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  • Two men arrested in Plattenville on multiple drug charges

    June 23, 2015 4:45 PM

    PLATTENVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics division discovered drug paraphernalia, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, synthetic marijuana and two guns during a search warrant in Plattenville Friday. Oscar Davis,38, of Plattenville and Alex Cedotal, 51 of Pierre Part were booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center Friday, according... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Officer's body camera records heroic swamp rescue check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 5, 2015 11:32 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Less than three months after deputies started wearing body cameras, the recording devices captured the dramatic images they were designed to record: an officer's heroic acts in a swamp. Deputy Donald Aubrey, Jr., and his partner responded to a couple who needed to be rescued from their... more »
  • Entergy customers still without power

    April 28, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy says about 90 percent of its Louisiana customers impacted by Monday morning's bout of severe storms will have power restored by Tuesday night. Nearly all others can expect to have their electricity back on by Wednesday. Entergy spokesperson Will Johnson III says a crew of... more »
  • Assumption slammed by Monday's severe weather Play Video

    April 27, 2015 4:34 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Parish officials declared an emergency after storms uprooted trees, knocked down power lines and damaged homes in Assumption Parish Monday. The parish school system said all schools would close Tuesday because of the widespread power outages. All government offices and court cases in the parish Tuesday were... more »
  • Tornado watch issued for SE Louisiana

    April 24, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Friday evening for several parishes south and east of Baton Rouge. Forecasters said the watch covers Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrbonne parishes until 8 p.m. A tornado watch indicates favorable conditions exist... more »
  • Assumption Parish deputies get body cameras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 8, 2015 6:11 PM

    ASSUMPTION - The Sheriff's office purchased 31 body cameras within the last six months for law enforcement, and said it's a good thing for deputies and the public. "There's nothing that this camera will delete or leave out. It captures audio, it captures video, so everything that is done... more »
  • Corrections officer accused of letting escapee buy drugs

    April 1, 2015 11:50 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's investigators in Assumption Parish arrested an Avoyelles Parish corrections officer in connection with an inmate's escape last week, and said the officer let the inmate out to buy drugs at one point. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Officer Michelle George, 47, was charged with assisting escape, obstruction... more »
  • Six men cited for gill net violation in Assumption

    March 21, 2015 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Six men have been cited for gill net violations in Assumption Parish. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division says agents cited 62-year-old Roger Gros, 57-year-old Brent Zeller, 54-year-old Gary Cutchall, 43-year-old William Shirah, 48-year-old Ricky Daley and 43-year-old Randy Hebert all of Pierre Part,... more »
  • Man saved in Assumption Parish bayou rescue check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:13 PM

    PIERRE PART - A man is alive today due to the heroic efforts of a pair of sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish. Deputy Kelli Matherne was doing a routine patrol check on Lee Drive when she noticed a light shining in the bayou. The deputy said she first thought... more »
  • Man booked into jail after violent tirade

    February 2, 2015 10:31 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A man was booked into jail Monday after a violent tirade where a deputy was injured. Chad Butler, 36, was booked on a list of charges including battery, resisting an officer with force, criminal damage to property, and reckless operation. Deputies said a woman reported Butler earlier... more »
  • Deputies bust pair for loot of drugs in bed of truck

    January 31, 2015 12:51 PM

    BERTRANDVILLE -The Assumption Parish sheriff's department arrested two men after the found drugs in the bed of a pickup truck Friday. Deputies arrested 30-year-old Brandon Harris and 26-year-old Wilbert Caldwell for having over six pounds of weed and multiple bags of other drugs including crack cocaine, ecstasy pills and... more »
  • Bayou Corne sinkhole headed to the big screen Play Video

    January 28, 2015 7:22 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - The sinkhole in Assumption Parish has been discussed in the national news and is at the center of lawsuits and environmental studies. Now it's headed to the big screen. Victoria Greene is the producer/director of a new film called "Forgotten Bayou: Life on the Sinkhole". She joined... more »
  • Deputy arrested after violent tirade

    January 27, 2015 9:46 PM

    PIERRE PART - An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested and fired from his job Tuesday after an altercation he had with his wife and a fellow officer. The sheriff's office said Gary Ellis, Jr, 30, was booked on charges after he come home from a day of drinking,... more »
  • Child killed, 3 injured in La. head-on crash

