Monday, May 20 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:35:15 GMT
It's not the scenario the Cameron Parish School Board thought they would be facing. "I would like to say that I'm ashamed of Cameron Parish. They voted to pass the road and bridge and the health unitMore >>
The Cameron Parish School Board is searching to offset nearly $4-million after voters decided not to renew to tax propositions earlier this month. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports while they're set to give it another try, they'll have to find a way to cut costs in the meantime.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:21:05 GMT
An Anacoco man is accused of shooting at last six people, according to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft. No injuries were reported, Craft said. Accused in the case is 31-year-old JamesMore >>
An Anacoco man is accused of shooting at six people, according to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft. No injuries were reported, however.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:29:42 GMT
34-year-old Brice Joseph will be arraigned for the Intentional exposure of the AIDS virus after spitting on a police officer while being arrested. "In this case, in incident to an arrest, he was broughtMore >>
Brice Joseph will be arraigned for the Intentional exposure of the AIDS virus after spitting on a police officer while being arrested.
Monday, May 20 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:45:12 GMT
There has been a delay in a Lake Charles double murder trial. Mark Thibodeaux is accused in the deaths of Bridget Tillman Pryor and Carla Yvette LeDoux whose bodies were found on North Prater Street lastMore >>
There has been a delay in a Lake Charles double murder trial.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:14 GMT
A Eunice man has been killed in a deadly shooting that left two others injured. It happened in the community of Branch on Sunday evening, near Church Point. Acadia Parish Sheriff's authorities said threeMore >>
A Eunice man has been killed in a deadly shooting that left two others injured.More >>
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BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -
Officials say cleanup continues at the site of the massive sinkhole in southeast Louisiana.
There was a short period of time that Highway 70 was closed Thursday morning while a flare was checked at Crosstex. Assumption Assumption Parish officials say the morning flare had nothing to do with the sinkhole or bayou bubbling. According to parish officials, the flaring will start back Thursday afternoon and last through the night.
Earlier this week, crews installed three vent wells around the Bayou Corne- Grand Bayou area to get a better understanding of what is causing it to get bigger. The vent wells detect the presence of gas in the ground nearby.
Assumption's Office of Emergency Preparedness director John Boudreaux says other scientific tests are finally helping them connect the dots between Texas Brine's abandoned salt dome, the sinkhole, and the bubbles that have been in the water since may.
"The sinkhole as well as the cavern itself has crude oil both in the cavern and on the surface, and those two actually match as far as isotopic analysis. It also matches the natural gases that's within the cavern as well as the natural gas that is bubbling in the waterways," said Boudreaux.
A 25′ section of pipeline (from Acadian Gas' pipeline) floated to the surface Wednesday on the edge of the pipeline right-of-way. The pipeline was emptied previously which made it become buoyant and since the sinkhole occurred there is no earthen cover to keep the pipeline submerged. The risks associated with this incident is for workers in the sinkhole – that they don't run into/over the floating pipe. Safety measures are being taken at the site to avoid the risk.
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. More >>