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  • Utility bills rise after cold snap Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Power concerns mount as freezing temps arrive Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Livingston legislation to end power struggle

    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 »
  • 5 spectators injured at old power plant implosion

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Con artists targeting Entergy customers

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Cruise passengers became comrades on trip home

    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 »
  • Brandywine residents in power struggle Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Faulty device blamed for Super Bowl blackout

    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 »
  • Council to probe Super Bowl power outage

    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 »
  • NFL says it was ready with backup power system

    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 »
  • Lawmakers asked to give up tuition-setting power

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Thousands lose power Wednesday evening

    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 »
  • DPW chief discusses lessons learned from Isaac 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 »
  • Power crews are making progress

    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 »
  • People who endured Sandy are now recovering from new storm

    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 »
  • Isaac costs Entergy at least $400 million Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Electrician electrocuted in Hurricane Isaac aftermath

    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 »
  • 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 outages drop to 5 percent of La. customers

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 24K without power as Isaac swipes Mississippi

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Hundreds lose power after truck snaps utility pole

    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 »
  • Obama attacks Romney on wind-power in Iowa

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Power outages, street flooding in La. storms

    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 »
  • Morgan City loses power, again

    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 »
  • '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 restored to much of Morgan City Play Video

    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 »
  • Work continues to restore power in Morgan City Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Damage to Morgan City steam plant worse than initially thought

    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 »
  • Many in Morgan City still without power

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Plan shelved to convert power plant to coal

    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 »
  • Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power

    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 »
  • Tornado hits Northern Alabama

    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 »
  • Shaw inks deal to sevice power plants in Arizona, New Mexico

    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 »
  • Power failure impacts United Way

    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 »
  • 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 restored

    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. more »
  • Library closed

    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 »
  • College study panel pushes more power for Regents

    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 »
  • Nearly 2.7 million lose power in East Coast snow

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • EBR bond vote latest battle in power struggle between mayor, council

    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 »
  • No charges against Ascension Parish Planning Commissioners

    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 »
  • Quest for renewable power turns back to water

    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 »
  • Power lines, homes damaged during storm in Pointe Coupee Parish

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Entergy system being strained

    May 10, 2011 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Entergy Corp. says that storm damage in Arkansas, combined with high-water threats from the Mississippi River and early hot weather are putting a strain on its four-state electricity system. But to this stage, Entergy says its 2.7 million customers in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas are not... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Egypt's Mubarak transfers power to vice president

    February 10, 2011 3:13 PM

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he is transferring power to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, but will not leave the country. Mubarak said in a nationally televised address Thursday that the demands of protesters calling for his immediate ouster are just and legitimate. He said he had requested... more »
  • About 11,000 without power in Louisiana

    February 5, 2011 4:56 PM

    PINEVILLE, La.- Just over 11,000 electricity customers are still waiting for their power to be restored following a bout of icy weather in Louisiana. Cleco Corp. says it has 8,776 customers still in the dark. Cleco reports that all customers have been restored in Acadiana. The remaining outages... more »
  • Legislative power shift to Baton Rouge

    February 4, 2011 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Political analysts say you can expect a power shift at the state capitol. Areas like Baton Rouge, Lafayette and the Northshore had big population increases over the last ten years. Orleans Parish saw a large drop, mostly because of Hurricane Katrina. Council for a Better Louisiana President... more »
  • Obama: 'World is watching' Egypt

    February 4, 2011 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is renewing his demand for a political transition to begin in Egypt now. The president says that "the entire world is watching," and the issues at stake in Egypt won't be resolved through violence. He condemned attacks on journalists and human rights activists, without blaming... 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 »
  • Investigators need help indentifying copper thieves

    December 17, 2010 11:39 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE – Authorities in Assumption Parish are investigating copper wire thefts at an Entergy substation in Napoleonville. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said several thefts have happened in the last few weeks, always at night. Surveillance cameras in the area showed the thieves entering through a hole in a fence and taking... more »
  • Power restored at Brookstown Elementary

    December 15, 2010 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School officials said that maintenance workers were able to get the power back on at Brookstown Elementary, after a malfunction caused the school to lose power and heat yesterday. Chris Trahan with EBR Schools said Brookstown would still be opening two hours late because of the... more »
  • Brookstown Elementary to open late after power outage

    December 14, 2010 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Maintenance crews are on a midnight run to Mississippi so that Brookstown Elementary School can hold classes tomorrow, according to school officials. Chris Trahan with EBR Schools said the electrical system at Brookstown broke down today, leaving the school without power or heat. Parents were contacted and... 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 »
  • Fire cancels classes at Istrouma High

    November 17, 2010 10:58 AM

    Istrouma High School is closed again today, after an underground electrical fire sparked Tuesday night. EBR lab classes are also canceled. The fire, located near the cafeteria and the main building, caused the school to lose power. No buildings were damaged. School was also canceled Monday because the... more »
  • Entergy expects growth, says they're complying with probe

    October 15, 2010 11:41 AM

    Power provider Entergy Corp., which is currently under federal investigation for its business practices, is expecting double-digit earnings growth. Entergy announced Friday that they expect third-quarter earnings per share to grow 13 percent from the same period last year, which beats Wall Street's expectations. Entergy attributed the forecast to a... more »
  • Entergy: Justice Dept. opens civil investigation

    October 12, 2010 9:34 AM

    The Justice Department is conducting a civil investigation of competitive practices of Entergy's regulated power units. The New Orleans-based company disclosed the investigation prior to the opening of financial markets Tuesday. Entergy says the investigation involves Entergy Arkansas, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Texas and Entergy... more »
  • Audit: stronger security needed at U.S. nuclear plants

    October 4, 2010 10:03 AM

    A federal audit calls for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to improve nuclear power plant security against infiltration by potential terrorists. The audit set to be released today recommends additional training in identifying suspected terrorists, greater access to criminal databases by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, stepped up "re-screening" of power plant... more »
  • Power consumption up but not a threat

    August 3, 2010 4:57 PM

    Entergy Louisiana officials say power consumption normally goes up by about 35 percent from the spring to the summer. They say it could be even higher this year because of the extreme heat. Entergy rep Jeff Holeman says more than 50 percent of a typical bill involves AC use.... more »
  • Power transmission pool worried about summer

    June 21, 2010 5:31 AM

    Acadiana utilities say that although they avoided rolling blackouts last week, there's still worry about the rest of the summer. On Thursday, Lafayette Utilities System, Cleco, SLEMCO, Entergy and the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority all asked customers to conserve electricity to avoid the need to cut power in some... more »

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