    October 27, 2014 7:41 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say a head-on crash on La. Highway 1 in Assumption Parish killed a 10-year-old girl and injured 3 others. Trooper Evan Harrell says Neveah Pierson, of Gray, died when the car she was riding crossed the center line and struck another car Sunday afternoon. Harrell says... more »
  • Deputies fired for excessive force on juvenile inmate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 6, 2014 4:26 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Two deputies and a corrections office were fired in Assumption Parish for using excessive force on a juvenile inmate. The incident happened on Sept. 23 in one of the cell blocks at the parish's youth detention center in Napoleonville. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says his department... more »
  • DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    September 19, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases. According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
  • Bayou Corne residents get settlement for sinkhole damages check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2014 6:40 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - People living near a 32-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish are faced with new decisions regarding their future after a federal judge granted them a $48 million settlement. More than 250 people affected by the sinkhole, will be paid for their pain and loses. They will get... more »
  • Solution to flooding cemetery where people rebury the dead check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2014 10:14 PM

    BELLE ROSE - A plan to fix a flooding issue that plagued a town's cemetery is underway. Parish leaders have acted on an idea to divert rising water to other areas. The move will protect Rosehill Baptist Cemetery. The cemetery flooded so badly on May 28, some families... more »
  • Parish plans to solve cemetery flood problem check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2014 11:05 PM

    BELLE ROSE - At a town hall meeting Tuesday night, Assumption Parish leaders presented a plan to fix a town's flooding problem. Rosehill Baptist Cemetery flooded so badly on May 28, families of those buried there had to put sandbags on the crypts to keep them from raising and... more »
  • False River reopened, Blind River gate closed

    June 5, 2014 12:10 PM

    NEW ROADS - Parish officials reopened False River to recreational boating Thursday morning, though some other restrictions on area waterways remained in effect. The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said the river had fallen below an acceptable level, and encouraged people to stay safe. Ascension Parish officials said... more »
  • Flood victims held captive by water check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 30, 2014 5:14 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is still waiting for waters to recede after Wednesday's floods. "It came up so fast there was not much we could do, we kept trying to fight it, but as we put a row of sand the water would come over... more »
  • Assumption residents still fighting floods check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2014 10:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is begging for help as residents continue to wade through hip-high water to get to their homes. "The bridge further down the road, they made a new bridge and put culverts instead of pylons and the water gets trapped there, it won't... more »
  • Leaking gas pipeline secured in Assumption Parish

    February 27, 2014 11:40 AM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - A pipeline valve that was leaking gas and emitting a loud noise has been secured in Assumption Parish. Acadian Gas reported the check valve on their pipeline opened Thursday morning. The noise could be heard throughout the community of Bayou Corne. Workers were able to... more »
  • One dead in Assumption Parish crash

    February 26, 2014 12:06 PM

    AMELIA - State Police said a 34-year-old man died when he crashed his vehicle early Wednesday morning in Assumption Parish, but his passenger escaped mostly unharmed. Troopers said the 2005 Nissan Titan being driven by Aurelio Montelongo-Hernandez was traveling east on LA 182 about 5:30 a.m. near Amelia when... more »
  • Air, second highway monitored after more bubbles appear in bayou check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2014 9:31 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials say a new spot of bubbling water was discovered in Grand Bayou Monday. The site is on LA 69, a quarter mile north of the Gator Corner, and less than a mile from the sinkhole site. It is the 101st bubbling site in... more »
  • Bankrupt wastewater company given sales extension

    February 10, 2014 12:14 PM

    HAMMOND - A bankrupt wastewater treatment company that operates in the Baton Rouge area has been given an extension to sell its 49 systems in Louisiana. Density Utilities of Louisiana, based in Hammond, has worked out a deal to sell the systems for $1.2 million. A bankruptcy court... more »
  • Man arrested after SWAT team standoff in Pierre Part

    January 29, 2014 11:30 AM

    PIERRE PART - A man is in jail after a standoff with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office SWAT team. David Hebert, 29, was arrested on charges of illegal use of weapons and resisting an officer. Assumption deputies responded to a residence on Shell Beach Road in Pierre Part... more »
  • Company: levees being repaired, more vents planned around sinkhole

    January 14, 2014 10:49 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Texas Brine, the company blamed for a growing sinkhole in this Assumption Parish bayou community, told residents at a meeting Tuesday night, they'll discuss progress at the site more often with them. The company talked with people who are concerned about the situation during a community meeting.... more »
  • Man arrested for fight over pool game

