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growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in florida


miami — a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes friday.dramatic video showed the home in land o' lakes, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing into the hole friday morning. it quickly engulfed one home and a boat and then consumed about 80 percent of another home, said kevin guthrie, pasco county's assistant county administrator for public safety.by friday afternoon, the hole stretched up to 250 feet (76 meters) wide and 50 feet (15 meters) deep, and threatened to damage a third home, guthrie said.pasco county fire chief shawn whited told reporters that no one was home when crews responded to a call about a "depression" under






sinkhole swallows car in st louis


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florida sinkhole swallows home and boat parked outside


land o' lakes, fla. — a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow has swallowed a home in florida and severely damaged another.pasco county fire chief shawn whited said during a news conference that crews were called to the home north of tampa about 7:30 a.m. friday after someone noticed a depression had formed under a boat parked outside a house. within minutes, he says, "the hole opened up."whited says the residents had left for work, but firefighters rescued two dogs and retrieved some of the home's belongings. by 8:30 a.m., part of the house collapsed. an hour later, the sinkhole had swallowed most of the home and a portion of the one next door.county building officials have deemed about 10 homes unsafe and say more may be affected.the tampa bay






sinkhole in florida swallows 2 homes and a boat


miami – a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes friday.dramatic video showed the home in land o’ lakes, north of tampa, collapsing into the hole friday morning. it quickly engulfed one home and a boat and then consumed about 80 percent of another home, said kevin guthrie, pasco county’s assistant county administrator for public safety.by friday afternoon, the hole stretched up to 250 feet wide and 50 feet deep, and threatened to damage a third home, guthrie said.pasco county fire chief shawn whited told reporters that no one was home when crews responded to a call about a “depression” under a boat in the backyard of a house. with






florida sinkhole swallows home, boat; 11 others evacuated


miami — a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes on friday.dramatic video showed the home, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing into the hole on friday morning. the hole quickly grew to 200 feet (60 meters) wide and 50 feet (15 meters) deep.pasco county fire chief shawn whited told reporters that no one was at the home when crews arrived just after 7:30 a.m. someone had called about a "depression" under a boat parked next to the house in lake padgett estates in land o'lakes. within minutes, he said, "the hole opened up." the boat fell in.firefighters were able to get two dogs out of the home and retrieve some belongings before th






florida sinkhole swallows 2 homes and a boat – the denver post


by jennifer kay and freida frisaro, the associated pressmiami — a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes on friday.dramatic video showed the home, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing into the hole on friday morning. the hole quickly grew to 200 feet (60 meters) wide — about two-thirds the length of a football field — and 50 feet (15 meters) deep.pasco county fire chief shawn whited told reporters that no one was at the home when crews arrived just after 7:30 a.m. someone had called about a “depression” under a boat parked in the backyard of a home in lake padgett estates in land o’lakes. within minutes, he said, “the hole opened






florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 homes; 10 others evacuated


miami — a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes on friday.dramatic video showed the home, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing into the hole on friday morning. the hole quickly grew to 200 feet (60 meters) wide — about two-thirds the length of a football field — and 50 feet (15 meters) deep.pasco county fire chief shawn whited told reporters that no one was at the home when crews arrived just after 7:30 a.m. someone had called about a "depression" under a boat parked in the backyard of a home in lake padgett estates in land o'lakes. within minutes, he said, "the hole opened up," and the boat fell in.firefighters were able to get






florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 homes; 10 others evacuated


miami (ap) — a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes on friday.dramatic video showed the home, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing into the hole on friday morning. the hole quickly grew to 200 feet (60 meters) wide — about two-thirds the length of a football field — and 50 feet (15 meters) deep.pasco county fire chief shawn whited told reporters that no one was at the home when crews arrived just after 7:30 a.m. someone had called about a “depression” under a boat parked in the backyard of a home in lake padgett estates in land o’lakes. within minutes, he said, “the hole opened up,” and the boat fell in.firefighters were able t






florida sinkhole swallows boat, 2 homes, forces 10 others to be evacuated


a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes on friday.dramatic video showed the home, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing into the hole on friday morning. the hole quickly grew to 200 feet wide — about two-thirds the length of a football field — and 50 feet deep.pasco county fire chief shawn whited told reporters that no one was at the home when crews arrived just after 7:30 a.m. someone had called about a "depression" under a boat parked in the backyard of a home in lake padgett estates in land o'lakes. within minutes, he said, "the hole opened up," and the boat fell in.firefighters were able to get two dogs out of the home and re






