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  • Restaurants stocked up ahead of first Friday of Lent Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the first Friday of Lent, and restaurants throughout the area were prepped and stocked up on seafood to meet the insatiable demand. Boiled, sautéed or fried to perfection, it's a top choice for those forgoing meet due to observance of the Catholic institution of Lent.... more »
  • St. James Gumbo: The perfect recipe for Lent Play Video

    February 20, 2015 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the first Friday in Lent, which means it's time for a Baton Rouge Lenten tradition. They'll start serving gumbo today at St. James Episcopal Church. It's served every Friday during Lent from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 205 North 4th Street in downtown Baton Rouge.... more »
  • More like normal Play Video

    January 30, 2015 6:11 AM

    With cooler air in place, the weather is more on track with what we should expect this time of year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front has passed through the region leaving behind a cooling northerly breeze. Sweeping away what little moisture there was, we'll again... more »
  • Here we go! Play Video

    January 15, 2015 8:31 AM

    The sun is back, setting up a pleasant January weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After hanging onto primarily overcast skies all week long, the sun is shining bright and poised to do so right through the weekend. Your Friday will feature wall-to-wall blue sky with thermometers alas... more »
  • Much (needed) rain

    December 19, 2014 6:21 AM

    As long as rain doesn't fall too heavily in a short period of time, a beneficial soaking is expected today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect periods of rain and thunder throughout your Friday. With a warm front to the south and ongoing rain, thermometers will really struggle... more »
  • Leftovers

    November 28, 2014 5:33 AM

    Tranquil weather similar to Thanksgiving will carry into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For those returning to work or scouring the region for Black Friday deals, your plans will go uninterrupted, at least as far as the weather goes. Another maximum sunshine type of day is... more »
  • WBRZ Hosts Feed a Family Friday During 30th Annual Food Drive

    October 22, 2014 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Join WBRZ for Feed a Family Friday on October 24, 2014 from 5am to 1pm. at Calandro's Supermarket on Government Street. Area residents and businesses are urged to bring perishable items such as turkeys, hams, fruits or vegetables. All food donations will be delivered to less... more »
  • U-High and Central win jamboree games Play Video

    August 29, 2014 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school jamborees continuing on Friday in the Baton Rouge Area. At Olympia Park, U-High defeating McKinley 21-7 thanks to Nic Brossette, who scored a touchdown in the game. Also at Olympia, Northeast defeating Tara 8-6. In Zachary, Central getting the win over Baker 21-0, as James... more »
  • The Friday traffic fiasco has arrived

    August 29, 2014 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The nightmare drive through the state's capital has begun; starting earlier than usual for many drivers Friday. State traffic cameras show I-10 is clogged heading over the Mississippi River. Congestion builds near the bridge and is slow, if not stopped in a few areas, to Siegen Lane.... more »
  • Heading into the weekend

    August 15, 2014 5:37 AM

    Warm but not terribly humid conditions will be felt under mostly sunny Friday skies. Highs will make it to the low 90s. The overnight will have an evening cloud or two followed by the all clear and lows in the 70s again. Mugginess will be creeping back. The... more »
  • Hot and humid this weekend

    July 25, 2014 5:29 AM

    Blue skies this morning will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon's peak heat. A stray shower or thunderstorm may develop. Thermometers will climb to the lower 90s with plenty of humidity as well. Tonight will be a peaceful if not sticky one, with lows in the... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch into the evening

    July 18, 2014 12:30 PM

    Heavy rainfall will last through the day and more rain is expected this weekend. Localized heavy rain has created problematic road conditions for drivers this morning. Forecast models indicate that scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and impact the area through Friday evening, though with a few... more »
  • Storms stick

    July 11, 2014 5:30 AM

    A change to the running forecast-as shower and storm chances appear to remain elevated today. Look for a quick warm up today as sunshine will dominate early. Just enough cool air lingers aloft for clouds to bubble up and produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. As has been the case... more »
  • Independence Day Weekend

    July 4, 2014 5:33 AM

    Mother Nature will cooperate on this Fourth of July, not setting off any fireworks of her own in the Baton Rouge area. Your Fourth of July will be mostly sunny and warm with relatively low humidity by summertime standards. Today's high temperature will top out near 90°. The only... more »
  • Some storms

    June 13, 2014 5:46 AM

    The potential exists for a few strong thunderstorms today. Areas of rain and thunderstorms are expected for the final day of the week. Some of the storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and heavy downpours. Like Tuesday, an early round and a late round may cause erratic... more »
  • Warm, humid weekend

