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  • Police warn of scam involving fake Entergy representatives

    June 21, 2016 9:17 PM

    WALKER - Police in Walker are warning residents of a reported scam in the area where a 1-800 number contacts Entergy customers and tells them their balance is past due. According to a post on the department's Facebook page, the caller informs the resident that the owe between $900... more »
  • All warnings have expired, thunderstorm watch in effect for eastern part of WBRZ viewing area

    May 19, 2016 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All tornado and thunderstorm warnings have expired, but a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the eastern part of the WBRZ viewing area. more »
  • LWF issues warning about invasive snail species

    March 29, 2016 12:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking people to be on the lookout for an invasive snail species that is causing problems along waterways in Louisiana. The species is the Apple Snail. It's the largest freshwater snail on Earth. One warning sign they could be... more »
  • Severe weather to strike, people prepare for the worst Play Video

    March 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    ST. JAMES - With a severe weather system moving into the area , some people are concerned about alert systems for tornadoes. While this storm isn't expected to be as bad as the one two weeks ago, people say it's best to be prepared. East and West Baton Rouge, Livingston,... more »
  • US issues travel warning following terror attacks

    November 24, 2015 9:06 AM

    WASHINGTON- The State Department is warning that Americans should be alert to possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased threats from militant groups around the world. A travel alert will be in effect until Feb. 24. Officials say current information suggests that militants with the Islamic State, al-Qaida,... more »
  • Flash flood watch, heavy rains continue

    November 18, 2015 4:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Weather officials said a flash flood watch continues for some of the WBRZ viewing area early Wednesday morning. Moderate rainfall is still expected through the morning hours. Be aware during the morning commute and remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown." Only a few inches of moving water... more »
  • Severe weather / tornado warnings issued for multiple parishes

    October 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple tornado warnings went into effect in nearby parishes Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Ascension and Livingston parishes at 1 p.m. Saturday. Livingston Parish is also under a flood warning. A third tornado warning was issued for the Pointe Coupee... more »
  • FDA issues warning letters to 'natural' tobacco makers

    August 27, 2015 1:59 PM

    NEW YORK - The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to the makers of Winston, Natural Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes over their "additive-free" and "natural" label claims. The agency issued the warnings to ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. and Sherman's 1400 Broadway N.Y.C.... more »
  • Beachgoers warned against swimming after shark attacks

    June 16, 2015 11:53 AM

    OAK ISLAND, NC - A North Carolina beach town is advising against ocean swimming after two youths were mauled by at least one shark over the weekend. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro was bitten so badly near an Oak Island pier Sunday that she lost part of her left arm... more »
  • Vets warn dog flu may hit Louisiana Play Video

    May 20, 2015 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Canine Influenza has hit Louisiana and the U. S. again, but this time vets warn it's a different strain of the virus. The first case reported case of dog flu in the U.S. was in 2004. There's a vaccine for that strain of the virus, called... more »
  • Severe weather drops hail, power lines in SE Louisiana

    April 15, 2015 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Severe weather prompted tornado warnings Wednesday afternoon for several parishes in southeast Louisiana. The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a tornado warning for St. John and St. James the Baptist Parishes just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after severe storms flared up. That warning was... more »
  • IRS warns of tax scams involving health care law

    March 13, 2015 1:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The IRS is warning consumers that unscrupulous tax preparers are using the president's health care law to pocket bogus fines from unsuspecting taxpayers, especially immigrants. In a consumer alert issued Friday, the tax agency tells consumers to beware of tax preparers asking that health law fines due to... more »
  • Warning letters sent to homeowners in floodways Play Video

    March 6, 2015 6:14 PM

    BUTTE LAROSE - People who live along the Atchafalaya river and floodways have to brace themselves once again. The Army Corps of Engineers sent out warning letters to residents to remind them that they are responsible for their properties in case of a flood. People who live in... more »
  • FDA issues warning on men's testosterone drugs

    March 3, 2015 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of U.S. men, saying the popular treatments have never been proven safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue. The agency says drugmakers must clarify that... more »
  • Watched out

    February 26, 2015 10:13 AM

    Tornado and severe thunderstorm watches-alert products from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) that notify us of the potential for severe weather. Of late, they are "severely" lacking. This is not for dearth of diligence from the SPC, rather a shortage of the weather that necessitates such products.... more »
  • Hard freeze warning in effect tonight for most of La.

    November 17, 2014 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness asked residents on Monday morning to prepare themselves for yet another round of severe winter weather. The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning or freeze warning for much of Louisiana. The freeze is expected... more »
  • Lava warning for residents on Hawaii's Big Island

    September 4, 2014 5:07 PM

    HONOLULU - The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has issued a warning to a rural community less than a mile from lava flowing out of a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Observatory scientists said Thursday lava could reach the Kaohe Homesteads in five to seven days if it continues advancing through cracks... more »
  • Arthur Strengthens

    July 3, 2014 10:12 AM

    On Thursday Morning, just prior to 5am EST, the National Hurricane Center deemed Arthur the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Tropical Season. From 1966-2009, averages say the first hurricane develops near August 10. With the upgrade and a forecast of continued strengthening, hurricane warnings are in effect from Surf... more »
  • Delete the nude selfies

