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  • Rental house falling into sinkhole will be demolished Play Video

    December 4, 2017 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A rental house with a growing sinkhole underneath it will soon be demolished. The City-Parish investigated, following an inquiry from 2 On Your Side and determined it would be the best option. The homeowner received the news last week and says he's ready to wash his... more »
  • Address mix-up at root of problem for sinkhole repair delays Play Video

    November 8, 2017 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sinkhole has slowly been swallowing up a rental property for years and the property owner is tired of watching his money pit grow bigger and bigger. When Jesse Hayes talks about his property he sounds defeated. "The whole foundation is sinking," he said. "It's... more »
  • Two more homes condemned as huge Florida sinkhole grows

    August 5, 2017 1:58 PM

    LAND O'LAKES, Fla. - Officials in Florida say a sinkhole that swallowed two homes last month is growing. Pasco County officials said in a news release Saturday that a large chunk of the hole's edge has collapsed. Two more homes in Land O'Lakes, a Tampa suburb, have been... more »
  • Sink hole more than 200 feet wide opens in Florida neighborhood Play Video

    July 14, 2017 12:18 PM

    LAND O' LAKES - A Florida home has been swallowed up by the ground in an area where a previous sinkhole had happened. Officials in Pasco County say the hole was the size of a small swimming pool when crews arrived Friday morning, but it quickly grew to... more »
  • Sinkhole swallows car in Florida restaurant parking lot

    June 11, 2017 1:11 PM

    OCALA, Fla. - A sinkhole that opened up in a restaurant parking lot during a spring storm in north Florida swallowed a car and ruptured a gas line. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the sinkhole opened up on Saturday around 5 p.m. after a strong rainstorm that caused... more »
  • City-Parish fixes sinkhole following 2 On Your Side report

    May 25, 2017 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The sound of heavy machinery working next to Stephenie Horton's home this morning was music to her ears. "I can rest easy knowing that it's taken care of," said Horton. "I'm not going to have to stress about how much worse it's getting in the meantime."... more »
  • Sherwood Forest sinkhole damaging home, yard Play Video

    May 15, 2017 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman says a sinkhole has been growing next to her home for years. Stephenie Horton moved to her home in Sherwood Forest six years ago. It was then she first noticed she has a problem, but after calling the City-Parish not much was done to... more »
  • Call to 2 On Your Side fixes sinkhole Play Video

    March 6, 2017 6:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Worry no more about a sinkhole in Arbor Walk. It's been taken care of by the Department of Public Works following a 2 On Your Side report. Less than two weeks after WBRZ met Richard Bigelow, a crew was at his home Monday morning fixing and... more »
  • Multiple calls to fix growing sinkhole gone unanswered Play Video

    February 23, 2017 6:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - There's a sinkhole in Richard Bigelow's backyard that's been growing since April. He says he's given the parish plenty of opportunities to fix the problem but it has not. Bigelow's wife is an active gardener. Next to their budding vegetables is a sinkhole that opened up... more »
  • Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

    December 5, 2016 6:22 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as 69-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara, who was a courthouse bailiff. A... more »
  • Homes from Bayou Corne donated to tornado victims Play Video

    November 21, 2016 11:52 PM

    Napoleonville- The small community of Paincourtville sits on Bayou Lafourche in northeast Assumption parish, an area still recovering from tornadoes last February. "It completely destroyed the True Value, Lablanc Brothers Cement, the water tower and then a great deal of homes right here," said Brad Collins, a local pastor... more »
  • Front yard erosion fixed following 2 On Your Side call Play Video

    November 1, 2016 6:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A growing hole in a front yard was repaired again, after calls to 2 On Your Side Tuesday. Teresa Beauregard said she asked for help following numerous complaints about the hole. Livingston Parish public works crews have filled in the hole before, but the hole expanded.... more »
  • Sinkhole situation over four years after it developed; Evacuations lifted

    October 7, 2016 3:21 PM

    BAYOU CORNE – The infamous area surrounding a four-year-old sinkhole has been deemed no longer a risk, Assumption Parish authorities announced Friday afternoon. The so-called Bayou Corne Sinkhole opened up along Highway 70 in 2012 when a salt dome collapsed under the bayou. All areas once part of... more »
  • Old septic tank discovered under sinking yard Play Video

    September 19, 2016 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman says her yard has been sinking ever since she bought her house 27 years ago. The problem wasn't fully exposed until the homeowner called WBRZ for help. "I really don't know what's under there," said Earnestine Griffin. The homeowner, who lives on Bartlett... more »
  • Evacuation orders lifted for part of area affected by Bayou Corne sinkhole

    June 29, 2016 10:46 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted for an area west of Grand Bayou along Highway 70 that was impacted by the Bayou Corne Sinkhole. The Assumption Parish Police Jury said the area has been reviewed and evidence dictates that the area is no longer at risk... more »
  • Canal Street sinkhole in New Orleans fixed, street to re-open Tuesday

