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  • Sinkhole opens up in West Pullman neighborhood

    Sinkhole opens up in West Pullman neighborhood
    A sinkhole swallowed part of a road in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side this morning, officials said. City crews have closed off the area around the hole near 124th Street and Wentworth Avenue. According to an e-mail from Shannon...
  • Sinkhole causes guest housing collapse at resort near Disney World

    Officials on Monday were dealing with the aftermath of an overnight sinkhole at a resort near Disney World that partially swallowed one residential villa and forced guests to flee for their lives. None of the guests reported injuries late Sunday night,...
  • Video shows Louisiana sinkhole swallowing trees

    Video shows Louisiana sinkhole swallowing trees
    A sinkhole opened up underneath these trees in Louisiana, sucking them into the ground. Authorities say it first appeared last year, causing nearby residents to be evacuated. Town officials were taking video of water currents when they captured the...
  • Louisiana sinkhole video: Watch grove of trees disappear below ground

    Louisiana sinkhole video: Watch grove of trees disappear below ground
    A group of trees got sucked into a Louisiana sinkhole earlier this week, and you can watch them disappear right before your eyes. The opening frames of the three-minute video, above, seem to portray a peaceful bayou scene with nothing out of the...
  • Springfield intersection closes after sinkhole opens

    Springfield intersection closes after sinkhole opens
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A sudden sinkhole swallowed part of a Springfield road. City Utilities crews discovered the sinkhole Monday and they say it's the biggest they've seen in Springfield. The crews found the sinkhole as they were installing water mains...
  • Widespread flooding closes expressways, many streets

    Widespread flooding closes expressways, many streets
    Flooding spawned by as much as 5 inches of rain closed the Edens, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways this morning as a second wave of thunderstorms moves through the Chicago area. The Edens Expressway was closed between Foster and Touhy avenues and...
  • City: 98-year-old water main cause of sinkhole that swallowed 3 cars

    City: 98-year-old water main cause of sinkhole that swallowed 3 cars
    As a relentless rainstorm battered the Chicago area early Thursday morning, Laide Giwa watched her Dodge Charger drop into a sinkhole. The hole — which had already swallowed two vehicles before claiming Giwa's car —was not caused by the rain...
  • Is there any place in Florida safe from sinkholes? Technically, no.

    A master bedroom, a porch, a 14-foot boat and most of two houses were swallowed by the earth when a sinkhole opened up in a family’s backyard in western Florida. The gaping hole in the waterfront town of Dunedin was more than 70 feet wide by...
  • Water bill whirlpool

    Water bill whirlpool
    There is an old adage, often heard in the local marinas, that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water into which you pour money. Turns out the same could be said about Baltimore's water and sewer system — it is a money-soaking hole that puts...
  • Quadcopter video: Downtown Orlando from above

    Quadcopter video: Downtown Orlando from above
    It started with a question: "Can we bring our quadcopter to the Orlando Sentinel?" Ummm….of course. But, what’s a quadcopter? Dylon York of Fiction, a Winter Park-based video production company, asked if he and a few of his co-workers...
  • Big hole near Winter Park baffles, stabilizes after threatening homes

    Big hole near Winter Park baffles, stabilizes after threatening homes
    After celebrating her birthday Monday night, Suzanne Blumenauer returned to her home near Winter Park to discover her pool fractured, empty and sinking into the ground. "I must be dreaming," Blumenauer said. "I didn't know what to think." Orange...