    June 6, 2014 9:17 AM

    An area of high pressure in the Gulf is easing our rain chances for a few days. In fact, this weekend will likely stay mostly sunny, with a few clouds passing through. Things will get hot as we flirt with 90 degrees today. With a mostly clear start this morning,... more »
  • Still scattered storms

    May 30, 2014 5:47 AM

    While scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast today, radar trends indicate that through the morning hours, the rain axis will slowly shift east of the Baton Rouge area. As a result, Baton Rouge and points to the west have been dropped from the FLASH FLOOD WATCH. This also... more »
  • Fine Friday

    May 15, 2014 8:24 AM

    More sun is expected today. The formation of a warm front just to our north could provoke a few clouds during the afternoon. Thermometers will rapidly warm this afternoon as southwesterly winds push highs to near 80°. The overnight will be another comfortable one with mainly clear skies and a... more »
  • Outdoor plans a go

    May 2, 2014 5:27 AM

    Lingering clouds should filter out slightly by midday allowing for some sunshine. The break in area skies will be brief though as another weak upper level disturbance returns one more batch of clouds this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Like Wednesday and Thursday, a spotty sprinkle can't be ruled... more »
  • Heading into a busy weekend

    April 24, 2014 8:45 AM

    As a weak front continues to creep away from the local area, an isolated shower or thunderstorm will be possible today. Otherwise, skies will be partly to mostly sunny with high temperatures climbing back into the low to mid 80s. As the front pulls away and winds briefly shift, humidity... more »
  • Ending on a nice note

    April 10, 2014 11:22 AM

    Now three in a row, this afternoon will feature sunshine and warming temperatures. For the first time in two days, some clouds may begin to mix in with our sun. Winds will remain southerly at 5-10mph today but should not yet reintroduce much in the way of humidity. Tonight will... more »
  • Severe Storms Potential

    March 28, 2014 1:15 PM

    A second round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to roll across Louisiana on Friday Night. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center continues to highlight the area for an increased risk of severe weather. The primary threats from the strongest storms will be large hail, damaging winds and heavy... more »
  • Muggy and stormy

    March 28, 2014 6:16 AM

    Today & Tonight: Round one of showers and storms, that occurred overnight, will settle down through the morning. While skies will remain mostly cloudy, a few peeks of sun, a muggy beginning to the day and a moisture-laden air mass will allow thermometers to jump into the upper 70s and... more »
  • First full day of spring

    March 21, 2014 6:34 AM

    Use CAUTION if you're traveling Early Friday for locations along and south of I-10. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in place until 9am. The troublesome spots have been near the river along with Gonzales and New Orleans. The National Weather Service has received reports of less than 1/8 mile... more »
  • Much more seasonable

    February 20, 2014 12:39 PM

    Our skies will become mainly sunny this afternoon and we'll notice a big drop off in humidity and warmth. Though not chilly, we'll be back to seasonable readings with highs topping out in the middle 60s. Northerly winds will slow further warming. Therefore pleasant weather can be expected for the... more »
  • Sun yielding to showers

    February 7, 2014 5:29 AM

    After a very cold start, beginning the morning below freezing, some early sunshine will allow temperatures to warm some 10° higher than yesterday. Although upper 40s - lower 50s are still about 15° below average, it's a step in the right direction. High pressure settled into the Midwest will keep... more »
  • Warming trend continues

    January 31, 2014 6:15 AM

    High pressure roughly centered over the Georgia/South Carolina line is allowing our winds to remain southerly. Look for the highs to eclipse the 60° mark and even our average high for this time of the year during the afternoon hours. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny as some cooler... more »
  • Chilly now, colder by week's end

    January 22, 2014 5:39 AM

    After a below freezing morning expect thermometers to rebound into the 50s today. While that leaves us about 10° below average, it is a 30° improvement on the morning readings, and come Friday, you may be wishing it was 50°! High pressure will be overhead meaning winds will be light... more »
  • Fog & Showers Move In

    January 10, 2014 5:46 AM

    It's certainly warmer, but we're now finding clouds, patchy fog and a bit of stickiness in the air. Southerly winds ahead of a cold front can be thanked for the change in our local pattern. Fog will be dense in some areas, especially this morning. Above that, we'll see gradually... more »
  • Chilly sunshine

    January 3, 2014 5:50 AM

    We're dry, but chilly! With high pressure perched to our north in Southern Illinois, the weather has calmed and cleared significantly. But a push of cold air from the north is certainly being felt across Southeastern Louisiana. This afternoon will see highs running 15° below average as thermometers recover from... more »
  • Clouds today, rain tomorrow

