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  • Starting the thaw, y'all Play Video

    January 18, 2018 7:13 AM

    Sunshine and 6-9 hours above 32 degrees should allow considerable thawing on Thursday. One more freeze is expected tonight before a milder weekend. A *WIND CHILL ADVISORY* is in place for the entire forecast area until 9am Thursday morning. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur in as little as 45... more »
  • Sledding, biking & running Baton Rouge residents embrace the snow

    January 17, 2018 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge braced for the dangerous cold for another night Wednesday. But the city thawed out just enough for people to get out and stretch their legs. “We got snow, and we're taking full advantage of it,” said Rebecca Tucker. Tucker may be using a... more »
  • Deputy shares picture of iced squad car in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2018 8:52 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Sheriff's deputies patrolling overnight shared images of frozen highways and even icicle hanging from their squad cars. Temperatures dropped to one degree by Wednesday morning after the windchill was factored into the forecast. Even as the sun rose, most streets were dangerously iced or slick. ... more »
  • Brutal cold creates icy roads, more freezing temps expected Play Video

    January 17, 2018 5:42 AM

    Click HERE to watch the live weather update. Bitter cold will continue through Thursday. Fortunately, no further precipitation is expected until temperatures warm up this weekend. Stay home. Highways are closed, and major roads are ice covered. Driving is next to impossible and it will take you... more »
  • WATCH: Firefighters rescue deer stuck on frozen pond Play Video

    December 10, 2017 3:11 PM

    SUNRIVER, OR- Firefighters came to the rescue of a deer who was trapped on a slippery, frozen water hazard at a golf course. The L4262 Sunriver Professional Firefighters in Oregon posted the video to their Facebook page this week. The footage shows a firefighter coming to the aid of... more »
  • School, ACT test cancellations due to winter weather Play Video

    December 7, 2017 12:01 PM

    Due to the threat of winter precipitation, the following schools and districts have closed Friday: Ascension Parish(ACT canceled at Donaldsonville High Saturday) Assumption Parish Baker Central Community (ACT canceled at Central High Saturday) East Baton Rouge Parish (ACT canceled at Baton Rouge High Saturday) ... more »
  • DOTD prepares salt for roads Play Video

    December 7, 2017 12:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- One million pounds of road salt is sitting on standby in a warehouse next to the Capitol. DOTD officials said they will make a decision Thursday whether to load it into trucks that will spread it on bridges and raised highways during any potential freezing weather later this... more »
  • Report: Blue Bell's Bride's Cake ice cream is back in limited quantities

    August 5, 2017 5:08 PM

    The incredibly popular Bride's Cake ice cream is making a limited comeback in the state of Louisiana. Blue Bell's wildly successful "almond flavored ice cream with cake pieces and amaretto flavored cream cheese icing" is back, but will only be available in pints for a limited time. Last... more »
  • 6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued

    February 20, 2017 9:17 PM

    NEW YORK - Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York's Central Park but have been rescued. It happened Monday evening at the southern end of the park. Police say the 15- and 16-year-olds were on the ice when it gave way. A nearby sign... more »
  • Starbucks to test coffee and ice cream concoction

    February 14, 2017 5:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Starbucks plans to start testing concoctions that mix coffee and ice cream. The Seattle chain said it will serve "affogato" varieties of hot or cold coffee over ice cream at 100 stores in Orange County, California, starting Wednesday, with pricier versions sold at 10 locations with its... more »
  • Ice greets many Saturday morning in backyards; See cold weather pictures

    January 6, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Do you have winter weather photos or videos? We would like to see them! Email them to news@wbrz.com or Tweet at us on Twitter at @WBRZ . We will add them to this image gallery and maybe even put them on air. ... more »
  • Mayor Broome urges residents to stay off roads during icy weather Play Video

    January 6, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is urging all resident to stay off the road as winter weather passes over the Baton Rouge area. “Anyone who must drive is urged to use extreme caution,” Broome said during a new conference Friday afternoon. The Mayor’s Office of Homeland... more »
  • Drivers prepare for winter weather conditions across state Play Video

    January 5, 2017 11:47 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Residents in four parishes and two Mississippi counties are preparing for freezing conditions while under a winter weather advisory. In East and West Feliciana Parishes, road crews are getting ready for wet roads and freezing temperatures. Black ice could be a big problem for drivers. "Can you... more »
  • NCAA honors man who inspired ALS ice bucket challenge

