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  • BREC Summer Camp registration begins Saturday check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Part 2: Tropical Ohio?

    October 30, 2014 10:24 AM

    Not often does one go from fall, to summer, to wintry (and tropical?) weather in less than ten days' time. Then again, not every autumn has a storm like October of 2012. Saturday, October 20: I had left behind the crisp fall air of Eastern Ohio for Sanibel Island, Florida-there... 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 »
  • Peaks and valleys

    July 8, 2014 11:12 AM

    Forecasters have announced to the point of redundancy that heat and humidity are two of the primary ingredients for shower and thunderstorm development. Living in South Louisiana, one must wonder then why it doesn't rain every single day from June through September. Beyond heat and humidity, there is an... more »
  • Best Buy's summer road trip ideas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 7, 2014 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Cody Dickerson with the Best Buy on Bluebonnet Blvd. in Baton Rouge stopped by 2une In Monday with some tips to help keep you busy on the way to vacation this summer. Some of his ideas include a tablet to keep your kids busy in the... more »
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding the dangers of summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Between fireworks and grilling, summer can be a dangerous time of year. Dr. Tracee Short with the Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center stopped by 2une In Wednesday with some tips to avoid injury. Check out the video for more information. more »
  • BREC wants you to get up and get outside in July

    June 30, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC officials declared July as "Parks and Recreation month" in East Baton Rouge Monday, and urged residents to spend the month enjoying time outdoors. BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight said this year's theme, "OUT is IN", encourages everyone to take activities normally associated with the indoors like... more »
  • Keeping the crazy ants from driving you mad check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 29, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Tawny Crazy Ant is back for the summer, and there are some things the experts say you can do to prepare. "You definitely want a professional treating for this ant," said Jacob Cohn of Arrow Pest Control. The Environmental Protection Agency approved a remedy called... more »
  • Keep kids safe from heat-related illness this summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Now that summer is officially under way, reports of heat-related illness and deaths are on the rise as early afternoon temperatures edge toward the highest they will be all year. Dr. Mindy Calandro stopped by WBRZ News 2 at 4 Thursday to provide some advice on... more »
  • Coping with the summer heat check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2014 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The summer heat has arrived. It can be dangerous for you and your family if you don't take the correct precautions. Dr. Matthew Chamberlain with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group stopped by 2une In this morning with some tips to keep you safe. Everyone... more »
  • Gas prices make Louisiana ideal spot for summer vacation

    June 25, 2014 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - We are in the heart of summer, which means many families are still counting down the days until summer vacation. Before you hit the road, you may need to save some extra cash. Gas prices are rising all across the country, and the crisis in Iraq... more »
  • Prepare your kids for fall classes at Back to School Expo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Summer just started, but it is never too early to start preparing your kids to go back to school. Amerigroup and Lex Lee's Kids can help you do that at their Back to School Expo. It's on Saturday, June 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.... more »
  • New playground in New Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:25 PM

    NEW ROADS- Volunteers spent part of the weekend building a playground. The area is part of a larger complex and is set to open next month. Some people hope the playground will serve as a tool to keep kids busy during the summer. "It's very needed. The closest... more »
  • EMS calls up as temperature rises

    June 20, 2014 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - EMS workers took another person to the hospital Friday to be treated for problems stemming from the rising heat in Baton Rouge. The first day of summer is Saturday, with temperatures forecast in the 90s through next week as well. Baton Rouge EMS said they've... more »
  • New Orleans among cheapest vacation spots check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2014 6:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Crescent City is one of the cheapest vacation spots in the country. Trip Advisor compiles the list each year as familes begin to prepare for their summer trips. To create the list, researchers consider the average price of a hotel stay, cocktails, dinner for two... more »
  • "Beat the Heat" shoots for twice as many fan donations

    June 4, 2014 6:39 PM

    NEW ROADS- A former pro basketball player plans to help a number of elderly people throughout the Louisiana area cope with the brutal summer months by distributing free air conditioning units and fans to those in need. James "Big Brown" Joseph started his "Beat the Heat" campaign a few... more »
  • Does it Really Work? Fit Bit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2014 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There are a lot of tools out there to help you get in shape for the summer. Thanks to new technology, it has never been easier. Whitney Vann puts one of the most popular fitness trackers to the test and finds out, Does it Really Work? more »
  • EACHUS: 5 Predictions for the rest of 2014

    May 14, 2014 10:04 AM

    The winter of 2013 - 14 was notably cool for Southeastern Louisiana. Highlights included the 8th coldest January on record, 3 winter precipitation events, including freezing rain for a late-season Mardi Gras on March 4. However, invariably, summers along the Gulf Coast are hot and humid with frequent afternoon showers... more »
  • Summer lunch program for EBRP