    January 2, 2014 11:21 AM

    PIERRE PART - A 17-year-old Pierre Part man has been arrested on battery charges. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says Trey Hebert was arrested after a fight over a pool game early in the morning of January 1 at T-Herm's Lakeview Inn Bar. A 39-year-old man suffered a... more »
  • Chief of police says he was grazed by bullet

    August 31, 2013 5:09 PM

    BELLE RIVER- The Sorrento police chief is recovering after he was grazed by bullet in Assumption Parish Thursday. Details of the incident were released Saturday. Chief Earl Theriot told WBRZ News 2, he heard what sounded like a gun shot and felt his neck burn. His injuries are described... more »
  • Video captures moment sinkhole swallows land, trees check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2013 10:54 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- It is probably the most shocking video released of the situation in Assumption Parish, where a sinkhole has been swallowing land. Wednesday evening, the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness posted on its blog video of land being swallowed into the hole and water churning. It... more »
  • Bayou Corne commission seeks normalcy

    June 30, 2013 5:30 PM

    BAYOU CORNE, La. - The Blue Ribbon Commission on Bayou Corne Safety released what it thinks should be done for the community of Bayou Corne. The commission highlighted three major things that need to happen for the mandatory evacuation to be lifted: -gas pressure near the sinkhole needs to... more »
  • Bayou Corne residents taking offers

    June 20, 2013 10:07 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The company responsible for the ever-expanding sinkhole in Assumption Parish has delivered 91 settlement offers to Bayou Corne residents. Texas Brine has reached out to homeowners in Bayou Corne to negotiate potential property buyouts. Of the 91 offers made recently, 28 were accepted by property... more »
  • Repairs waiting to begin on sinkhole berm breaches

    May 13, 2013 10:29 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Repairs to a breached berm on one side of the Assumption Parish sinkhole could begin today, according to parish authorities. Emergency managers told News 2 they were waiting for the water in the area to recede enough for work to resume on the breaches in the... more »
  • Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend

    May 7, 2013 2:42 PM

    BELLE ROSE - Authorities in Assumption Parish arrested a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend at a home in Belle Rose. Deputies said Gwendolyn Simon got into an argument with her boyfriend on Monday, then stabbed him once in the back and once in the chest as he was... more »
  • Community meeting tonight over sinkhole tour

    May 1, 2013 6:38 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - A community meeting with members of the governor's blue ribbon commission for the Assumption Parish sinkhole is going on now. The commission has been in Bayou Corne for the past few days examining the sinkhole site. The group was formed to ensure the long-term safety of... more »
  • Code system developed, increased at sinkhole site

    April 18, 2013 3:27 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- More land fell into the growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish, and leaders think movement at the site will continue in the near future. According to a blog , updated regularly by parish leaders, the sinkhole "burped" and expanded Thursday morning. Water in the hole is moving, "an... more »
  • Public discussion planned about sinkhole

    April 2, 2013 9:59 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- A special group will meet Friday to discuss public safety concerns around the growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Public Safety will meet on April 5th at the LSU Energy, Coast and Environment Building in the Woods Auditorium. The meeting... more »
  • Trees, debris pop out of Bayou Corne

    March 22, 2013 9:20 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish has grown by an acre. Friday morning trees, debris and hydrocarbons popped up and alarmed emergency officials. Because of that, all activity around the sinkhole was suspended. It could resume Saturday. The sinkhole is 13 acres in size. It... more »
  • Jindal to visit sinkhole, push for buyouts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2013 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office said he plans to visit the site of the Bayou Corne sinkhole next week, and push for buyouts of property affected by evacuations in the area. Jindal met today with Assumption Parish President Marty Triche and other parish leaders to discuss the... more »
  • Seismic activity rose, then dropped after 'burp'

    January 21, 2013 10:36 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials say scientists have noticed a recent increase in seismic activity near the huge sinkhole at Bayou Corne, and worry that it might grow again. Parish emergency preparedness director John Boudreaux tells The Advocate that the increase was first noticed about two weeks ago. He... more »
  • APSO: Man tied up, robbed at his home

    January 8, 2013 4:12 PM

    BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help today finding the people responsible for a home invasion in Belle Rose earlier this week. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said two masked men robbed a 22-year-old Belle Rose resident in his home the night of Jan. 6. ... more »
  • More fines connected to sinkhole

