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  • Some HealthCare.gov functions won't work overnight

    November 14, 2014 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says some functions of HealthCare.gov will be temporarily shut down overnight as the website transitions to the start of sign-up season on Saturday. Spokeswoman Lori Lodes said Friday that consumers will not be able to update or start new 2014 applications during the overnight transition.... more »
  • Entergy finishing repairs after large Miss. outage

    August 18, 2014 5:26 PM

    WOODVILLE, Miss. - An Entergy spokesperson said the utility company was slowly bringing back online several Mississippi neighborhoods which lost power in a large outage this weekend. Around 3,200 people in southwest Mississippi remained in the dark Monday evening. Entergy estimated they would have power back to all their... more »
  • Several dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

    July 9, 2014 5:28 AM

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.- Officials in central New York say four people are dead, numerous homes are destroyed or damaged and more than 70,000 utility customers are without power after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the deaths occurred in the rural town of Smithfield, between... more »
  • Hurricane Arthur weakens to a Category 1 storm

    July 4, 2014 8:13 AM

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Arthur's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 90 mph with additional weakening expected. Meanwhile, a new... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Mysterious power failure leaves thousands in cold Play Video

    January 7, 2014 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are lingering questions after thousands of people lost electricity during a six-hour hard freeze Monday. Power was lost as temperatures dropped to 19 degrees and did not come back on until early Tuesday morning. "There is no fault known at this time," Entergy spokesman... more »
  • Nasdaq resumes stock trading after 3-hour outage

    August 22, 2013 2:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange has resumed after a three-hour halt caused by a technical glitch. Other exchanges were operating normally Thursday, and stocks rose slightly. Nasdaq trading resumed at 2:25 p.m. The exchange had halted it shortly after 11 a.m. The disruption sent brokers scurrying... more »
  • Thousands hit with midday power outage

    July 8, 2013 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A midday power outage shut off the lights and air conditioning for thousands of people in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to Entergy. The utility company reports more than 3,900 customers in the Old South Baton Rouge lost power after 1 p.m. They said the outage... more »
  • Power restored after evening outage

    May 20, 2013 10:35 PM

    GONZALES- Most power has been restored to people after an evening of trouble in the area. More than 20,000 Entergy customers lost their utilities Monday night. People in the Southdowns, Old Jefferson and Shenandoah areas of Baton Rouge got power restored earlier in the evening. Eventually, others in Ascension... more »
  • Equipment failure causes thousands to lose power

    May 20, 2013 6:06 PM

    GONZALES- An equipment failure left thousands of people without power in East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes. Electricity services were cut about 5:20 p.m. Monday, according to the Entergy website , the company reporting the problems. Crews are making repairs and service is estimated to be reconnected by 10... more »
  • Schools lose power in storm

    May 10, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two schools in East Baton Rouge Parish had to make changes today after losing power in a storm early this morning. EBR Schools Spokesperson Suan Nelson said Riveroaks Elementary lost power after students arrived for classes this morning. Entergy said it would not be restored... more »
  • Streets flooded after strong storms move through

    April 24, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding on numerous streets in Baton Rouge caused traffic problems after strong storms moved through the capital area this morning. Click here to see a gallery of flood pics from around East Baton Rouge Parish. The Department of Transportation and Development briefly closed I-110 due... more »
  • Eatel customers hit by hardware failure

    February 28, 2013 6:50 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish-based internet service provider Eatel confirmed an outage this evening knocked out service to some of their customer base. Eatel spokesperson Trae Russell said a "hardware failure" was to blame, and they were working to correct it. Eatel provides internet, phone and television service... more »
  • Superdome commission meets about outage

    February 27, 2013 2:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The manager of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans is recommending that dome officials have an engineering study done with an eye toward changing the stadium's emergency power systems. Doug Thornton says that idea has been in the works since well before the Super Bowl - when half... more »
  • Outside expert hired to probe Super Bowl outage

    February 15, 2013 2:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The company that supplies electricity to the Superdome and the stadium's management company have hired an outside expert to investigate the cause of the power failure during the Super Bowl earlier this month. Entergy spokesman Michael Burns said Friday that the utility and SMG have hired Utah-based... 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 »
  • Wreck leaves hundreds of BR residents in the dark

