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  • Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Games

    July 31, 2017 10:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles leaders are celebrating an agreement with Olympic organizers to host the 2028 Summer Games. The city had sought to win the 2024 Games, but ended up agreeing to wait four more years. The agreement follows a vote earlier this month by the... more »
  • Phoenix hits 118 degrees, breaks record dating to 1905

    July 7, 2017 9:45 PM

    PHOENIX - Phoenix has broken a 112-year-old record for heat. National Weather Service meteorologists say the Arizona city had a high of 118 degrees on Friday. That broke the previous mark of 115 degrees dating back to 1905. Meteorologists say the normal high temperature for July 7 in Phoenix is... more »
  • Why are weathercasters so hung up on dew points? Play Video

    July 4, 2017 1:50 PM

    The WBRZ Weather Team often makes reference to dew points instead of relative humidity when describing the humidity. How does that make sense? Well, although the terminology may not jive, the dew point offers a much better relation as to how it is feeling outside. A sliding scale that... more »
  • Crime fighters mingle with kids in effort to build relationships

    June 16, 2017 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The special unit assigned to work the streets of Baton Rouge and deter crime met with kids Friday in an effort to build lasting relationships early. BRAVE officers held a summer block party at Gus Young Park where kids interacted with police. Organizers said a positive... more »
  • Texas newspaper: Baton Rouge is 'more than a pit stop'

    May 17, 2017 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One Texas newspaper has highlighted Baton Rouge as the perfect destination for a summer trip. "Baton Rouge deserves more than a cursory glance en route to New Orleans for its walkable downtown and rising dining scene," the The Houston Chronicle writes. The paper writes that in... more »
  • Return of a familiar weather pattern

    April 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    The forecast this week has made frequent mention of the “summer-like” pattern expected to take hold through Easter Weekend. While that could easily be interpreted as warm and humid, which it will be (not to July levels), the forecast is referencing a difference in precipitation production. To this point in... more »
  • New video shows Deputy Nick Tullier operating a wheelchair

    March 22, 2017 5:37 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Nick Tullier's family posted a new video Wednesday showing him operating a wheelchair as he continues his recovery. In an update, Tullier's father says the hospital had to remove a "central line" IV that was causing an infection. His father goes... more »
  • Judge orders state to keep 3 death row inmates cool

    December 22, 2016 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ordered prison officials to continue using new measures for controlling dangerous heat levels for three medically vulnerable inmates on Louisiana's death row. He stopped short of requiring the installation of air conditioning - saying the low-tech remedies officials experimented with last summer... more »
  • Season ends but temperatures stay

    September 21, 2016 6:55 AM

    “Slightly drier” or not, the Baton Rouge remains hot and will enter astronomical fall feeling more like summer. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another afternoon of sun and warmth is ahead. Despite lower humidity, highs will easily climb into the low 90s. Overnight, expect clear skies with lows... more »
  • LSU enrollment largely holds steady despite turbulent summer

    September 10, 2016 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A tumultuous Baton Rouge summer hasn't made a sizable dent in enrollment on LSU's campus, calming previous concerns the student count could plummet. The Advocate reports that when the fall semester opened, enrollment was down almost 10 percent - about 2,600 students - from last year. That... more »
  • Obama is down to the final hours of his summer vacation

    August 21, 2016 6:02 PM

    EDGARTOWN - President Barack Obama is down to the final hours of his summer vacation. Obama is due back at the White House late Sunday after spending 16 days on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughters. He played plenty of golf, but also took his family to the... more »
  • Families look to beat the heat at BREC's Liberty Lagoon Play Video

    July 5, 2016 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite heat index temperatures soaring to more than 105 degrees Tuesday, some Baton Rouge families are still braving the outdoors at an increasingly popular spot for beating the heat. Weather officials issued a heat advisory for Southeast Louisiana on Tuesday as high temperatures will approach 95... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "I Do and Another Season..."

    June 2, 2016 4:17 PM

    Welcome to June with 19 days until summertime starts. Society sections of local newspapers showcase engagements and weddings and June is a popular time to exchange vows. Long before air conditioning, antiperspirants and perfumes, hot temperatures and high humidity created some bothersome odors. To combat these “smells”, brides would carry... more »
  • Budweiser to rename its beer 'America'

    May 10, 2016 10:32 AM

    In what Anheuser-Busch, Inc. is calling “maybe the most American summer ever,” the beer giant has decided to take things even further with the decision to change Budweiser's name to “America.” With patriotism experiencing a major groundswell in the face of an upcoming and incredibly polarizing election paired with... more »
  • Local mechanics busy with air conditioning repairs Play Video

    August 11, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mechanic shops have been working around the clock on air conditioning units in cars as temperatures in the Capital Area soar. Most mechanics say they've been working on about eight to ten cars each day as demand rises to meet the mercury in those thermometers. "When... more »
  • PSCU's Free Kids Bike Race Play Video

    July 20, 2015 8:40 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Pelican State Credit Union is giving kids the opportunity to have one final day of fun and friendly competition before school starts back up in a few weeks. The group is holding its 12th annual Free Kids Bike Race. The event is completely free and open to... more »
  • Baton Rouge Edufest Play Video

    July 17, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- As summer winds down, groups across Baton Rouge are working hard to make sure kids are ready to go back to school. Last year, the Baton Rouge mayor's office got started on the My Brother's Keeper initiative, a program that addresses opportunity gaps faced by young men... more »
  • East Feliciana Middle gets ready for school year by cleaning up Play Video