    May 29, 2014 7:35 PM

    BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY- A school superintendent in New Jersey warned students to delete nude pictures of themselves on cell phones or face the consequences. The school wasn't named but its a high school in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. The superintendent sent a letter to parents saying it... more »
  • Area sheriff warns about scam in the mail

    May 19, 2014 10:44 PM

    CONVENT- Deputies in St. James Parish issued a warning Monday about a scam that is circulating the parish. "Scam letters titled 'Citi Financial' are being circulated," deputies posted on Facebook. They said the literature appears to suggested someone is a promotion lucky winner and a fraudulent $2,837 check is... more »
  • Measles comeback caused by people not getting vaccinated

    May 15, 2014 8:09 AM

    TENNESSEE - U.S. health officials are worried about a recent outbreak of measles. The disease was eradicated in the United States in 2000, but it's now making a comeback. The outbreak has spread across 17 states. Dr. William Schaffner works for Vanderbilt Infectious Disease. He believes this problem could... more »
  • Another warning issued for MERS virus

    May 15, 2014 7:52 AM

    Officials have issued another urgent warning about the spread of the deadly virus "MERS". So far two cases have been confirmed in the United States. Both are health care providers who had been working in Saudi Arabia. U.S. Airlines is now cooperating with the Center of Disease Control to... more »
  • CDC confirms two cases of MERS Virus in U.S.

    May 14, 2014 10:36 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - The Center for Disease Control is warning people traveling outside of the United States to be careful after two reported cases of the MERS Virus. A pair of doctors who have recently treated patients abroad tested positive for the virus in Indiana and Florida. As a... more »
  • Wet weather situation lingers until Saturday morning

    May 9, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A flash flood watch will continue through Saturday morning after a storm system moved across the region Friday, dumping inches of rain on the area. Chief forecaster Pat Shingleton said it's a safe estimate that most places received two inches of rain. The rain system should... more »
  • Police warn about predators targeting vehicles

    April 30, 2014 10:43 PM

    WALKER- Police are warning people about leaving their vehicle doors unlocked or not hiding valuables when they leave vehicles in parking lots, especially at night. "We have had several vehicle burglaries during the last couple of weeks, mainly late at night and in commercial parking lots in the Walker... more »
  • More info released about attempted LSU abduction Play Video

    February 20, 2014 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU Police are investigating an attempted abduction that happened just after 7p.m. in a parking lot near Patrick F. Taylor Hall. Police said a woman was walking to her car in the parking lot when she spotted a man get out of a black van and approach... more »
  • Overnight and Tuesday morning: what to expect

    January 27, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A winter storm warning will be activated at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning since forecasters predict sleet, ice, icing and possible snow accumulations. The low temperature Tuesday will be 29 degrees; the high 32. Liquid precipitation will likely freeze and remain frozen through the afternoon and into... more »
  • Freezing overnight, Wednesday morning Play Video

    January 21, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A hard freeze warning has been issued for the area since temperatures will drop to around 27 overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. The warning has been issued from 12am - 8am Wednesday for West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes along with Wilkinson, Amite... more »
  • Freeze warning tonight for EBR Parish

    November 27, 2013 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Warning for East Baton Rouge Parish. According to the NWS, temperatures will drop below freezing in the Parish between 7 and 10 this evening and remain below freezing until around 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Wind chills will... more »
  • Storms spark blaze, close streets Friday

    September 13, 2013 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some roads were closed because of flooding Friday evening when downpours soaked the area. There were lane closures on Essen and Bluebonnet. People reported as much as two feet of water on Essen between I-10 and Perkins Road. "I was just scared," said Ariel Hammett. She... more »
  • Many high school games delayed, power outages reported due to storms

    September 13, 2013 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There are power outages in four capital area parishes as strong storms move through the region, delaying some high school football games. There are no watches or warnings posted from the National Weather Service, although WBRZ Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton is advising that the storms could produce... more »
  • ISP's to begin warning of illegal downloads

    February 25, 2013 5:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's five biggest internet service providers will soon start sending out warnings to people illegally sharing or downloading music, movies or TV shows. The new Copyright Alert System goes into effect this week. Created by the recording and film industry, it will go after people using... more »
  • Bryant: Timing, sirens saved lives in Miss. storm

    February 11, 2013 12:14 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Gov. Phil Bryant said more than 60 people in Mississippi were hurt in storms this weekend, but no one was killed due to ample tornado warnings. Bryant said Monday that sirens in Hattiesburg gave people as much as 30 minutes of warning that a twister was... more »
  • False alarms ring out near River Bend nuclear plant

    February 7, 2013 5:20 PM

    NEW ROADS - Disaster alarms sounded in parts of Pointe Coupee Parish Thursday, prompting a scare that something went terribly wrong at the nuclear power plant nearby. But, the only issue was malfunctioning equipment that activated warning sirens. The sheriff's office told WBRZ News 2, deputies received a call... more »
  • Deputies warn they are watching for mass meet-up

    January 11, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies have a warning for anyone considering a mass meet-up on Saturday: they'll be ready. After a near riot at the Mall of Louisiana last weekend, people on social media started suggesting a second meet-up at another location for this coming Saturday. Deputies said they... more »
  • Governors warn Congress over debt limit

    January 9, 2013 10:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - Governors are warning Congress that lingering uncertainty over raising the nation's debt limit could hinder their state budgets and job growth. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin are outlining state agendas in 2013 as part of the National Governors Association. Markell says the postponing of... more »

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