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  • Heat goes out at Baker High School

    January 11, 2016 1:33 PM

    BAKER - Administrators at Baker High School said classes are continuing even though their heaters aren't working. The school reported the problem midday Monday after a night of freezing temperatures, and said they're not sure what caused it. Superintendent Herman Brister said crews should fix the heaters by... more »
  • Heat tops Pelicans after Christmas Day overtime

    December 25, 2015 1:28 PM

    MIAMI - Chris Bosh scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 19 points to move into No. 3 on the NBA's all-time Christmas Day list and the Miami Heat survived some shaky moments to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-88 in overtime on Friday. Hassan Whiteside grabbed... more »
  • Top 5 Weather Events of 2015

    December 22, 2015 3:27 PM

    From McComb to Morgan City, Killian to New Roads and the Baton Rouge Metro between, WBRZ's forecast area isn't immune to any type of weather. While the Sportsman's Paradise is known for sunshine and warmth, there are a handful of times each year where Mother Nature doesn't play along. As... more »
  • Heater Safety tips for winter season

    November 8, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With winter weather on the way, people will be turning on their heaters and fireplaces. But, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the public should be aware of some safety tips before the cold season starts. The experts warn that a lack of yearly maintanance is a... more »
  • Angola officials offer new plan to reduce heat on death row

    November 2, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Three ailing condemned killers who claim Louisiana's death row is unbearably hot can look forward to a daily cool shower, personal ice chests and more fans. But state corrections officials say opening the death-row tier doors to let cooler air flow from the guard pod is a bad... more »
  • Heat taking its place at Emmy's

    September 20, 2015 7:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. - With temperatures nearing 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, fans in the bleachers outside the Emmy Awards are resorting to fans - both paper and electric - to keep cool. The hundreds of people in bleachers on the red carpet on Sunday are in good spirits... more »
  • Child dead after being left in a hot car in Las Vegas

    August 28, 2015 9:34 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A 4-year0old boy diead after he was left in a hot car for 90 minutes in Las Vegas. Outside temperatures reached 100 degrees Thursday, in Las Vegas. Police said they were called to the scene just after 6:30 p.m. after the boy was found in... more »
  • Volunteers hand out water to school kids during heat

    August 12, 2015 7:46 PM

    BAKER - Beating the heat in Baker meant passing out bottles of water to kids coming home from school. It's part of an initiative called "Stay Hydrated in Baker." Jerri Williams is one of several volunteers giving out the water. Her group is worried children won't heed warnings... more »
  • Hot then strong storms

    August 11, 2015 7:11 AM

    After another fast warm-up into early afternoon, a weak front will bring an opportunity for rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Moring temperatures near 80 won’t have to go far to achieve our forecast high temperature in the mid 90s. Partial sunshine early... more »
  • McKinley loses AC, football field scorched Play Video

    August 10, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heat caused problems for students at McKinley High School Monday when an air conditioning motor went out. In a separate incident, grass caught fire inside the school's football stadium. "That was quite interesting. Apparently something happened from the apartment complex behind the school," said McKinley High Principal... more »
  • Angola inmates ask for rehearing on death row heat case

    August 10, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State corrections officials complained last fall to a federal appellate court that a federal judge was micromanaging the state prison by ordering heat indexes on death row not top 88 degrees from April through October. Now, the three death-row inmates whose lawsuit against the state prompted Judge Brian... more »
  • Excessive heat continues

    August 10, 2015 7:19 AM

    Once again, near triple digit readings with maximum humidity will produce oppressive heat indices or feel-like afternoon temperatures over 113°. An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING continues until 7pm Monday Evening for the entire WBRZ viewing area. This means that feels-like temperatures are expected to be over 113° for more than... more »
  • Kids brave hot temperatures, clean up Gardere area

    August 8, 2015 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of kids braved the heat today to clean up the Gardere-area. Jalen Lands is 12 and says he's happy to see others care about the community as much as he does. "It feels good knowing they want to pick up instead of just leaving trash on... more »
  • Dangerous heat warning this weekend

    August 7, 2015 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State emergency officials warned people in Louisiana about dangerous heat and humidity levels expected to scorch the state this weekend. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness urged people to use caution because of the triple-digit temperatures forecast for Saturday and Sunday. The National... more »
  • Uncomfortable and possibly record setting heat

    August 7, 2015 7:10 AM

    Along with potentially record-breaking high temperatures near 100°, high humidity will make for a very uncomfortable outdoor weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Shower chances look even bleaker for this afternoon. Sunshine will warm morning temperatures into the 90s by 11am with upper 90s by mid-afternoon. Humidity will... more »
  • July scorches a spot into history

    August 3, 2015 6:35 PM

    As far as the weather goes, July 2015 will be remembered for heat—and more of it than is typical for South Louisiana. This past July was the second warmest on record, with an average temperature of 85.3°. The only hotter July was the 1980 edition, with a sizzling 85.6°... more »
  • Alas, liquid!

