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  • 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 continues until 2 PM

    June 12, 2012 10:05 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. The large area of thunderstorms that were over North Louisiana and Central Mississippi early this morning is... 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 6 PM

    May 31, 2012 10:56 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 6 PM for the following Parishes: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, St. Helena and St. Mary. Also Amite and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. Thunderstorms are developing all... more »
  • Autopsy: Evidence of marijuana in Martin's blood

    May 17, 2012 4:58 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Trayvon Martin's autopsy shows evidence of marijuana in his urine and blood. The autopsy was among a large amount of evidence released by prosecutors on Thursday as part of the second-degree murder case against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him in February. Other documents include a... 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 »
  • **UPDATE** Tornado Watch in effect for WBRZ viewing area

    December 31, 2010 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for most of the Baton Rouge area until 7 p.m. A Tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in severe thunderstorms at any time. The main threats from any severe thunderstorms this... more »
  • Hurricane watch issued in Texas, Mexico

    September 6, 2010 10:29 AM

    A hurricane watch has been issued for the coasts of Texas and Mexico in the Gulf as Tropical Storm Hermine (hur-MEEN') approaches. The hurricane watch issued Monday covers the area from Rio San Fernando, Mexico, northward to Baffin Bay in Texas. Hermine's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50... more »
  • Tornado Watch update

    May 2, 2010 11:10 AM

    Most parts of Louisiana and Mississippi are under a tornado watch until at least 3:00 p.m. The Louisiana Parishes included are: ASCENSION ASSUMPTION EAST CARROLL EAST FELICIANA JEFFERSON LAFOURCHE LIVINGSTON MADISON ORLEANS PLAQUEMINES ST. BERNARD ST. CHARLES ... more »
  • Storm surge may be added to list of warnings

    March 31, 2010 12:34 PM

    The National Hurricane Center is considering adding a storm-surge warning to its list of watches and warnings it issues during hurricane season. Center officials on Wednesday floated the idea of a storm-surge warning in front of a crowd of emergency managers, first responders and meteorologists attending the 2010 National... more »
  • Rep. Cao to watch Super Bowl at White House

    February 5, 2010 5:51 AM

    U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao is going to the White House on Sunday for a super occasion: He's going to watch the New Orleans Saints play in the Super Bowl. Cao, a Republican who represents most of New Orleans, was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama. He... more »
  • Tornado watch issued for Mississippi counties

    October 30, 2009 1:07 PM

    The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for three southern Mississippi counties in the WBRZ viewing area. The watch includes Amite, Pike and Walthall counties and lasts until 7 p.m. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close... more »

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