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  • More than 1,700 lose power after truck hits utility pole

    September 14, 2015 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility officials reported more than 1,700 people lost power in East Baton Rouge after a truck hit a utility pole Monday afternoon. The wreck happened in the 11000 block of South Choctaw, which is in the northeast portion of the parish. The outage appeared to... more »
  • Zachary loses power in storm

    July 1, 2015 4:23 PM

    ZACHARY - Strong weather knocked out power to almost the entire population of Zachary Wednesday afternoon. Entergy reported more than 6,700 people in East Baton Rouge Parish were in the dark around 3:15 p.m., with virtually all those outages in Zachary. Strong weather has caused traffic delays and... more »
  • Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning. Some houses did lose power.... more »
  • Utility companies learning from April storm check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 13, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies explained what they learned from last month's storms to the Louisiana Public Service Commission Wednesday. The Public Service Commission oversees utility companies. Both Entergy and DEMCO had about 60,000 outages each when heavy wind and rain hit the Baton Rouge region on April 27.... more »
  • Public Service Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday

    May 13, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Public Service Commission will meet this morning to look for answers on why thousands of people were left in the dark during the storms two weeks ago. More than 30,000 people in Baton Rouge were without electricity 12 hours after the storms hit. Weather experts... more »
  • Residents, schools still dealing with storm effects

    April 29, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The effects of Monday's severe weather is still lingering. Today, thousands of residents across the Baton Rouge area are still without power. Groups are working to restore power throughout the area, but it's a slow process. Entergy has announced it's bringing in linemen from out-of-town to help... more »
  • Entergy customers still without power

    April 28, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy says about 90 percent of its Louisiana customers impacted by Monday morning's bout of severe storms will have power restored by Tuesday night. Nearly all others can expect to have their electricity back on by Wednesday. Entergy spokesperson Will Johnson III says a crew of... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Assumption Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    ASSUMPTION- Severe weather across the Baton Rouge area left many houses in Assumption Parish without power. Due to the extensive power outages, Red Cross opened a shelter at the Belle Rose Middle School last night. Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Assumption Parish, with the biggest... more »
  • Cleanup underway from Monday's severe weather

    April 28, 2015 7:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Power company workers continue to restore electricity to homes and businesses across southeast Louisiana that lost power during Monday's severe weather. Entergy says 5,000 customers in New Orleans and 9,000 customers in Jefferson Parish remain without power Tuesday. Over 100,000 last power during the storms. High winds downed... more »
  • Nuclear plant shutdown report due in 45 days

    January 30, 2015 10:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Inspectors with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will likely leave the Entergy nuclear power plant here Saturday after spending a week investigating an unplanned reactor shutdown. The incident happened on December 25th but was made public Monday. Friday, a spokesperson said regulators had concluded their on-site visit... more »
  • Applications now being accepted for energy bill assistance program

    January 28, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Qualifying low-income households may be able to get some help with paying their energy bills for the remainder of winter through the Office of Social Services' Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. To see if your household qualifies for funds available through the program, refer to... more »
  • Warming up while cooling down

    June 30, 2014 10:26 AM

    Summer in South Louisiana-marred by high heat in the afternoons along with oppressive humidity that persists right through the nights. We seek relief indoors; air conditioning is not just a luxury but a necessity in the south. However, for large metropolitan areas, keeping cool at night may be part of... more »
  • Power outages across the area

    May 28, 2014 6:09 AM

    Storms overnight Tuesday have knocked out power for some residents in the area. Power has been restored to most residents who had lost it in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish. Here are the combined outage numbers for Entergy and Demco are still reporting roughly 1,700 outage in East Baton... more »
  • Power back on in Baton Rouge after mass outage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2014 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Power is back on for nearly 30,000 people in Baton Rouge after a widespread outage Wednesday night. Entergy blamed the mass power outage on equipment failure in a news release Wednesday evening. The two-line synopsis of what happened came about two hours after services spiraled off... more »
  • Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

    April 8, 2014 6:36 AM

    LONDON - Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts say it's a promising development but warn that the... more »
  • Thousands of outages reported in La.

    March 4, 2014 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies reported thousands of outages around Baton Rouge and the rest of southern Louisiana after icy weather on Mardi Gras. According to Entergy, more than 2,200 people are without power in East Baton Rouge alone. Orleans Parish reported 1,700 outages, while Jefferson Parish reported 730.... more »
  • Less than 100,000 in Pa. remain without power

    February 8, 2014 10:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of Pennsylvanians are returning home as power is restored after an ice storm that downed trees and electrical lines. Less than 100,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland remain without power Saturday evening. The majority of them are in the Philadelphia area. The utility PECO is reporting about... more »
  • Many in Sorrento without power

    January 29, 2014 10:57 AM

    SORRENTO - Entergy is working to restore power to nearly 500 customers in the Sorrento area. The company prepared for the worst with the latest winter blast, warning customers that electricity could be out for as long as five days. Crews were brought in from Arkansas to aid in... more »
  • Thousands won't have power during freeze

    January 6, 2014 10:22 PM

    PONCHATOULA- About 1,000 people in Tangipahoa Parish are still without power and there are scattered outages amounting to a few hundred in other areas serviced by Entergy Tuesday morning. Power began to fail as temperatures dropped into the 20s. A message about the outages on the company's website... more »
  • Wednesday discussion could change popular solar program check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The savings homeowners have been enjoying from solar panels are under fire. Under the current rules, utility companies credit homeowners the retail rate for the excess electricity generated with solar. But, that could change. Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Clyde Holloway is proposing smaller credits for homeowners,... more »
  • Power restored in south Baton Rouge after outage