    January 17, 2013 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-wheeler hit a utility pole and left hundreds in the dark this afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to police. The wreck happened in the 2900 block of Baton Rouge around 3:30 p.m. There were no injuries. Entergy reported more than 1,500 customers from the... more »
  • 2 power companies report 73K outages in 4 states

    December 25, 2012 10:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 73,000 people in three states were without power at mid afternoon Tuesday as a system of strong storms rolled through eastern Louisiana and into Mississippi. That was just counting reports from two utilities: Entergy Corp., which has customers in Arkansas, east Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi,... more »
  • Calif. refinery back online amid soaring prices

    October 5, 2012 2:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Southern California refinery that suffered a power outage that helped send gas prices soaring is back online. ExxonMobil spokeswoman Rachael Moore said Friday that the refinery in Torrance resumed normal operations and would be able to meet all of its contractual commitments. Analysts say... 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 »
  • Rain, outages cause traffic changes for LSU game

    August 31, 2012 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced they had to close several parking lots because of rain and other issues from Hurricane Isaac. The grass lots G and O are both closed because they're waterlogged, while Lot L is closed because it's being used by a special needs shelter set up... more »
  • State offices staying closed in 13 parishes

    August 30, 2012 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding, road conditions and power outages in the wake of Isaac led officials to keep state offices in 13 parishes closed Friday. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced state offices would be closed in the following parishes: Plaquemines St. Bernard Orleans ... more »
  • 40 percent of Louisiana without power from Isaac

    August 30, 2012 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 40 percent of Louisiana is without power because of Hurricane Isaac, now downgraded to a tropical depression. The Public Service Commission says 871,000 homes and businesses around the state - about 41 percent of all customers - are without power. Nearly all customers were without... more »
  • 500,000 without power as Isaac hits Louisiana

    August 29, 2012 8:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Utility companies say more than 500,000 have lost power as Hurricane Isaac moves through southeast Louisiana, bringing wind, rain and flooding. Most of the outages Wednesday are in areas around New Orleans as Isaac lashes the area with 80 mph winds. The Category 1 hurricane has pushed water... more »
  • Twitter briefly down across much of planet

    July 26, 2012 12:27 PM

    LONDON - People around the world briefly experienced problems accessing Twitter on Thursday, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are expected to cause a spike in use of the micro-blogging site. About three hours after the San Francisco-based company first acknowledged the problem by saying its engineers were "currently... more »
  • Power outages, street flooding in La. storms

    July 20, 2012 5:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Storms moving through southeastern Louisiana knocked out power to tens of thousands and flooded streets. The National Weather Service says the New Orleans area got the most rain, with more on the way. Meteorologist Jim Salzwedel says New Orleans' Lakefront Airport got nearly 5.4 inches between midnight... more »
  • Hundreds left without power after severe weather

    February 18, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds are without power after severe weather rips through Southeast Louisiana. ENTERGY says the first reports of outages came in around 11am Saturday. During the peak of ENTERGY's blackouts, about 5,200 customers were out of power. According to ENTERGY Power for those still left in... more »
  • Power Outage Update

    September 5, 2011 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Those without power in the Baton Rouge area because of Tropical Storm Lee, should have their lights back on sometime today. As of 10 a.m. more than 200 "Entergy" customers remain without power in East Baton Rouge Parish; 22 in Livingston; 5 in West Baton Rouge. Power... more »
  • TVs back on after multi-parish cable outage

    August 9, 2011 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An equipment failure is being blamed for a cable outage that knocked out TV sets in several parishes. A spokesperson for Cox Communication said an outage at 10:43 a.m. affected digital and analog video channels for many of their customers, and they were able to restore... more »
  • Tree destroys home as storms move through Baton Rouge

    June 21, 2011 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly Baton Rouge couple is safe after a tree knocked down in this afternoon's storms fell on their house, nearly demolishing it and trapping them inside. The couple were inside their home near the intersection of Kentucky and Harris Streets when the tree fell, but... more »
  • Outage planned for 5,700 Pointe Coupee Electric users

    June 3, 2011 5:51 PM

    NEW ROADS - Thousands of people in Pointe Coupee Parish will lose electricity for a short time this coming Monday, according to the parish power company. Workers with the Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation will have to interrupt service to 5,700 customers in order to do regular maintenance at... more »
  • Power out to thousands in Greater Baton Rouge area

