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  • Families' day at local water park cut short by stormy weather Play Video

    July 22, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - We're one month into the summer and high temperatures are still forcing families to find a way to cool down. Families got out the door early, as they used their weekend to beat the heat. “Well we just wanted to get out, it’s so hot... more »
  • Baton Rouge snags record high ahead of April cool stretch

    April 4, 2017 5:36 PM

    The temperature gauge at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport topped out at 87 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record high for the date. Previously, that mark was 86 degrees set back in 2001. Tuesday's high temperature marks the second straight day with a weather record in the Capital City.... more »
  • Study: New Orleans tourism records: 10.45M tourists, $7.4B

    March 25, 2017 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck. University of New Orleans' Hospitality Research Center says last year's... more »
  • Beyoncé breaks record on Instagram with baby bump picture

    February 2, 2017 2:32 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Beyoncé has broken the record for the most-liked Instagram post ever. Beyoncé announced on Instagram Wednesday that she is expecting twins with husband Jay Z. Surrounded by flowers and clad in a sweeping green veil, Queen Bey shows off her baby bump in the Madonna-inspired photo .... more »
  • Bayou Classic attendance numbers hit post-Katrina high

    November 30, 2016 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 2016 Bayou Classic football game which draws fans and alumni of Grambling State University and Southern University to New Orleans hit a post-Katrina attendance record. In a news release Wednesday, organizers say nearly 5,000 more people attended the 43rd Annual Bayou Classic game on Saturday than... more »
  • 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 »
  • NEW RECORD: above 70 degrees for 99 consecutive days

    September 15, 2016 6:45 AM

    With Thursday Morning temperatures bottoming out in the low 70s, Baton Rouge thermometers have now been at or above 70 degrees for 99 straight days—marking a new record. At 69 degrees, June 8 was the last date recording a low temperature below 70. The previous record streak dated back to... more »
  • For 10 Years, possible world's largest pearl was hidden under bed

    August 25, 2016 2:36 PM

    PUERTO PRINCESA - A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it. For 10 years, the 34-kilogram (75-pound) pearl was hidden in a bag under a bed. The fisherman's family would rub it with their hands before going out... 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 »
  • Bill aimed to stop peeping Toms using drones Play Video

    April 1, 2016 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The increasing popularity of unmanned flying drones equipped with cameras has raised privacy concerns. State Representative Marcus Hunter wants to expand Louisiana's video voyeurism law to include these remote controlled devices. "What we want to do is create the crime where someone uses the drone to be... more »
  • Homecoming for 2 spacemen after year aloft: 'We did it!'

    March 1, 2016 4:48 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is closing the door on a space mission that has spanned a U.S.-record 340 days. Kelly and his roommate for nearly a year, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, check out of the International Space Station on Tuesday night, U.S. time. By the time... more »
  • SPC: Tuesday's tornadoes set one-day record for Feb. in La.

    February 26, 2016 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, say the 12 tornadoes on Tuesday that hit Louisiana set a record for the most in a day in February. Meteorologist Greg Carbin says the new state record more than doubled the old record of six in... more »
  • Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books

    February 8, 2016 7:18 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Super Bowl fans bet a record $132.5 million at Nevada sportsbooks on the 50th version of the game. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said in its preliminary estimate on Monday that Nevada's 194 sports books kept about 10.1 percent of the wagers, for a total win... more »
  • 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

    February 8, 2016 7:10 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone. The Florida Museum of Natural History released the numbers Monday. Scientists say the previous record was 88 attacks in 2000. International Shark Attack File curator George Burgess says attacks... more »
  • New Orleans airport sees record year

    January 23, 2016 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport says last year saw a record number of passengers going through the airport. The airport says it served about 10.6 million passengers in 2015, which was 9.1 percent more than the previous year. The airport says the best year on... more »
  • Amazon holiday shipping, Christmas Eve deliveries set record

    December 28, 2015 2:54 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Online retailer Amazon has been a prime beneficiary of more consumers doing their holiday shopping online and procrastinating. Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year loyalty program that includes unlimited free two-day shipping, gained 3 million new members in the third week of December alone. Meanwhile, the number... more »
  • Christmas Day heat

    December 25, 2015 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 89-year-old record was broken with a record high of 83 degrees Thursday, Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will look to set a record, but it won't hit the highest temperate on December 25th of 85 degrees. Friday will be about 81 or 82 degrees. "It's... more »
  • 'Force Awakens' crosses $250M globally after record Friday

    December 19, 2015 3:19 PM

    NEW YORK - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has already surpassed $100 million in North America, and $250 million globally, setting it up for a record-setting weekend. The Walt Disney Co. on Saturday said the film made an estimated $120.5 million from Thursday night previews and opening day Friday. That... more »
  • 'Force Awakens' on path for $100M Friday, $200M-plus weekend

    December 18, 2015 12:17 PM

    NEW YORK - The Walt Disney Co. is forecasting that "The Force Awakens" will make more than $100 million in North America on Friday and is headed for a weekend total beyond $200 million. Disney says the new "Star Wars" film will possibly overtake the $208.8 million record of... more »
  • In Newark, Obama to call for breaking cycle of incarceration