    July 16, 2015 6:13 PM

    CLINTON - School officials are gearing up for the upcoming school year by making sure the halls and classrooms are clean. Schools Superintendent Carlos Sam told News Two a private maintenance company was hired to clean up East Feliciana Middle School. Over the summer, the school hosted kids... more »
  • Scotlandville art camps Play Video

    July 9, 2015 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Scotlandville Alumni Association is giving kids in the area a chance to express their creative side this summer. The science of the arts camp is just one of the things the group is doing to help the community. The camp is the first step toward building... more »
  • Travel Yoga Play Video

    July 2, 2015 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Summer fun can take a toll on your body. This morning on 2une In News 2's Rebecca Buchanan explained how incorporating a little yoga into your travel plans can make a big difference in how you feel. Right when you wake up you should set aside a... more »
  • LSU veterinarians report 2 cases of fatal heatstroke

    June 25, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As summer sets in and temperatures soar to the triple digit mark, the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital reports they have already seen two cases of fatal heatstroke in pets this year. According to the LSU veterinarians, they expect to see several animal heatstroke cases every summer,... more »
  • BattleBots - Clips Available

    June 23, 2015 11:33 AM

    BattleBots promises to wow viewers with next generation robots—bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will focus on the design and build of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. >>Website more »
  • BREC's Junior Horsemanship Camp Play Video

    June 23, 2015 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- It's summertime and kids are out of school. This summer BREC is offering a little something for everyone to enjoy during their time off. Kids at the Farr Park Equestrian Center are spending their summer finding out if they have what it takes to ride a horse. ... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Fresh Fruit Kabobs Play Video

    June 16, 2015 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This morning on Kids in the Kitchen, News 2's Kylie Dixon was back at Pennington Biomedical making some refreshing and healthy summer snacks. Check out the video and look below for the fresh fruit kabobs' recipe. Ingredients: 1 seedless, mini watermelon Grapes (green and/or red) Cantaloupe... more »
  • Cancer Services camps Play Video

    June 10, 2015 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Cancer Services offers three camps for children affected by cancer. CEO, Jill Roshto stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's Kylie Dixon more about the facilities. Camp Care is the longest running day camp for children battling cancer and their siblings. Campers enjoy a week filled... more »
  • "Beat the Heat" campaign Play Video

    June 3, 2015 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A former basketball player is planning to help elderly people throughout the state cope with the hot and humid Louisiana summer. James "Big Brown" Joseph is giving out free air conditioning units and fans to those in need. It's part of his "Beat the Heat" campaign. Joseph... more »
  • Baton Rouge summer programs Play Video

    May 18, 2015 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Studies show students experience learning losses when they don't engage in educational activities during the summer. Without those activities, students can fall behind by up to two months in subjects like math, reading, and spelling. Now, groups like Big Buddy are working to keep that from happening,... more »
  • Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

    May 12, 2015 1:23 PM

    NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years. The Energy Department said Tuesday that it expects the price of gasoline to... more »
  • West Feliciana on the hunt for more boat landings Play Video

    May 8, 2015 7:23 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Parish leaders are in the market for more boat landings because the parish is expecting heavy traffic this summer. "We only have one spot. And we need three, perhaps four to handle the traffic that's going to be coming in the future," said Parish President Kevin... more »
  • Food's out for Summer community festival and food drive Play Video

    April 16, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands of students in Baton Rouge receive as many as ten free meals a week at school. In the summer months, many low-income families struggle to keep them fed, so the Junior League is calling the community to action. The Junior League is holding a food drive... more »
  • Summer gas prices to be 32 percent lower than a year ago

    April 7, 2015 11:27 AM

    NEW YORK - Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department. The national average price is forecast to fall 32 percent from a year ago to $2.45 a gallon between April and September, the period when Americans do most of their... more »
  • BREC Summer Camp registration begins Saturday Play Video

    March 17, 2015 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Now that the weather is finally warming up it's time to start thinking about what you're kids are going to do over the summer. BREC Communications Director, Cheryl Michelet, stopped by 2une In this morning to talk about some of the options parents have when trying to... more »
  • Pirates closing for summer

    March 10, 2015 7:51 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Visitors to Disney World in Orlando won't be seeing Captain Jack Sparrow this summer. The popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride will close from mid-May through the end of September for a routine refurbishment. Disney say the repairs are not safety related. The ride was also... more »
  • St. Francisville bridge to be replaced, so residents aren't stranded

    February 8, 2015 6:55 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Some residents who live off of Graham road have to cross the bridge in order to get to their homes. If the bridge goes out or needs emergency repair, it could leave people who live behind it stranded. Graham Road Bridge is on the agenda,... more »
  • Virgin Galactic looks to resume tests in 2015

    November 5, 2014 5:12 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The head of the space tourism company that suffered a tragic setback when its experimental rocket ship broke apart over the California desert says test flights could resume as early as next summer. Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides told The Associated Press on Wednesday that work is... more »
  • Obama to decide on immigration by end of summer

    August 3, 2014 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A senior White House adviser says President Barack Obama will make a decision by the end of the summer on how to use his authority to address immigrants living illegally in the U.S. Dan Pfeiffer called reports that Obama might delay the deportation of up to 5 million... more »

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