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Sinkhole workers may be in danger

Tonight on 9News at 5: The sinkhole in Assumption Parish is growing, and now the people who are supposed to be fixing it may be in danger. WAFB's Nick Foley is following the story in the Bayou Corne area and will have the latest.

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