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  • Summer Summary: record rain and lots of humidity

    September 22, 2016 2:00 PM

    For Baton Rouge, the summer of 2016 will go down as the wettest ever recorded. The Great Flood of 2016 was responsible for approximately 40 percent of 44 inches of rain. Even without that record three day total of 17.5 inches, this year would have gone down as one of... more »
  • Temps and the tropics staying hot

    August 30, 2016 7:17 AM

    Rain coverage goes even lower on Tuesday with more sunshine and hotter afternoon temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Highs are forecast to be in the mid 90s, and with plenty of humidity, feels-like temperatures will make it beyond 100 degrees. Not to rule out a stray shower,... more »
  • Low-tech portable A/C units reducing death row heat

    August 23, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An air conditioning expert appointed by a federal judge has testified a portable air conditioner consisting of an ice chest, fan and duct has a high potential for success in helping to drop the extreme heat indexes on Louisiana's death row that threaten three ailing condemned killers.... more »
  • Judge hears of possible solutions to heat at Angola

    August 8, 2016 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state of Louisiana has spent more than $1 million in taxpayer money to fight a lawsuit that claims three death row inmates are exposed to dangerous heat levels in their cells. After more than three years of litigation, prison officials may have finally found a low-tech... more »
  • Heat and midday rumblers through the weekend

    August 5, 2016 6:28 AM

    Don't look for any weather surprises on this first weekend of August. Today and Tonight: A few more showers and thunderstorms should be able to kick up on Friday. Scattered activity will develop around midday. About 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area can expect rain.... more »
  • Power back on in Plaquemine after planned power outages Play Video

    August 4, 2016 11:51 PM

    IBERVILLE - The power is back on in Plaquemine after repairs to an Entergy substation were completed overnight. The power was expected to be out from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., but many residents saw unplanned outages in advance of the planned work due to severe weather earlier in... more »
  • Heat and showers minus the wrench

    August 4, 2016 7:06 AM

    On Wednesday, an intense morning thunderstorm over Lake Pontchartrain lingered in neighboring parishes and had a significant effect on the temperature forecast . For Thursday, the morning began much quieter meaning the weather should shape up as forecast. While the August steam and shower machine is in full force, there... more »
  • Heat advisory canceled for several parishes

    August 3, 2016 12:44 PM

    A day that began looking very hot will instead see some relief. Blow off cloud cover and showers from significant storms, causing flash flooding in St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes, will limit high temperatures. Thus, the heat advisory has been lifted in several locations. Wednesday Morning... more »
  • Heat rising, Earl strengthening

    August 3, 2016 7:09 AM

    Tuesday made it to 97 degrees with 10 percent of the forecast area receiving rain. Showers did not reach quite as many backyards as anticipated. The forecast called for 30 percent coverage. Today and Tonight: On Wednesday, partly sunny skies early will yield a high temperature... more »
  • Heat up north, few storms down south

    August 2, 2016 7:04 AM

    Monday made it to 96 degrees with 30 percent of the forecast area receiving rain, as expected. Summer shower and storm development tends to be random and while geographical coverage can be forecast, location often cannot this time of year. On Monday, bad luck with the rain placement and timing—right... more »
  • New month, same stuff

    August 1, 2016 6:59 AM

    Here comes August... And plenty of August is expected this week. Each afternoon will warm to the low to mid 90s before a few locations gather pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Today and Tonight: Monday will find sun and steam early with high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Of... more »
  • It's so hot in New York that manure is bursting into flames

    July 28, 2016 9:31 AM

    THROOP, N.Y. - How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it received multiple complaints July 5 about the smell and smoke emanating from a burning pile of horse manure at a property... more »
  • Hitting reset locally, watching a wave in the tropics

    July 28, 2016 6:48 AM

    Wednesday’s forecast verified nicely with approximately 80 percent of the viewing area picking up rain—primarily during the first half of the day as expected. Now for today, the pattern gets back to normal. Fewer locations will see a pop-up shower or thunderstorm which will be limited to the midday hours.... more »
  • Better shot at boomers

    July 22, 2016 7:17 AM

    Indications are that Friday will bring more scattered showers and thunderstorms. For this reason, high temperature forecasts have been pulled down by a degree or two into the low 90s. Today and Tonight: It will be partly sunny, hot and humid with a high temperature of 94 degrees achieved... more »
  • Summer heat in full swing

    July 19, 2016 6:35 AM

    You may have noticed that showers and thunderstorms were more “isolated” on radar Monday. That trend will continue this week. Certainly there aren’t big changes to the pattern in July and August, rather some very subtle shifts that we’re able to point out, perhaps more easily than we can actually... more »
  • Heat before bubblers

    July 12, 2016 6:35 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms performed as expected on Monday with 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecasting area collecting rain from late morning to late afternoon. Most of that action occurred south of I-12 and that should again be the case today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Showers to fight off some heat this weekend