florida sinkhole swallows home, boat; 11 others evacuated


miami — a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes on friday.dramatic video showed the home, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing into the hole on friday morning. the hole quickly grew to 200 feet (60 meters) wide and 50 feet (15 meters) deep.pasco county fire chief shawn whited told reporters that no one was at the home when crews arrived just after 7:30 a.m. someone had called about a "depression" under a boat parked next to the house in lake padgett estates in land o'lakes. within minutes, he said, "the hole opened up." the boat fell in.firefighters were able to get two dogs out of the home and retrieve some belongings before th






sinkhole swallows up car in downtown st. louis; no injuries


st. louis — a sinkhole has opened up and swallowed a car in downtown st. louis.there have been no injuries reported resulting from the sinkhole that appeared shortly before 7 a.m. thursday.aerial tv footage shows the white car on its side in the hole, with water gushing from a below-ground pipe.the car's owners told television station kmov that they were returning from a gym when they found their car in the crater.it isn't immediately clear what caused the collapse.






sinkhole swallows car in downtown st. louis


st. louis -- a sinkhole has opened up and swallowed a car in downtown st. louis. there have been no injuries reported resulting from the sinkhole that appeared shortly before 7 a.m. thursday. aerial tv footage shows the white car on its side in the hole, with water gushing from a below-ground pipe. aerial footage of a sinkhole that swallowed a car in st. louis. kmov the car's owners told cbs affiliate kmov-tv that they were returning from a gym when they found their car in the crater. a crane will be used to remove the vehicle sometime thursday.it isn't immediately clear what caused the collapse.






sinkhole forces florida neighborhood to evacuate


land o' lakes, fla. -- residents are being evacuated in a florida neighborhood due to a massive sinkhole that's already swallowed two houses and a boat. cbs affiliate wtsp-tv reports a depression the size of a small pool first formed at around 8:30 a.m. on friday in land o' lakes, and quickly grew. authorities say one home on ocean pines drive was completely destroyed and another is 50 to 60 percent damaged. no one was home at the time.rescue crews went into the destroyed house and saved two dogs, officials said. authorities urged neighbors to collect their belongings to prepare for the evacuations, as the size of the hole is increasing. crews are maintaining a 200-foot perimeter around the sinkhole, which is about 50 to 100 feet deep. a house destroyed by the sinkhole on ocean pines drive






sinkhole swallows up car in downtown st. louis; no injuries


st. louis (ap) — a sinkhole has opened up and swallowed a car in downtown st. louis.there have been no injuries reported resulting from the sinkhole that appeared shortly before 7 a.m. thursday.aerial tv footage shows the white car on its side in the hole, with water gushing from a below-ground pipe.the car’s owners told television station kmov that they were returning from a gym when they found their car in the crater.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.it isn’t immediately clear what caused the collapse.___information from: kmov-tv, http://www.kmov.com






sinkhole forces florida neighborhood to evacuate


land o' lakes, fla. -- residents are being evacuated in a florida neighborhood due to a massive sinkhole that's already swallowed two houses. cbs affiliate wtsp-tv reports a depression the size of a small pool first formed at around 8:30 a.m. on friday in land o' lakes, and quickly grew. at least two homes on ocean pines drive have been destroyed. two dogs were rescued from one of the residences. authorities have urged neighbors to collect their belongings ahead of time to prepare for the evacuations, as the size of the hole is increasing. at this time, about 100 homes are without power. it remains unclear when electricity will be restored in the area. a house destroyed by the sinkhole on ocean pines drive in land o' lakes, florida, july 14, 2017. pasco sheriff check back for updates on th






sinkhole forces florida neighborhood to evacuate


land o' lakes, fla. -- residents are being evacuated in a florida neighborhood due to a massive sinkhole that's already swallowed two houses. cbs affiliate wtsp-tv reports a depression the size of a small pool first formed at around 8:30 a.m. on friday in land o' lakes, and quickly grew. authorities say one home on ocean pines drive was completely destroyed and another is 50 to 60 percent damaged. no one was home at the time.rescue crews went into the destroyed house and saved two dogs, officials said. authorities urged neighbors to collect their belongings to prepare for the evacuations, as the size of the hole is increasing. at this time, about 100 homes are without power. it remains unclear when electricity will be restored in the area. a house destroyed by the sinkhole on ocean pines d






