| Apr 1, 2011
MICHAEL ROUSSEL, age 46, a captain with the New Orleans Police Department, was convicted by a federal jury sitting in New Orleans of conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to evidence introduced at trial,...
| Oct 20, 2010
Global warming, fiercer and more frequent hurricanes and environmental degradation could result in $350 billion in losses over the next 20 years for the Gulf Coast.
That's the risk assessment of an analysis commissioned by
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:06 AM
A transformer exploded at the Indian Point nuclear power plant Sunday night, leading to an automatic emergency shutdown of one of its reactors, authorities said. No one was injured and no radioactive materials leaked.
The explosion happened after 6:30 p....
| Dec 1, 2010
New Orleans families may have to tighten their purse strings to afford tax hikes in 2011. According to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's budget proposal, taxpayers will have to foot the bill to help balance the city's budget.
Mayor Landrieu's current plan...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 7:44 AM
A federal regulatory judge has found
Entergy Corp. overcharged customers in four states by the way it sold electricity.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday announced last week's ruling by an administrative law judge for the Federal Energy...
| Dec 23, 2010
Many New Orleans homes and businesses across New Orleans lost water pressure briefly after the failure one of the four huge turbines that powers the Sewerage & Water Board's pumps.
Unlike a Nov. 19 failure that brought a 41-hour advisory to boil water,...
| Jul 8, 2010
An interruption in electricity to the Baton Rouge offices of the Louisiana Workforce Commission temporarily shut down call center operations handling unemployment insurance claims for more than one hour this afternoon, according to the LWC.
| Jul 22, 2010
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Transportation Consultants Inc., or TCI, Founder and CEO Jack Jensen, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange, and Entergy New Orleans President and CEO Charles Rice to...
| Aug 5, 2010
If you blast your air conditioning to escape the heat be warned your next bill could be a lot bigger. Entergy says its customers are seeing a spike in their bills.
But ABC26 News found ways to keep them low during the summer months. For starters keep...
| Aug 11, 2010
Entergy is closely monitoring the tropical weather system located off the west coast of Florida as the storm moves through the Gulf of Mexico.
Though the storm is currently poorly organized, Entergy is prepared for the possibility that strong winds,...
| Aug 17, 2010
A building code sweep of residential structures in the 3500 and 3600 blocks of Martinique Avenue in Kenner Tuesday morning yielded 90 violations of building codes and zoning laws ranging faulty exterior walls and roofs to dangerous electrical wiring and...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 9:45 PM
11:45PM UPDATE: New Orleans Fire Department has announced the closure of several streets in uptown because of the 6 alarm fire.
Prytania Street between St. Andrew and Jackson and Josephine St. between Coliseum and St. Charles will be closed to all...