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  • Florida prepares as Tropical Storm Erika nears

    August 28, 2015 12:09 PM

    St. PETERSBURG - Fla. - All of Florida is watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola. Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center in Miami said as of 11 a.m. Friday, the forecast shows the storm hitting the state Monday. The forecast path... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 5am Tuesday

    May 26, 2015 12:08 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 5am Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties... more »
  • Tornado watch issued for SE Louisiana

    April 24, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Friday evening for several parishes south and east of Baton Rouge. Forecasters said the watch covers Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrbonne parishes until 8 p.m. A tornado watch indicates favorable conditions exist... more »
  • Don't plan to line up for Apple Watch next week

    April 17, 2015 12:04 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - If you're planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don't expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week. Apple, which began accepting advance orders for the watch last week, had previously said that it would be available for sale in stores on April... more »
  • No rest for the weary Play Video

    April 16, 2015 5:59 AM

    Showers and storms will increase in number and coverage once again as we move into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for another one where rain and storms overcome the region. More clouds and less sun will hold highs in the mid 70s. By mid-morning precipitation... 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 »
  • Weekends with Whitney: The Declining Bird Population check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is known as Sportsman's Paradise, but it's also a paradise for our feathered friends. The bird population is rich here, but it's now in decline. In this Weekends with Whitney preview, News 2's Whitney Vann shows you how you can help reverse the alarming trend .... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 6pm

    December 23, 2014 9:38 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 6pm Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties... more »
  • Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

    November 19, 2014 11:30 AM

    BOSTON - A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end - are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group. World Against Toys Causing... more »
  • Tornado watch canceled

    October 13, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A tornado watch for the area was canceled following an evening of powerful storms Monday. Earlier in the day, The National Weather Service issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 10 p.m. Monday. A cold front advanced over the region, bringing a squall... more »
  • Overnight: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    October 2, 2014 11:56 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for a portion of the WBRZ viewing area until 5am Friday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and... 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 »
  • Nearly all of La. under tornado watch

    March 28, 2014 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 53 of Louisiana's 64 parishes are currently under a tornado watch. This list includes Ascension, Assumption, East and West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Iberville, Point Coupee and the Feliciana parishes. The National Weather Service says the tornado watch will last until 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The... more »
  • 3 LSU players on Bednarik watch list

    July 8, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three LSU football players - defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, linebacker Lamin Barrow and safety Craig Loston - are on the watch list for the Bednarik Award. The award is presented annually to college football's National Defensive Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club. Both LSU... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
  • Stocks edge higher as investors watch the Fed

    May 22, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly higher as investors watch for the latest moves from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 39 points at 15,424 shortly after the opening bell Wednesday, a gain of 0.2 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four points... more »
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 AM

    May 10, 2013 4:03 AM

    SPC has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 AM for all of the WBRZ Viewing area! Storms have developed over Texas and raced into Louisiana overnight. These storms have a history of being severe in Texas and Western Louisiana with large hail and damaging winds. That trend will... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »
  • Tropical Storm Isaac Morning Update

    August 30, 2012 7:35 AM

    Isaac Early Morning Update: It is still a tropical storm as it moves NW away from Baton Rouge, or near Simmesport, LA with winds around 45 mph, pressure 985 mb and moving to the NW at 8 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning remain in effect until further notice for all... more »
  • Hurricane watch includes SE Louisiana

    August 26, 2012 2:35 PM

    MIAMI - Forecasters say a hurricane watch has been extended to include the New Orleans metro area and parishes near Baton Rouge as Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way toward the Florida Keys. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that the watch area now stretches from... more »
  • Parents: Neighborhood watch death not God's plan

    July 19, 2012 7:44 AM

    MIRAMAR, Fla. - The parents of the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer reject the shooter's claim that the shooting was a part of God's plan. In an new television interview, George Zimmerman said he felt the events of the night 17-year-old... more »
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled for much of the WBRZ Viewing area

    June 12, 2012 11:22 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has canceled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes and Amite, Pike, and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. The watch is STILL in effect until 2:00 PM... more »
  • Severe thunderstorm watch until 2 PM

    June 12, 2012 7:09 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 2:00 PM. A watch means that severe weather is possible in the watch area. There is a large area of thunderstorms over North Louisiana and Central Mississippi that is heading to... more »
  • Zimmerman must surrender; bond revoked

    June 1, 2012 4:34 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A judge has revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday that George Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when... more »
  • Severe weather possible this afternoon and evening

    May 31, 2012 1:08 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 6 PM for much of the WBRZ viewing area. Thunderstorms are developing all around Southeast Louisiana ahead of a squall line. The squall line is moving to the southeast and will move through Baton Rouge during the... more »
  • Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 PM for South Mississippi Counties

    May 7, 2012 1:24 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM for Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties in South Mississippi. These Counties are part of the WBRZ Viewing area. The storms could contain quarter to half-dollar size hail along with winds 60 mph or greater. The storms... more »
  • Police warn hoops revelers to watch their step

    April 2, 2012 2:34 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky.- Police are forcefully warning Kentucky fans that a repeat of the dangerous weekend celebrations won't be tolerated for the game to decide college basketball's national champion. Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin said some revelers Saturday night acted in a "dangerous and criminal" way in setting fires and damaging... more »
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM for all of WBRZ Viewing area

    April 2, 2012 1:10 PM

    A NEW Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 PM for ALL of the WBRZ viewing area. This is for the line of storms moving in from the west and the storms that pop-up ahead of it. Damaging winds & large hail along with heavy rain are expected.... more »
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 PM

    April 2, 2012 10:20 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 PM for the following Parishes: East Baton Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Ascension, Assumption, St. James and Iberville. This is for the squall line of thunderstorms that is moving across South Louisiana. The line is... more »
  • Grand jury to review shooting

    March 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    SANFORD, FL. - A prosecutor in central Florida says a grand jury will consider evidence in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch captain. Yesterday, the Justice Department said it would investigate the death of Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors have been demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman... more »
  • Morgan City's concerns about flooding diminish

    May 24, 2011 4:57 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Flooding isn't as bad as some first though it would be. That's because of many preventative measures that have been implemented to protect Morgan City and the surrounding communities have done their job. Mayor Tim Matte said Tuesday morning the barge that was sunk in... more »
  • Mississippi River to crest this week, Atchafalaya the next

    May 16, 2011 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mississippi is set to crest this week, with the Atchafalaya doing the same the next. The Mississippi will rise to 45 feet at Baton Rouge on May 17 and stay at that level for the duration of the week. The river will also crest... more »
  • President declares federal emergency for La. flooding

    May 6, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President Obama has approved an emergency disaster declaration for Louisiana as the Mississippi River swells past its flood point. The Federal Emergency Management Agency made the announcement this afternoon, saying federal aid would be made available to help with any state and local response to flooding.... more »
  • Boom will be placed atop the levee for additional protection

    May 4, 2011 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the Mississippi River continues to rise, city leaders have made plans to place water filled protective boom on top of the levee. The boom will run low lying sections from North Street in downtown Baton Rouge to just past Oklahoma Street south of the Mississippi... more »
  • Tornado watch extends through much of the morning

    January 1, 2011 10:03 AM

    A tornado watch has been extended through much of New Year's morning in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. At least six people died and dozens were hurt as tornadoes pounded the South and Midwest yesterday and early today. Three died in northwestern Arkansas before sunrise yesterday.... more »

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