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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Retired army general fights for environment

    November 15, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man known for turning around the Hurricane Katrina recovery is now leading the fight over Louisiana's environmental issues. Retired Army Lieutenant General Russel Honore is spearheading an effort to change the way industries are regulated. Honore joined the battle after the sinkhole formed in... more »
  • Sinkhole reveals possible tax evasion 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Texas Brine starts issuing settlement checks 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 »
  • 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 sinkhole buyout talks extended

    June 26, 2013 2:16 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Nearly half of the eligible residents and families directly affected by a sinkhole induced by a Texas Brine Co. salt dome failure last summer have agreed to company buyouts, while the rest have more than a month to complete negotiations. Texas Brine faced a Monday court-imposed deadline to... 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • DOTD studying highway paths around sinkhole

    May 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development said they're studying the area around the Assumption Parish sinkhole for a possible alternate highway in case La. 70 is compromised. DOTD recently installed several monitoring stations along the highway and three bridges over Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou and Bayou... 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 »
  • Jindal orders review of Texas Brine permits Play Video

    May 20, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal today ordered a review for all permits given to Texas Brine, the company which owns land a massive sinkhole appeared on last year, after he accused the company of dragging its feet in paying costs associated with the cleanup. "It has become clear... 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 »
  • One by one, homes in Calif. subdivision sinking

    May 11, 2013 12:36 PM

    LAKEPORT, Calif. - Residents of a Northern California subdivision that is sinking into a hilltop are hoping Gov. Jerry Brown approves a county request for disaster assistance. So far, the Lake County public works director and an expert hired by the county have been unable to determine why groundwater is... 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 »
  • Depth test scheduled for sinkhole cavern

    April 9, 2013 10:57 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Crews at the Assumption Parish sinkhole scheduled another test today to determine how deep the cavern below it is. Sonny Cranch with Texas Brine LLC, which owns the land the sinkhole appeared on, said their last tests showed the floor had risen about 1,900 feet, putting... more »
  • Sinkhole panel to follow 'aggressive' schedule Play Video

    April 5, 2013 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A leader of the panel recently appointed in response to the Bayou Corne area sinkhole says the group will follow a "very aggressive" schedule to make recommendations on when evacuated residents can return to their homes. Gary Hecox stressed the need for quick work at the 13-member... 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 »
  • Jindal to meet with Texas Brine over buyouts

    March 13, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he plans to push for quick buyouts of property affected by the Assumption Parish sinkhole when he meets with Texas Brine officials today. Jindal met with parish officials to discuss the sinkhole Monday. He said then he planned to push Texas Brine,... 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 visit sinkhole, push for buyouts 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Erin Brockovich meets with residents impacted by sinkhole Play Video

    March 9, 2013 7:27 PM

    PIERRE PART- Erin Brockovich, the woman who became famous after a film profiled her life in the year 2000 starring Julia Roberts, visited with residents affected by the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Brockovich helped get millions of dollars in settlement money from a company in California, after she helped prove... 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 »
  • Jindal sidesteps questions about sinkhole visit

    March 6, 2013 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal has dodged questions about whether he'll visit the site of a massive sinkhole that has swallowed nine acres of land in swampy Assumption Parish. Residents displaced since August have criticized the governor for having never traveled to see the sinkhole or speak with the families.... 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 »
  • People evacuated by sinkhole ask lawmakers for help Play Video

    February 19, 2013 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People evacuated 200 days ago by a sinkhole in Assumption Parish asked lawmakers today to help them get buyouts for their homes. Residents and parish officials packed a Senate committee hearing today to tell lawmakers about what the past months have been like. They said the... more »

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