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  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    September 2, 2014 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see... more »
  • Potholes riddle wet, frozen streets Play Video

    February 6, 2014 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After weeks of wet, freezing weather, the roads in the Capital City have taken a beating. Frozen rain expands in the small cracks in the asphalt, creating larger fissures that can turn into potholes. The Department of Public Works typically has two crews filling potholes around... 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 »
  • Thaw reveals cost of freeze preparation and cleanup Play Video

    January 30, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few icy spots remained around southern Louisiana Thursday, but the numbers for how much the storm cost parish governments are already trickling in. "We were concerned about some ice breaking and causing damage, but that didn't happen," West Baton Rouge Parish President "Pee Wee" Berthelot... more »
  • Sheriff: thanks for being responsible

    January 29, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer people requested the help of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office during the recent freeze but more deputies were utilized to deal with traffic issues the sheriff said Wednesday. Thirty-three extra deputies were used to patrol roads and reserve deputies were also asked to supplement... more »
  • Crews will fight ice on roads overnight yet again Play Video

    January 29, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Crews will be spending another night out, de-icing priority highways as temperatures spend hours below freezing. Overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, highway leaders will be monitoring weather conditions and road surfaces for problems. There could be closures, the state said late Wednesday. Before sunrise, temperatures... 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 »
  • Overnight and Tuesday morning: what to expect

    January 27, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A winter storm warning will be activated at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning since forecasters predict sleet, ice, icing and possible snow accumulations. The low temperature Tuesday will be 29 degrees; the high 32. Liquid precipitation will likely freeze and remain frozen through the afternoon and into... more »
  • Freezing overnight, Wednesday morning Play Video

    January 21, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A hard freeze warning has been issued for the area since temperatures will drop to around 27 overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. The warning has been issued from 12am - 8am Wednesday for West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes along with Wilkinson, Amite... more »
  • 2 deaths in New Orleans attributed to deep freeze

    January 9, 2014 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A homeless woman whose body was found inside a tent under an overpass in New Orleans has died as a result of the hard freeze that swept through the state this week. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says the 58-year-old woman, found Wednesday, is the second homeless... 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 »
  • Deep freeze- how to protect your plants from the cold Play Video

    January 6, 2014 8:23 AM

    Kim Bronikowski from Louisiana Nursery joins Whitney on 2une In to tell you how to protect your plants from the cold temperatures. Here are some simple steps you can take, to protect your garden: 1) Water plants thoroughly at the roots as normal. 2) Cover with cloth... 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 »
  • Becoming mostly sunny and staying cool today

    December 10, 2013 6:50 AM

    The clouds will gradually start to dissipate by this early afternoon and it will become mostly sunny. We will not warm up too much today with some cold air following the cold front. High temperatures will be in the lower 50s. Get ready for a pretty cold night across... 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 »
  • Freeze warning tonight for EBR Parish

    November 27, 2013 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Warning for East Baton Rouge Parish. According to the NWS, temperatures will drop below freezing in the Parish between 7 and 10 this evening and remain below freezing until around 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Wind chills will... 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 »
  • Sunny and chilly today with a freeze again tonight

    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 »
  • Freeze warning issued for overnight, Tuesday morning Play Video

    March 25, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There is an overnight freeze warning going into Tuesday morning and chilly temperatures will return Tuesday night. The warning begins at midnight Tuesday and will last until 8 a.m. At area plant nurseries, workers covered and stored fragile vegetation. "Anything that's got blooms like... more »
  • Sunny and much cooler today

    March 25, 2013 7:12 AM

    We begin this Monday with clear skies, breezy conditions and chilly temperatures in the 30s. Better bundle up! We will stay cool all day thanks to an area of high pressure building in from the northwest. This is ushering in breezy north to northwest winds over us all day... more »
  • Mostly sunny and staying cool today

    March 1, 2013 8:00 AM

    Better have that warm coat with you this morning! We have partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. We will actually stay cool all day just like we did on Thursday. The clouds will become partly cloudy and a cold front will... 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 »
  • Jindal administration makes cuts across agencies Play Video

