February 23, 2015 2:19 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House says President Barack Obama is open to negotiating with Congress on many elements of his request for war powers against Islamic State militants. That includes his proposed three-year limit on U.S. military action and the use of American troops. But the White House says... more »
February 17, 2015 3:59 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - At least 18 people on a packed Carnival float in Haiti's capital have been electrocuted by a power line. The accident occurred as thousands filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. People at the scene say someone on the float used a pole... more »
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 »
December 29, 2014 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Higher Entergy bills might be coming to a mailbox near you as the company sets to meet the demands of Louisiana's booming industrial renaissance. Entergy is looking at ways to create more power for the state.
New plants and plant expansions need more electricity and new... more »
October 13, 2014 1:07 PM
MONROE - Strong thunderstorms moved through northeast Louisiana Monday morning and caused significant damage in West Monroe.
MyArkLaMIss.com reported several tornado warnings were issued in the area throughout the morning, and strong winds caused widespread outages that left more than 39,000 people in the dark in Ouachita Parish.
... more »
July 29, 2014 5:41 PM
GONZALES - Lamar Dixon Expo Center will soon have more than 1,000 solar panels pumping energy into the facility.
The panels are part of a $1.5 million grant that will allow Ascension Parish to cut costs at the expo center.
"It's the perfect application in the perfect location,"... more »
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 »
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 »
June 27, 2014 7:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman living in North Baton Rouge says she's the victim of electricity fraud.
Michelle Williams owes more than $1,000 to Entergy. Bills she can't pay because of her fixed income.
"Stressed and depressed. That about sums it up, stressed and depressed," she said about... more »
June 2, 2014 1:51 PM
NEW YORK - Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal, or that produce power-saving technology, are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's new proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Natural gas producers, nuclear generators, wind farm operators, solar panel makers and efficiency technology... more »
May 28, 2014 6:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - A heated debate is expected at the capitol today, as lawmakers discuss changes to how the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board operates.
A bill on the table would take power away from the superintendent and give it to the principals. They would be given authority... more »
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 »
April 24, 2014 2:58 PM
INDIANAPOLIS- The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a proposal Thursday giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization. The changes would allow the wealthiest schools to adopt some legislation on their own, including provisions for money beyond what... more »
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 »
February 13, 2014 6:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Utility bills after a cold snap in Louisiana are up about 20 percent from this time last year.
Entergy said their customer energy usage is up 14 percent for December and 17 percent for January, which is about $20 more for a 1,000 kWht user. DEMCO... more »
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 »
January 23, 2014 9:27 PM
HOLDEN - People living in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes are worried more freezing temperatures could cause power outages as it did earlier in the month.
"It was very cold," Ralph LeSaicherre said. "I hope it doesn't go out again."
Power at his Ponchatoula home, along with 8500 others,... more »
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 »
December 2, 2013 7:48 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Leaders will meet tomorrow night in Livingston for their first Home Rule Charter meeting.
The goal of the Charter Commission is to keep friction out of government and terminate disagreements about powers and duties of those elected. The panel includes three Parish Council members, six members... more »
August 3, 2013 6:22 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Authorities say five spectators were injured after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in California's Central Valley. Kern County Fire Engineer Leland Davis said Saturday that a man was taken to a trauma center with a severed leg and four... more »
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 »
June 28, 2013 10:30 PM
BATON ROUGE- Entergy is warning customers about a scam, where con artists are trying to trick people into thinking they are late in utility payments.
The calls warn people they are late, and if they don't pay power will be disconnected within the hour.
It's totally false, the... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
February 15, 2013 7:45 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - When their cruise ship lost power, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph could have been selfish and looked out only for themselves and their loved ones. Instead, they became comrades in a long, exhausting struggle to get home. As ship conditions deteriorated after an engine fire, travelers formed... more »
February 15, 2013 6:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Residents at Brandywine Apartments may be in for a cold weekend after power was cut off to several units.
It's because they didn't pay rent, but resident argue they shouldn't have to because management hasn't paid more than $100,000 in utilities payments.
