Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:03 GMT
Officers are on the scene of a deadly shooting in East Feliciana Parish. There is very little information right now, but we're told it happened around 4 p.m. at a home on Highway 10, near Smith Road, justMore >>
Investigators have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened on Friday afternoon in a small community near Clinton.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:17:05 GMT
Police say a motorcyclist in West Ashley had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat. On Thursday at 8:50 a.m., a man on a motorcycle approachedMore >>
Police say a motorcyclist had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
WAFB congratulates our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
As another school year ends, WAFB wants to congratulate our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -
the rain is gone, Texas Brine work crews are out preparing to install more
equipment to help find the cause of the sinkhole here in Assumption Parish.
are clearing trees and compacting sand preparing for four vent wells Texas Brine
is building near the Bayou Corne community.
the information we gathered from all of these diagnostic tools are being
applied will give us an idea of what's happening, what has happened and what
the possibility of any future events might be," said Sonny Cranch, Texas Brine
says there will eventually be a total of 16 vent wells in the area with plans
to replace the governments above-ground seismic monitors with monitors that
will be 80 feet below the surface.
a clearer signal. From what could be happening seismically directly beneath us
or as far away as Alaska," said Cranch. "They're that sensitive. They can pick
up that kind of seismic activity."
construction package will also include the installation of 3D seismic activity
recorders and the sinkhole containment berm. Assumption Parish leaders say they
are pleased with the recent progress.
there are a lot of unanswered questions, but in order to get those answers,
they have to move forward and complete some of this work," said John Boudreaux,
Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness director.
Cranch says there's no projected completion date for this project.
He says weather and several other factors could cause delays. We also asked Cranch
about the possibility of buying those evacuated residents out of their homes.
He says right now they are focused on finding out the cause of the sinkhole and
keeping it from getting any larger.
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 >>