No trace of radioactive material in Bayou Corne sink hole - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

No trace of radioactive material in Bayou Corne sink hole

The Assumption Parish sink hole in Bayou Corne has been tested for natural occurring radioactive material, and the initial test results came back negative. Tune in tonight on 9news at 5 and 6 to see why they decided to test the area and see what residents are saying about it.
 
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools had to cut bus routes due to budget cuts, so now there are less buses this year. Parents are concerned about their child's safety now that some of them have to walk to school. Hear that story tonight on 9news at 5.
 
A sewer leak on Dalton Street in Baton Rouge has turned into a year-long debacle. Residents have called all of the right people about the problem. WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes spoke to the residents and those who are supposed to correct the problem. Hear the details of that 9reports story tonight on 9news at 6.
 
Governor Bobby Jindal is again hitting the campaign trail for Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, but this time he was in Colorado. Romney's campaign announced Jindal is among several GOP officials touring Colorado on Thursday with the Romney Bus.
 
A former inmate who served time with Brandon Lavergne has decided to comment on the man suspected of killing two women. Lavergne is accused of killing missing UL Lafayette student Mickey Shunick. See the entire story by clicking here.
 
U.S. stocks are closing mixed after flitting all day between tiny gains and losses. The Dow Jones industrial average is closing down 10 points to 13,165, a move of just 0.08 percent. Moves in other indexes were also incremental. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose about half a point to close at 1,403. The Nasdaq composite rose seven to 3,019.

Severe weather rolled through the area this afternoon, but the question is, will it stick around? Check in with the 9STORM TEAM on 9News at 5, 6, 9, and 10 for the latest.

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    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
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    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

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