    December 14, 2012 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is using a mix of cuts, one-time patches and hiring freeze savings to close a nearly $166 million budget gap. Cuts are planned to doctors and hospitals that care for Medicaid patients. Programs that provide hospice care for the poor and disabled and dental... more »
  • Freeze warning overnight for some Louisiana Parishes

    November 24, 2012 3:47 PM

    The National Weather Service calls an overnight freeze warning across south Mississippi and in four Louisiana parishes. Louisiana strawberry farmers are putting covers over plants to protect them. One south Mississippi farmer said his crops aren't yet planted. Meteorologist Ryan Davidson says people should expect four or five hours of... more »
  • Jindal adds hurdles for new state vehicles

    October 8, 2012 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued a partial freeze on state agencies buying or leasing cars, trucks and other vehicles. The executive order was put out last week with no formal announcement. It requires that any agency in the executive branch get written approval from the governor's commissioner... more »
  • Obama extends federal pay freeze

    August 22, 2012 7:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is extending a two-year pay freeze for federal employees until at least next spring. The freeze will stay in effect until a spending plan is passed, but the presidential campaign makes it unlikely that will happen before the start of fiscal 2013 on Oct.... more »
  • Jindal continues state's partial hiring freeze

    July 11, 2012 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In what is becoming an annual ritual, Gov. Bobby Jindal has again issued a partial hiring freeze on executive branch agencies in state government. The hiring freeze covers the 2012-13 fiscal year that began July 1. Most agencies will need to get approval from the... more »
  • Ouachita board extends partial hiring freeze

    April 4, 2012 8:08 AM

    MONROE - The Ouachita Parish School Board will continue its partial hiring freeze through the upcoming school year and cut 80-100 teaching positions to make up for increased expenses. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to accept recommendations by the finance committee to bring the district's budget in line. Personnel salaries... more »
  • Jindal continues state's partial hiring freeze

    July 7, 2011 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has started the new budget year by ordering a partial hiring freeze that will require most state agencies to get approval from Jindal's budget chief before adding new workers. The executive order announced Thursday, covers the 2011-12 fiscal year, which ends June 30.... more »
  • Jindal orders partial spending freeze for agencies

    May 9, 2011 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered a partial freeze on state spending for travel, supplies, contracts and other operating services in most state government agencies for the remaining two months of the fiscal year. Jindal's executive order was issued Monday, to help free up some money in... more »
  • Grocery stores benefit from cold weather

    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 »
  • Citing deficit, Obama freezing federal worker pay

    November 29, 2010 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has announced a two-year pay freeze for federal employees, saying the step is necessary to help bring the federal deficit under control. The freeze would apply to all civilian federal employees but would exclude military personnel. Obama says the sacrifices of limiting government spending must... more »
  • Lawmakers get pay raise amidst budget cuts

    April 22, 2010 10:16 PM

    State legislators are making $14 more a day because Congress is making more. A bill passed years ago established the automatic per diem raise. And despite tough economic times, lawmakers still got the increase this year, totaling $3 million dollars. Representatives for the state's civil service workers say the... more »
  • Gov. Jindal issues executive order freezing expenditures

    March 25, 2010 11:25 AM

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued a spending freeze order for departments and agencies under the executive branch of government. The freeze comes as an attempt to save the state money at a time when budget cuts are facing various departments and agencies. Some budget activities are exempt, such... more »
  • Pay raises blocked for unclassified employees

    March 19, 2010 12:25 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order Friday freezing merit pay increases for Louisiana's unclassified employees. The order was announced just a few hours after the Louisiana Civil Service Commission approved a one year freeze for classified workers. The freeze goes into effect at the start of the... more »
  • State workers plan to fight pay raise freeze

    March 17, 2010 5:08 PM

    State workers say they will fight a Louisiana Civil Service Commission proposal to freeze merit raises for one year. The move would prohibit classified employees from getting a raise starting July 1. Gov. Bobby Jindal rejected two other proposals allowing agencies and departments a greater range of pay raise... more »
  • St. Tammany Parish opens freeze shelters

    January 4, 2010 1:59 PM

    Officials in Saint Tammany Parish, along with the American Red Cross, are opening a couple of shelters tonight, due to the expected freezing temperatures. The shelters are located at the First Baptist Church in Mandeville, and Northside Baptist Church in Slidell. The National Weather Service warns that an... more »

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