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Stories with subject: Service outages
  • Raccoons enter substation, spark power outage 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:10 pm
  • RICHMOND, Indiana - Hundreds of homes in eastern Indiana lost power in the middle of the night after officials say two raccoons slipped into a power substation and short-circuited electrical breakers.

  • Power briefly goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings game 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:20 pm
  • SAN JOSE, California - Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.

  • Suspected DUI driver arrested, hit Reno power pole 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:53 am
  • RENO, Nevada - Reno police have arrested a suspected drunken driver who crashed into a power pole on the city's south side

  • Questions for CenturyLink on Washington 911 fail 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:02 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington Emergency Management Division believes the 911 system is stable now, but it still wants assurances from CenturyLink there won't be a repeat of last week's statewide outage, Division Director Robert Ezelle said.

  • Utility crews work to restore power after storms 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:58 am
  • PONTIAC, Michigan - Michigan's largest utilities say crews are working to finish restoring power to about 35,000 homes and business without service following three days of storms packing high winds.

  • Days of winds, storm black out 285,000 in Michigan 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:28 pm
  • DETROIT - Michigan's largest utilities say their crews are fighting wind and rain to restore power in the aftermath of three days of storms that have blacked out about 285,000 homes and businesses.

  • Xcel says power restored to 15,300 in Boulder 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:20 pm
  • BOULDER, Colorado - Xcel Energy says power has been restored to about 15,000 customers in Boulder after a massive outage Monday morning.

  • Crews to shut I-75 near Flint for power line work 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:20 am
  • FLINT, Michigan - Crews plan to shut down part of Interstate 75 in near Flint for additional work after the roadway in the area was closed over the weekend because of fallen power lines.

  • CenturyLink: Washington 911 outage due to vendor 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:31 am
  • SEATTLE - A seven-hour outage in Washington state 911 service that left dispatchers deeply troubled was caused by a technical error by a third-party vendor, CenturyLink said Friday.

  • Power outage to affect some Lee communities 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:53 am
  • SHANNON, Mississippi - Power customers in some Lee County communities can expect electric service to be out for about 3 hours early Saturday morning.

  • DTE truck causes outages to Consumers customers 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:16 am
  • EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - A Consumers Energy spokeswoman says hundreds of her company's customers in western Michigan lost power when a DTE Energy truck failed to lower its boom and brought down three utility poles.

  • Crane cuts power to customers in Casper, Bar Nunn 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:47 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - A construction crane that struck a power line knocked out electricity to more than 2,100 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Casper and Bar Nunn.

  • Capitol power outage slows start to Tuesday action 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:40 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A power outage at the Iowa Capitol Tuesday morning shut down chamber voting machines, microphones and cameras and disabled the Legislature's website until about 9 a.m.

  • Hit-run crash causes power outage in Pullman 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:28 am
  • PULLMAN, Washington - Officers suspect a Clarkston woman was driving drunk when she sped through Pullman Monday night, side-swiping vehicles and causing another car to crash into a power pole, knocking out electricity in the neighborhood.

  • Power outages in Alabama declining after storm 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:11 pm
  • HOMEWOOD, Alabama - Rescue crews in the Birmingham area helped people from flooded homes and cars as the region was drenched by heavy rain.

  • Power restored for more than 33K in Arkansas 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:54 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Entergy Arkansas says it has restored power to about 65 percent of its customers who lost electricity after severe weather rolled across the state.

  • Chile: some services restored after quake 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:53 pm
  • IQUIQUE, Chile - Chilean officials said Friday that water, fuel, electricity and other essential services are being re-established three days after a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake rattled the country's far north. But pockets of poor people living in damaged homes, shantytowns and tents were still suffering the brunt of the disaster, and the hypothermia death of a newborn raised the quake's toll to seven.

  • Brief power outage on Oakland airport runways 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:26 am
  • OAKLAND, California - Five planes were rerouted to different runways after lights on some landing strips went dark at Oakland International Airport.

  • NY man admits to stealing truck, downing wires 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:52 am
  • HEMPSTEAD, New York - A former New York City transit worker has admitted to stealing a bucket truck and driving it through the streets of a New York City suburb, pulling down a dozen utility poles and knocking out power to thousands.

  • Nebraska nuke plant at full power after outage 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:46 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - A Nebraska nuclear plant is operating at full power again after its second brief outage in the past three months, utility officials said Wednesday.

  • Power restored after Bloomington blackout 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:13 pm
  • BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - More than 14,000 homes and businesses in Bloomington briefly lost power during a morning power outage.

  • Inmates kept in cells after Ohio jail loses power 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:15 pm
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - Electricity has been restored to a northwest Ohio jail where inmates were locked down in their cells during a power outage.