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  • LA 70 Bypass to be discussed at public meeting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2015 6:39 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish is still a big safety concern with people worried one of their main highways could be swallowed by it. The state is working on a solution and will discuss two alternatives at a public meeting Wednesday night. One offers... more »
  • Deputy uses lifeguard training to save boater

    June 5, 2015 12:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy is being credited for the rescue of a stranded boater who couldn't swim near the Bayou L'ourse community this week. The sheriff's office said Deputy Donald Aubrey Jr. used his training as a lifeguard to save a woman who was stranded on... more »
  • Felon accused of drug, gun possession

    May 29, 2015 12:04 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's investigators arrested a Labadieville man after deputies said they found a gun and drugs in his home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Assumption Parish narcotics agents and SWAT members searched the home of Kendell Jones, 32, on Thursday. During the search Waguespack said deputies found... more »
  • Storm recovery to continue in Assumption this weekend

    May 1, 2015 1:30 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Entergy reports there are about 148 customers still without electricity in Assumption Parish as power restoration and debris pickup efforts stretch into the weekend following Monday's heavy rains and high winds in one of the hardest hit areas of the state. Parish officials say utility crews have... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Assumption Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    ASSUMPTION- Severe weather across the Baton Rouge area left many houses in Assumption Parish without power. Due to the extensive power outages, Red Cross opened a shelter at the Belle Rose Middle School last night. Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Assumption Parish, with the biggest... more »
  • Man accused of molesting three juveniles over nine years

    April 10, 2015 4:15 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish authorities booked a man into the parish jail Friday after a grand jury indicted him for molesting three juveniles over a period of nine years. The grand jury returned three molestation indictments against Samuel F. Gonzales Jr., who is from Jefferson Parish, on April 8.... more »
  • Sheriff: Video, trail of food led to candy and hot dog burglar

    April 10, 2015 11:51 AM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Paincourtville man in connection with a business burglary where deputies said all that was stolen were candy and hot dogs. Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies accused 38-year-old Kentrell McNeil of simple burglary and possession of stolen things earlier this week. Deputies said on... more »
  • Deputies find shake-and-bake meth lab

    March 27, 2015 2:42 PM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Morgan City man this week after they said they found a hidden meth lab in a bucket at the man's Assumption Parish home. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents charged 49-year-old William Fontenot with creating a clandestine lab and possessing crystal meth,... more »
  • Residents worried after two horses gunned down check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 20, 2015 4:36 PM

    BERTRANDVILLE - Horse owners in the small Assumption Parish community of Bertrandville said they're standing guard after someone shot and killed two horses earlier this week. "Right now I feel like all horses are in danger now until they find out who done did that," said Clifford Harris. ... more »
  • Reward offered for leads in horse shootings

    March 19, 2015 1:43 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help tracking down whoever killed two horses at an Assumption Parish home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the horses were shot Wednesday afternoon at a Napoleonville home. Deputies said both horses had been shot multiple times, and one had to... more »
  • Man dies in crash while fleeing deputies

    March 17, 2015 10:32 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - State police say a 21-year-old Napoleonville man lost control of his vehicle during a high-speed chase with sheriff's deputies, crashed and later died at a hospital. Trooper Evan Harrell says Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies had tried to pull over Darrell Thomas shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday for speeding... more »
  • Sheriff puts out 'Wanted' poster for cow killer

    March 13, 2015 4:02 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Cattle rustlers, be warned. There's a price on your heads. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office released a Western-style "Wanted" poster Friday for information about a pair of recent cattle shootings in Napoleonville. The sheriff's office said someone shot and killed a cow along Highway 402 Wednesday... more »
  • Deputy saves driver from drowning in bayou

    March 12, 2015 4:00 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack said an Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy saved the life of a driver whose car went off the road and into a bayou overnight. The sheriff said Deputy Kelli Matherne was checking businesses just after midnight in Pierre Part when she saw lights shining... more »
  • Napoleonville business falls victim to ransomware attack

    February 23, 2015 10:38 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish reported that a large business in the parish fell victim to a cyberattack by ransomware over the weekend. The company told investigators they applied a software update to company hardware last Thursday, but did not notice any change in the updated software... more »
  • Man stabbed, found dead in front yard

