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  • Majority of Entergy customers have power back

    August 22, 2016 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy reports that power has been restored to all of its customers that crews can safely reach at this time. Some homes remain underwater in the St. Amant, Sorrento and False River areas. Entergy says it may take some time to return power to the around... more »
  • Thousands without power as high water threatens equipment

    August 15, 2016 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – More 16,000 Entergy customers and 22,000 DEMCO meters are without power Monday as crews work across central Louisiana to restore power. Entergy Louisiana crews expect to restore power to all customers that can accept it by Monday night, however floodwater is continuing to hinder restoration efforts... more »
  • Scattered power outages after overnight lightning show

    August 7, 2016 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - About one-thousand customers were without electricity Sunday morning after overnight storms rolled through the city. Outages were scattered and clusters impacted as many as 50 to 100 people in some isolated areas. Entergy said it was hoping to restore most people by lunch Sunday afternoon. ... more »
  • Thousands remain without power in West Virginia

    June 26, 2016 3:47 PM

    CHARLESTON - About 18,000 customers remain without electricity in West Virginia three days after devastating floods. Appalachian Power says on its website that nearly 13,000 customers were without service Sunday, including nearly 4,700 in Kanawha County where a substation had been under water. Crews are now in the process of... more »
  • Part of North St. closed after car knocks over light pole

    May 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - North Street is closed to traffic at N. 30th St. following a crash involving a car and a power pole. #BREAKING North St closed because of nasty wreck involving car and a power pole. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/n0LcabLFrf — BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington) May 18, 2016 ... more »
  • Power shut off at Brandywine complex because of overdue payments Play Video

    May 5, 2016 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Entergy says power has been shut off to the Brandywine apartment complex because of overdue payments totaling more than $60,000. News 2 began asking questions after receiving calls from several concerned residents claiming they hadn't had electricity since Wednesday morning. They're concerned about... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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