    July 30, 2015 7:04 AM

    For the parched lawns and gardens, scattered showers and thunderstorms are back in play for the coming few days. On Wednesday, showers actually outperformed the forecast bringing rain to 70% of the viewing area while only 20% coverage was anticipated. As far as an impact on the heat,... more »
  • Tangipahoa schools to allow all students to wear shorts

    July 28, 2015 7:57 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish school administrators have amended the district's uniform policies to allow students to wear shorts. The move comes after a recent outcry from parents about sending their children to school amid the intense summer heat. Effective immediately, Superintendent Mark Kolwe said in a news release late Monday all... more »
  • After complaints over heat, all students can wear shorts to school

    July 27, 2015 5:50 PM

    AMITE - As promised last week, public school leaders announced a uniform policy change because of concerns the temperature will be too hot to handle when school starts next week. Mark Kolwe, the Tangipahoa Parish Schools superintendent, said all students will be able to wear shorts. Previously, only kids... more »
  • Picking up where we left off

    July 27, 2015 7:05 AM

    The stretch of above average heat will continue as we advance into the final week of July. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow another afternoon to offer temperatures in the upper 90s. Rain shower chances are below mentionable criteria early this week, where only... more »
  • Day after day

    July 23, 2015 7:05 AM

    Every day so far in July has found a high temperature over 90°. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring another morning of clear skies followed by partial afternoon sun. Temperatures will reach 90 during the 11 o’clock hour and top out in the mid 90s by... more »
  • Not this year, but board to talk about heat and school start dates

    July 21, 2015 10:42 PM

    AMITE - The start of school will not change for students in Tangipahoa Parish, despite pleas from some parents to delay the first day of classes because of the heat. A group created a Change.org petition, then presented their concerns and the petition - with thousands of signatures -... more »
  • Keep cool and drive on

    July 21, 2015 9:34 AM

    While snarled traffic is nothing new to the Baton Rouge area, morning delays have been much heavier this week due to accidents. The Monday and Tuesday Morning commutes along I-10 through the Capital City were largely impacted by a series of crashes. Is there a cause for these traffic... more »
  • Parents say it's too hot to start school in August

    July 21, 2015 12:54 AM

    AMITE - Parents will ask the public school system in Tangipahoa Parish to delay the start of the school year over heat concerns. "School is starting tin two weeks and this week, you looked up 'ten day forecast,' and it's still high temperatures with the kids going to school,"... more »
  • Another month, another global heat record broken

    July 20, 2015 2:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Earth dialed the heat up last month, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculated that world's average temperature in June hit 61.48 degrees Fahrenheit (16.33 Celsius), breaking the old record set last year... more »
  • Heat advisories continue

    July 20, 2015 7:10 AM

    Once again, a heat advisory is in place for the entire region with the exception of coastal locations. Keep in mind, a heat advisory means that the heat index, or feels like temperature, will exceed 108° for at least two hours. Don't over-exert outside, wear light clothing and stay hydrated.... more »
  • Unwavering

    July 14, 2015 6:50 AM

    Another July day of heat and humidity lies ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: No surprise but as advertised we'll roll forward with a persistent and steamy July pattern. This afternoon will be hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s and feels-like temperatures over 100. Skies... more »
  • Plenty more heat

    July 13, 2015 6:37 AM

    We're into it now, the summer steam is on and showing no signs of shutting down. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Your Monday carries over the weekend weather. Mostly sunny skies will allow a high temperature in the mid 90s. Humidity stays high and thus "feels-like" temperatures will... more »
  • Appeals court says no A/C needed on La. death row

    July 8, 2015 3:41 PM

    ANGOLA - A federal appeals court said the state prison here does not need to air-condition cells on Death Row, although the state penitentiary needs to provide some relief from the heat for three inmates. The three inmates have high blood pressure and other illnesses, the Associated Press reported... more »
  • Typical trend

    July 7, 2015 7:19 AM

    The forecast goes unchanged as does the weather pattern through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Tuesday will mirror Monday with partly sunny skies and a quick warmup into the low 90s by early afternoon. Pop-up showers and storms won't be headline grabbers but can't be ruled out... more »
  • Heat safety Play Video

    June 22, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Temperatures are rising quickly which means it's extra important to know your limits when outdoors. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s all week long, but with the added humidity it's going to feel like they're in the triple digits. This summer EMS has already gotten... more »
  • Take Dad to a pool

    June 19, 2015 7:00 AM

    While a few showers will pop over the next day or so, heat will dominate weather headlines into next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will again be very hot and humid with temperatures making it to near 90° by lunchtime. The clouds bubbling up due... more »
  • Family wants justice over toddler's daycare death Play Video

    June 9, 2015 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The man who claims he helped raise 22-month old Angel Green is demanding answers from the state after she was left in a daycare van on Friday. The state revoked the daycare owner's license last April. However, Shelia Newman managed to open another facility, without any oversight... more »
  • Cold front arrives tonight

    July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

    Another partly sunny, hot and humid day is expected across Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Look for high temperatures to reach the mid 90s with high humidity pushing afternoon feels-like temperatures over 100° again. By the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will develop from north to south along a well-advertised... more »
  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    July 23, 2014 6:10 AM

    BATH, OH - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star's Akron area home to await his July 11 decision on whether he... more »
  • LeBron James will become free agent

    June 24, 2014 8:52 AM

    MIAMI, FL - A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Miami Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to... more »
  • Spurs dominate Heat, win 5th NBA title in franchise history

    June 15, 2014 11:01 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999,... more »
  • Dwyane Wade fined $5,000 for flopping

    June 9, 2014 3:57 PM

    MIAMI - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals. It was already the... more »
  • Heat even NBA Finals at 1-1 behind LeBron's 35

    June 8, 2014 11:18 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps in the opener, and the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 on Sunday night. Chris Bosh made the go-ahead... more »
  • Spurs handle Heat, win 110-95 in NBA Finals Game 1

    June 6, 2014 8:10 AM

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 110-95 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals inside a sweltering AT&T Center. With an air conditioning failure making it feel like basketball in a sauna... more »
  • Heat take command of East finals, 102-90

    May 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    MIAMI, FL - LeBron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points and the Miami Heat moved one win away from a return trip to the NBA Finals with a 102-90 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points for the... more »
  • Heat rally past Nets to East finals, 96-94

    May 15, 2014 8:43 AM

    MIAMI, FL - Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 32 seconds left highlighted a huge Miami rally, and the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by topping the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night. The Heat won the series 4-1, and will face either Indiana or Washington in the East finals... more »
  • Court seeks special master to cool down death row

    May 1, 2014 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two law professors and a civil lawyer have told a federal judge they feel qualified to oversee implementation of the state's proposed plan to cool down death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. William Quigley and M. Isabel Medina, faculty members at Loyola University New Orleans School... more »
  • Some BREC pools will remain closed for summer Play Video

    April 29, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With summer time right around the corner, BREC is prepping for waves of kids to head to its pools. Liberty Lagoon will open for the first time this year on Saturday, May 3. Kids can also take a dip in the City-Brooks Park pool and the... more »
  • Cooling plan released for La. death row

    February 17, 2014 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state corrections department says the only way it can lower heat levels on Louisiana's death row to a federal judge's requirements is by installing air conditioning. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson ruled in December that death row gets so hot it violates U.S. constitutional protections... 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 »
  • Pat Shingleton: "More Drought, More Blazes..."

    December 29, 2013 4:44 PM

    For many years sections of the West have endured drought conditions. This is one of the elements in what could be future episodes of severe wildfires. Fire ecologists at the University of Montana analyzed last Summer's wildfires, including the tragic blaze in Yarnell, Arizona that killed 19 elite firefighters. Gusty... more »
  • LeBron wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

    December 26, 2013 10:38 AM

    MIAMI, Fl. - LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history. James received 31 of the 96 votes cast in a polling of news organizations. Peyton Manning got 20... more »
  • Judge: death row too uncomfortable for the worst offenders

    December 19, 2013 4:57 PM

    ANGOLA- Prison leaders at the state penitentiary will have to devise a plan to cool cells on death row after a judge ruled it is so hot, the heat violates constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson released his decision Thursday in a civil... more »
  • Doctors: Playgrounds hot enough to hurt Play Video

    August 7, 2013 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With the heat index climbing into the triple digits, parents should beware. The playground equipment your child plays on can get really hot. This afternoon News 2 put playground equipment to the test and used an infared thermometer to see just how hot it gets after baking... more »
  • Coroner: Girl, 3, dies from heat stroke

    July 8, 2013 12:34 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Coroner Todd Thoma says a 3-year-old girl who was found dead inside of car Friday died of a heat stroke. However, Thoma has yet to rule if her death was accidental. The Times reports Shreveport police were called to the mother's house just after 4:30 p.m.,... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade in downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 3:41 PM

    MIAMI - The last piece of confetti had landed, the Miami Heat championship celebration was officially over and many in the crowd of revelers were starting to make their way to the exits. Players and coaches remained on the stage. They were in no hurry to leave. Every member of... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade through downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - The parade honoring the NBA champion Miami Heat is underway. With Chris Bosh holding the NBA championship trophy and LeBron James standing atop a double-decker bus with a cigar in his mouth, the Heat began making their way through a downtown Miami route late Monday morning. It's the... more »
  • A dynasty in South Beach