    February 19, 2015 6:26 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found in his front yard in Labadieville. Deputies responded to a call Tuesday saying that the man, later identified as 20-year-old Daquan Rainey, was lying in a yard. Waguespack said Rainey had a small... more »
  • Emergency officials dispute sinkhole safety claim check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 17, 2015 6:57 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency responders say the Bayou Corne sinkhole poses a threat to residents despite claims by the company said to be responsible for the 2012 disaster. Texas Brine, the Houston based company, appealed to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources at a Jan. 28 hearing to stop... more »
  • Head-on collision kills both drivers

    February 1, 2015 1:24 PM

    PIERRE PART - State Police are investigating a deadly crash that killed both drivers when their cars collided head-on. The crash happened early Sunday morning around 6:30 a.m. on LA 70 in Assumption Parish. Troopers say 51-year-old Lester Albarado was driving his truck northbound on LA 70 but... more »
  • Investigation underway for shooting involving an off-duty police officer

    January 31, 2015 7:00 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - State police are investigating an incident where a suspect opened fire at an off-duty officer in Assumption parish early Saturday morning. Investigators say the suspect tried to burglarize a home that belonged to a Thibodaux police officer around 3 a.m. Authorities say the officer was at home... more »
  • Deputy fired after domestic dispute arrest

    January 27, 2015 6:14 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack fired an Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy Tuesday before the deputy was arrested on domestic abuse charges for an incident this past weekend. Deputies charged Gary Ellis Jr., a four-year veteran of the sheriff's office and a patrol deputy, with domestic abuse battery, battery... more »
  • Assumption sheriff announces body cam initiative

    January 20, 2015 11:18 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish rolled out new body cameras Tuesday for all patrol deputies and detectives. The officer-worn cameras, which are about the size of a smartphone, constantly record whatever the officer is doing and can be switched to save longer recordings whenever deputies go out... more »
  • Arrest in Assumption Parish homicide case

    January 10, 2015 5:59 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption parish deputies say they found bags of evidence when they arrested a man for murder Saturday. The SWAT team and detectives arrested Anthony Ayrow, 30, at his home in Napoleonville for shooting and killing Gordon Jones Sr., 63. Jones was found at his house in Labadieville... more »
  • 2+ years later, sinkhole evacuation eased

    December 4, 2014 1:35 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - After more than two years, the mandatory evacuation order for people living near an Assumption Parish sinkhole has eased for some of the area. The parish police jury reported Thursday that an area east of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 has been re-designated to a voluntary... more »
  • Suspect named in Assumption Parish shooting

    December 1, 2014 4:36 PM

    THIBODAUX - Sheriff's deputies named a suspect Monday in a recent attempted murder in Assumption Parish. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Floyd Robertson, 19, of Thibodaux was the person responsible for the Nov. 24 shooting. The sheriff said deputies had a warrant for his arrest on charges of attempted second-degree... more »
  • Investigative Unit Exclusive: Family of frozen fetus demands answers

    November 9, 2014 8:04 PM

    LABADIEVILLE- The family of a fetus jammed in a cooler for the past six years is demanding answers over why it is still in a freezer tonight. The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered a fetus is being stored in a freezer at the Labadieville substation in Assumption Parish. Our report... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Fetus stored in freezer for 6 years check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 11:55 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered disturbing details about a 16-week-old fetus that has been jammed in a freezer for the past six years in Assumption Parish. Tonight, the newly elected First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge is under fire over the case. Judge Guy Holdridge presided... more »
  • 1 arrested in Assumption Parish stabbing

    September 11, 2014 3:04 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish said they arrested a man in connection with a stabbing that happened on Wednesday night. Skiler Rhodes, 22, of Belle Rose was booked into the parish jail on an aggravated battery charge after investigators located him later on the night of the... more »
  • Family begs for tips in missing child case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 4, 2014 11:35 PM

    CONVENT- Family members of a missing 12-year-old hope a reward will help increase tips related to the search for the child. Talaija Dosey has been missing since Tuesday morning. Saturday begins the fifth day of searching, an effort that has turned up little else than a slipper and an... more »
  • Tips on car sought in search for missing girl check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 4, 2014 12:14 PM

    VACHERIE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help identifying a car that investigators believe may have something to do with a young girl's disappearance from St. James Parish this week. The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office released a new flyer Friday in the search for 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey.... more »
  • APSO investigating hunting camp vandalism

    June 26, 2014 10:48 AM

    PLATTENVILLE - Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help in the investigation of damage done to an Assumption Parish campsite late last month. Deputies said someone shot at the Plattenville Hunting Club a number of times, hitting the buildings, a cistern, and several boats. Investigators believed the it happened... more »
  • Traffic stop in Assumption Parish leads to meth arrest