    May 13, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Children 18 years old and younger in East Baton Rouge will be eligible for free meals this summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program provides the meals, regardless of household income. There will be more than 80 dining centers in East Baton... more »
  • Some BREC pools will remain closed for summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 29, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With summer time right around the corner, BREC is prepping for waves of kids to head to its pools. Liberty Lagoon will open for the first time this year on Saturday, May 3. Kids can also take a dip in the City-Brooks Park pool and the... more »
  • Dr. Stephens talks tightening up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 10, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens talked about procedures to help you look good for the summer today on News 2 at 4. He talked about ways you can get rid of those love handles and look better in your bathing suit. If you have any... more »
  • El Nino possible this year

    March 7, 2014 12:20 PM

    The notorious and often misunderstood climate controlling ocean current, El Niño, is poised for a return this summer. Such an event could have major implications on Louisiana weather and the Atlantic Hurricane Season. El Niño is the positive phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (La Nina is the... more »
  • Gas prices rising, still lower than last year

    February 18, 2014 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gas prices are rising in south Louisiana, but are still down significantly from this time last year. Some commuters say the price at the pump is painful in Baton Rouge, where the average is $3.17 per gallon, up five cents from last month. Despite the rise,... more »
  • Riverwalk construction expected to be done by summer

    November 20, 2013 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction on the planned outlet mall for the Riverwalk in New Orleans is expected to be over by early next summer. The current structure has been stripped down to just concrete and beams. New Orleans city and business leaders took a tour of the $70... more »
  • Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

    September 2, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW YORK - Despite some spectacular flops, Hollywood's summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue. The summer movie season closed out on Labor Day weekend as the boy band concert film "One Direction: This Is Us" took in an estimated $18 million from Friday to Monday for... more »
  • Style tips before heading out on summer vacation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 26, 2013 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Haven't been able to take that summer vacation yet? Style blogger Candra-Eloise Burgess has some fashion tips for you to consider before you do. Burgess focused on things to bring out to the beach that help keep you stylish even while you're lugging around sunscreen, beach... more »
  • Summer interior decorating tips check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2013 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Interior Decorator Stacy Naquin talks about trending home décor on News 2 at 4 today. She covered everything from certain colors that will make a room pop to different types of mirrors. If you have questions for Stacy or other interior decorating topics you'd like... more »
  • Etiquette tips while traveling this summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 5, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 at 4's etiquette expert Marthanne Calvi joined us today for some summer travel tips. Calvi discussed what to do and what not to do on an airplane, as well as reminding people to brush up on common courtesy before starting their vacations. If... more »
  • Different skin cancers and how to spot them check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 30, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens discussed a hot topic with summer vacations getting into full swing: skin cancers. Dr. Stephens discussed the different types of skin cancer and who is more prone to it. He also showed pictures so you can know what to look... more »
  • Summer vacation fashions preview check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Summer breaks means vacation getaways, and fashion blogger Jennifer Palpallatoc stopped by to give tips on vacation fashions. She also showed a sneak peak at her Island Getaway series. To see the full series, visit her fashion blog Haute Off the Rack . more »
  • Big Buddy wants to keep kids learning this summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When kids leave school for summer break, many are ready to put education completely out of their minds. That's why the Big Buddy organization started summer learning sessions called "Zula Patrol" to keep kids' minds active and prevent summer learning loss. Some "Little Buddies" joined... more »
  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2013 10:56 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Mosquitoes in traps in West Baton Rouge have tested positive for West Nile, the potentially dangerous disease carried by the bugs. The positive results were found earlier than usual. So, crews have started spraying parts of the parish, first focusing on areas where the bugs were found... more »
  • Grant funds lab program at UNO

    May 12, 2013 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $315,000 grant to the University of New Orleans to help support the school's summer undergraduate research program for three years. The program is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The program is operated by UNO's department of... more »
  • Keep your skin looking hot this summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 6, 2013 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just in time for summer, aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz has some tips for keeping your skin looking hot now without sacrificing it later. Dr. Z started her series of tips, "How to look hot now and 10 years from now", today on News 2 at... more »
  • ABC's of year-round skin care check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2012 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Taking good care of your skin means applying sunscreen year-round, not just during the summer months. Dr. Z talks to WBRZ's Rosa Flores about her ABC's of good skin care. She talks SPF and options for oily and dry skin. If you have questions for... more »
  • Summer enrollment drops at NE La. colleges

    August 6, 2012 8:55 AM

    MONROE - Colleges and universities across northeastern Louisiana have seen decreases in summer enrollment this year. Officials believe it's likely because of the economy and the loss of certain federal grant funding offered during the summer. Summer Pell Grants, which provided need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate... more »
  • Venus Williams advances at Olympics

