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  • Repeating pleasant Easter weather

    April 21, 2014 5:27 AM

    Winds will be south to southwesterly today promoting rising temperatures and dew points-translating into the day becoming warm and humid. After morning fog and low clouds, skies will become mostly to partly sunny. Tonight, added low level moisture may allow for some fog development if mid-level clouds do not develop... more »
  • Damaging wind gusts, hail, heavy rain possible today

    April 14, 2014 8:38 AM

    Warm, sticky southerly winds of about 15mph are expected to persist into the afternoon. Thermometers will make the jaunt from a start in the 70s to the lower 80s. Mostly cloudy skies can be expected early with a few peeks of sunshine aiding the quick warm-up. Normally welcome, any glimpse... more »
  • Warmer, still dry

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM

    Another picturesque day is expected in the Capital City. Sunshine and blue sky will dominate once again with an even warmer afternoon than either of the weekend days. Thermometers will get into the upper 70s with some southern locations giving 80° a scare. Winds will be southerly at 5-10mph. Those... more »
  • Lingering showers

    March 24, 2014 5:53 AM

    Skies will be overcast at times with a few peeks of sun at others, averaging out to a mostly cloudy day. Lingering showers will be relegated primarily to coastal locations south of Baton Rouge, although a spotty shower can't be ruled anywhere. Batches of thicker clouds will pass through the... more »
  • Cold air returns

    March 3, 2014 7:24 AM

    A potent cold front has chopped through the state of Louisiana creating 20° temperature falls in 2-3 hour spans. Baton Rouge has gone from weekend afternoons spent in the upper 70s to a struggle to return thermometers to 50° today. Fortunately, along with the warmth the front is also sweeping... more »
  • Flood Warnings continue

    February 24, 2014 6:07 AM

    Several flood warnings remain in place around Southern Louisiana. The Amite River at Denham Springs which has a flood stage of 29.0' crested at 30.2' and is expected to drop below flood stage late Monday. The Amite River at Bayou Manchac stood at 8.9' as of 9am Monday... more »
  • Warm but not much sun

    February 17, 2014 6:34 AM

    The first few days this week will resemble the weather you experienced on Sunday. A low pressure system and associated fronts are positioned to our northwest. Ahead of this storm system, the southerly pump of milder, muggier air is providing enough low level moisture to maintain a cloud deck and... more »
  • Less rain and humidity

    February 3, 2014 6:48 AM

    A cold front has moved through the area and as a result we are finally seeing rain showers wrapping up after 24 hours of an active radar that began lighting up on Sunday Morning. Still, some cloud cover is lingering behind this front, and will be slow to break. Temperatures... more »
  • Mild today but turning colder

    January 20, 2014 5:47 AM

    A high pressure system will be drifting south over the Gulf of Mexico today. With sinking air and a clockwise flow around this feature, the result for our weather will be clear skies and a westerly winds. The deviation from having a northerly component to our wind will mean some... more »
  • Showers, thunder today

    January 13, 2014 5:38 AM

    A cold front will pass through the area today. Expect temperatures to rise into the middle 60s due to southerly winds pulling in warm air ahead of the frontal passage. Periods of rain will continue through much of the day. Look for the showers to wrap up from west to... more »
  • Weak cold front today

    December 30, 2013 5:46 AM

    Today, a weak and fast moving cold front will cross the area from northwest to southeast. Saturday's rain storm left us with a fairly dry and stable atmosphere, therefore little rain is expected today, but an isolated shower can't be ruled out. Expect the cold front to cross the area... more »
  • Deadline looming to enroll in Obamacare

    December 20, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With Obamacare facing its first major deadline, people are racing to sign up before Monday. It's to ensure health coverage starts on January 1. To be covered by January 1, consumers have to be enrolled by December 23. Leading up to the big day, Capital City... more »
  • Seahawks fans register quake during Saints game