officials don't know when florida sinkhole will stop growing


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sinkhole swallows up car in downtown st. louis; no injuries


st. louis — a man who scored what he thought was a prime parking spot in downtown st. louis says he returned from a trip to the gym with his fiancee to find his car swallowed by a sinkhole.jordan westerberg tells the st. louis post-dispatch (http://bit.ly/2tptczm ) that when the couple came back to his toyota camry shortly before 7 a.m. thursday and didn't see it, they figured it had been towed.street workers gathered at the parking space was a tipoff something was amiss. that's when 25-year-old westerberg found the vehicle in the gaping hole, about 20 feet deep and 8 to 10 feet across.it isn't immediately clear what caused the collapse.no injuries were reported.






oh, cookie! pug rescued after falling into florida sinkhole


gainesville, fla. — a 10-year-old pug named cookie is safe and sound and falling into a giant sinkhole following a heavy rainstorm in north florida.crews from multiple agencies worked five hours to lift her to safety tuesday night near gainesville.the gainesville sun (http://bit.ly/2o0xct1 ) reports cookie followed owner patricia langston to her barn on tuesday evening. the dog stopped to scratch. as she took a step forward, the ground opened up and cookie tumbled into the hole.laurel johanson, cookie's other owner, says the dog disappeared from sight in the 30-foot-deep sinkhole.the university of florida's veterinary emergency treatment service and other crews dug for hours until fourth-year veterinary student jennifer groover was finally lowered into the hole to get cookie. she says the






cookie doesn't crumble after falling into florida sinkhole


gainesville, fla. — a 10-year-old pug named cookie is safe and sound and falling into a giant sinkhole following a heavy rainstorm in north florida.crews from multiple agencies worked five hours to lift her to safety tuesday night near gainesville.the gainesville sun (http://bit.ly/2o0xct1 ) reports cookie followed owner patricia langston to her barn on tuesday evening. the dog stopped to scratch. as she took a step forward, the ground opened up and cookie tumbled into the hole.laurel johanson, cookie's other owner, says the dog disappeared from sight in the 30-foot-deep sinkhole.the university of florida's veterinary emergency treatment service and other crews dug for hours until fourth-year veterinary student jennifer groover was finally lowered into the hole to get cookie. she says the






sinkhole swallows up parking lot at east bay retirement community


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sinkhole swallows two cars in studio city


two cars dropped into a 20-foot sinkhole off laurel canyon boulevard in studio city on friday night, authorities said. according to an account on the lafd website , firefighters arrived at the sinkhole and found one car upside down in rushing water. the occupant, a 48-year-old woman, was standing on the car about 10 feet below street level. firefighters lowered a 20-foot ladder to her, allowing her to climb out, and took her to a hospital in fair condition. en route, she said that while she was driving, she felt the car pitch to the left, then it tumbled into the sinkhole. the airbags deployed, water started coming in, and she tried to raise the windows. she was able to open the door and climb on top of the car, where she screamed for help. she said she thought she was going to die. th






sinkhole swallows two cars in studio city


two cars dropped into a 20-foot sinkhole off laurel canyon boulevard in studio city on friday night, authorities said. one person was trapped in one of the vehicles, then rescued by firefighters and rushed to a hospital, according to the los angeles city fire department. it was not immediately clear whether there were any injuries. meanwhile, a fire truck was left teetering off the edge of a highway in the cajon pass on friday night when another roadway collapsed. the truck, perched on the side of highway 15, wound up falling off the highway a while later, but no one was injured, according to the san bernardino county fire department.






giant sinkholes - giant sinkholes - pictures


giant sinkholesthe sudden nightmare of sinkholes swallows cars and homes and can cause the loss of life. the phenomena occurs due to erosion beneath the surface, causing a collapse, for many reasons including flooding and heavy rain, excessive water pumping, water main breaks, earthquakes and construction.here, a giant sinkhole caused by the rains of tropical storm agatha is seen in guatemala city, may 31, 2010.more than 94,000 people were evacuated as the storm buried homes under mud, swept away a highway bridge near guatemala city and opened up sinkholes in the capital.credit: casa presidencial/handout/reutersgiant sinkholesa 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened up and swallowed two vehicles in los angeles after a powerful storm hit southern california in february 2017.credit: mark ralston/afp/g