    November 2, 2015 5:13 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - President Barack Obama is announcing new rules that will prevent federal agencies from quickly screening out job applicants just because they have criminal records. Obama says too many employers dismiss applicants because they've checked a box stating they have a criminal history. Obama says employers should "give... more »
  • Weekend soaker a 25-year rain event

    October 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    Skies opened up in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday afternoon, and records poured down right through Sunday. Most impressively, 8.60 inches of rain saturated the Baton Rouge area on Sunday, the fourth highest single day total on record. Such a total has about a 1-in-10 chance of... more »
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet breaks a telecast record

    October 16, 2015 6:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Benedict Cumberbatch, who recently begged fans not to film him playing the lead in "Hamlet," has broken a record while being filmed playing the lead in "Hamlet." More than 225,000 viewers watched Cumberbatch tackle the melancholy prince of Denmark at movie theaters around the world on Thursday... more »
  • Record-breaking alligator caught in Mississippi

    August 30, 2015 6:00 PM

    DAVIS ISLAND, Miss. - An alligator that was 14 feet, one-quarter-inch long and weighing 826 pounds broke Mississippi records that other alligators had set earlier that day for length and weight. Ricky Flynt of the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says that it's the first officially documented in... more »
  • LSU classes begin Monday Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU faculty, staff and students are heading back to class Monday morning. University president, Dr. F. King Alexander stopped by 2une In this morning to tell News 2's John Pastorek about his expectations for the upcoming year. Students moved onto campus last week and have spent the last... more »
  • MSU hopes to set world record at Cowbell Yell before LSU game

    August 19, 2015 9:21 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS.- After a record football season in 2014, Mississippi State plans to begin 2015 in the same fashion. MSU plans to set a Guinness World Record for most cowbells rung at the same time on Sept. 10 during Cowbell Yell. The event acts as a pep rally to Mississippi... more »
  • LSU sets fundraising record with $193 million

    August 4, 2015 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In the past year, LSU has shattered several major fundraising records. University leaders say money will help the school grow and improve programs even as state funding remains relatively stagnant. Faced with the possibility of potentially catastrophic cuts to its state funding, LSU managed to take in $193... more »
  • Boston's tower of garbage snow finally melts

    July 14, 2015 9:01 PM

    BOSTON- The last vestige of Boston's record winter nightmare snow finally melted away. The mayor announced Tuesday the once-massive pile is now nothing. But it did leave its mark. It contained more than 80-tons of garbage. The pile got to be 75 feet tall after last winter's record-breaking... more »
  • 'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

    May 3, 2015 1:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The "Avengers" sequel has failed to top the record opening weekend of the first film. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" grossed a staggering $187.7 million in its first three days in theaters according to Disney estimates on Sunday, but it is a far cry from the first film's... more »
  • Wiggins hour record

    April 15, 2015 8:47 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Bradley Wiggins will look to add the hour record to his Olympic and Tour de France titles when he chases what he calls "the holy grail" of cycling. Wiggins will aim to ride further than 52.491 kilometers - a record set by Rohan Dennis of Australia in... more »
  • Jordan Spieth, 21, wins Masters and sets records

    April 12, 2015 6:35 PM

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -The green jacket belongs to Jordan Spieth. Spieth finished off the first wire-to-wire victory at the Masters since 1976 with a dominating four-stroke triumph Sunday. About the only thing that didn't go his way was the final hole, where he made a bogey to merely tie the tournament... more »
  • Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high

    March 2, 2015 3:38 PM

    NEW YORK - The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist. Fifteen years later the Nasdaq has again closed above 5,000 and is close to topping its... more »
  • Beckham, Brees team up to set world record

    January 30, 2015 5:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Two of Louisiana's biggest football stars teamed-up Thursday to break a world record. New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and former-LSU Wide Receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. shattered the Guinness World Record for most one-handed catches in a minute. The pair combined for 33 catches in just... more »
  • GM set sales record and still got beat

    January 14, 2015 7:48 PM

    DETROIT- General Motors set a record for worldwide sales last year but still got beat by Volkswagen. GM sold almost 10 million vehicles, but the German carmaker, Volkswagen sold 10.1 million. GM saw sales rise in North America and China but fall in Europe and in South America. ... more »
  • Attempting a record HIV screening

    November 25, 2014 7:43 PM

    ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA- The country of Ethiopia is trying to set a world record for the number of HIV screenings in one day. It hopes to break the record in honor of World AIDS Day on December 1. The previous record was made in Argentina in 2012 when 1,380... more »
  • Record number of guns seized at airports

    November 24, 2014 7:39 PM

    WASHINGTON- The TSA has confiscated a record number of guns at airports this year. Through November 17, 1,931 travelers have been caught trying to board planes with guns in carry-ons, which surpasses last year's total. The busiest travel days of the year are still ahead. TSA also confiscated... more »
  • Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

    September 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and... more »
  • City leader exploring the use of police officer body cameras Play Video

    September 10, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is exploring the possibility of adding more eyes to what's going on during emergencies through the use of police body cameras. Marcelle said body cameras would add more transparency to the police department and would be an additional tool for investigations.... more »

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