    December 17, 2012 10:24 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- The state fined the Texas-based company blamed for a sinkhole in Assumption Parish $160,000 for failing to comply with clean-up requirements. But, Texas Brine disputes the claims. The company said it has been acting - and working- in good faith to meet requirements set by the state.... more »
  • Community health briefing tonight over sinkhole

    December 13, 2012 10:56 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Health and environmental officials scheduled a community briefing tonight to for Bayou Corne residents evacuated due to a sinkhole near their homes. DHH and DEQ, along with parish officials, said they will specifically address health concerns residents had previously brought up. They will not have information... more »
  • Missing shooting victim's body found in canal

    December 6, 2012 12:43 PM

    BELLE ROSE - Fishermen found the body of a missing shooting victim last night, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the body of Tony Rodriguez Jr. was found last night by fishermen in a canal off Myles Road in Iberville Parish. He appeared to... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing shooting victim

    December 5, 2012 10:38 AM

    BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help today finding an alleged shooting victim in Assumption Parish. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Tony Rodriguez Jr., 23, is missing after he was possibly shot during a robbery yesterday. The sheriff said deputies were called by someone who said... more »
  • Officials: Sinkhole "burped" up plants, oil

    November 27, 2012 4:43 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Texas Brine removed work crews from the Bayou Corne sinkhole after they said it "burped" earlier today. According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, gas, debris and oil bubbled up from below the sinkhole's surface around 11:30 a.m. They said several trees from a corner... more »
  • No new hydrogen sulfide problems at sinkhole site

    November 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities report no new problems with poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas near a large sinkhole in Assumption Parish. A relief well near the sinkhole was shut down after hydrogen sulfide emissions were detected. However, the Shaw Group reports that no similar problems have been found in testing of... more »
  • Scientists release more about lethal gas discovered at sinkhole site

    November 22, 2012 8:26 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Scientists keeping watch over a sinkhole in Assumption Parish believe everything is under control, after a week of concern since deadly gas was discovered in a vent well. Monitoring devices warned of hydrogen sulfide on Monday. Tuesday, the vent was closed. Thursday, experts updated the situation... more »
  • More seismic activity reported at sinkhole

    November 21, 2012 10:03 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- The trouble continues around a sinkhole in Assumption Parish. First, dangerous gas was discovered in the area Monday. Then, more shaking overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Leaders reported that seismic activity increased. Experts aren't sure of the cause. The sinkhole developed over the summer. Hydrogen... more »
  • Dangerous gas encountered at sinkhole vent well

    November 20, 2012 6:01 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Workers setting up a vent well near an Assumption Parish sinkhole encountered a dangerous gas and shut down operations, according to the parish police jury. They said the workers drilled the well into the top of a salt dome near the sinkhole, and began venting it... more »
  • State bills Texas Brine $3.5M for sinkhole costs

    November 9, 2012 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has sent a $3.5 million bill to the Texas company it blames for a massive sinkhole that has swallowed more than 5 acres of land in Assumption Parish and contaminated an aquifer. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell sent a letter this week to lawyers for Texas... more »
  • 11-year-old arrested in bomb threat

    November 2, 2012 10:39 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Assumption Parish 11-year-old after they said he admitted to calling in a bomb threat to a Napoleonville pharmacy. Deputies said the threat was called in Tuesday morning to the Assumption Pharmacy on Washington Street. Authorities evacuated the pharmacy and nearby businesses while bomb... more »
  • Tremor reported at Bayou Corne sinkhole

    October 25, 2012 1:46 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish reported seismic activity happened this week near the large sinkhole on property owned by Texas Brine. The parish police jury said U. S. Geological Survey monitors recorded a sharp tremor around 9:06 p.m. Tuesday night near one of the company's caverns. ... more »
  • At sinkhole: natural gas found in ground water

    October 11, 2012 9:59 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- A ground water aquifer shows the presence of natural gas and is being linked to a failed salt brine cavern in Assumption Parish. Thursday night, state leaders put the pressure on Texas Brine to fix a mess they say the company caused. The company must "undertake any... more »
  • APSO: Arrests made in burglary case

    October 5, 2012 4:34 PM

    ASSUMPTION - Assumption Parish Sheriff's Detectives arrested two people accused of breaking into a residence in Pierre Part. Detectives say Jarvis Alleman, 17, and Trevis Ray, 17, broke into a house in the Landry Subdivision on Sept. 29 and took "a game console, some collectible gold coins and several... more »
  • More air monitors going up in Bayou Corne

