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  • Power-hungry thieves target doctor's office in theft of electricity meters Play Video

    June 13, 2017 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Less than a day after a WBRZ report highlighted a dangerous theft ring, thieves struck again. Tuesday morning, a doctor's office and another business on Picardy were without power due to thieves stealing the power meter from the panel on the side of the building. Pictures... more »
  • Grace period for flood victim utility disconnections will soon end Play Video

    January 18, 2017 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of residents exempt from utility disconnection following August's historic flooding will soon lose that exemption. Starting on March 1, the Louisiana Public Service Commission's plan to get money owed to utilities will go into effect. In 17 disaster parishes, people benefited from an executive... more »
  • Entergy reminds customers of utility bill scam

    November 9, 2016 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Entergy is reminding its customers to watch out for a utility bill scam. According to Entergy officials, the scam occurs when someone calls and says that a customer's electric bill payment is past due and that service will be disconnected if a payment is not made.... more »
  • Judge allows lawsuit to continue against utility tax change

    October 5, 2015 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge has refused to throw out the Louisiana Chemical Association's lawsuit objecting to a legislative tax change that raised $103 million for this year's budget. The Louisiana Legislature and the Department of Revenue argued Monday the association didn't have the legal standing to... 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 »
  • Power restored to schools, all EBR public students return Thursday

    April 29, 2015 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System campuses will open for class Thursday. A spokesperson for the district said power was restored to all campuses Wednesday, allowing administrators to ready buildings for students Thursday. All students should report to their regularly scheduled classes Thursday morning.... more »
  • Regulators to discuss nuclear power plant

    April 1, 2015 10:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting for people to learn about issues with the area's nuclear power plant, River Bend. Inspectors have been at the plant recently for incidents relating to two unplanned shutdowns and a security violation. The NRC calls the meeting... more »
  • Drivers doubt end is near for LA 73 work Play Video

    March 17, 2015 5:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the roadway. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. "It's been going on and on... 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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