    July 30, 2012 10:57 AM

    WIMBLEDON, England - Venus Williams began her bid for a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis Monday by beating Sara Errani of Italy, 6-3, 6-1. Williams was in fine form on the Wimbledon grass, where she has won five of her seven Grand Slam titles. Roger Federer made only... more »
  • London transit system endures heavy load

    July 30, 2012 10:52 AM

    LONDON - Today has brought the first big test of London's transit system during the summer Olympics -- since it's the first working day since the games started over the weekend. Prime Minister David Cameron says the system is coping well. Drivers faced the worst problems during this morning's rush... more »
  • Santa shakes it up at annual summer meet

    July 23, 2012 12:41 PM

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - If Santa looks thinner than usual come Christmas, it may have something to do with Zumba, the Latin-inspired dance fitness craze. A Zumba exercise class with hula hoops was a novelty at this year's World Santa Congress, which brings St. Nicks from around the globe to an... more »
  • Local church helping area teens find jobs

    June 29, 2012 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- With the help of a local church, area teens are finding summer jobs. Elm Grove Baptist Church is placing teens with businesses, and reimbursing them for their work. Coming up at 6 p.m., News 2's Adrian Pittman, shows you why the church is getting involved, and... more »
  • 50 things to do in Louisiana this summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 20, 2012 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The summer season is here! The WBRZ News 2 at 4pm team is kicking off the season with a bucket list of fun things to do this summer. The first item on the list, eating a snoball. Watch News 2 at 4pm today for a quick... more »
  • More than seven in 10 US teens jobless in summer

    June 12, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs such as running cash registers, mowing lawns or busing restaurant tables from June to August. Employment for 16-to-19-year olds has fallen to the lowest level... more »
  • Mostly sunny and hot with stray storms this afternoon

    May 28, 2012 12:59 PM

    We will have a sizzler on this Memorial Day. An area of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. and that is going to make it mostly sunny today. A stray shower or thunderstorm could pop-up this afternoon with heavy rain, gusty winds and a lot of lightning. However, most... more »
  • LDWF summer camp spots still available

    May 23, 2012 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) still haS available spots open for both of their Summer Day Camps this summer for children 12 to 16 years old at the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. The camps will be held from June 25-29... more »
  • 16-year-old critical after being shot in the neck check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen shot this weekend in Baton Rouge had been missing for months from a state-run group home. Sgt. Don Kelly with the Baton Rouge Police Department said the teen was shot in the neck early Sunday morning on Topeka Street, and remains in... more »
  • US forecasters say heat will stay on this summer

    May 17, 2012 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - Meteorologists say America's unusually warm year is likely to extend through the summer. And that's a bad sign for wildfires in the West. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's forecast for June through August calls for warmer-than-normal weather for about three-quarters of the nation. Only the northwestern U.S. and... more »
  • Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, dies at 63

    May 17, 2012 11:04 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63. Her family released a statement Thursday saying Summer... more »
  • BREC closes 2 pools check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2012 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some children in Baton Rouge will have to find another place to swim this summer now that two popular public pools will be closed. BREC officials tell News 2 Howell and Brooks pools are shutting down this year for maintenance and will open next summer instead.... more »
  • Dense fog tonight with warm temperatures all weekend

    March 16, 2012 9:39 PM

    It will be mostly cloudy with patchy dense fog developing once again tonight. Visibility could drop to less than 1/4 mile at times, so the NWS has issued a Dense Fog Advisory from 1 AM to 11 AM Saturday. Low temperatures will be in the lower 60s. This weekend... more »
  • Great night for Baseball at the Box and nice weather this weekend

    March 16, 2012 5:29 PM

    We will have some fantastic weather for Baseball at the Box tonight as LSU takes on Mississippi State at 7 PM. It will be partly cloudy and warm with temperatures around 80. By the 9th inning, we will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the lower 70s.... more »
  • Watch out for dense fog this morning

    March 14, 2012 5:18 AM

    We start this Wednesday with plenty of clouds and patchy dense fog. Visibilities could drop to less than 1/4 mile at times, so please be careful when traveling around town this morning. It is also warm and muggy with temperatures in the 60s. The fog will dissipate by 10... more »
  • How to get the most for your travel dollar

    March 8, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE-- With gas prices expected to soar, News 2 goes in search of answers on how to get the most for your travel dollar this summer. It will cost you more to fly to your vacation destination. Airlines increased ticket prices due to higher fuel costs. But you can... more »
  • Man arrested in Denham Springs burglary spree

    February 11, 2012 11:43 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs police arrest a suspect in connection to a residential burglary spree that happened over the summer. Joseph Wills is accused of burglarizing six homes on the "Don Avenue" neighborhood, between South Range Road and Florida Boulevard across from Walmart. Police say it happened over... more »
  • White House announces summer jobs initiative

