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  • More synchronized traffic signals planned

    April 18, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to discuss syncing more traffic lights, especially ones in one of the busiest areas of town. The Metro Council will decide about replacing lights on College and Perkins to better regulate traffic flow. On College, lights at Bawell and Banks could be replaced.... more »
  • "A Christmas miracle:" middle finger lights gone

    December 17, 2013 10:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A homeowner has removed a Christmas light display that was decorated to form a pair of hands showing middle fingers extended. The lights were on the roof of Sarah Childs' home, but are no longer there. Childs apologized for the display that has, for two years, created... more »
  • Three middle fingers on Starlight Drive Play Video

    December 11, 2013 6:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A not-so-merry Christmas display is upsetting a neighborhood in Denham Springs for the second year in a row. Sarah Childs is giving the finger to a neighbor she accuses of stealing her dog last year. Denham Springs Police said their investigation shows that didn't happen, and... more »
  • Future of Messengers Christmas Wonderland Play Video

    November 28, 2013 9:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The family behind a popular holiday tradition in Livingston Parish is relocating leaving many wondering about the future of the Messangers Christmas Wonderland. Clyde and Karen Messenger's family have been constructing the display at their home on Plantantion Avenue since 1964. It features more than 60,000... more »
  • Police: Sophisticated marijuana grow busted

    June 14, 2013 4:57 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a Walker man today after they said they found a sophisticated marijuana grow in his barn with plants worth tens of thousands of dollars. Walker Police arrested John H. Allen III, 33, on suspicion of unauthorized use of a vehicle, and said State Police charged... more »
  • Hwy. 44 projects cause traffic concerns

    April 30, 2013 10:35 PM

    GONZALES- New traffic lights are expected to control the flow of new traffic that could come as a result of new developments along Hwy. 44 near I-10. A community college, an expanding business development, and real-estate are all planned for the area. Drivers have expressed concerns over traffic... more »
  • Surveillance video shows Christmas light vandals

    December 11, 2012 3:17 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - Sheriff's deputies released home surveillance video of three vandals who destroyed a number of Christmas displays in Ascension Parish this weekend. Deputies said 19 homes' light displays were destroyed in the Old Dutchtown subdivision Saturday night. One home raising money with their display for the St. Jude... more »
  • Vandals destroy Ascension Parish Christmas light displays

    December 8, 2012 8:08 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- A Dutchtown community is rebuilding and replacing thousands of dollars worth of lights after vandals ransacked an entire neighborhood's Christmas displays. It happened overnight Friday in the Old Dutchtown subdivision off Highway 74 in Ascension Parish. Scott Raposo's elaborate display of 57,000 lights was hit. ... more »
  • Parents concerned about drivers outrunning school buses Play Video

    December 4, 2012 4:00 PM

    ZACHARY- Parents in parts of Zachary are worried about the safety of their children after catching drivers outrunning school buses. Karen Underkoffler filmed a driver speeding past her daughter's bus last week. She said she has witnessed drivers ignoring the red stop signs and flashing lights. She even created... more »
  • 3 rob N.O. man working on Christmas display

    December 3, 2012 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man was robbed and his home burglarized by three suspects who approached him Sunday while he was hanging Christmas lights, police say. The Times-Picayune reports three man approached the unidentified victim, ordered him off a ladder and forced him inside the house. Police say... more »
  • Busy homeowners hire help for Christmas decorations Play Video

    November 29, 2012 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some people too busy to decorate are finding more holiday cheer by hiring help to spruce up their home for the holidays. For around $300 you can kick back and sip cocoa as workers set up your lights. Some are college students looking for extra cash, while others... more »
  • Holiday tips to keep your family safe Play Video

    November 27, 2012 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Christmas tree can bust into flames within seconds, if safety precautions are not taken this holiday season. Real or fake, homes around the country catch fire every year because of dry trees or electrical problems in a home. This holiday season, be sure to... more »
  • WBRZ recognizes area's best holiday displays