    October 1, 2012 10:15 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Officials in Assumption Parish are waiting for test results pulled from a damaged Texas Brine cavern which could shed more light on what caused a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne. The tests should indicate what could have caused the cavern to fail. Texas Brine, which owns... more »
  • Sinkhole grows, damages road in Assumption Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 26, 2012 1:10 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - A sinkhole in Assumption Parish swallowed part of a work road as more land sloughed off into it. Parish officials said a 30 foot by 50 foot section of land on the southeast side of the sinkhole near Bayou Corne collapsed overnight. The slough in took... more »
  • Cavern damaged, now crews have to figure out what happened

    September 25, 2012 12:18 AM

    BAYOU CORNE- Scientists discovered a salt brine cavern, deep under Assumption Parish, has been damaged. Seismic activity in the area is blamed. "The cavern damage was caused by an external source," a spokesperson for Texas Brine said in a news release late Monday. Texas Brine operated a brine... more »
  • Officials say brine cavern successfully breached

    September 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say an abandoned brine cavern in the Napoleonville salt dome has been successfully breached. State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh said Monday the investigatory well entered the cavern Saturday evening. Officials say they hope samples taken from inside the cavern will shed some light on the... more »
  • Sinkhole expands for second time this week

    September 20, 2012 3:24 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency management authorities said a sinkhole in Assumption Parish expanded again overnight. John Boudreaux, the director for the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said an additional 25 feet of land fell off into sinkhole. It's the second time this week the size of... more »
  • Exploratory well into sinkhole almost complete

    September 20, 2012 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say they are one step closer to figuring out the cause behind the massive sinkhole that has been plaguing Assumption Parish for over a month. State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh said Wednesday that Texas Brine Co., the company that owns the brine cavern believed... more »
  • Meeting scheduled about Assumption sinkhole

    September 18, 2012 8:54 AM

    BAYOU CORNE- Residents will hold an emergency town-hall meeting to encourage state and local officials to provide more information about the sinkhole in Assumption Parish. John Achee Jr., a community activist, said the meeting will be held Thursday at the St. Joseph the Worker Church parish hall in Pierre... more »
  • Assumption Parish DSNAP location opens tomorrow

    September 10, 2012 4:29 PM

    PLATTENVILLE - Parish leaders said an Assumption Parish DSNAP location for people to apply for disaster food aid will open tomorrow. The program helps people pay for food in the aftermath of a disaster and is based on their income. Assumption Parish is one of 16 parishes in the... more »
  • APSO: Man arrested, admits to selling crystal meth

    September 10, 2012 11:33 AM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Assumption Parish and said he was caught with several bags of crystal meth. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents arrested Tommy Donati, II of Berwick this past Friday in suspicion of possessing meth with the intent to distribute it, and... more »
  • Drilling to resume soon in Assumption bayou

    September 5, 2012 10:41 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish said drilling could resume tonight on an exploration well near a large sinkhole in the parish. The parish police jury said Texas Brine was ahead of schedule resuming operations, after they had to halt drilling for almost a week during Hurricane Isaac.... more »
  • Assumption calls mandatory evacuation, curfew

    August 28, 2012 3:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish officials have called a mandatory evacuation for all 23,000 residents as Hurricane Isaac approaches Louisiana. They've also imposed a curfew and banned alcohol sales. Both the curfew and alcohol sale ban start at midnight Tuesday, and will continue until further notice. A news release says... more »
  • Hurricane warning issued for SE Louisiana

    August 26, 2012 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service upgraded a hurricane watch which covered much of southeast Louisiana was to a warning this afternoon. The warning covers a swath of Louisiana, including Assumption, Ascension and Livingston parishes, and lasts until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters also put East Baton Rouge, West... more »
  • Blog tracks sinkhole, bubbles

    August 6, 2012 10:22 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Assumption Parish leaders created a special blog, where people can track what experts are reporting about a sinkhole and mysterious bubbles. The sinkhole developed Friday, and people were evacuated. To read the bog, click HERE . more »
  • Officials say diesel found in liquefied swampland

    August 6, 2012 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say preliminary slurry water samples pulled from the acre of swampland that liquefied into muck over the weekend indicate the presence of small amounts of diesel hydrocarbons. The pond of muck, located in Assumption Parish, first appeared Friday night and grew quickly, bending a 36-inch... more »
  • Scientists to examine sinkhole

