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An arrest has been made in connection with a break-in at a power company substation that resulted in a power outage in New Orleans in June.      

The New Orleans Advocate reports that 32-year-old Rickey Telsede was jailed Monday and faces charges including unauthorized entry into a critical infrastructure and theft of copper. 

      

Police believe Telsede cut through a chain link fence and stole copper wire at an Entergy substation near the Superdome early on June 29. 

      

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Electrical work on a leaning power pole will force KEDM Public Radio to stop broadcasting for a few hours on Tuesday morning.  

Entergy crews will change out the utility transformers and pole that serves KEDM and other stations that broadcast from our transmission facility in Fairbanks, Louisiana. During this time KEDM will not broadcast an over the air FM signal. The electrical work will begin around 8 a.m. and should be finished by noon. 

During this time you can continue to listen to KEDM, KEDM HD1, and KEDM HD2 on our website at KEDM.org.

UPDATE: 12/16/16 

ULM will be open on Friday except for Walker Hall. Employees of Walker hall are asked to report to work on Monday.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe has closed campus for Thursday afternoon because of a power outage.

Power delivery problems started around 10:00 a.m. and have caused outages throughout the day.  Technicians are currently working on a connection point at Walker Hall. 

The Fall semester concluded with graduation on Saturday.

ULM expects to reopen Friday morning.  

KEDM Receives Grant To Preserve Local Blues Heritage

Dec 2, 2015

KEDM Public Radio received a $2,000 grant from Entergy Charitable Foundation for the production of a new weekly radio series calledByway Bluesbeginning in January 2016.

The grant will allow KEDM to preserve the musical and cultural heritage of Louisiana's blues by recording musicians and artists from northeast Louisiana.

Byway Blues will share the lives and musical accomplishments of famous artists such as Blind Joe Reynolds, Mable John, Doug Duffey, and many more.

ULM

  The dental hygiene program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe recently received $2,500— its sixth grant from energy company, Entergy, in support of the Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit at ULM.  Since 2012, Entergy has donated a total of $14,500 to the program. 

Entergy is an integrated energy company serving over 2.8 million customers in four states.