    November 26, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ News 2 Louisiana will kick off the 2012 holiday season in the Baton Rouge area with its annual "Lights Before Christmas" Contest. "Lights Before Christmas" recognizes the area's most spirited and decorative homes of the season.Viewers can nominate homes beginning Monday, November 26th through Wednesday,... more »
  • New York skyline to be lit up again tonight

    November 2, 2012 3:55 PM

    NEW YORK - For the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck at the start of the week, the Manhattan skyline is expected to be mostly lit up tonight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the utility Con Edison is hoping to have most of Manhattan's outages resolved by midnight. But the progress... more »
  • Rain, outages cause traffic changes for LSU game

    August 31, 2012 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced they had to close several parking lots because of rain and other issues from Hurricane Isaac. The grass lots G and O are both closed because they're waterlogged, while Lot L is closed because it's being used by a special needs shelter set up... more »
  • Power still out across area

    May 31, 2012 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An evening of nasty storms knocked down trees and knocked out power. By news time, more than 1,000 people in the Capitol City area were still in the dark. Crews are working to get the electricity back on. At 10 p.m. Thursday, power companies were estimating several... more »
  • Lawmakers won't change yellow lights Play Video

    April 3, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers deferred a bill that would change traffic signals across the state, making it mandatory for yellow lights to run at least 5 seconds. Traffic engineers say the law could negatively affect traffic patterns. "We would have to reevaluate a lot of the signal timing, every... more »
  • Darkest Places: Part 1 Play Video

    February 15, 2012 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2 is looking into the Capital area's Darkest Places. Wednesday night, we focused on the neighborhood around the University and City Park lakes. Residents who live there say there's not enough lights on their streets, leaving them to do what they can to light up... more »
  • Steps taken to prevent flooding in downtown BR

    May 12, 2011 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding concerns caused officials in Baton Rouge to shut off some traffic lights and take other measures downtown until the water recedes. Traffic signals on River Road at Hollywood Casino, the State Capitol and River Park were turned off today and will function at four-way stops.... more »
  • Holiday fire warning

    November 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Fire Marshal is reminding people to keep safety in mind as holiday decorations go up. For many people, the season means an increased use of electric lights, decorations, candles, and a Christmas tree. "All can be potential fire hazards" said State Fire Marshal Browning.... more »
  • Some traffic lights causing headaches for drivers

    September 14, 2010 5:43 PM

    Drivers said the lights on Florida Boulevard and other streets aren’t synchronized. News 2’s Michael Shingleton got answers on what the holdup is nine months after the city said they work. more »
  • Extra money could pay for EBR improvements

    June 9, 2010 10:18 PM

    Dozens of construction projects, worth nearly $20 million, could be in store for Baton Rouge. The money is left over from construction that has already been completed. If the Metro Council gives the okay, nearly 30 projects for the Department of Public Works would pick-up those funds that have been... more »
  • False River airport to test solar runway lights

    May 6, 2010 8:53 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation says the $130,000 LED Solar Test Program is scheduled to start next week at False River Regional Airport near New Roads. The airport is an ideal place to test the system because of its well-maintained infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration could recommend the system be... more »
  • Traffic Tick-Off: South Blvd. signal lights

    March 4, 2010 4:12 PM

    South Boulevard was meant to be a major connector between the interstate and the casino at Catfish Town. East Baton Rouge Parish traffic engineers say signal lights were set with that in mind. That gave drivers on South Boulevard more green light time. Now adjustments are being made. New... more »
  • Traffic Tick-Off: Coursey at Cedarcrest

    February 24, 2010 5:03 PM

    News 2 viewers are telling us about another traffic tick-off problem. They say the signal lights need to be changed at Coursey and Cedarcrest. The complaint deals with the turn lanes. When they back up, traffic can be blocked all the way to Airline Highway. DPW officials say... more »
  • Twin Living Trees coming soon

    November 16, 2009 6:31 AM

    The Twin Living Trees come to life during the month of December. Randy Rice and Alan Shoumaker joined John Pastorek with a preview of this year's big show. Friday, December 4 7:00 pm Saturday, December 5 3:00 and 7:00 pm Sunday, December 6 3:00 pm Friday, December 11 7:00... more »

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