    July 8, 2016 6:57 AM

    Thursday brought the third straight record maximum low temperature. As of Friday Morning, the temperature had not dipped below 79 degrees likely marking a fourth consecutive record—unless an afternoon shower can send thermometers below 79 degrees. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will be partly sunny and... more »
  • 'Hot, wet and wild' 2016 weather as US has warmest June

    July 7, 2016 1:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal meteorologists say America's warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June. The month's average temperature in the Lower 48 states was 71.8 degrees, 3.3 degrees above normal, surpassing the Dust Bowl record set in 1933. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate scientist... more »
  • Third straight Heat Advisory, slimmer shower chances

    July 7, 2016 6:51 AM

    Despite a shower dropping the afternoon temperature to 79 degrees, Wednesday marked the second straight day with a record maximum low temperature. As of Thursday Morning, the temperature had not dipped below 79 degrees likely marking a third consecutive record—unless an afternoon shower can send thermometers below 77 degrees. ... more »
  • Record warm mornings, high afternoon heat continue

    July 6, 2016 6:47 AM

    For the second straight morning, temperatures did not dip below 82 degrees. That makes two straight days with a record maximum low temperature, each of which have tied the warmest low temperature, for any date, in Baton Rouge history. The only way that could change today is if an afternoon... more »
  • Heat Advisory posted, hydration and shade suggested

    July 5, 2016 6:45 AM

    Highs will stay way up as rain chances stay low through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Heat will continue to be the lead story with high temperatures surging back into the mid 90s. Dew points will be in the mid 70s, producing resulting in high humidity.... more »
  • Firecracker hot with fewer sparks from the sky

    July 1, 2016 6:33 AM

    Rain chances will move in and out of the isolated category through Independence Day. A gradual warmup is forecast from now to the end of next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Alas, Friday brings an afternoon where rain chances are too low to mention. A mostly sunny... more »
  • Heat-related illnessness numbers on the rise

    June 30, 2016 10:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 10 days into summer and Baton Rouge EMS says it's seeing an increase in heat-related calls. With a high Thursday of 94 and a "feel like" temperature of 100, EMT Brad Harris says he's been busy. "People are out more, they're enjoying themselves and... more »
  • Annual "Beat the Heat" fan and A/C unit donation drive for seniors starts

    June 23, 2016 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging has announced they’ll begin the distribution of fans and air conditioner units as part of its annual “Beat the Heat” drive. Last year, the agency says they collected more than 800 fans and A/C units to distribute to needy... more »
  • Residents urged to use caution due to heat levels

    June 16, 2016 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Due to the dangerous heat levels in the state, a heat advisory has been issued for the Baton Rouge area until Friday at 7 p.m. According to WBRZ Meteorologist Josh Eachus, Thursday and Friday will have afternoon heat values from 105 to 110. The National... more »
  • Heating up: More heat advisories could be issued Thursday Play Video

    June 16, 2016 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some heat advisories were posted Wednesday in Louisiana and more are anticpated Thursday and Friday. For a heat advisory to be issued, the heat index has to rise to greater than 108 degrees for at least 2 hours. During that time, overheating and dehydration are possible... more »
  • Official: State's refusal to cool death row isn't politics

    June 15, 2016 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of Louisiana's prison system says politics isn't a factor in the state's refusal to install air conditioning on death row, even though a lawsuit over the facility's heat levels already has cost taxpayers more than $1 million. Jimmy LeBlanc, the state's corrections secretary, attended a... more »
  • $1 million spent to avoid cooling death row

    June 13, 2016 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has racked up more than $1 million in legal bills to fight a 3-year-old lawsuit that claims the state's death-row inmates are routinely exposed to dangerous heat and humidity levels in their cells. Records obtained by The Associated Press show most of the taxpayer money has... more »
  • Judge to decide if death-row inmates need air conditioning

    May 20, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As summer approaches in Louisiana, prison officials insist that ice, fans and cold showers are enough to protect death-row inmates from dangerous heat and humidity. If not, a federal judge may insist on air conditioning for inmates awaiting execution at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. ... more »
  • Stuck on hot: Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

    May 18, 2016 12:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Earth's heat is stuck on high. Federal scientists said the globe shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month as April smashed the old record by half a degree. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Earth's average temperature in April was 56.7 degrees (13.7... more »
  • Police: Man left child inside car to enter casino

    April 11, 2016 3:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 27-year-old man has been accused of leaving a 4-year-old child alone in a vehicle in the parking lot for 30 minutes while he went inside Baton Rouge's Hollywood Casino. According to a Baton Rouge Police report, security footage shows Quavis D. Grant walking the casino floor while... more »
  • The heat goes on: Earth sets 9th straight monthly record

    February 17, 2016 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The January figures are in, and Earth's string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the highest margin of any month on record. NASA said January 2016 was 2.03 degrees (1.13 degrees Celsius) above... more »
  • 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 »

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