| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:22 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:17 AM
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,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:42 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:46 PM
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:32 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:08 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:42 PM
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."