    June 23, 2014 12:50 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - A routine traffic stop over the weekend yielded the arrest of a woman and the seizure of more than $3,000 worth of methamphetamine, according to Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish. Deputies said they pulled Tammy Lucas, 38, of Napoleonville over for speeding on Saturday morning, but the... more »
  • Belle Rose bust leads to the seizure of $4,000 in drugs

    June 17, 2014 3:26 PM

    BELLE ROSE - $4,000 worth of prescription drugs and illegal narcotics were seized and an arrest was made after a search of a Belle Rose residence on Tuesday morning. Jeremiah Millien, 33, of Donaldsonville was arrested after detectives found several scheduled prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin in the... more »
  • Child killed, two others thrown from car in Assumption Parish

    June 16, 2014 9:08 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police say an eight-year-old was killed when he was ejected from the car he was riding in. Two other children were also injured. The accident happened just before 9:00 p.m. on LA-1 near Howard Ln. in Assumption Parish. Investigators say the car they were riding in... more »
  • Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend during fight

    June 5, 2014 11:29 AM

    PIERRE PART - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Pierre Part woman after investigators said she stabbed her boyfriend with a kitchen knife early Tuesday morning. Deputies accused Tammy Daley, 45, of aggravated second-degree battery and domestic abuse battery. Investigators said they were called to a residence on... more »
  • New information: Sheriff says father, son stabbed numerous times check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 2, 2014 11:25 PM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - A man and his son, killed last week, were stabbed more than a dozen times, possibly by swords or knives that one of the victims collected, the Assumption Parish sheriff released Monday. Mark Massoletti, 52, and Michael Massoletti, 23, were attacked inside their home by a... more »
  • Assumption Parish declares "No Wake" zones

    May 30, 2014 11:18 AM

    ASSUMPTION - Assumption Parish has issued an emergency declaration for "No Wake" zones due to high water. The following areas are included: Bayou Corne, Pierre Part Bay, Bayou Drive Elevation Bridge, Belle River, 4-Mile Bayou, Bayou Gannevail, Bayou Crab, Bayou Tranquille, Lake Verret Park Estates Canal, T-Bayou, Pierre Part... more »
  • Sheriff: Marine, son killed in home invasion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2014 10:24 AM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Investigators are looking for answers as to why a war veteran and his son were murdered inside their Assumption Parish home, before the killer took his own life. The man who killed the two victim's before taking his own life was a neighbor who lived across... more »
  • Man wanted for terrorizing in Assumption Parish

    May 19, 2014 11:40 AM

    BELLE ROSE - Sheriff's deputies released the name of a man wanted for terrorizing in Assumption Parish after an incident at Belle Rose business Friday. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said 48-year-old Joseph Robertson of Morgan City went to Shelby Gaudet Contractors after having quit a few days earlier. Investigators... more »
  • APSO releases smart phone app for crime info

    May 12, 2014 10:56 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office announced the release of "AppArrest", an application for smart devices allowing residents to access parish law enforcement information. APSO said the app will allow users to access information about registered sex offenders, stay updated on wanted persons, access crime maps, and submit... 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 »
  • New bubbling site found in Grand Bayou

    February 24, 2014 4:19 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials said Monday that a new spot of bubbling water had been recently found in Grand Bayou. The police jury said on its website that the bubbling location is on LA 69 about a quarter mile north of the Gator Corner. Areas of... more »
  • Super termite eating school; building collapse feared check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2014 10:33 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Two schools are under attack from a termite that has eaten nearly half a gymnasium. The gym at Napoleonville Primary has been shut down after a colony of Formosan Subterranean Termite infested the building. The termite is known for destroying homes and eating any untreated woods in... more »
  • 'McGyver' tactics used to survive freezing swamp check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2014 8:12 PM

    PIERRE PART - Rescuers believe a man who was stranded in the Atchafalaya Basin for more than 24 hours used clever thinking to survive the elements. "I was scared for his life," the coordinator of the Assumption Parish Search and Rescue team, Scott Domingue, said. "It was probably... more »
  • Protection wall sinking around sinkhole check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 31, 2013 5:52 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Officials in Bayou Corne voiced rising concerns today about a protection levee around the nearby sinkhole that's sunk four feet since October. Salt water and other contaminants in the sinkhole are inches away from seeping into the freshwater bayous nearby. Assumption Parish officials fear the... more »
  • Cracks discovered in levee around sinkhole