    December 4, 2013 6:20 AM

    SEATTLE- Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so hard during Monday night's matchup with New Orleans that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The game registered on nearby seismic... more »
  • Cyber Monday shopping

    December 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW YORK- It's the day of the online deal. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the first working day after the busy holiday weekend. But this year so-called Cyber Monday seems to have... more »
  • Warmer with a stray shower

    December 2, 2013 5:54 AM

    A weakening cold front will fall through the state today and along it, we'll see some spotty rain showers, especially during the first part of the day. Without rain showers, your location will be mostly cloudy with breaks of sunshine becoming more numerous from north to south as the day... more »
  • Calm start to the week

    October 14, 2013 6:28 AM

    Monday & Tuesday: A weak ridge of high pressure aloft will allow our weather to remain rather calm through Tuesday. We'll see partly to mostly sunny skies, stay almost entirely dry and have thermometers running some 5° above average. While highs should be around 80° this time of year we... more »
  • Senate mail service to resume on Monday

    April 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate offices will begin receiving mail again on Monday, a few days after a Mississippi man was arrested on charges he sent letters containing ricin addressed to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator. Senate mail will temporarily be screened at a House mail sorting facility, but that... more »
  • Storms cause damage at several spots in Miss.

    December 10, 2012 11:53 AM

    TYLERTOWN, Miss.- A strong storm has caused damage in south Mississippi's Walthall and Marion counties, near the Louisiana border. National Weather Service officials say a barn and an office building roof were damaged south of Tylertown after 8 a.m. Monday. The storm moved northeast, damaging a home in Dexter and... more »
  • Holiday shoppers head online in droves to pick up Cyber Monday deals

    November 26, 2012 2:17 PM

    NEW YORK - Cyber Monday appears on track to becoming the biggest online shopping day ever, and web traffic isn't expected to peak for another several hours. IBM Benchmark says, as of noon Eastern time, sales were up more than 24 percent compared with last year. And ComScore says nearly... more »
  • Malware may knock thousands off Internet Monday

    July 5, 2012 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - A warning from Internet service providers and the FBI: Your Web surfing could be put on hold next week if your computer is infected with a certain type of malware. Thousands of Americans may lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their... more »
  • City jail operation in full effect this Monday Play Video

    June 15, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Starting Monday, the city jail in downtown Baton Rouge will start filling up with people who failed to pay outstanding misdemeanor tickets and fines. "We've given enough time, given enough words of encouragement," says Constable Reginald Brown. The downtown jail will be open around the clock... more »
  • A pleasant morning with mostly clear skies

    April 9, 2012 6:23 AM

    We start this Monday Morning with mostly clear skies and comfortable conditions around the Baton Rouge area. Temperatures are in the upper 50s to lower 60s. We will have another pretty nice day around town. A weak disturbance aloft will move by, but it will not have much moisture... more »
  • Louisiana legislative session opens Monday

    March 11, 2012 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new legislative session opens Monday with fights well underway over job protections for teachers, pension benefits for state employees and the use of state tax dollars for non-public schools. And that's not even counting the battles over next year's budget and services on the chopping block.... more »
  • Tickfaw State Park closed due to high water

    February 22, 2012 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tickfaw State Park will remain closed until Monday due to the rising water level of the Tickfaw River. The Office of State Parks predicts Tickfaw River will crest at 14 feet tonight, Wednesday evening. The high water is impacting the park's entrance, campground, trails, and... more »
  • Sunday bar ordinance becomes law

    February 17, 2012 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The West Baton Rouge bar ordinance becomes law today, February 17th. The new law stipulates that businesses selling alcoholic beverages must close at 10pm on Sundays and cannot reopen until 6am Monday. There are some exceptions: Super Bowl Sunday, Sundays that are followed by holidays... more »
  • Arrest in connection with WBR beating death

    February 17, 2012 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested in connection with the beating death of another man. Charles Ray Burton is in the West Baton Rouge Parish jail charged with manslaughter. Robert Crowe was found dead in a Plaquemine ditch on Monday after he attended a... more »
  • Schools, banks, agencies closed Monday

