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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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