    December 27, 2013 5:46 AM

    Skies have been finicky this week and will be so again today. It's been times of sun and clouds with more sun than clouds, but today we're trending towards the opposite. Mid and upper level moisture increasing will mean a thickening of the high clouds deck into lower clouds. Our... more »
  • Eyes to the sky this weekend

    December 20, 2013 5:58 AM

    Winds will remain out of the south today. The increase of low level moisture and warmth will lead to another mainly cloudy day with highs in the upper 70s! The record high for today is 81°, that's just how unseasonably warm it is. With a bit more instability today versus... more »
  • Warmer but trending wetter

    November 15, 2013 6:14 AM

    We're trading in those extra layers of clothing we needed earlier this week for the umbrellas as we head into the weekend. Friday started off over 20° warmer than Thursday Morning. Freeze warnings were in place Thursday Morning, while the final day of this work week started in the... more »
  • Football weather heading into homecoming weekend

    October 25, 2013 5:57 AM

    High pressure is in control of our weather pattern leading to sunny days and clear, cool nights. While we're starting off a bit warmer than yesterday, our coolest morning of this young fall season will come tomorrow. With a reinforcing cold front through the area, winds have shifted to... more »
  • Live Oak Eagles fall to the Zachary Broncos Play Video

    October 5, 2013 12:10 AM

    WATSON, LA - In a low-scoring battle, the Live Oak Eagles fell victim to the Zachary Broncos. Zachary High School defeated Live Oak High School 12-7. The Eagles took the loss at their home field in Watson. more »
  • Central Wildcats get the win in a tight game Play Video

    October 5, 2013 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With only a 1-point margin, the Central High School football team defeated Scotlandville Magnet. The Wildcats took down the Hornets 27-26. Scotlandville Magnet High School hosted the game. more »
  • Episcopal takes down Ascension Catholic Play Video

    October 4, 2013 11:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Episcopal Knights came out on top in their showdown against the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs. Episcopal comfortably beat East Ascension High by the margin of 22-7. The face-off between the Knights and the Bulldogs was the Blitz's Game of the Week for week 5 of... more »
  • LSU-Arkansas game to remain on Friday in 2013

    May 22, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU and Arkansas will play on what has become its traditional Friday slot in 2013 as the two teams will square off in Tiger Stadium on Nov. 29. The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday the kickoff for the Tigers and the Razorbacks is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.... more »
  • It's over! Boston mayor's Tweet eases a nation

    April 19, 2013 10:36 PM

    WATERTOWN, Mass.- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, so-called "Suspect No. 2" in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, was captured Friday night, hiding in a boat behind a house near Boston. His brother, Tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in an attempt to escape police. Dzhokhar, 19, was last reported in serious condition after... more »
  • NAACP to talk about racism and police

    March 21, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The NAACP plans to discuss issues it has with the city police department Friday. The group has called a news conference for Friday morning, to talk about claims of racism in the Baton Rouge Police Department. NAACP leaders said they want the force to reflect the... more »
  • Southdowns parade to close parts of Stanford Avenue, Perkins Road Friday

    February 7, 2013 2:43 PM

    Baton Rouge- Portions of Stanford Avenue and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge will be closed due to the Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade Friday evening. This is in addition to residential streets in the Southdowns neighborhood. Stanford from Hyacinth Avenue to Perkins Road will be closed from 8 p.m.... more »
  • Doyline evacuation to be lifted Friday

    December 6, 2012 2:49 PM

    DOYLINE, La. - Authorities say they will lift a voluntary evacuation advisory on Friday as they continue to move explosives to a safe location at a munitions plant. Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says the advisory will be lifted at noon. Authorities had said most residents of Doyline, a... more »
  • Friday is state government holiday, Acadian Day

    November 22, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State government employees are getting a long Thanksgiving weekend, with offices closed Friday in a holiday that commemorates Louisiana's Cajun heritage. Gov. Bobby Jindal has continued the annual tradition of designating Friday as Acadian Day, which remembers the arrival in Louisiana of the Acadians, many of whom settled... more »
  • Zachary, Catholic High game canceled

    August 29, 2012 3:11 PM

    ZACHARY - School officials canceled this week's football game between Zachary High and Catholic High. Zachary head football coach Neil Weiner said the team hadn't had enough days to practice for the Week One matchup because of Hurricane Isaac, now a tropical storm. He said the schools were... more »
  • Victim recalls late-night home invasion

    August 14, 2012 6:05 PM

    ST. AMANT- A woman on Church Point Road is counting her blessings after an intruder held her at gunpoint and made off with cash last Friday night. The woman, who did not want to be identified, was watching TV with her husband asleep in the next room when she... more »
  • La. health secretary says cuts expected by Friday

