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  • State considers bypass around Bayou Corne sinkhole

    December 16, 2014 6:54 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public's input on the proposal Wednesday evening. A new state analysis says the 1.09-mile route would cost $10.2... 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 »
  • State plans precautionary detour near sinkhole Play Video

    November 14, 2014 4:55 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - State leaders have a $10 million plan in place in case the Bayou Corne sinkhole expands near Louisiana Highway 70. The sinkhole is about 1,000 feet from the highway right now. The majority of Bayou Corne residents parted ways after the sinkhole swallowed up 37 acres... more »
  • Insurance fight over cost of 37-acre sinkhole

    October 3, 2014 3:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The operator of a collapsed brine mine that apparently created a 37-acre sinkhole in south Louisiana has asked the state insurance commissioner to make an insurance company pay on a $50 million policy. New York-based Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. has asked the federal court in Houston to... more »
  • New plan in place for sinkhole Play Video

    September 12, 2014 7:07 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - It's been two years since a sinkhole disrupted the lives of people living in Bayou Corne, and some of those residents hope Texas Brine will be allowed to continue with a plan to fix the damage. Many people left the area after the sinkhole formed, and... more »
  • Bayou Corne residents get settlement for sinkhole damages 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 »
  • State asks for inspection of cavern near sinkhole

    August 13, 2014 10:20 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- State and parish leaders have asked Texas Brine to investigate the conditions inside a cavern near the salt brine operation that failed two years ago and caused the infamous sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Equipment has recorded an increase in seismic activity that appears to be centered around... more »
  • Judge OKs $48.1M settlement regarding sinkhole

    August 13, 2014 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Bayou Corne residents affected by a sinkhole that opened two years ago and has been swallowing land ever since. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey said Wednesday there were no objections to the settlement,... more »
  • Expert: Sinkhole showing signs of stabilizing

    March 12, 2014 7:28 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - A leading scientist studying the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole that emerged in an Assumption Parish swamp 18 months ago says the hole has shown signs of stabilizing. A CB&I hydrogeologist working for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources on the sinkhole, Gary Hecox, told about 40 residents and... more »
  • Air, second highway monitored after more bubbles appear in bayou 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Protection wall sinking around sinkhole 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 »
  • Sinkhole getting national attention Play Video

    December 24, 2013 5:31 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- The massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish is gaining national attention again. Newsweek, an online news magazine, wrote an article about it. The online magazine published the article last week called, "The Sinkhole that's Eating Louisiana." This comes just days before activity on the sinkhole stopped because... 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 »
  • Public hearing for new salt dome regulations Play Video

    November 26, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Changes are coming to the way salt domes are regulated, but the state wants feedback before the regulations go into effect. To make sure communities are safe, the state is proposing stricter regulations to help regulate salt domes like the one in Bayou Corne which collapsed... more »
  • Assessor claims companies not paying up 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 »
  • State response costs for sinkhole reach $11M

    November 7, 2013 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State agencies have spent $11 million on response efforts to the massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish. The Legislative Fiscal Office released the updated figure this week, saying most of the money was spent by the Department of Natural Resources on an outside contractor that is doing... more »
  • Micro-quakes raise sinkhole concerns Play Video

    November 1, 2013 4:26 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - There's a new concern growing in Bayou Corne that has residents and parish officials on high alert. About two weeks ago the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness noticed micro-earthquakes, also known as MEQs. They're earthquakes so small they aren't usually felt. Since Saturday, parish... more »
  • State shuffling dollars to pay for sinkhole

    October 9, 2013 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Natural Resources borrowed $8 million from the state treasury to meet the day-to-day expenses of Bayou Corne. Now, that money is almost gone. DNR's biggest expense is paying CB&I to help with the science behind a 25-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish.... more »
  • Texas Brine behind in bills 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

    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 »
  • Video captures moment sinkhole swallows land, trees 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 »
  • 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 »
  • State plans detours for sinkhole highway

    August 13, 2013 11:10 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- State transportation leaders told people who live near the growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish, there are plans to establish a viable road should the main artery for the community be jeopardized by the disaster. There are "two potential detour routes, currently at the feasibility study stage," Indira... more »
  • Bayou Corne residents gather one year after sinkhole discovered 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 »
  • State suing Texas Brine over sinkhole damage

    August 2, 2013 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the Attorney General's Office is suing Texas Brine LLC for environmental damage caused by the Assumption Parish sinkhole. Jindal said the suit was filed on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and other responding... 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Sinking property tax revenue a concern from sinkhole 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Bayou Corne residents accepting buyouts 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 »
  • Workers repairing sinkhole berm after collapse Play Video

    June 5, 2013 5:47 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - In Assumption Parish crews worked today to repair a berm which sunk into the still-growing sinkhole. The berm is an emergency levee which is supposed to contain the sinkhole. Crews are dumping sand in a low spot to shore up the damaged area, and Texas... more »
  • Bills regulating salt domes clear La. Legislature

