Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) -
The latest news looks worse for the
sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Everyone involved is now eyeing a second
cavern that may be too close to the Texas Brine salt dome well. But Texas Brine
reps say no one should jump to any conclusion until seismic testing is
"We need to complete the 3D
seismic data collection and marry that image with the vertical seismic
profiling data," said Texas Brine spokesperson Sonny Cranch.
It's called "Oxy Geismar 1".
Based on some of the data from seismic testing, the cavern could be dangerously
close, within 200 feet, of the salt dome wall - meaning potential trouble.
"This new information has posed
the same concern that this cavern is close to the outer wall," said John
Boudreaux, director of Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness.
Remember, it was the failure of
that first cavern - "Oxy Geismar 3" - that scientists believe caused the now
8.5 acre sinkhole near Bayou Corne.
While Texas Brine and the parish
wait for the final results of the seismic tests, Cranch says crews are working
to finish installing a total of 33 vent wells and he says the first phase of
the containment berm is complete.
"A impermeable, they call it a
geomat, which will form a waterproof barrier on the inside of the containment
berm," said Cranch. "We hope to have that work starting in the middle of next
week or the week after."
Meanwhile, 350 people remain out
of their homes under an evacuation order issued last August. Texas Brine has
been paying the homeowners since August; but many now want a buyout.
On Saturday, California-based
environmental activist Erin Brockovich will be in Bayou Corne. She and a team
of lawyers, as well as an expert who tests soil, will meet with residents
affected by the sinkhole.