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  • Driver dies after bridge collapse

    September 26, 2014 7:26 AM

    DETROIT, MI - Police say the driver of a truck that hit a pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway, causing it to collapse, has died. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael A. Shaw told reporters at the scene that the driver died Friday morning following the bridge collapsing onto the Southfield... more »
  • Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

    July 11, 2014 10:22 AM

    SPRING, TX - A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, has collapsed in court as a prosecutor recited the charges against him. A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge Friday during a probable cause hearing when he fell... more »
  • Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses

    July 3, 2014 2:34 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - An overpass in Brazil that was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan has collapsed onto vehicles below. The overpass in Cup host city Belo Horizonte collapsed Thursday afternoon. Local news media quote firefighters on the scene as saying at least one person has died and... more »
  • West Virginia mine was doing risky retreat mining

    May 14, 2014 3:37 AM

    WHARTON, W.Va. - The two workers who were killed in an underground coal mine in West Virginia were performing a risky method known as retreat mining. That's where the roof is intentionally collapsed to retrieve more coal. Retreat mining has been going on for generations and is considered standard practice... more »
  • West Virginia mine had history of safety problems

    May 13, 2014 2:50 PM

    WHARTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia coal mine where two miners were killed last night is one of just three mines in the country to have made a federal list of the industry's worst safety offenders. The mine in Wharton was cited for nearly 200 safety violations over the... more »
  • 2 New Orleans firefighters injured in house fire

    April 22, 2014 8:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say two New Orleans firefighters are recovering from injuries after a house on fire collapsed and trapped them under debris. Firefighters say the house was "heavily involved" when the first unit arrived at the unoccupied, single-story structure early Tuesday morning. Officials say firefighters were inside the... more »
  • Bayou Corne sinkhole swallows 6 more trees Play Video

    March 27, 2014 6:58 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Parish officials say the 29-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish swallowed six cypress trees Wednesday and had its first deep burp of gas and fluid since late August. The event comes nearly two weeks after lead scientists investigating the sinkhole for state regulators said the hole seemed to... more »
  • Multiple deaths reported following London theater collapse

    December 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    LONDON - London police say there are "a number" of casualties following the apparent collapse of a theater's roof. Police said officers were called just after 2 p.m. to reports of a ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue in central London. London's fire department said eight engines... more »
  • Part of World Cup stadium collapses

    November 28, 2013 6:14 AM

    SAO PAULO (AP) - Part of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Brazil next year collapsed on Wednesday, causing significant damage and killing three people, authorities said. The accident could delay the delivery of the stadium in Sao Paulo by FIFA's December deadline to have all... more »
  • World Cup stadium in Brazil collapses

    November 27, 2013 11:35 AM

    SAO PAULO - A stadium scheduled for the World Cup opener in Brazil has partially collapsed, killing three people. A crane collapsed, causing a huge metal structure to buckle atop the stadium, destroying part of the stands and a LED panel outside the venue. The collapse may mean... more »
  • Classes resume at college after bridge collapse

    November 6, 2013 12:21 PM

    WEST MONROE - Classes at the Louisiana Delta Community College in West Monroe have resumed after a bridge collapse this weekend. Ouachita Parish Public Works employees have created a detour around the bridge. The News-Star reports that the bridge on Vocational Parkway collapsed late Saturday under the weight... more »
  • Nose gear collapse, 8 hurt

    July 22, 2013 7:32 PM

    NEW YORK- Eight people were hurt when the nose gear of a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed as it arrived at LaGuardia Airport from Nashville. The airline says initial information is five passengers and three flight attendants reported injuries on Monday evening. The wheel collapsed just after the plane landed and... 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 »
  • Bridge fails, falls into river with vehicles and people

    May 23, 2013 10:11 PM

    NEAR SEATTLE, Wash.- Cars and people are reportedly in the water after a bridge over a river collapsed Thursday evening. An unknown number of people were injured when the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River apparently failed. Authorities said the bridge fell sometime before 7 p.m. (Washington... more »
  • Buffett says fiscal cliff won't trigger recession

    November 14, 2012 3:28 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Investor Warren Buffett says there won't be a recession if Congress can't resolve the so-called fiscal cliff before the automatic tax increases and spending cuts take effect in January. Buffett told CNN on Wednesday that the U.S. economy is very resilient, and it won't collapse if lawmakers... more »
  • State orders Texas Brine to take further sinkhole steps

    November 12, 2012 6:41 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - State conservation officials issued a series of orders today for Texas Brine to follow as they continue to clean up a sinkhole which formed on their property in Assumption Parish. State Commissioner of Conservation James Welsh ordered the company to install a network of observation and... more »
  • NYC Fire Dept. at scene of dangling crane

    October 29, 2012 2:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Emergency workers are at the scene of a crane that's dangling off a 65-story building in New York City. Television images show part of the crane hanging off the luxury building on West 57th Street. No injuries are reported. However, streets have been cleared as a precaution.... more »
  • 4th victim found in Fla. garage collapse

    October 15, 2012 4:21 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities have found the body of a fourth victim in the rubble of a parking garage that partially collapsed last week at a Florida college. Miami-Dade County police said Monday the man's body is deep in the unstable rubble and may take several days to remove. Investigators believe... more »
  • 2 dead, 1 trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

