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  • Colts, Packers, Bengals avoid blackouts

    January 3, 2014 8:10 PM

    There will be no local television blackouts in the NFL this weekend. The Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers said Friday that their weekend wild-card playoff games are sellouts. Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in their local market. The... more »
  • Faulty device blamed for Super Bowl blackout

    February 8, 2013 8:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A power company says the cause of the Super Bowl blackout was a faulty device that had been installed to prevent a failure of electric cables leading to the Superdome. Officials of Entergy New Orleans say the device, called a relay, had been installed to protect the... more »
  • New Orleans council to probe Super Bowl power outage

    February 7, 2013 6:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials from the Superdome's management company and a utility company are preparing to discuss Sunday's Super Bowl power outage with New Orleans City Council members. The council is the regulatory agency for Entergy New Orleans. Member Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, the chairwoman of Its utility committee, set a hearing... more »
  • La. board: Recent work not related to game outage

    February 4, 2013 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A lawyer for the state board that oversees the Superdome says Sunday night's power outage during the Super Bowl does not appear to be related to work done on the stadium's electrical system in December. The board last fall approved work to replace "feeder" equipment connecting the stadium... more »
  • 2 accidents raise US storm, blackout toll to 26

    July 4, 2012 4:27 PM

    BLUEMONT, Va. - The death toll blamed on storms and the ensuing blackout across the eastern U.S. is now at 26 after two accidents in Virginia. The sheriff's office in Loudoun County, on the Maryland border, said Wednesday a utility worker from Florida crashed after her truck had brake problems.... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents without power

    January 11, 2010 5:26 PM

    Thousands of DEMCO customers in Livingston Parish rode out this weekend's cold snap without power. According to DEMCO, record power consumption overloaded their system, causing sporadic outages. News 2's Luke Margolis gets answers on what it took to get the power turned back on. more »
  • NFL stands by blackout policy

    September 23, 2009 5:50 PM

    When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the NFL waived its television blackout policy so Saints fans could watch even if games moved to Baton Rouge didn't sell out. Now, under extraordinary circumstances of a different sort - a recession that has made football tickets an unaffordable luxury for many... more »

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