Now the water company... more »
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 »
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 »
February 7, 2013 11:14 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Officials for the Superdome's power company will go before the City Council tomorrow to talk about the power outage that happened during the Super Bowl last Sunday night. The council is the regulatory agency for Entergy New Orleans. Superdome and Entergy officials have said the 34-minute outage happened... more »
February 4, 2013 2:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Superdome had a backup power system that was about to be used during the Super Bowl electrical outage but it wasn't needed because power started coming back at that time. Goodell says Monday that the backup system was ready, but Entergy New... more »
January 22, 2013 3:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's higher education chief, Jim Purcell, says colleges and universities will again ask lawmakers to relinquish their tuition-setting authority, so the schools can move closer to the tuition rates charged by their peers in the South. Purcell told the joint House and Senate education committee Tuesday that he... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 5, 2012 7:39 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Thousands of people are without power after connectivity was lost between some power grids Wednesday night.
Mayor Mark Gulotta said the issue is believed to be a connection problem with an Entergy line. Gulotta said crews are working to pinpoint which line is having an issue, and restore... more »
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 »
November 9, 2012 10:31 AM
UNDATED - People in the Northeast are seeing some progress following back-to-back storms. For the first time in 11 days, almost all of Connecticut's homes and businesses have power. Fewer than 20,000 New York City customers remain in the dark. But power crews still have a lot to do in... more »
November 8, 2012 5:04 PM
NEW YORK - One man who lives along the New Jersey coast says he just had power restored a couple of days ago following the outage caused by Hurricane Sandy -- and how, he's lost it again. A new storm that struck the Northeast yesterday has caused hundreds of thousands... more »
September 18, 2012 11:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Entergy Corp. says its estimated damages from Hurricane Isaac range from $400 million to $500 million, and the storm is expected to reduce the utility's third-quarter revenue. In a news release on Tuesday, Entergy said it will pursue all reasonable avenues to recover storm costs, including using... more »
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 »
September 4, 2012 11:15 AM
ABITA SPRINGS - A man died after being electrocuted in the Abita Springs area, according to Sgt. Sean Beavers with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
It happened Saturday morning at a home in the 20000 block of Lowe Davis Road.
Deputies say a 67-year-old man, who was... more »
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 »
September 3, 2012 4:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Utility companies have restored power to most Louisiana residents, six days after Hurricane Isaac struck the state. The Public Service Commission reported Monday that 105,000 homes and businesses remained without electricity - about 5 percent of the customers statewide. After the storm came ashore, more than 900,000... more »
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 »
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 »
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:
... more »
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 »
August 29, 2012 12:21 PM
JACKSON, Miss.- Utility companies say more than 24,000 south Mississippi homes have lost power as Hurricane Isaac moves through the northern Gulf of Mexico. Most of the outages Wednesday are in areas of the three coastal counties of Jackson, Harrison and Hancock. The Electric Power Associations of Mississippi reported 15,300... more »
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 »
August 22, 2012 3:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A truck knocked down a utility pole in north Baton Rouge this afternoon, knocking out power to a few hundred people living in the area.
Emergency responders said the driver of the truck had a blowout, and swerved off the road to avoid hitting a car.... more »
August 14, 2012 3:09 PM
OSKALOOSA, Iowa - President Barack Obama is blasting Mitt Romney for opposing tax supports for wind power. At a campaign stop in Iowa, Obama accused his Republican challenger of wanting to maintain billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for oil companies rather than investing in what he describes as promising... more »
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 »
July 20, 2012 2:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Storms moving through southeastern Louisiana knocked out power to tens of thousands and flooded streets. Entergy Corp. reported more than 30,000 customers without power late Friday morning as a result of the storms. Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard... more »
July 3, 2012 5:40 PM
MORGAN CITY- People in this South Louisiana city are sweating again after another power failure.
A week ago, a transformer exploded leaving virtually everyone on the city power grid in the dark. Since then, crews have been working to install a new transformer and power has been supplied from... more »
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 »
June 27, 2012 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - After about 20 sweltering hours, the power is back on for most of Morgan City.
Thousands of residents lost power after the town's only substation exploded and caught fire last night. The substation's transformer was damaged enough that it needed to be replaced, leaving the city... more »
June 27, 2012 5:41 PM
MORGAN CITY - Crews continued the long process of replacing a burned-out transformer in Morgan City that exploded last night, cutting power to most of the city.
