 AM
You better bundle up as you head out the door this morning around Baton Rouge! We have clear skies with our temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
The area of high pressure remains over the Deep South this afternoon and that will make for another beautiful day.... more »
October 30, 2012 7:00 AM
You better bundle up once again as you head out the door this morning across the Capital City!! We have clear skies with temperatures in the upper 30s.
The area of high pressure remains off to the northwest of Baton Rouge today, so we will stay sunny with some... more »
October 29, 2012 1:27 PM
We will have a gorgeous and sunny afternoon across the Baton Rouge area thanks to an area of high pressure sitting northwest of Louisiana. This will keep northwest over us and that means we will still cool. High temperatures will be in the mid 60s.
Expect clear skies this... more »
October 29, 2012 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - With the cold weather quickly approaching, WBRZ has kicked off our annual "Pat's Coats for Kids" coat drive.
Now through Saturday, Nov. 24 2012, "Pat's Coats for Kids" will collect any children's or adult's size coats or monetary donations for needy children in our area.
... more »
October 29, 2012 6:36 AM
You better bundle up as you head out to work or school this morning! We have clear skies with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
It is going to be another cool to mild day across the Capital City. An area of high pressure remains over the... more »
July 18, 2012 4:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Researchers say snowmelt that chilled coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico may have contributed to baby dolphin deaths in the winter of 2011. A new research paper says 86 baby dolphins are known to have been aborted or died shortly after birth during the period. Researcher... more »
April 26, 2012 12:35 PM
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - New details are emerging surrounding one of the area's most infamous abductions. To date, it remains unsolved and stumped even the most seasoned investigators. Mari Ann Fowler was last seen on December 24, 2002 in Port Allen after leaving a fast food restaurant. Search teams... more »
April 24, 2012 6:46 AM
It is a very chilly start to the day around the Baton Rouge area! We have broken the record low in Baton Rouge with a temperature of 44. The old record was set back in 2005. Be sure to take that coat with you to work or school!!
We... more »
April 23, 2012 12:36 PM
We will have a beautiful afternoon with sunny skies. It will be a little cooler than it should be this time of year with high temperatures only in the lower 70s.
It will remain clear this evening, and it will become cooler as the temperatures fall into the 60s... more »
February 24, 2012 7:35 AM
The cold front is now moving through Baton Rouge this morning. Isolated showers are popping up along it, and we could have a few thunderstorms too. Temperatures ahead of the front are in the 70s but they quickly fall into the 60s behind it with mostly cloudy skies.
The... more »
January 12, 2012 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- For most people, the cold means it's time to turn the thermostat up, but that tends to put a chill down their spine when the utility bill arrives.
According to Robert Theriot, owner of Theriot's Heating and air, simply maintaining your heater can save you money and... more »
November 11, 2011 6:29 AM
We have near record lows this morning in the lower 30s, and a light freeze is likely along and north of I-10 & 12. The record is 32 set back in 1991. Frost is covering a lot of those areas and that is where the National Weather Service has issued... more »
February 4, 2011 3:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana farmers say this week's cold is good for peaches in north Louisiana - and, farther south, strawberries covered against the cold should be fine. Joe Mitcham of Ruston says his peaches need 850 to 1,000 hours of temperatures below 45 degrees to produce a good crop.... more »
February 3, 2011 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - While DOTD and street crews have been working through the weather, News 2 found many people around town with other plans to get through this cold and ice. At one gas station in Baton Rouge, customers were in and out all day, but fuel hasn't been the... more »
February 3, 2011 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- As the temperatures drop, hundreds of shoppers are filling area grocery stores in search of the cold weather essentials. The most popular items at Bet-R grocery store ranged from milk and bread to stew meats.
"They're buying a lot of soup shank, a lot of stew meat,... more »
February 3, 2011 12:10 PM
Friday, Feb. 4 Closures:
Note: Catholic Diocese schools close when their respective civil parish schools are also closed.
SCHOOLS ACS Montessori Preschool Advance BR Charter Schools Amite County Public Schools Amite Christian School Ascension Public Schools Ascension Prepatory School Assumption Parish Schools Baker Schools Baton Rouge International School... more »
January 28, 2011 6:20 PM
RACELAND - The dry, cold weather means crawfish are a more expensive, but only a third of the size they should be. That's because the lack of rain keeps them from shedding their shell to grow. The cold weather nearly paralyzes them, keeping them from seeking food inside traps
... more »
January 27, 2011 11:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School System has promised to change the way pre-kindergarten registration is done, after hundreds of parents braved the cold Thursday morning to ensure their child has a school to go to next fall.
After waiting for hours in sub-freezing temperatures, many parents... more »
January 12, 2011 11:17 AM
BATON ROUGE – Vernon Kennedy has been sentenced to life in prison 25 years after he killed a woman in her Baton Rouge home. The sentence was handed down today in district court. Kennedy was convicted Dec. 3 for raping and beating 19-year-old Tina Marie Kristynik to death in 1985.... more »
January 11, 2011 7:18 PM
An elderly couple from Pennsylvania died from apparent exposure to the cold in a farm field in Frederick County, Maryland. Eighty-five year old William Frecsch and his 79-yearold wife, Betty, were last seen Friday leaving their daughter's home in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Authorities say the couple drove off a road and... more »
December 28, 2010 3:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The deadliest city blaze in decades killed eight homeless squatters who were burning debris in an abandoned warehouse to stay warm Tuesday, authorities said. Firefighters said they could not tell the ages or genders of those who died because their bodies were so badly burned. A 23-year-old... more »
December 27, 2010 9:49 PM
RED CROSS - The freezing temperatures get people looking for extra ways to stay warm. But the Red Cross says some of those ways can be dangerous to your home, and possibly deadly to your family.