    December 23, 2013 10:18 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Work was stopped at the sinkhole in Assumption Parish Monday after cracks were found in the protective levee around the hole. Cracks have been appearing on the levee recently. In October, cracks were filled. The levee keeps the muck inside the sinkhole from escaping into nearby... more »
  • Delay issued in tax assessment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 17, 2013 5:53 PM

    GONZALES - Schools in Assumption Parish may pay the price for some companies not paying enough taxes. A recent audit revealed close to $15 million in undeclared taxes, of which $5.5 million is supposed to go to schools. On Tuesday, though, the tax commission delayed a decision on whether... more »
  • Assessor claims companies not paying up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 19, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Assumption Parish believes it's getting shortchanged by millions of dollars and wants the state to help make some companies pay up. After the Bayou Corne sinkhole opened, parish officials claimed some companies near the sinkhole were not reporting all of their taxable assets. The parish says... more »
  • Sinkhole reveals possible tax evasion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2013 6:16 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The sinkhole in Assumption Parish uncovered some possible tax evasion, according to the parish assessor. An audit revealed some companies in the parish may not be reporting all the taxable assets. Parish assessor Wayne Blanchard, along with the parish, decided to audit the companies on the... more »
  • Texas Brine behind in bills check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 12, 2013 5:59 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The company believed to be responsible for the massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish is behind thousands of dollars in bills. According to Assumption Parish officials, the company owes the parish close to $400,000. The costs range from operating the 24-7 command post in Bayou Corne to... more »
  • DOTD: Sinkhole not cause of "deformity" on Hwy 70

    September 11, 2013 5:23 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Traffic officials said today that the Assumption Parish sinkhole isn't the cause of an abnormality found recently along Highway 70. The Department of Transportation and Development said the asphalt may have given way due to heat, and they'll continue to monitor the affected area of highway.... more »
  • More land engulfed by sinkhole

    September 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Officials in Assumption Parish announced Saturday that more land around the 26-acre sinkhole has collapsed overnight on the northern side. According to the Parish blog , an estimated 50′ x 75′ section of trees and the north work pad was swallowed into the sinkhole. Highway 70... more »
  • Other options on the table for sinkhole buyouts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 22, 2013 5:17 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish swallowed several 30-foot trees within a matter of seconds this week, but some residents living nearby still say they aren't budging from their homes. A few homeowners decided to stay in the area despite buyout offers from Texas Brine, the company... more »
  • Other options on the table for sinkhole buyouts

    August 22, 2013 10:58 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - There are other options on the table for property owners near the Assumption Parish sinkhole negotiating buyouts with Texas Brine. Some homeowners who want to stay are considering releases of liability, which would allow them to stay in their homes and receive a settlement, but then... more »
  • Work around sinkhole suspended during 'burp'

    August 21, 2013 3:52 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish said work around the Bayou Corne sinkhole was suspended this afternoon when it started "burping." The parish police jury reported on their blog that the activity, when hydrocarbons bubble up to the surface of the sinkhole, was still going on. ... more »
  • Officials watching edge of sinkhole

    August 19, 2013 10:43 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish said they're watching a piece of land which could disappear into the Bayou Corne sinkhole. The police jury released a photo of trees on the eastern side of the sinkhole which they said was in danger of sloughing off into the... more »
  • Bayou Corne residents gather one year after sinkhole discovered check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2013 8:59 PM

    BAYOU CORNE, La. - Families gathered today in Assumption Parish for the somber reminder. It's a year to the day since a massive sinkhole was discovered near Bayou Corne. Homes in the area are currently in a buy-out process with the company Texas Brine. "People are leaving... more »
  • Texas Brine starts issuing settlement checks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 1, 2013 5:20 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Settlement checks went to some people to escape the ever-growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Texas Brine, the company believed responsible for the sinkhole, started handing out the checks yesterday. So far, four buyout deals are complete. Once homeowners get the check they have 30 days... more »
  • Water line breaks near Pierre Part

    July 30, 2013 6:22 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish said a water line feeding homes near Pierre Part broke this evening, and warned people to conserve water. The break happened along Highway 70 near Texas Brine Road according to the parish police jury. People living along Highway 70 and in... more »
  • Second arrest made in 2012 deadly attack

    July 19, 2013 10:25 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A second person was arrested for a 2012 murder in Assumption Parish. Carl Smith was nabbed in neighboring Ascension Parish Friday. A grand jury indicted him for the murder of Tony Rodriguez. Rodriguez was shot and his body was dumped after he was killed in December. Deputies... more »
  • Sinkhole 'burps' again in Bayou Corne

