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  • Airport runway lights back on after electrical issue check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The runway lights are back on after an electrical shortage shut them off Sunday night. Several flights were either delayed or cancelled all together as a result of the outage that lasted into early Monday morning when crews were finally able to solve the problem and... more »
  • Matrix-like computer could be traffic's blue pill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 12, 2014 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A high-tech traffic command center is up and running and is designed to keep your commute on point in the morning. About 500 cameras, linked together, give traffic engineers at the Department of Public Works a better view of what's happening on streets. The project has... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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