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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Questions remain after Bayou Corne community meeting Play Video

    September 29, 2012 7:35 PM

    PIERRE PART-In Assumption Parish dozens of people showed up for a meeting with officials to find out what's going on since they were evacuated from their homes near Bayou Corne. Vicki Guilbeau says, "Somebody's having a problem finding out what's going on. And they don't have the answers just... more »
  • Texas Brine promises cooperation over sinkhole Play Video

    August 10, 2012 5:56 PM

    GONZALES - Representatives from Texas Brine said today the company is doing everything it can to ease concerns about a sinkhole on their property in Assumption Parish. Experts believe an unused brine operation in a salt dome beneath the sinkhole is the cause. Parish leaders said the company had... more »

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