    January 5, 2012 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking to boost summer job prospects for youth. The White House says that with help from the private sector it's gotten commitments for nearly 180,000 youth employment opportunities for next summer and is aiming for tens of thousands more. Obama says that with... more »
  • Arctic Ice Shield Shrinks

    September 15, 2011 7:24 PM

    The Arctic sea ice has melted to the second lowest level since scientists started keeping records more than 50 years ago. The National Snow and Ice Data Center says the ice hit its lowest point last week. Researchers calculated 1.67 million square miles of ice, second only to 2007. The... more »
  • Budget cuts hit Louisiana state parks, museums

    July 12, 2011 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the heart of the summer tourism and vacation season, Louisiana's state-run recreational areas, parks and educational pastimes are shrinking visitors' hours and cutting staff to cope with lessened funding as the new budget year began July 1. Military history enthusiasts and fans of football great... more »
  • Gas prices expected to drop 50 cents by summer

    May 8, 2011 9:34 AM

    NEW YORK- Several factors combined this week to stem the rapid rise in gasoline prices and analysts say they should gradually start going the other way. By summer, they could be down as much as 50 cents a gallon, but experts warn that the drops won't happen quickly. ... more »
  • Prince William engaged

    November 16, 2010 8:39 AM

    LONDON - Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton announced they're planning to get married next spring or summer in London. The announcement comes as little surprise; it was considered such a sure thing that British bookies had stopped taking bets on a 2011 wedding. The couple are both 28... more »
  • Organization provides free fans to senior citizens

    August 3, 2010 5:24 PM

    Some senior citizens in East Baton Rouge can stay cool for free. The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging has been giving away fans so seniors can beat the heat since June. Joe Wilson is a Baton Rouge native but moved to Oregon and lived there for many years.... more »
  • Power consumption up but not a threat

    August 3, 2010 4:57 PM

    Entergy Louisiana officials say power consumption normally goes up by about 35 percent from the spring to the summer. They say it could be even higher this year because of the extreme heat. Entergy rep Jeff Holeman says more than 50 percent of a typical bill involves AC use.... more »
  • American Heart Association challenges kids to Go Healthy

    July 19, 2010 7:31 AM

    The American Heart Association is challenging kids to go healthy. Louisiana has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the nation. Children and families attending the 2010 Go Healthy Challenge will receive information about physical activity, nutrition, as well as on other health and wellness topics. Go Healthy Challenge... more »
  • NBA Summer League debut for Mitchell

    July 12, 2010 5:40 PM

    Former LSU standout Tasmin Mitchell makes his NBA Summer League debut Tuesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mitchell was a first-team All-SEC pick in 2009 and made the second-team in 2010. The former Tiger forward finished his career at LSU as the third leading scorer all-time for LSU. Another... more »
  • Hornets finalize deal with Thunder

    July 8, 2010 4:16 PM

    The trade between the New Orleans Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder is now final. The deal sent the rights to Cole Aldrich and Morris Peterson to the Thunder in exchange for the rights to Craig Brackins and Quincy Pondexter. Brackins was the 21st overall selection in the draft. The... more »
  • Power transmission pool worried about summer

    June 21, 2010 5:31 AM

    Acadiana utilities say that although they avoided rolling blackouts last week, there's still worry about the rest of the summer. On Thursday, Lafayette Utilities System, Cleco, SLEMCO, Entergy and the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority all asked customers to conserve electricity to avoid the need to cut power in some... more »
  • Know your ABC's of skin cancer

    June 7, 2010 10:39 AM

    Most of the 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed each year in the U.S. are considered to be sun related. Dr. Chad Prather joined John Pastorek this morning to teach you the ABC's of skin cancer. ABC's of Skin Cancer A- Asymmetry B- Border C- Color D- Diameter... more »
  • Brees memoir to be published in summer

    March 17, 2010 12:57 PM

    A memoir by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be going on sale the week before Gov. Bobby Jindal's autobiography. Tyndale House Publishers - a Christian publisher that added inspirational and motivational sports stories to its mix in 2007 - announced Wednesday that it plans to release Brees'... more »
  • IOC approves two new sports

    October 9, 2009 9:23 AM

    The International Olympic Committee approved golf and rugby as Olympic sports today in Copenhagen, and both sports will be included in the 2016 and 2020 Summer Games. Golf will stage a 72-hole stroke-play tournament for men and women. Rugby will organize a seven-a-side tournament for 12 men's and... more »
  • Dilworth proposes idea of year round schools

    September 10, 2009 6:13 PM

    Some parents want to hear more on the possibility of students in East Baton Rouge Parish going to school year round. Superintendent John Dilworth mentioned the idea at a meeting with the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on Wednesday. He also said children living in poverty usually aren't engaged... more »

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