Seven fires in three days in the Capital City area have contributed to... more »
December 27, 2010 4:56 PM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police say the investigation into a triple murder that occurred in June of this year has gone cold. Three family members were shot to death during a home invasion on Elmer Drive.
The shooting killed Matthew Holliday, his wife Jeraldine and their daughter Kaylar.
... more »
December 13, 2010 5:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- Extra steps were taken today to make sure the elderly stay warm as the forecast temperature dips into the mid 20's this evening.
Heaters were passed out to the elderly in need, and at the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging workers made sure the elderly... more »
December 12, 2010 6:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- As the mercury drops in thermometers across the Capital City several folks began bundling up to beat the blustery weather.
"I usually bundle up, put on extra layers, extra hats, extra layers of clothing, to stay warm, I have some ear muffs, of course I don't have... more »
December 8, 2010 12:37 PM
Get ready for another cold snap! It is going to get VERY COLD again tonight under clear skies. Low temperatures will fall to the mid 20s, and some areas along the Louisiana/Mississippi line may be even colder. Due to this, the NWS has issued a Hard Freeze Warning for areas... more »
December 7, 2010 5:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Classes at Pointe Coupee Central High School will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 7 due to an igniter malfunction in the school's boiler. Buses will run their regularly scheduled routes beginning at 8:30 a.m. and classes will begin at 10 a.m. and dismiss at their regular... more »
December 6, 2010 5:04 PM
PONCHATOULA - Strawberry farmers said today they're not too concerned about the freezing temperatures predicted for this week, and that they believe sunny skies and warmer weather during the day should offer their crops enough protection.
Pontchatoula farmer Eric Morrow says production in 2010 has been much better than... more »
April 29, 2010 8:48 AM
Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office has hired a retired state police investigator to be the head of the department's cold case division. Richard Fleming started last week by first investigating the 2004 homicide of Carrie Billeaud, a 62-year-old New Iberia woman found beaten to death at her business. There is an... more »
March 3, 2010 10:55 AM
Crawfish processors and farmers in Henderson are waiting for warmer weather to get their operations fully under way. Cold water can slow down crawfish and cause them not to eat as much food.
Workers at Atchafalaya Crawfish Processor tell News 2 the amount of crawfish they are getting is... more »
March 3, 2010 8:09 AM
The crawfish season is off to a slow start because of cold weather.
Crawfish get less active in the cold, so they're less likely to be attracted by bait in traps. Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association Director Stephen Minvielle says some crawfish farmers who also grow rice have been draining... more »
January 21, 2010 6:57 AM
LSU AgCenter experts say recent freezing weather in south Louisiana will cause this year's strawberry crop to come in a little later, but the damage is not as bad as the industry first believed. The crop could be set back for nearly a month.
The cold weather doesn't affect... more »
January 18, 2010 5:21 PM
Utility companies in the Baton Rouge area say customers' bills for the past few weeks might be higher than normal, but that's because of consumption, not rate changes.
Entergy, DEMCO and the Baton Rouge Water Company all told News 2, their customers used record amounts of electricty, natural gas... more »
January 11, 2010 5:26 PM
Thousands of DEMCO customers in Livingston Parish rode out this weekend's cold snap without power.
According to DEMCO, record power consumption overloaded their system, causing sporadic outages.
News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on what it took to get the power turned back on. more »
January 11, 2010 9:15 AM
The boil order for Water District 7 in Clinton in East Feliciana Parish has been extended for another 48 hours. In Ascension Parish, a boil water order is in effect until further notice for the west bank communities of Modeste, McCall and Smoke Bend. Water in those areas is supplied... more »
January 11, 2010 5:08 AM
Ascension Alternative School Assumption Parish Public Schools Pointe Coupee Central High School St. James Parish Public Schools Southern University Lab School: Students Only -- Teachers MUST report to work more »
January 7, 2010 5:57 PM
With freezing temperatures approaching, thousands in the Capital City area are searching for firewood. Mike's Tree Service on Pecue Lane is busy chopping wood to keep their customers happy.
"A lot of people are out of firewood now," said owner Mike Englerth. "We seem to have a considerable amount... more »
November 16, 2009 6:42 AM
Coldwell Banker ONE is having an auction to help raise money for Pat's Coats for Kids. Diane Moran and Brenda Temple joined Whitney Vann with a look at what's up for grabs. Coldwell Banker ONE 2nd Annual Charity Auction benefiting Pat's Coats for Kids Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Ralph &... more »
November 13, 2009 11:26 AM
A raccoon caused a power outage in downtown Baton Rouge that left many people without heat overnight. An Entergy spokesman says the raccoon got into the substation on River Road, which caused about 1,000 customers to lose power around 3:30 a.m. Friday. It was restored around 5 a.m. Another outage... more »
November 2, 2009 8:26 AM
Today, Pat Shingleton kicks off the 21st year of Pat's Coats for Kids. Over the years, Pat Shingleton and WBRZ have given away over 172,000 coats, warming hearts across eleven parishes. This year Pat's Coats for Kids needs your help, to give every child in our community warmth this winter.... more »
October 27, 2009 5:39 PM
Elective deliveries, exercising while you're sick and FDA drug approval are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
September 16, 2009 5:56 PM
A new blood test may detect lung cancer, what to eat when you have a cold, and flu shots at the airport are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »