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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Heat-Hawks set the pace

    December 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    UNDATED - The marquee game of the night in the NBA will be played in Miami as the Heat play host to Atlanta. In the NBA's Southeast Division, Miami stands on top with a record of 13-5, while the Hawks are 12-5. Atlanta is red-hot, having won 9 of... more »
  • World matched record for hottest September

    October 15, 2012 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday that September was 60.2 degrees Fahrenheit worldwide, which is 1.2 degrees above normal. That matches 2005 for the hottest September. Records go back to 1880. For most of the... more »
  • July in US was hottest ever in history books

    August 8, 2012 10:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the contiguous United States. The average temperature for the Lower 48 last month was 77.6 degrees. That breaks the old record from July 1936, during the Dust Bowl, by two-tenths of... more »
  • Partly cloudy, isolated storms this afternoon

    July 24, 2012 1:13 PM

    This afternoon will be a hot one with the high temperature in the mid 90s and the heat index being as high as 100 to 105 degrees! Scattered showers and thunderstorms may help cool us down though. Heavy rain, strong winds, and frequent lightning can be expected with some storms.... more »
  • Look for scattered storms this afternoon

    July 23, 2012 12:41 PM

    Expect today to be a hot one with a high of 93. Scattered thunderstorms will start to pop-up as we move later into the afternoon. These storms could have heavy rain, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. The heat and humidity will continue on your afternoon commute home with scattered... more »
  • Football players battle heat Play Video

    July 3, 2012 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school athletes in Louisiana face a dual challenge, beating their opponent and beating the heat. Local coaches share the playbook to safety and success with WBRZ anchor Rosa Flores. more »
  • Feeling the heat could mean injury

    June 27, 2012 10:30 PM

    Triple digit numbers temperatures can be a health hazard if you're not careful. On Wednesday people across the city were looking for ways to beat the heat. And Mike Chustz with EMS told News 2 it's the right thing to do. First Responders across the area have... more »
  • Local agency helping elderly cool off check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2012 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hot temperatures have some seniors and disabled persons wondering where relief from the heat will come from. "I can't sleep at night, it's so darn hot," said Chester Philips, whose AC went out earlier this month just as things were heating up. Philips is a retired... more »
  • Power out to thousands in Baton Rouge

    June 27, 2012 3:00 PM

    UPDATE 4:00 p.m. - Entergy says power is back for people living in this area. Anyone that still doesn't have electricity should report their outage by calling 1-800-968-8243 (1-800-9OUTAGE). BATON ROUGE - The power is out to thousands in Baton Rouge during the hottest time of the day today.... more »
  • Obama congratulates Miami Heat on finals win

    June 22, 2012 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called the Miami Heat head coach to congratulate the team on its NBA championship. Obama made the call from Air Force One while traveling in Florida for campaign events. The White House says the president complimented coach Erik Spoelstra on the performance of... more »
  • The heat remains, all eyes on the Gulf

    June 22, 2012 9:01 AM

    The forecast will remain warm and dry for the next seven days as South Louisiana's weather pattern will continue to be dominated by a large high pressure system centered just off the east coast. This area of high pressure will serve to push temperatures into the low 90s as... more »
  • Heat evens NBA Finals, 1-1

    June 15, 2012 11:03 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder finally faced a deficit even Kevin Durant couldn't rescue them from. Another slow start put Oklahoma City down 16 almost from the start, and even Durant's 16-point fourth quarter wasn't enough to rally the Thunder back in a 100-96 loss to the... more »
  • Celtics top Heat, lead series 3-2

    June 6, 2012 2:54 AM

    MIAMI - Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with just under a minute left and the Boston Celtics moved one win away from an Eastern Conference title by beating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night. Pierce scored... more »
  • Economic figures drive Dow down, heat Presidential debate

    June 1, 2012 4:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - The stock market is down and the presidential rhetoric is heating up in the wake of some disappointing economic data that came out today. The Labor Department says U.S. employers added 69,000 jobs in May. That's the far fewer than had been expected and with downward revisions of... more »
  • Heat takes 2-0 series lead over Celtics with OT win

    May 31, 2012 10:21 AM

    MIAMI - LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Miami Heat pulled off the biggest playoff comeback in franchise history to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 in overtime on Wednesday night. Mario Chalmers scored 22 for the Heat, who took a... more »
  • Record heat takes aim at Indy 500 fans, drivers

    May 27, 2012 11:37 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tens of thousands of fans are arriving at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for what could be the hottest Indianapolis 500 on record. Temperatures were forecast to climb into the mid-90s during Sunday's race, and many fans brought ice, extra water and misting fans with them for the "Greatest... more »
  • Heat close out series with Pacers

    May 25, 2012 7:46 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dwyane Wade scored 41 points, LeBron James added 28 and Miami finished off the Indiana Pacers, sending the Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals with a 105-93 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night. Miami wrapped up the best-of-7 series and will face either Boston or... more »
  • "Lin-sanity" and the Knicks lose to the Heat

    February 24, 2012 8:48 AM

    The "Lin"-sanity may have quelled a bit following Miami's trouncing of the New York Knicks 102-88. Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and LeBron James almost had a triple double as Miami's defense clamped down on Jeremy Lin as the Heat stretched their winning streak to eight... more »
  • Tips to stay warm without breaking the bank check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • K-9 dog dies while searching for suspect

    August 29, 2011 5:37 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 dog collapsed and died while searching for a suspect over the weekend. Sheriff Craig Webre says that "Possum" died during the search for a suspect who police said was fighting with a state trooper shortly after midnight Saturday. WDSU-TV... more »
  • Playground dangers due to heat

    August 24, 2011 6:55 PM

    BAKER - The heat is on, and some surfaces you may not think twice about can be blisteringly hot. Safety experts say any surface above 120 degrees can burn your child's skin, which can include any outside surfaces that get direct light like playground equipment and seats. The... more »
  • Football players skip pads in the heat

    August 11, 2011 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Today is the first day high school football teams can wear full pads in their workouts, but at Parkview Baptist the players are skipping that for a lighter, cooler practice. "There are days where we'll go out in just shoulder pads and shorts, there are days when... more »
  • 3 kids left in hot car, brain-damaged, blinded

    July 15, 2011 5:16 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff says a 26-year-old woman was booked with attempted second-degree murder and cruelty after allegedly leaving her three small children in a hot car so long they were blistered, brain-damaged and blind. Sheriff Beauregard "Bud" Torres III said Friday that one child... more »
  • Rule kicking in to stop electricity cutoffs

    July 12, 2011 4:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state utility regulator says a rule is kicking in that prevents electric utilities from cutting off customers when the heat index is at least 105 degrees. The same rule by the Public Service Commission also stops electricity and natural gas cutoffs when winter temperatures drop below... more »
  • Watered-down child safety device bill approved

    June 6, 2011 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House Transportation Committee approved a bill backing the use of new safety devices for day care vehicle, but only after lawmakers made the devices non-mandatory. The goal of the bill was to require the use of devices aimed at preventing children from being left in... more »

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