The ruined transformer was removed earlier this evening, and workers still have to move a new transformer in and connect it to... more »
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 »
June 27, 2012 11:11 AM
MORGAN CITY - People without power in Morgan City after a steam plant exploded and caught fire last night will be without electricity a while longer.
According to a release from the city, damage to the plant is worse than initially thought. The new timetable for power restoration is... more »
June 26, 2012 7:07 PM
MORGAN CITY - Many in Morgan City are still without power after an explosion at the municipal steam plant Tuesday evening.
According to a release, damage to the plant is worse than initially thought. The new timetable for power restoration is late Wednesday afternon.
St. Mary Parish has... more »
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 »
April 12, 2012 7:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - Low natural gas prices and plentiful gas supplies have put aside plans to convert a gas-fired power plant to New Roads to coal power. NRG Energy Inc. spokesman Dave Knox says the company has allowed a state permit to convert the Big Cajun I plant to coal... more »
March 7, 2012 11:17 AM
WASHINGTON- An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth and could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center said the sun erupted Tuesday evening and the effects should start smacking Earth late Wednesday night, close to midnight EST.... more »
March 2, 2012 10:33 AM
HUNTSVILLE, AL - Reports of a tornado touching down in Northern Alabama in Madison and Limestone counties, near the city of Hunstville.
So far, there are no reports of injuries.
However, the tornado has reportedly caused widespread damage to homes and businesses.
There are reports of large... more »
February 27, 2012 3:09 PM
Baton Rouge- The Shaw Group Incorporated has announced it has signed a new contract with Arizona Public Service Co. to provide maintenance and construction services to eight fossil power plants in Arizona and New Mexico.
Shaw already holds a contract with APS to provide maintenance, modifications, construction and radiological... more »
February 23, 2012 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Capital Area United Way is closed today due to a power failure.
A spokesman told News2 that Capital Area United Way is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning, Friday 02/24, at 10am.
The power failure impacted all business operations today. more »
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 »
February 10, 2012 12:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library has reopened now that power has been restored.
The library closed immediately this morning after a sudden power failure.
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library has returned to regular business hours.
The library is located at 9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard.
February 10, 2012 10:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - A power failure has forced the Bluebonnet Regional Library Branch to close temporarily.
The library will reopen during regular business hours once power is restored.
Bluebonnet Regional Library is located at 9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard. more »
November 29, 2011 2:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - The latest commission studying the governance of Louisiana's public colleges is suggesting that the Board of Regents have more power over college management boards and state funding for them.
The panel backed 21 recommendations Tuesday to forward to lawmakers.
Among the suggestions that would need... more »
October 29, 2011 5:28 PM
NEW YORK- The number of homes and businesses without power on the East Coast has grown to 2.7 million as an unusually early snowstorm passes over New England.
Millions of customers there reported power losses early Sunday,including more than 650,000 in Massachusetts. In New Hampshire,200,000 are without electricity.
... more »
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 »
August 10, 2011 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- For the second time in a month, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council said no to sending Mayor Kip Holden's tax plan to voters, so it won't be on the November ballot.
Council members aren't happy with the way it was laid out and angry about... more »
August 4, 2011 5:47 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish District Attorney Ricky Babin says there will be no charges filed against two members of the Parish Planning Commission accused of abusing their positions.
Houmas House Plantation owner Kevin Kelly says commissioners Daniel Saterlee and Milton Clouatre, Jr., asked him to back a parish zoning... more »
July 18, 2011 10:49 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The powerful flow of the Mississippi River, which brought destruction to scores living near its flooded banks this spring, is viewed by a new generation of energy entrepreneurs as a reliable alternative way of generating electricity.
These developers aren't planning giant concrete dam projects that brought... more »
June 6, 2011 5:35 PM
LAKELAND, La.- Nearly 150 homes were without power after a storm damaged part of Pointe Coupee Parish along False River late Sunday night.
Entergy worked to fix broken utility poles and power lines along LA-1. Utility crews restored power to the area around 2 p.m. today.
Many people... more »