    August 6, 2012 10:14 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - The company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on sent in experts today to see if they could connect it to bubbles that had been popping up in the nearby Assumption Parish bayous. A mandatory evacuation is still in affect for people living near Bayou... more »
  • Meeting set to brief community on sinkhole

    August 5, 2012 6:53 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Assumption Parish, State, and facility owners will meet with people who live near a sinkhole that developed Friday. The sinkhole may be caused by a failure in a brine cavern inside a salt dome. The sinkhole is connected with some bubbles that appeared in Bayou Corne earlier... more »
  • WEB EXTRA: read the entire GOHSEP emergency release issued Friday night

    August 4, 2012 10:30 AM

    Officials from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana National Guard and the Department of Environmental Quality have engaged with local officials in Assumption parish who are responding to the threat of subsidence and subsurface instability in the... more »
  • On alert: multiple agencies tracking/watching sinkhole, gasses check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 4, 2012 10:25 AM

    BAYOU CORNE- A giant sinkhole that has developed was monitored overnight and into Saturday morning. The Louisiana State Police Air Support Unit kept their eyes on the scene, and are expected to return for more assessments. The Louisiana State Police Hazmat Unit also continues to monitor developments. Throughout... more »
  • State: salt dome, mining operation failure likely cause of sinkhole and bubbles check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 4, 2012 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State experts now think a failed salt dome, or mining operation, in Assumption Parish led to a sinkhole Friday and is also connected to a bubbling phenomenon in Bayou Corne as well as tremors in the area. "Through consultation with all the scientists involved, DNR has determined... more »
  • "Sinkhole" now "slurry area" in bayou

    August 3, 2012 1:18 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Parish officials are now calling what they initially said was a "sinkhole" a "slurry area" near bubbling bayous in Assumption Parish. According to a press people in Bayou Corne reported a strong diesel smell this morning. Shortly after that authorities identified a "slurry area" where several... more »
  • Juvenile arrested for car burglary in Assumption Parish

    July 18, 2012 3:18 PM

    Belle Rose-A 13 year-old juvenile accused of burglarizing a car in Assumption Parish, has been arrested. Detectives say the teen stole two pistols and other items from a car in Belle Rose. He was booked into the St. James Youth Detention Center on one count of simple burglary.... more »
  • Mystery continues; bubbles & earthquakes in Assumption check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 12, 2012 10:14 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The source of the bubbles popping up at Bayou Corne is still a mystery. Assumption parish officials and scientists met with concerned residents Thursday evening to answer questions and to inform the public about the seismic monitoring devices that will be installed in the area. ... more »
  • Search for source of bayou gas bubbles continues

    July 2, 2012 1:14 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Emergency officials watching gas bubble up in Assumption Parish bayous said there's still no risk of explosion, but the release continues. The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said readings are being taken twice a day in Bayou Corne and other areas where residents... more »
  • APSO: Belle Rose man arrested for attempted murder of police officer

    June 14, 2012 11:42 AM

    BELLE ROSE - Assumption Parish Sheriff's narcotics officers arrested Russell Prean, 30, the night of June 12, on one count each of Attempted Murder on a Peace Officer, Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Possession with intent to Distribute Schedule II (cocaine/crack cocaine) Controlled Dangerous Substances, according to a release.... more »
  • One critical after shooting, bullets hit baby's room check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 1, 2012 5:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A baby narrowly escaped a stray bullet in Assumption parish after gunfire outside her bedroom left a man in critical condition. Now deputies are questioning people about the shooting on Railroad Street in Napoleonville. Brittney Hebert says just moments before gunfire, she happened to take 1-month-old... more »
  • Burglary suspects wanted in Assumption Parish

    April 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in solving recent Burglaries in the Labadieville area. Detectives say the suspects broke into the American Legion Hall, Knights of Columbus Hall and the St. Philomena Church Thrift Store. The suspects took over $200 dollars... more »
  • "Shake and Bake" meth lab allegedly found in Assumption home

    April 5, 2012 10:35 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force says it uncovered a "shake and bake" meth lab, marijuana and mushrooms at a home on Hwy. 1011 near Labadieville. Neil J. Templet, age 34, of 186 Highway 1011, Napoleonville, was booked with the creation or operation of a... more »
  • 11-year-old girl tells mom she was raped in letter

    March 28, 2012 9:16 AM

    BAYOU L'OURSE- Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in Bayou L'Ourse on reports of a rape. On February 29, 2012, deputies spoke to a mother of an 11 year old girl. She told deputies that she noticed a handwritten letter on her table, and when she... more »

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