Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -
Several more trees were swallowed by the Bayou Corne sinkhole Monday,
suspending work at the site. This comes less than a week since the last
slough-in. This just adds to the size of the now more than 24 acre sinkhole.
The sinkhole opened up in August 2012 and was roughly 1/24 of the size it is
now. The sinkhole formed when an underground salt cavern collapsed.
The Assumption Parish Police Jury released a video last week of the two
slough-ins that happened August 21 and August 22. A large area of trees were
swallowed whole and the entire event was caught on camera.
Officials set sinkhole activity at code three, the highest alert
level. No work will be allowed on the sinkhole or within containment
berms, though no elevated levels of seismic activity have been detected since
last weeks' slough-in.
Monday's sinking occurred along the eastern edge of the sinkhole and is
believed to be related to trees sinking in the sinkhole last week.
Usually a slough-in occurs after the sinkhole burps. Burps occur when air
and gas from deep in the sinkhole bubbles up. It can cause debris and an oily
substance to float to the top.
It has been a year since hundreds living near the giant sinkhole were forced
from their homes.
Bubbles were spotted in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou in June 2012. Two months
later, the ground opened up and left what is now a 24-acre sinkhole. Residents
were evacuated and the most affected residents began receiving weekly checks
from Texas-Brine in the amount of $875 per week. Texas Brine owns the salt
cavern that collapsed, causing the sinkhole.
On August 2, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced
the state will be suing Texas Brine for environmental damages caused by the
failed Texas Brine cavern.
On August 18, about 25 trees were swallowed by the sinkhole in an area
measured at 50' x 25'.
Parish and Texas Brine officials agree the situation is far from over. 3D
seismic surveys show the sinkhole itself it beginning to slow and stabilize,
but the recovery is focused on another danger; natural gas gathering underneath
a nearby aquifer.
Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-04-01 11:05:22 GMT
The giant sinkhole in south Louisiana isn't getting any smaller, which is evident by more land being swallowed up recently. New video was posted to YouTube Monday by the Assumption Parish Police Jury.Full Story >
New video posted to YouTube shows bubbling, and then a chunk of land on the sinkhole's eastern side sinks underwater.Full Story >
Thursday, March 27 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-03-27 17:13:55 GMT
Officials said the giant sinkhole in south Louisiana swallowed more trees Wednesday afternoon. The Assumption Parish Police Jury said there was a burp and slough-in around 3:25 p.m. Officials said debrisFull Story >
Officials said the giant sinkhole in south Louisiana swallowed more trees Wednesday afternoon following a burp at the site.Full Story >
Monday, March 17 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 17:08:03 GMT
The public will have a chance to hear what's going on at the giant sinkhole site in southeast Louisiana. Texas Brine said there will be an operational update meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the command trailerFull Story >
The public will have a chance to hear what's going on at the giant sinkhole site in southeast Louisiana.Full Story >
Wednesday, March 12 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-03-12 19:38:37 GMT
There is new information being released about recent bubbling in a bayou near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. Texas Brine, the company responsible for the sinkhole, reported scientists determined theFull Story >
Texas Brine, the company responsible for the sinkhole, reported scientists determined the new bubbling site is the result of swamp gas and is not related to the giant slough in nearby.Full Story >
Tuesday, February 25 2014 8:00 AM EST2014-02-25 13:00:21 GMT
Officials said a new bubbling site has been discovered near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, bubbles were spotted on Grand Bayou, which runs alongFull Story >
Officials said a new bubbling site has been discovered near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana. The bubbles were seen on Grand Bayou. Full Story >
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. Click here to see the photos from August 2012 until now.Full Story >
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. The sinkhole, or slurry, is consuming land and trees. Many images are from the Assumption Parish Police Jury. Click here to see the photos from August until now. Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.