    March 18, 2013 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homes and businesses south of LSU's campus are no longer in the dark this morning, after a sudden power outage in the area. According to Entergy's website, the outage affected areas east and west of Highland Rd. from E. Chimes St. to E. Washington, as well... more »
  • "Big Ben... Not the Clock or Rothlesberger"

    March 11, 2013 5:59 PM

    It may be safe to note that we've settled into the time change. Ben Franklin's embraced using more daylight time in 1783. He also invented the Franklin stove and bifocals. His first experiment determined whether electricity and lightning had exact characteristics. To test whether clouds were electrified, he proposed placing... 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 »
  • Plaquemine gets new transformer

    January 30, 2013 7:33 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Work is under way in Plaquemine on installation of a new, $900,000 transformer designed to boost the city electrical system's voltage capacity and provide more stable electric service as part of a $4 million substation upgrade. Plaquemine Mayor Mark Gulotta says he hopes to have the new transformer... more »
  • Newly-elected councilman ticketed for utility theft

    January 2, 2013 4:26 PM

    GONZALES - Police ticketed a new Gonzales city councilman after they said he stole electricity from a nearby trailer park. Police issued a misdemeanor summons to Timothy Vessel on Dec. 17 for theft of utility services. According to Chief Sherman Jackson, on Nov. 30 the manager of the... more »
  • Most in the area have power, others will be in the dark for 2013

    December 26, 2012 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Everyone in Louisiana who lost power and could safely get it restored, are back on line after powerful storms moved across the area on Christmas Day. "Our state was fortunate to be spared the worst of the storm's damage, and the dedication of our employees - who... more »
  • Baker tornado confirmed, shelter opened

    December 10, 2012 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service confirmed that damage in Baker this morning was caused by a tornado. The NWS report said the damage was consistent with an EF 1 tornado. They said it touched down on U. S. Hwy 61, and its damage path ended four miles... more »
  • DPW chief discusses lessons learned from Isaac check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2012 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The interim director of Baton Rouge's Department of Public Works said today his agency's Hurricane Isaac preparation and response went smoothly. David Guillory said they had one overriding goal: get back to normal as quickly as possible. "We need to try to make us operate... more »
  • New York skyline to be lit up again tonight

    November 2, 2012 3:55 PM

    NEW YORK - For the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck at the start of the week, the Manhattan skyline is expected to be mostly lit up tonight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the utility Con Edison is hoping to have most of Manhattan's outages resolved by midnight. But the progress... more »
  • Fewer than 10,000 without power

    September 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Entergy Corp. says fewer than 10,000 people in Louisiana still had power outages as of Thursday afternoon. Entergy customers made up more than 700,000 of the more than 900,000 who lost power after Isaac hit the state last week. The corporation said Thursday on its website that... more »
  • La. power outages drop to 2 percent of customers

    September 4, 2012 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Isaac have nearly all been repaired. The Public Service Commission says nearly 38,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity Tuesday. That's about 2 percent of customers. The largest remaining outages were in the two parishes hardest-hit by Isaac's flooding: Plaquemines... more »
  • Power companies report progress in Louisiana

    September 2, 2012 7:48 PM

    LOUISIANA- Power companies report progress in restoring electricity to their Louisiana customers more than four days after Hurricane Isaac's landfall led to more than 900,000 losing power. Louisiana's largest power provider, Entergy Corp., says its affiliates have reduced the number of outages to 202,000 by Sunday evening, a drop of... more »
  • New toilet technology after 150 years of waste

    August 15, 2012 12:36 PM

    SEATTLE - These aren't your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste into electricity. Another captures urine and uses it for flushing. And still another turns excrement into charcoal. They are part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation competition to reinvent the toilet for the 2.6... more »
  • 'Normal' power supply could be online Monday in Morgan City

    June 29, 2012 4:53 PM

    MORGAN CITY- Power operations could be "back to normal" by Monday. The Mayor told News2 Friday crews will work over the weekend to make the final connections to the new machinery put in place after an explosion at the city's power supply. Power was knocked out for nearly 24... more »
  • Power out to thousands in Baton Rouge

    June 27, 2012 3:00 PM

    UPDATE 4:00 p.m. - Entergy says power is back for people living in this area. Anyone that still doesn't have electricity should report their outage by calling 1-800-968-8243 (1-800-9OUTAGE). BATON ROUGE - The power is out to thousands in Baton Rouge during the hottest time of the day today.... more »
  • Power still out across area

    May 31, 2012 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An evening of nasty storms knocked down trees and knocked out power. By news time, more than 1,000 people in the Capitol City area were still in the dark. Crews are working to get the electricity back on. At 10 p.m. Thursday, power companies were estimating several... more »
  • Mississippi River threatens electricity in Pointe Coupee check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 9, 2011 5:50 PM

    BONANZA LANDING - Pointe Coupee Electric leaders thought as many as 350 homes and camps could lose power before the end of next week because of the rising Mississippi River. That number dropped to about 50 homes and camps late Friday afternoon, according to Joseph Cotten, Jr., the general... more »
  • Rule kicking in to stop electricity cutoffs

    July 12, 2011 4:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state utility regulator says a rule is kicking in that prevents electric utilities from cutting off customers when the heat index is at least 105 degrees. The same rule by the Public Service Commission also stops electricity and natural gas cutoffs when winter temperatures drop below... more »
  • Homeowners make the most of wait for electricity

    April 5, 2011 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than 24 hours after a storm blew down trees and power lines across southern Louisiana, a few people around Baton Rouge were still waiting to get their electricity back. More than 20,000 homes were knocked out of service when severe weather moved through the area Monday... more »

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