2:30 LRN Newscast February 23

The state’s Public Service Commission approves Entergy’s request to charge customers an additional $8 a month for the next 15 years to pay for grid damage caused by the last several hurricanes and one severe winter storm. The lone “no” vote came from Foster Campbell, who says Entergy should pick up at least PART of that tab itself…:

CUT 12  (10)        “…the people.”

PSC member Eric Skrmetta was one of the 4 “yea” votes. He says Entergy has been hit a great many damaging storms, and did a good job getting power back on within days for some parts of southeast Louisiana after Hurricane Ida…:

CUT 15  (11)      “…everything for everybody.”

Entergy says customers could see the surcharges as soon as May.


State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the town of Crowley today. LSP confirms one person was shot and killed. The circumstances are as yet unknown. State Police investigate all officer-involved shootings in the state.

Louisiana nursing homes saw a dramatic spike in COVID cases among residents and staff in January. Brooke Thorington has more…:

CUT 01  (32)        “…Brooke Thorington.”

Expect slightly cooler, but fair weather for Mardi Gras weekend, with daytime highs Friday Through Monday in the low-to-mid 60’s. Mardi Gras day look for high around 70.