    June 14, 2016 12:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Lanes of Canal Street in downtown New Orleans are set to reopen Tuesday afternoon following the repair of a sinkhole that formed in April. A major sinkhole formed near the foot of Canal Street between Harrah's casino and Canal Place shopping center. The sinkhole formed on April... more »
  • Take a 360-degree tour of the Canal Street sinkhole

    May 13, 2016 4:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thanks to some nifty tech you can now get a 360-degree view of the inside of the Crescent City's now infamous Canal Street sinkhole. Thanks to a special 360-degree camera produced by Ricoh, you can experience the sinkhole like you're really there! Check out the spherical... more »
  • Craigslist spoof lists NOLA sinkhole as rental property

    May 4, 2016 9:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - With rents around the country through the roof, a Craigslist New Orleans user has decided to have a bit of fun by posting a listing for Canal Street’s recently opened sinkhole. The listing jokes that the sinkhole is now available for short or long term AirBnB... more »
  • Major sinkhole on Canal Street near site of old underground tunnel

    April 29, 2016 4:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A major sinkhole has now formed near the foot of Canal Street in between Harrah's and Canal Place near where an underground tunnel was built in the 60s. The extremely large hole seemingly will now likely exacerbate the problems of traffic flow in the area, already hindered... more »
  • Iberville residents voice concerns about drilling plans Play Video

    April 28, 2016 11:37 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Residents brought up a sinkhole that opened in Bayou Corne four years ago several times at a meeting Thursday night in White Castle. The company Shintech wants to drill for brine in Iberville Parish, but many residents are having flashbacks to the already-existing sinkhole that isn't... more »
  • Crews spent Wednesday covering sinkhole

    February 10, 2016 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction crews spent Wednesday covering a sinkhole that developed in a parking lot along Bluebonnet a day earlier. The sinkhole nearly swallowed a FedEx truck and briefly closed the busy highway near Highland Road. The truck was towed out and the sink hole was fenced off... more »
  • Bluebonnet back open after crews successfully remove FedEx truck from sinkhole Play Video

    February 9, 2016 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - EBRSO deputies and a pair of tow trucks were on the scene as part of Bluebonnet Boulevard was closed Tuesday morning as crews worked to extract a FedEx truck from a sinkhole. The sinkhole was estimated to be around 10 feet deep, and had formed over... more »
  • Evacuation orders lifted for some areas impacted by Bayou Corne sinkhole

    January 6, 2016 11:29 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Officials in Assumption Parish reported evacuation orders for an area along Highway 70 that was once impacted by the Bayou Corne sinkhole have been lifted. The area to the east of Grand Bayou was under mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders following the appearance of the sinkhole. ... more »
  • Massive sinkhole swallows over a dozen cars at Meridian IHOP

    November 8, 2015 12:24 AM

    MERIDIAN – Witnesses at a Mississippi IHOP said that they heard a series of booms and saw the ground swallow roughly 15 cars Saturday night. The Meridian Fire Department told WTOK that they received a call about a sinkhole at a new IHOP building and when they arrived found... more »
  • Bayou Corne sinkhole becomes attack point in governor's race

    September 25, 2015 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A three-year-old sinkhole that forced 350 rural Louisiana residents from their homes has become a new flashpoint in the governor's race. Republican candidate David Vitter is accusing GOP rival Scott Angelle of running away from the catastrophe. Angelle was head of the Department of Natural Resources in August... more »
  • Sinkhole causes sewer problems, residents ask for help Play Video

    August 27, 2015 11:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in North Baton Rouge are tired of the giant sinkhole swallowing their backyards. They told us they have contacted City Hall, but they are moving at a turtle's pace. Now people are getting hurt, falling in to the hole and being attacked by wildlife. The worst... more »
  • Texas Brine sues oil driller over sinkhole

    July 9, 2015 5:24 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Texas Brine accused an oil and gas drilling company in a lawsuit Thursday of creating a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne through their operations. The suit claims Oxy Petroleum's drilling and oil production damaged the surrounding salt dome and ultimately caused the sinkhole to appear in August... more »
  • LA 70 Bypass to be discussed at public meeting 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 »
  • A neighborhood's sinkhole situation Play Video

    May 26, 2015 11:19 PM

    CENTRAL - A woman reluctantly promised to look over her neighborhood overnight Tuesday after a sinkhole developed in her front yard. "It was not there yesterday at all," Jessica Perault told WBRZ News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss in an interview on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Tuesday. Perault said... more »
  • Emergency officials dispute sinkhole safety claim 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 »
  • Texas Brine wants to stop paying Bayou Corne residents

    February 16, 2015 11:34 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Texas Brine Co. is asking the Louisiana Office of Conservation to allow it to stop $875 evacuation assistance checks the company pays weekly to a few remaining residents and property owners in Bayou Corne. The Houston-based company has been making the payments at a total cost of... more »
  • Bayou Corne sinkhole headed to the big screen Play Video

    January 28, 2015 7:22 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - The sinkhole in Assumption Parish has been discussed in the national news and is at the center of lawsuits and environmental studies. Now it's headed to the big screen. Victoria Greene is the producer/director of a new film called "Forgotten Bayou: Life on the Sinkhole". She joined... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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