    October 10, 2012 4:29 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities say a second person has died in the collapse of a parking garage under construction at a community college in Florida. Roy Rutland of the Miami-Dade Police Department says the second body was discovered Wednesday. A construction worker is also still trapped in the rubble. That worker... more »
  • Workers trapped in Fla. garage collapse

    October 10, 2012 11:48 AM

    MIAMI - A section of parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus has collapsed and a fire official says some workers are trapped in the rubble. Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Lt. Arnold Piedrahita tells WSVN-TV that some workers could be heard calling from help inside the rubble shortly after Wednesday's... more »
  • Sinkhole grows, damages road in Assumption Parish 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 »
  • Jerry Lawler collapses during WWE "RAW"

    September 11, 2012 10:48 AM

    MONTREAL - Professional wrestling commentator Jerry Lawler collapsed at a World Wrestling Entertainment event at the Bell Centre on Monday night. WWE.com says Lawler collapsed at the announcers' table and was taken from the arena to a hospital. Broadcast partner Michael Cole addressed the television audience and said... more »
  • 14-year-old dies after football practice

    July 19, 2012 10:02 PM

    DUTCHTOWN- Coaches are still trying to come to grips with the loss of a freshman football player at the town's high school. James Cobb collapsed in the school gym, playing basketball after football practice Thursday. He died at an area hospital. He was 14-years-old. "We lost one of... more »
  • Dutchtown student collapses at school, dies Play Video

    July 19, 2012 4:08 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - A Dutchtown High student collapsed this afternoon at the school gym and later died, according to officials. A school coach identified the student as James "Burke" Cobb, who was going to be a freshman this fall. A school spokesperson said the student had finished football practice... more »
  • Nicholson closed for emergency repairs in EBR

    July 12, 2012 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed a portion of Nicholson Lane in south Baton Rouge today for emergency repairs. The Department of Transportation and Development closed the roadway between Gardere Lane and La. 1248 (Bluebonnet Blvd.) early this afternoon. They reopened one lane a short time later, and... more »
  • Roof collapse at car wash injures 2

    January 30, 2012 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency personnel transported two people the hospital Monday afternoon with unknown injuries after an outside portion of a roof fell on them. It happened at Big Babyz Barber and Beauty Shop on Government Street around 3 p.m. The business is mostly known as a car... more »
  • 7.2 quake in Turkey kills 138, collapses buildings

    October 23, 2011 3:34 PM

    ANKARA, Turkey- Turkey's prime minister says the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 138 people. Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Sunday's earthquake has killed at least 93 people in the city of Van and 45 people in the nearby town of Ercis. He says some people... more »
  • K-9 dog dies while searching for suspect

    August 29, 2011 5:37 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 dog collapsed and died while searching for a suspect over the weekend. Sheriff Craig Webre says that "Possum" died during the search for a suspect who police said was fighting with a state trooper shortly after midnight Saturday. WDSU-TV... more »
  • Stage collapse at Indiana State Fair kills 5

    August 14, 2011 11:23 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The lead singer of the country duo Sugarland says she has watched recaps of Saturday night's deadly stage collapse with horror and "there are no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity." Strong winds estimated at between 60 and 70 mph blew over the... more »
  • Marathon runner collapses, revived by bystanders

    February 13, 2011 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities say a 54-year-old man collapsed during Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon and was revived by bystanders. New Orleans Emergency Medical Services spokesman Jeb Tate said emergency technicians arrived to find bystanders performing life saving procedures on the runner, who regained a pulse and started... more »
  • Washout causes road collapse in Baton Rouge

    January 5, 2011 3:58 PM

    UPDATE 6:10 p.m. - The traffic center says Siegen Lane is back open after a temporary fix was put in place. Original story: BATON ROUGE - A collapsed section of Siegen Lane is causing headaches for drivers in Baton Rouge this afternoon. Pete Newkirk with the Department... more »
  • Roof collapse moves Giants-Vikings game to Detroit

    December 12, 2010 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants will play on Monday night in Detroit after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm. The NFL says kickoff will be at 7:20 p.m. Eastern time. Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn't be ready in time... more »
  • Minn. Metrodome roof collapses after snow storm

    December 12, 2010 9:59 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The inflatable roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday after a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis. No one was hurt, but the roof failure sent the NFL scrambling to find a new venue for the Vikings' game against the New York Giants. The teams had been... more »
  • Football player dies after collapsing at NO high school

    October 13, 2010 5:13 PM

    A 16-year-old student at Carver High School in New Orleans died Tuesday after collapsing during football practice. Recovery School District spokesman Ken Jones said Wednesday that the student, Dontrell Claiborne, died at Tulane Medical Center. Claiborne was a defensive tackle on the team. School officials said Claiborne collapsed during "non-contact... more »
  • End near for townhouse teetering next to Ouachita

    May 4, 2010 5:23 AM

    Demolition on a West Monroe townhouse on the bank of the Ouachita River that was near collapse is almost finished. Its foundation began to shift last July. A state district judge ruled in November that the house should be condemned and destroyed, but high water kept demolition from beginning until... more »
  • Roof collapse injures 5 at Baptist camp

    March 16, 2010 6:15 AM

    Five young people from Mississippi were injured when a roof fell on them while they were helping to tear down an old building at the Dry Creek Baptist Camp in Dry Creek, La. Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies say when they arrived the victims had already been pulled from the building.... more »

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