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  • Week-long communications outage frustrates many Play Video

    July 14, 2017 5:17 PM

    GREENSBURG- Top leaders in St. Helena Parish are shopping around for another telecommunications company after a widespread outage left them without access to basic functions for almost a week. A fiber optic line managed to get cut, according to the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office. That knocked out vital communications... more »
  • Power outages caused by accident involving electrical pole

    May 26, 2017 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people were without power after a car crashed into a utility pole. The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. on Florida Blvd. near Airline Hwy. According to a BRPD spokesperson, one vehicle was involved in the crash, hitting a utility pole. The spokesperson said... more »
  • Donaldsonville Primary School closed due to power outage

    May 4, 2017 8:15 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Donaldsonville Primary School will be closed Thursday due to a power outage in the area. Ascension Parish School officials say it is unclear when power to the school will be restored. Donaldsonville Primary employees should report and receive assignments from Principal Mary McMahan. more »
  • Thousands briefly lose power as severe weather passes

    May 3, 2017 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – More than 5,000 people briefly lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday morning as severe thunderstorms pass over the Baton Rouge area. According to Entergy’s power outage map, 5,215 customers lost power around 10:20 a.m. Power was restored to the area shortly after. The outages... more »
  • Entergy: fallen tree limb caused Kenilworth Parkway outage

    March 7, 2017 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews say a fallen tree branch caused power outages for more than 2,000 customers off Kenilworth Parkway Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for Entergy said a tree limb fell from a customer's tree onto a power line. The outage impacted 1,800 customers. Crews restored power to the... more »
  • Fat finger: Typo caused Amazon's big cloud-computing outage

    March 2, 2017 3:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Amazon says an incorrectly typed command during a routine debugging of its billing system caused the five-hour outage of some Amazon Web Services servers on Tuesday. In a summary posted online, the Seattle company says a command meant to remove a small number of servers for one... more »
  • 1,300 West Feliciana residents still without power following Monday's storms

    January 4, 2017 1:49 PM

    WEST FELICIANA – Residents in West Feliciana Parish are still without power on Wednesday following Monday's severe weather. The Demco outage map shows more than 1,300 customers are still without power as of noon Wednesday. Demco told WBRZ that the damage to the area caused from the storms was... more »
  • Officials: Customs system outage causes waits at airports

    January 2, 2017 9:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a statement saying a processing system outage caused delays at various airports. The statement says CBP officers continued processing international travelers using "alternative procedures" until the system came back online Monday but waits were longer than usual at some airports. In... more »
  • Power restored to most following outage to 4,000 residents

    January 2, 2017 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – According to Entergy, power has been restored to most after thousands of residents were out of power on Monday morning. The Entergy power outage map showed that about 4,460 residents were without power from Industriplex Boulevard near the Airline/Jefferson area to Highland Road. Additionally, residents in... more »
  • Delta says computer outage reduced revenue by $100 million

    September 2, 2016 2:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says last month's computer outage, which caused it to cancel 2,300 flights, cost $100 million in lost revenue. The airline also said that a key revenue-per-mile figure fell sharply in August, partly because of the outage. Delta reported that passenger revenue for every seat flown... more »
  • AT&T testifies about flood outage fiasco Play Video

    August 31, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Cell phone company AT&T was on the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Officials wanted to know why customers were unable to reach loved ones or call for rescue during recent flooding. "Connectivity, now we've come to rely on that as a way... 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 »
  • Livingston Parish Sheriff Office phone lines down

    April 7, 2016 10:21 AM

    LIVINGSTON- The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday morning that its administrative phones lines are down. The office announced the outage on LPSO Facebook page Thursday morning around 9 a.m. The office says that the lines are down due to a “fiber cut.” IF residents need to contact the... more »
  • DOTD warns of possible week-long outage of traffic data

    March 29, 2016 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A network outage will cut off traffic data along heavily congested areas of I-10 and Airline Highway, DOTD revealed Tuesday afternoon. In a tweet, state traffic officials said the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) could be down for a week starting Tuesday. The ITS is a system... more »
  • IRS resolves computer problems after outage

    February 4, 2016 6:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns. In a statement on Thursday, the agency says it had resumed processing individual and business tax returns at about 5 p.m. Eastern, a day after a "hardware failure" forced the... more »
  • Power outage to end charter school classes early

    November 5, 2015 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators at a Baton Rouge charter school said a power outage forced them to end classes early and call parents to pick up their children Thursday. Director Diana Haynes of JK Haynes Elementary said the outage was expected to last through the rest of the school... more »
  • Nearly 4,000 homes in the dark after storms

    October 25, 2015 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Monday morning nearly 4,000 homes people were in the dark around southern Louisiana due to bad storms. Entergy said more than 1,800 homes lost power in East Baton Rouge Parish as of Monday morning, with most of those outages along Perkins Road between Bluebonnet... 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 »
  • NYSE resumes trading following outage of more than 3 hours

    July 8, 2015 3:28 PM

    NEW YORK- Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems. There was no interruption at the dozens of other U.S. stock exchanges Wednesday, including the Nasdaq, so investors were still able to buy and sell stocks easily.... 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 »
  • Regulators want to know about storm power outage, meeting set for Wednesday

    May 12, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday, the Public Service Commission will discuss with power suppliers issues associated with the April 27th storm that knocked out power to thousands of people across the region. In the city of Baton Rouge, some Entergy customers did not get power restored until four days after... more »
  • Numerous schools closed Tuesday, due to damages

    April 27, 2015 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sixteen East Baton Rouge School System public schools will be closed Tuesday, the system announced late Monday. The severe weather throughout the area has caused mass power outages, most of which are still being attended to. Here are the schools that are closed: Assumption Parish •... more »
  • Power outages remain widespread following Monday storms Play Video

    April 27, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people will spend Monday night in the dark after strong storms knocked down trees and power lines across the capital area. Some people were warned, services may not be restored until Wednesday. Additional severe weather systems hindered the repair effort after following Monday morning's... more »
  • Apple apologizes as global outage shuts down iTunes, App stores

    March 11, 2015 10:38 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - It's been a frustrating day for people trying to use Apple's iTunes service and its app stores. They suffered a rare breakdown this morning -- and hours later, the outages were still plaguing people on iPhones and iPads. Apple's online book store and app store for its... more »
  • Facebook: Outage was self-inflicted

    January 27, 2015 1:21 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Don't blame a cyber-attack for the shutdown of Facebook and Instagram overnight. Facebook says the outage that made the sites inaccessible around the world for about an hour was the result of a technical change it had made. A statement says it was a change affecting... more »
  • Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide

    January 27, 2015 2:05 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the U.K. and Australia. The social media giant's Instagram service was also briefly inaccessible. Instagram said on its Twitter account that it was aware of an outage and... more »
  • 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 »

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