    July 19, 2013 2:10 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities in Assumption Parish reported increased activity out at the Bayou Corne sinkhole, which they said "burped" noticeably this morning. The parish police jury said it started around 5 a.m. Friday, and caused a lot of water movement on the surface of the sinkhole. Emergency management... more »
  • Official claims sinkhole depth exceeds estimates

    July 15, 2013 2:26 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - An official says the deepest part of the 22-acre sinkhole near Bayou Corne is at least 500 feet deep, and not between 110 to 220 feet deep that has been estimated by Texas Brine. John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security, says previous... more »
  • Deputies: Teens burglarize Bayou Corne homes evacuated by owners check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2013 9:46 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Two teens got locked-up and the Assumption Parish Sheriff says they targeted the elderly. "These are two knuckleheads that really deserve to stay in jail a really long time," Sheriff Mike Waguespack said. "In this situation, neighbor should be looking out for neighbors but these neighbors... more »
  • Sinking property tax revenue a concern from sinkhole check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 28, 2013 5:23 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Neighbors of the massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish are packing up and leaving, and parish leaders are worried about the impact it'll have. Last year the parish lost about $40,000 after giving those forced to evacuate a 90 percent break on their property taxes. Now with... more »
  • Sinking property tax revenue a concern from sinkhole

    June 28, 2013 10:52 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - While some people living near a giant sinkhole in Assumption Parish are trying to get a fair buyout deal for their property, one concern for the parish are property taxes from that area. People affected by the Bayou Corne sinkhole were given breaks on their property... more »
  • Deadline for Texas Brine to make offers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2013 4:14 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- In Assumption Parish, time is almost up for neighbors of a giant sinkhole to get a buyout settlement from Texas Brine. A federal judge gave the company until 5:30 today to come up with settlement offers for people who don't have lawyers. As of today 92 offers... more »
  • Deadline today for sinkhole buyout offers

    June 24, 2013 10:48 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Today is the deadline for Texas Brine to make buyout offers to the residents affected by a giant sinkhole over a brine cavern in Assumption Parish. Last week a spokesperson for Texas Brine said they had delivered 88 of the 90 offers approved by their insurance... more »
  • Bayou Corne residents accepting buyouts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2013 6:16 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Some homeowners are taking buyout offers from the company blamed for causing a massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Some residents called the offers low, but said it's their only way out of the mess. So far Texas Brine LLC has offered buyouts to 88 residents... more »
  • Jindal signs salt dome bills tied to sinkhole

    June 14, 2013 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law three bills tightening regulations on salt domes, a response to the 15-acre Assumption Parish sinkhole that caused evacuation orders for 150 homes. Stricter guidelines will be required for monitoring and assessing areas around salt domes, and stiffer penalties will be... more »
  • Missing man found dead off Grand Isle beach

    June 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish said they found a man reported missing Monday dead just off a beach in Grand Isle. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said relatives of Michael Blanchard, 51, of Labadieville reported him missing when he didn't show up to work Monday morning. Detectives pinged his cell... more »
  • Lightning strike causes fire at evacuated home

    May 22, 2013 10:38 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Authorities said strong storms today caused a fire at a Bayou Corne home evacuated due to the nearby sinkhole. Sheriff Mike Waguespack posted a picture of the damaged home on social media early this morning, saying it added "insult to injury." There were no injuries... more »
  • Insurance company blamed for sinkhole buyout holdup

    May 20, 2013 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on blamed their insurance carrier today for the holdup in buyouts for nearby property. Texas Brine, LLC released a statement which said their carrier hasn't approved any money for buyouts just yet, and they're working with the... more »
  • Governor to discuss sinkhole response efforts

    May 20, 2013 11:38 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Buyouts and outstanding costs for dealing with a sinkhole in Assumption Parish could be on Governor Bobby Jindal's agenda for a press conference scheduled for this afternoon. The governor scheduled the event for 1:20 p.m. at the Bayou Corne Sportman's Landing on Hwy 70 South. ... more »
  • Parish still waiting for sinkhole payments

    May 17, 2013 5:17 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- In Assumption Parish, cashing in is a lot harder as parish leaders try to collect money from a company blamed for a massive sinkhole. Parish president Martin Triche says Texas Brine owes the parish more than $130,000 for operating a command post and patrolling the evacuated area.... more »

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