    July 11, 2012 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein says he expects to announce by Friday how he'll divvy up $859 million in cuts to Louisiana's Medicaid program. The cut is tied to a congressional reduction in Louisiana's federal Medicaid financing rate. Greenstein didn't offer details Tuesday about... more »
  • Jazz Fest set to begin Friday

    April 26, 2012 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jazz horns, Cajun fiddles, zydeco washboards and rock guitars - they'll all be heard at the same place when the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Friday. Performances by soul singer Irma Thomas, the Beach Boys, the rock band Zebra, jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin, Buckwheat... more »
  • Easter message from Senator Vitter

    April 6, 2012 11:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - Louisiana US Senator David Vitter sent out his Easter message today on Good Friday. Here is his message: "Often times the constant bombardment of bad news around the world can bring down even the sunniest of optimists. That's what so hopeful and energizing about the Easter... more »
  • Closures in observance of Good Friday

    April 6, 2012 7:16 AM

    The following offices will be closed today: State and city-parish offices The Clerk of Court's Office City Court District courts East Baton Rouge Parish public libraries Also closed today: East Baton Rouge Parish public schools Schools of the Catholic... more »
  • Severe Weather Outbreak expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning across the Southeast U.S.

    March 1, 2012 12:47 PM

    A severe weather outbreak is forecast to occur Friday Night through Saturday Morning across much of the Southeast U.S. The main area that will see this rough weather will be Northern Mississippi, Northern Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and into the Ohio River Valley. Damaging winds of 60 mph or greater along... more »
  • Power failure impacts United Way

    February 23, 2012 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area United Way is closed today due to a power failure. A spokesman told News2 that Capital Area United Way is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning, Friday 02/24, at 10am. The power failure impacted all business operations today. more »
  • Tuition increase up for Friday vote

    April 10, 2011 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- With legislative approval out of the way, a $13.8 million increase in tuition at LSU System campuses is up for consideration this week by the LSU Board of Supervisors. LSU says the hikes to be considered Friday afternoon range from a $50 per semester hike at LSU... more »
  • EBR Schools closed on Friday, Feb. 4

    February 3, 2011 1:39 PM

    Below is a statement from EBR Parish School System regarding classes being canceled on Friday, Feb. 4: "Due to the possibility of inclement winter weather in the Baton Rouge area overnight and into the morning hours, all schools and administrative offices in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System... more »
  • Shoppers buying for themselves as well as for others

    November 27, 2010 1:33 PM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are calling it an encouraging sign for the holiday shopping season. They say many customers are not just buying gifts for family and friends, they're buying things for themselves too. While there aren't many sales figures yet for Black Friday, crowds were large. Meanwhile, shoppers who... more »
  • Thanksgiving sales bring shoppers, grumbles

    November 25, 2010 4:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Not all Americans tucked into turkey with their families on Thanksgiving. Some were out shopping, hitting sales ahead of the crowds expected Friday. After a year of cautious spending and worry over an uncertain economy and high unemployment, more stores this year extended hours into Thanksgiving Day,... more »
  • La. state government shut down Friday

    November 25, 2010 1:14 PM

    State government employees are getting a long Thanksgiving weekend. State offices will be closed Friday, to help commemorate the state's Cajun heritage. The holiday has been designated as Acadian Day, which remembers the arrival in Louisiana of the Acadians. Acadian Day is an optional holiday for Louisiana... more »
  • Holiday money mistakes to avoid

    November 25, 2010 12:27 PM

    CHICAGO - Experts say Black Friday shoppers should remember their budgets before they head out the door with their credit cards and holiday lists. Consumers Reports say shoppers can end up taking a year to pay for all the spending. It says more than 13 million people are still paying... more »
  • Allen: Friday or later before spill crews resume

    August 31, 2010 2:35 PM

    It will be Friday at the earliest before efforts can resume to remove the failed blowout preventer from BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says high seas continue to prevent the removal effort. Parish President Billy Nungesser, who has... more »
  • Body found in Ascension Parish

    August 13, 2010 8:42 AM

    Deputies in Ascension Parish are looking for clues after a body was found Friday morning. The body was found on River Highlands Drive near Highway 22 in Maurepas. There are no other details at this time. News 2 is heading to the scene and will update you with the... more »
  • President to visit Gulf again

    June 3, 2010 9:18 AM

    President Obama will return to Gulf Coast on Friday for new inspection of oil spill damage. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard says BP crews successfully cut off the pipe. However, the pipe cut is irregular. It will not be more challenging to get cap on in effort to contain Gulf oil.... more »

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