Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -
According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury website, Texas Brine has reported high levels of Hydrogen Sulfide from their sonic vent
well that is drilled into the cap rock at the giant sinkhole near Grand Bayou and Bayou Corne.
Hydrogen Sulfide is a poisonous, flammable gas and has a very bad odor. The smell is described as the smell of rotten eggs. Unlike
methane, it is heavier than air and collects at low to the ground
levels. No community air monitors have detected Hydrogen Sulfide.
The well was shut down due to
these levels. This vent well is the deepest vent well on the property. The Department of Natural Resources' contractor, The Shaw Group, is currently
investigating. Assumption Parish officials are currently waiting on additional details from DNR.
The primary initial purpose of the well was to gain direct access to the interior of the abandoned brine cavern so that equipment can be sent down into the cavern to determine the stability, internal pressure and contents of the cavern.
The top of the cavern lies about 3,400 feet below the surface. Venting natural gas is a part of the plan to deal with the cause of the sinkhole and natural gas bubbling in the area.
DEQ and Assumption Parish OEP will continue its daily monitoring of the air
quality and gas bubbles to make sure levels are safe.