    April 4, 2011 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Severe weather knocked out power to more than 35,000 people as it blew down trees and power lines across the News 2 viewing area. At its peak, DEMCO reported more than 20,000 customers were without power across seven parishes, the most being around 10,000 in Livingston... more »
  • Power outage caused by unwitting "bandit"

    March 25, 2011 8:41 AM

    Baton Rouge - A power outage in downtown Baton Rouge Friday morning was caused by a likeable ne'er-do-well from the animal world...a raccoon. Entergy Region Manager Jeff Holeman says a raccoon got into a sub-station located downtown and got wedged between two electrical devices. The raccoon was electrocuted... more »
  • 5,000 Entergy customers without power

    January 13, 2011 11:32 AM

    Around 5,000 Entergy customers are without power in the Jefferson Hwy area between 1-10 and 1-12 (see map above). Entergy says power went out around 10:30, should be restored by 12:30pm-1pm. No word on what caused the outage. more »
  • Power back on in Watson after copper theft

    December 23, 2010 3:50 PM

    WATSON - Representatives from DEMCO say the power is now back on for thousands of people in Watson after a copper thief left them in the dark. Spokesperson David Latona told News 2 today someone broke into their substation in Watson and stole copper grounding wire, causing $1 million... more »
  • DEMCO outage caused by copper theft

    December 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    WATSON - Officials with Dixie Electric say a recent outage that affected many homes in the Watson area was caused by someone stealing copper. DEMCO spokesperson David Latona said the company's substation in that area was broken into, and around $1 million in damage caused when copper grounding wire... more »
  • SU students steamed over lack of hot water

    November 22, 2010 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of students at Southern University are outraged over no hot water at one of the campus's dormitories. Residents in Totty Hall told News 2 today that hot water has been spotty all semester. About four days ago it went away completely. "I've complained, my... more »
  • Istrouma HS back in session after second cancellation

    November 17, 2010 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Classes at Istrouma High School will be back in session after they were canceled for a second time this week due to electrical problems. Chris Trahan with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System said an underground electrical fire last night knocked out power to the entire... more »
  • Discoverer Enterprises resumes containment operations

    June 15, 2010 4:16 PM

    Discoverer Enterprises has resumed containment operations as of 2:15 p.m. today following a short outage caused by a lightning strike at 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard gave authorization for the operation to resume at 1:40 p.m. after the ship’s crew completed safety and operation assurance inspections. The shut-down of... more »
  • COX Cable experiencing market wide outage

    January 12, 2010 5:09 PM

    COX Cable is experiencing an outage that affects the entire Baton Rouge market. Media contact Ann Ruble says they are working rigorously to correct the problem. COX did a system check that resulted in some channels to return. Some analog channels, including News 2, are still out. Ruble... more »
  • Raccoon sparks power outage

    November 13, 2009 11:26 AM

    A raccoon caused a power outage in downtown Baton Rouge that left many people without heat overnight. An Entergy spokesman says the raccoon got into the substation on River Road, which caused about 1,000 customers to lose power around 3:30 a.m. Friday. It was restored around 5 a.m. Another outage... more »
  • Car crash causes fire and power outage

    November 6, 2009 7:56 AM

    UPDATE: The crash has been cleared. Power is still out in the area. According to officials, a car flipped on its side after hitting a utility pole on Terrace Avenue near Thomas H. Delpit. Baton Rouge firefighters arrived on the scene around 2:30 a.m. A gas line caught fire.... more »
  • Car crash causes fire and power outage

    November 6, 2009 4:59 AM

    Baton Rouge firefighters are on the scene of a car crash on Terrace Avenue near Thomas H. Delpit. It happened around 2:30 a.m. According to officials, the car hit a utility pole causing the car to flip catching on fire. At this time the power is out in the area.... more »
  • Power outage in Shenandoah subdivision

    September 14, 2009 8:16 PM

    A large portion of the Shenandoah subdivision has lost power due to a blown transformer. David Latona with DEMCO said that Shenandoah and some homes in the White Oak Landing subdivision are without power. DEMCO trucks are on sight and should have power back on within the hour. ... more »

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