    December 13, 2016 9:46 PM

    BEVERLY, Mass. - The Massachusetts man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised millions of dollars nationwide for ALS research has been honored by the NCAA. A group that included NCAA President Mark Emmert and several elected officials Tuesday hand-delivered an award to Pete Frates, the former Boston... more »
  • Woman from Guatemala dies while in ICE custody in Arizona

    November 28, 2016 9:19 PM

    ELOY, Ariz. - A woman from Guatemala died Sunday while in immigration detention in Arizona, marking the third in-custody death nationwide for Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Oct 1. ICE announced Monday that 36-year-old Raquel Calderon de Hildago died at a hospital near the Eloy Detention Center after suffering a... more »
  • Sea ice in Arctic shrinks to second lowest level on record

    September 15, 2016 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite. The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado said the sea ice reached its summer low point on Saturday, extending 1.6 million square miles (4.14 million square kilometers).... more »
  • US immigration agency arrests dozens in Kansas, Missouri

    June 18, 2016 7:34 PM

    WICHITA - Federal immigration authorities recently arrested dozens of people in Kansas and Missouri as part of a monthlong operation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says in a release that the agency arrested 31 people in Kansas and 34 in Missouri during the investigation, which began in May and ended... 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 »
  • 29 people in 13 states arrested on sex trafficking charges

    October 30, 2015 1:56 PM

    MACON, Ga. - Federal authorities have arrested 29 people in 13 cities in eight states on charges related to sex trafficking. Federal authorities say Operation Safe Haven, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, began in Moultrie. Authorities say they identified a loose organization that coordinates the trafficking of... more »
  • Citations issued for good behavior

    October 17, 2015 12:56 PM

    CONCORD, Mass. - Getting a ticket from police in one Massachusetts town isn't necessarily a bad thing. Concord's police department says it plans to issue up to 200 "citations" for good behavior. That could include such things as wearing a bicycle helmet or a seat belt, yielding to pedestrians at... more »
  • ICE removes Salvadoran MS-13 gang member wanted for 3 murders

    September 28, 2015 12:10 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member, wanted in his home country on multiple murder charges and present in the U.S. illegally, was removed from the country Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to Homeland Security, 42-year-old Cesar Amauri Cruz-Marin was previously removed from the... more »
  • 9 arrested in La. as part of nationwide ICE sweep

    March 10, 2015 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Immigration authorities said agents recently arrested nine people in Louisiana who were suspected of being in the U. S. illegally as part of a nationwide immigration sweep. Homeland Security said the operation, called "Cross Check," targeted convicted criminals who were illegally in the country during the... more »
  • Winter precipitation returns to parts of Louisiana

    March 5, 2015 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Another round of wintry precipitation has returned to north Louisiana. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for areas north of Interstate 20 until noon Thursday. Snow is falling in Shreveport-Bossier City, while a wintry mix is hitting the ground in Monroe. Several public... more »
  • Winter storm watch continues for north Louisiana

    February 24, 2015 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A winter storm watch remains in effect for all of north Louisiana through Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow will move into the area Tuesday night. On Wednesday, much of the precipitation will change over to mostly snow. Along the... more »
  • Budget impasse could harm states

    February 23, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is warning states that the possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would harm the nation's ability to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and help communities struggling with winter snowstorms. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says... more »
  • Arctic air heads to northern New England, parts of New York

    February 23, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Arctic air is returning to northern New England and parts of New York State after Sunday's brief sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures. The National Weather Service says temperatures will be 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country on Monday. And anything... more »
  • Kentucky town has had enough of the 'Frozen' weather

    February 19, 2015 1:40 PM

    HARLAN, Ky. - The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular "Frozen" character's arrest. Police in the small, rural town of Harlan posted a Facebook message Wednesday about Elsa. They wrote: "Suspect... more »
  • Hard freeze warning in effect tonight for most of La.

    November 17, 2014 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness asked residents on Monday morning to prepare themselves for yet another round of severe winter weather. The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning or freeze warning for much of Louisiana. The freeze is expected... more »
  • Road conditions expected to improve

    January 25, 2014 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The roads and bridges closed because of icy conditions are expected to open today as the temperatures rise above freezing and the roadways have had the time to thaw. State troopers say they do not know how long major roads will be closed, but they say the... more »

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