WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Tens Of Thousands Of Pepco Customers Without Power

Pepco representatives say they hope to have service restored shortly.
Markette Smith
Pepco representatives say they hope to have service restored shortly.

Update: 2:49 p.m.: Affected customers have been cut nearly in half as Pepco seems to be getting a handle on the outages. Less than 1,700 D.C. customers remain without power, and the number in Prince George's is down to 22,835.

Original Story: As many as 49,086 Pepco customers are without power on Friday afternoon, after a large tree reportedly knocked out a transformer.

The outages began shortly after noon, and as of 1:40 p.m., including 43,963 customers in Prince George's County and 5,123 customers in D.C.

Pepco customers can report outages to the company  at 877-737-2662, and check whether they are in affected areas on their outages map.

NPR

Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
NPR

Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

NPR

U.S. Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.