    June 5, 2013 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three bills crafted in response to a 15-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish and an on-going evacuation order for 350 residents are headed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk. Sponsors of the measures say they are intended to help prevent similar occurrences by requiring stricter guidelines for monitoring and... more »
  • Bayou Corne resident says buyouts too low Play Video

    May 31, 2013 5:45 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - People living near the Assumption Parish sinkhole aren't happy with the buyout offers for their property, saying they're way too low. "It was an insult. It was a slap in my face," said Bayou Corne resident Debra Charlet. Charlet and her family received a buyout... more »
  • Texas Brine starting to make buyout offers

    May 24, 2013 4:06 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - A spokesperson for Texas Brine said the company started making buyout offers today for homes and property affected by the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Sonny Cranch with Texas Brine said they had 23 offers ready today and started scheduling appointments to meet with homeowners Saturday. Cranch... 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 »
  • Repairs underway at sinkhole Play Video

    May 13, 2013 5:15 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Work is underway to repair a breached berm surrounding the Assumption Parish sinkhole. The berm gave way in five places after waves of heavy rain last week. Texas Brine officials said they had to wait for water to go down to do the repairs. The... 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 »
  • Breaches reported in sinkhole berm

    May 10, 2013 1:12 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials reported a berm around the western side of the Bayou Corne sinkhole breached in five places during strong storms overnight. The parish police jury reported two breaches have been repaired, but one small breach and two larger breaches have yet to be repaired.... 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 »
  • Company says land around sinkhole stable

    April 23, 2013 4:10 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The company which owns land a sinkhole appeared on in Assumption Parish said recent 3D imaging shows the area around the sinkhole is stable, and not in danger of forming another hole. Sonny Cranch with Texas Brine LLC said the survey showed the western side 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 »
  • First meeting today for sinkhole safety commission

    April 5, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of a new blue ribbon commission scheduled their first meeting today to examine public safety at the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Secretary Stephen Chustz said today's meeting would focus on getting the new members of the commission familiar with the sinkhole... more »
  • Gas found under homes near sinkhole

    April 3, 2013 10:54 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - An unknown gas has been found under the slabs of two homes and a workshop near the Bayou Corne sinkhole. The parish said Texas Brine contractors confirmed that gas was present under the slab of the homes on Sauce Piquante Lane north of Highway 70 in... 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 »
  • Sinkhole grows

    March 28, 2013 10:21 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- A giant sinkhole in Assumption Parish has grown. More tremors and movement underground halted work at the site. The slurry grew to 13-acres after more ground and trees were swallowed-up. The sinkhole appeared in August. The company that operated a salt brine cavern underground,... more »
  • Buyout process begins in Bayou Corne Play Video

    March 26, 2013 5:50 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Inspections continued today in Assumption Parish as the buyout process for people affected by a nearby sinkhole moves forward. The Parks have lived in Bayou Corne for more than 20 years, and said they hate to leave. "This has changed everyone of our lives and... 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 »
  • Experts say cavern near sinkhole is stable Play Video

    March 19, 2013 10:32 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Residents in Bayou Corne packed the Assumption Parish Civic Center, to hear the latest involving the massive sinkhole. The meeting started with Texas Brine's attorney, Bradley Myers, explaining how the buyout will work. The company is believed to be responsible for the sinkhole when its salt... more »
  • Jindal travels to sinkhole, says buyouts progressing Play Video

    March 19, 2013 3:56 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Governor Bobby Jindal said today he met with people in Bayou Corne who'd been "uprooted" from their lives because of a sinkhole in the area, and received the latest information about work being done to deal with it. Jindal said Texas Brine, the company which owns... more »
  • Gov. Jindal to visit Bayou Corne community

    March 19, 2013 10:27 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Governor Bobby Jindal scheduled a meeting today with families and officials in the Bayou Corne community, which has been battling the effects of a large sinkhole. Buyouts began this week for property owners evacuated or affeted by the sinkhole, which is on land owned by Texas... more »
  • Buyouts begin for people living near sinkhole Play Video

    March 18, 2013 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Assumption Parish President Marty Triche says buyouts and settlements being offered by Texas Brine are not all that needs to be done. The company operates a cavern that is believed to be the cause of a sinkhole. Evacuations in the area started last August. Triche... more »
  • Committee shown worst-case scenarios for sinkhole

    March 18, 2013 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While they warned it's not likely, contractors showed Louisiana lawmakers details about worst-case scenarios at the Assumption Parish sinkhole today. Experts told members of the Joint Natural Resources Committee Monday there would be months of warnings before anything like those scenarios happened. The 9-acre sinkhole... more »
  • DNR to appoint sinkhole commission

