Friday Jun 14
15 miles from La. sinkhole, 2nd plant explodes
Emergency officials have reported 30 minutes ago that a second chemical plant has exploded in Ascension Parish this evening.
Friday Jun 14
Jindal signs sinkhole bills increasing accountability for cavern operators
La. Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to members of the press March 19, 2013 while visiting the Bayou Corne community, which was displaced after a sinkhole appeared and swallowed up about 13 acres near Pierre Part, La.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Study to find detour for La. 70 near sinkhole
A feasibility study has been initiated to identify a possible detour route and cost for La.
Fatalities confirmed after Geismar plant explosion, sources say
At least one person is dead after an explosion at the Williams-Olefins plant in Geismar, La., according to differing reports from the scene.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
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Texas Brine Co. contractors expect to have a swath of sunken containment levee around the Assumption Parish sinkhole temporarily restored by sometime Friday, a company spokesman said.
Residents Run From Risks as Bayou Corne Sinkhole's Protective Berm Sinks
BACKGROUND: In Spring of 2012, Louisiana's Corne and Grand Bayou residents noticed strange bubbling in the bayou for many weeks, and they reported smelling burnt diesel fuel and sulfur.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
After faltering twice, lawmaker says marijuana bill will have one final vote
Penalties for simple possession of marijuana would lessen under a bill that stalled on the Senate floor twice on Wednesday.
Using all her Southern style
When Crazy Legs Production was searching for a Southern host for its new series, "Southern Fried Homicide," it sounded like something right up the Gonzales native's alley.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Man killed while walking on La. 1 Monday night
A Napoleonville man walked into the path of an oncoming car Monday night on La. 1 in Assumption Parish and was killed, the Louisiana State Police reported.
Louisiana actress Shanna Forrestall hosts ID's 'Southern Fried Homicide'
Louisiana actress Shanna Forrestall hosts the new Investigation Discovery true-crime anthology "Southern Fried Homicide," which launches at 9 p.m. Wednesday .
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Best of New Orleans
A House resolution that originally asked Congress to prohibit "diseased" shrimp imports from foreign countries has morphed into a request for federal lawmakers to study the issue.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Letter: New Markets Act beneficial
The Louisiana New Markets Jobs Act , which passed through the House and now heads to the Senate for debate, fosters job creation and retention by making private financing available to the best jobs engine in America - local small businesses.
Fri May 31, 2013
Bayou Corne camp occupants bring sinkhole lawsuit
East Baton Rouge and Livingston parish residents who own or lease camps in the Bayou Corne-area have joined the growing list of businesses, residents and landowners headed to court over the Assumption Parish sinkhole.
Wed May 29, 2013
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A year ago, Dennis Landry noticed unusual bubbles in Assumption Parish's Bayou Corne during a leisurely afternoon boat ride with his wife.
Tue May 28, 2013
Sinkhole bills continues to sail through Louisiana Legislature
A pair of bills written in response to a now 15-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish were backed unanimously by the Louisiana Senate Tuesday.
Sun May 26, 2013
Rock to sinkhole ratio a mystery
One of the lingering questions surrounding the Assumption Parish sinkhole - raised last fall when fears of more sinkholes emerged - remains an issue of too much rock.
Fri May 24, 2013
Texas Brine makes settlement offers to sinkhole evacuees
Screen Shot from State Police Aerial Video on April 4 -- The northern Assumption Parish sinkhole that emerged near the Napoleonville Dome is seen on April 4. Residents of the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou communities remain under evacuation orders issued when the sinkhole was discovered on Aug.
Wed May 22, 2013
Louisiana Senate committee approves sinkhole bills
Scientists have speculated that the 372-foot-wide and 422-foot-deep sinkhole might be related to structural problems within a brine cavern owned by United Brine Services, a subsidiary of Texas Brine Co., A Louisiana Senate panel backed two bills aimed at tightening regulations around the state's salt domes and solution-mined caverns.