    January 15, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish, state and federal courts and offices are closed Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Post offices are closed Monday and only express mail will be delivered. Trash and recyclables will be collected and North Landfill will be open Monday. Capital... more »
  • Trial resumes Monday for Port Allen police chief

    October 23, 2011 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Trial resumes Monday for Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith, who was indicted after an FBI sting that paid officials in several Capitol-area cities to get public contracts for a fictional business to clean garbage cans. The trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson is... more »
  • Plaquemine ferry opens Monday

    June 3, 2011 5:51 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - It's been well over three weeks since the Plaquemine ferry crossed the Mississippi River. That all changes Monday as the Department of Transportation and Development have deemed it safe for the boat to operate once again. The ferry closed once the river hit 43 feet. Last week... more »
  • La. regular legislative session begins Monday

    April 24, 2011 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Weary lawmakers still smarting from angry battles over the drawing of their political districts return to the Louisiana Capitol on Monday to take up the difficult task of balancing next year's budget. The two-month regular session will be jam-packed with tough decisions on whether to sell state... more »
  • Chase Bank robbery suspect says he didn't do it

    April 12, 2011 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man police believe held up a Baton Rouge bank Monday called News 2 before turning himself in to authorities and said he was innocent. Jauan Swanson surrendered to BRPD officers today after calling News 2 to say he didn't do it, but planned to turn... more »
  • St. Louis Street to close beginning Monday

    February 20, 2011 10:45 AM

    The 100 block of St. Louis Street will close to traffic at North Boulevard beginning Monday for construction of the new Town Square. The closure is projected to last until November. Motorists will still be able to access both River Center Parking Garages from the portion of St. Louis... more »
  • Ex-mayor of Richwood to be sentenced Monday

    January 23, 2011 12:48 PM

    RICHWOOD, La.- A former northeastern Louisiana mayor is scheduled for sentencing Monday after being convicted of malfeasance in office. Ed Harris was found guilty in October on a charge that stems from $90,000 the mayor allegedly paid himself and other town employees as he prepared to leave office in... more »
  • Obama calls for moment of silence Monday morning

    January 9, 2011 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is calling on people in the United States to observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. EST Monday to honor victims of the Arizona shooting. A White House statement says the moment of silence will allow people to come together, in prayer or reflection,... more »
  • 16-year-old accused of beating, attempted rape

    November 30, 2010 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 16-year-old boy was arrested after police said an officer patrolling in north Baton Rouge interrupted him beating and trying to rape a woman. Officer Douglas Chutz was patrolling in the 1300 block of Florida around 12:45 a.m. Monday when someone told him they saw a woman... more »
  • Trial set to resume for New Orleans officers

    November 28, 2010 9:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After a three-day Thanksgiving break, a trial is set to resume for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in a man's fatal shooting after Hurricane Katrina. Monday will be the eighth day of testimony in the case spawned by the death of 31-year-old Henry... more »
  • LPSO: People can't be punished for trick-or-treating

    October 25, 2010 3:31 PM

    Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office said today there’s nothing outlawing residents of the parish from trick-or-treating on Halloween this Sunday. However, if they want to take advantage of increased patrols to keep them and their children safe, they’ll have to go out the night before. This comes during... more »
  • Session nearing Monday end

    June 20, 2010 3:44 PM

    State lawmakers are working on Father's Day to wrap up outstanding issues before the regular session must end Monday at 6 p.m. Still unresolved - as is usual at the end of the session - are the state's budget bills. The problems are more severe, though, than in most... more »
  • Rain preps for site of chemical fire in Denham Springs

    April 2, 2010 5:07 PM

    UPDATE: Mark Benton with the Livingston Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness tells News 2, "We are expecting a little bit of rain and to prepare for that crews brought extra vacuum trucks in to make sure they pull as much water as they can out of the ditches and creeks... more »

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