    March 18, 2013 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Secretary Stephen Chustz will appoint the members of a "blue ribbon commission" by the end of this week to determine when Bayou Corne residents can safely return home. The sinkhole led to evacuation of about 150 homes in August. Patrick Courreges,... more »
  • Jindal: Buyout process for sinkhole starts this week

    March 13, 2013 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said today Texas Brine will buy out property owners affected by a massive sinkhole which appeared in Assumption Parish last year. Jindal said the buyout process will begin this week, starting with property appraisals. People who volunteer to be bought out will be... more »
  • Property value going down in Bayou Corne Play Video

    March 12, 2013 5:52 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- People in Bayou Corne say they fear more than a massive sinkhole, that forced hundred of people to evacuate. Since it formed last year, the property value in the mandatory evacuation area plunged. Last year, the Assumption Parish Tax Assessor's Office, gave residents living in the... more »
  • Jindal to meet with parish leaders about sinkhole

    March 11, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal scheduled a meeting this afternoon with Assumption Parish leaders to discuss the status of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, and what could done for displaced residents. The meeting will be at 1 p.m. today at the governor's mansion in Baton Rouge. The meeting... more »
  • Concerns mount in Bayou Corne

    March 8, 2013 10:22 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Preparing for a worst-case scenario is what residents are cautious of in the homes surrounding a massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Residents are wondering why a remedy is taking so long and are faced with a tough reality. The mess has already cost Texas Brine... more »
  • Jindal not visiting sinkhole, will meet with officials

    March 8, 2013 11:27 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Gov. Jindal will not visit the Bayou Corne sinkhole next week, according to his press secretary. Sean Lansing said Friday that Jindal is scheduled to meet with officials from Assumption Parish and state agency directors on Monday to see what more can be done for people... more »
  • Gov. planning meeting on sinkhole

    March 7, 2013 9:43 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Leaders in Assumption Parish are working on the final details to secure a meeting with Gov. Bobby Jindal. He has not visited the site of a giant sinkhole since it developed in August, and the people who live near it want him to see it. Leaders... more »
  • Brockovich gets involved with Assumption sinkhole

    March 6, 2013 8:10 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and a California attorney are coming to Louisiana to discuss legal options for residents evacuated from the Bayou Corne area due to a giant sinkhole. Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Thomas V. Girardi says he and Brockovich will attend a community meeting Saturday at... more »
  • Packed house for Senate sinkhole meeting

    February 19, 2013 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Spectators packed the Senate committee room at the state capitol this morning ahead of a scheduled committee meeting to discuss developments at the Assumption Parish sinkhole. The state Senate's Natural Resources Committee scheduled two meetings, one today and another later in Assumption Parish, to get more... more »
  • Texas Brine: device will help solve sinkhole mystery Play Video

    February 16, 2013 6:43 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Texas Brine is unveiling a new device they say will help solve the mystery in Bayou Corne. More than a hundred people live just miles from the sinkhole that has grown to 8.5 acres in size over the past six months. "A lot of experts were... more »
  • Sinkhole grows

    February 12, 2013 10:35 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH- A sinkhole that has swallowed up parts of a bayou and forced more than a hundred people to evacuate grew even more Tuesday. The swamp in Bayou Corne collapsed another 50' x 100' section. But, leaders said the growth is away from homes and a highway. ... more »
  • La. lawmakers to discuss sinkhole in Feb.

    January 25, 2013 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana lawmakers are planning to hold a joint meeting of the Senate and House Natural Resources committees in mid-February about the large sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish. State Sen. Rick Ward III, vice chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, tells The Advocate the joint hearing, which he... more »
  • More bubbling sites found near sinkhole Play Video

    January 22, 2013 5:47 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials released more information today about new bubbling sites spotted near a sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Surveyors found several sites in the last two days, bringing the total number of recorded bubbling sites in the parish up to 34. The police jury reported 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 »
  • Bayou Corne residents waiting for answers Play Video

    January 20, 2013 7:17 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The Bayou Corne sinkhole isn't showing any signs of relief. Saturday it burped up vegetation and got even bigger. More tests are being done to get answers to what caused the sinkhole and other things happening around it. Crews are scheduled to begin work on a... more »
  • Sinkhole "burps" again, officials on alert Play Video

    January 19, 2013 10:44 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- State and Parish leaders are on alert in Assumption Parish after the sinkhole "burped" again today. It happened at 10am and caused heightened anxiety in an already tense area. Parish officials said hydrocarbons and debris bubbled up to the surface and caused major cracks in a well... more »
  • Oil spill to be burned off Saturday

    January 18, 2013 9:53 PM

    BAYOU SORREL- The Coast Guard will perform a controlled burn after 5,000 gallons of oil leaked from a pipeline in Iberville Parish. The burn will happen Saturday. The leak was reported on January 9th at the Frog Lake Bayou Sorrel facility, owned by ORB Exploration. 1,750 gallons have... more »

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