    June 21, 2013 10:34 AM

    MIAMI - The Miami Heat made it back-to-back NBA championships -- and third since 2006 -- with a gritty 95-88 victory over San Antonio in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. As usual, LeBron James made it happen. The Heat superstar poured in 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to... more »
  • All the marbles in tonight's NBA Finals

    June 20, 2013 10:13 AM

    MIAMI - The NBA championship will be determined tonight in Miami as the Heat entertain the Spurs. It's Game 7 of the Finals and with Miami's last-second, overtime win two nights ago, the Heat and Spurs find themselves matching up one final time with the winner taking home the... more »
  • Spurs look to close series out

    June 18, 2013 10:22 AM

    MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs will attempt to finish off the NBA Finals and the Miami Heat this evening when the two teams square off in Miami. The Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 114-104 win Sunday night. If Miami wins tonight's outing,... more »
  • Spurs head to Miami with control of series

    June 17, 2013 10:36 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs are heading to Miami with two shots at winning their fifth NBA title -- and fourth in the Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili era. Parker and Ginobili combined for 50 points as the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead with a... more »
  • Power outage leaves 1,400 sweating in Gonzales

    June 14, 2013 5:38 PM

    GONZALES - A power outage left more than 1,400 people living around Gonzales without electricity during the hottest part of the day. Entergy reports on their website the outage is centered on Airline Highway and extends into neighborhoods on either side. The site said a technician had been... more »
  • Heat look to rebound in Game 4

    June 13, 2013 10:25 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James calls it a "must win" situation. The league MVP and his Miami Heat find themselves down two-games-to-one to San Antonio heading into tonight's Game 4 of the NBA Finals. And the Heat need a much better performance than their 36-point loss in Game 3 if... more »
  • Lebron not backing down from Game 4 vow

    June 12, 2013 4:58 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James slung his practice jersey over his head, letting the piece of mesh fabric sway down his back much in the way that a cape would. Fitting. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, he might need a hero's effort to save the... more »
  • Injured Parker a concern for Spurs

    June 12, 2013 10:26 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - You wouldn't think so after a 36-point win, but the San Antonio Spurs have a big concern today. Star guard Tony Parker pulled up lame during last night's Game 3 victory over Miami and is set to have an MRI done on his sore hamstring today. The... more »
  • Federal lawsuit claims inmates face extreme heat

    June 10, 2013 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans-based advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the state alleging inhumane conditions for death row inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Filed on behalf of three inmates, the lawsuit says the prisoners are forced to live in poorly-ventilated cells where average... more »
  • Game 1 of NBA Finals is tonight

    June 6, 2013 10:37 AM

    MIAMI - The opening game of the NBA Finals is taking place this evening in Miami as the Heat entertain the San Antonio Spurs. The well-rested Spurs eliminated Memphis in four games while the Heat needed seven to get rid of the Pacers. During the regular season the Spurs and... more »
  • Game 5 for Heat and Pacers

    May 30, 2013 10:12 AM

    MIAMI - Defending NBA champion Miami has its hands full with Indiana. Their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final is all tied at 2-2 with Game 5 tonight in Miami. The Heat took the opening game before dropping the second game on the home floor. The series then shifted to Indianapolis... more »
  • James misses Heat practice for personal matter

    April 17, 2013 10:25 AM

    MIAMI - LeBron James was not with the Miami Heat for their final regular-season shootaround on Wednesday morning. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the league's reigning MVP was tending to a personal matter. James was not expected to play Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. He has spent part of the... more »
  • Bad break in the schedule for Hornets

    March 29, 2013 10:25 AM

    UNDATED - The New Orleans Hornets are the lucky team to face the Miami Heat after the Heat suffered their first loss after that 27-game winning streak. Tonight in the Crescent City the Hornets are playing host to the Heat, who were beaten by the Bulls in Chicago two nights... more »
  • Bulls shock Heat, ending 27-game winning streak

    March 28, 2013 9:12 AM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls have ended Miami's quest to break the NBA record for consecutive wins. The 101-97 final ended the Heat's winning streak at 27, six short of the mark set by the 1971-72 Lakers. Luol Deng paced the undermanned Bulls with 28 points in 44 minutes... more »
  • Heat take the night off before looking for No. 19

    March 11, 2013 10:33 AM

    UNDATED - Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have lost, the Miami Heat are the hottest team in sports. The club led by LeBron James won its 18th straight game last night, beating Indiana 105-91. The Heat are now 47-14, just one win shy of tying San Antonio for the most... more »
  • NBA champion Miami Heat to visit Obama Monday

    January 23, 2013 3:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the Miami Heat will get personal congratulations from the basketball-fan-in-chief on their NBA championship. President Barack Obama plans to host the team at the White House Monday. The White House says he also will recognize their support of the military. The players plan... more »

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