swallows at san juan capistrano were driven away by development. but the birds a


development pushed the famous swallows away from their traditional spring haven at mission san juan capistrano. that left tourists searching — mostly in vain — for the city’s most famously reliable visitors.now, five years after mission executive director mechelle lawrence adams launched an effort to woo the swallows back to the historic landmark, she and her staff are celebrating.mission san juan capistrano. (los angeles times)bounding backafter years of decline, more swallows are returningthey’ve discovered two nests of swallows at the mission in the last month, and more have been spotted in flight. that’s fueled hope that the birds will re-embrace a migration routine introduced to the world by father john o’sullivan, who cared for the mission from 1910 until his death in 1933.“we feel l






dozens of alligators flock to 134-foot-deep sinkhole in florida


it was like a scene out of a horror film, as dozens of alligators gathered around a giant sinkhole lined with vultures as hikers watched — standing as still as statues — from a distance. only a handful of people were able to make their way through the gates of myakka river state park in sarasota, florida, this week. a limit of 30 people are allowed to visit each day in order to retain the “wilderness experience,” park manager stephen giguere told cbs affiliate wtsp in florida. it’s a hot and sticky hike 2-mile hike to get to “deep hole,” the 134-foot-deep sinkhole formation that’s about one-third of an acre in size, where the alligators like to hang out. the sinkhole is located at the lower lake of wilderness park at myakka river state park.gators lounge along a lake outside of “deep hole”






dozens of alligators flock to 134-foot-deep sinkhole in florida


it was like a scene out of a horror film, as dozens of alligators gathered around a giant sinkhole lined with vultures as hikers watched -- standing as still as statues -- from a distance. only a handful of people were able to make their way through the gates of myakka river state park in sarasota, florida, this week. a limit of 30 people are allowed to visit each day in order to retain the “wilderness experience,” park manager stephen giguere told cbs affiliate wtsp in florida. it’s a hot and sticky hike 2-mile hike to get to “deep hole,” the 134-foot-deep sinkhole formation that’s about one-third of an acre in size, where the alligators like to hang out. the sinkhole is located at the lower lake of wilderness park at myakka river state park.gators lounge along a lake outside of “deep hol






dozens of alligators flock to 134-foot-deep sinkhole in florida


it was like a scene out of a horror film, as dozens of alligators gathered around a giant sinkhole lined with vultures as hikers watched -- standing as still as statues -- from a distance. only a handful of people were able to make their way through the gates of myakka river state park in sarasota, florida, this week. a limit of 30 people are allowed to visit each day in order to retain the “wilderness experience,” park manager stephen giguere told cbs affiliate wtsp in florida. it’s a hot and sticky hike 2-mile hike to get to “deep hole,” the 134-foot-deep sinkhole formation that’s about one-third of an acre in size, where the alligators like to hang out. the sinkhole is located at the lower lake of wilderness park at myakka river state park.gators lounge along a lake outside of “deep hol






texas woman dies while snorkeling in the florida keys


key largo, fla. — a woman from austin, texas, has died during a snorkeling trip in the florida keys.sheriff's spokeswoman becky herrin in florida's monroe county says 58-year-old cheri crozier was with her husband in waters off a state park tuesday afternoon when she began having trouble.herrin's statement says crozier began having difficulty swimming and they yelled for help from the crew of their snorkeling boat. crew members threw her a rope and began pulling her to the boat. once on board, crozier became unresponsive and stopped breathing, according to herrin.a doctor who was onboard the boat administered cpr as the boat headed to shore.herrin says foul play is not suspected.






work beginning to repair sinkhole-damaged corvette


bowling green, ky. — a kentucky museum says a prized corvette still covered in dirt and debris from its 2014 fall into a sinkhole has been moved from display to undergo repairs.the national corvette museum in bowling green says restoration work on the 1962 corvette will be done at the museum. it says visitors will be able to watch the progress in restoring the car.the museum says the car needs about $15,000 worth of new parts, including a complete front end assembly, hood panel and windshield. it says the work could take up to a year.the car was among eight corvettes that plunged into the sinkhole on feb. 12, 2014. the sinkhole turned into an internet sensation.the giant hole was eventually plugged, but the museum has an exhibit about the sinkhole.






sign wishes year-old sinkhole a “happy 1st birthday” – the mercury news


moraga — a balloon, streamers and a hand-lettered sign with the words “happy 1st birthday” have been posted at the site of sinkhole that formed a year ago at a major town intersection.the sign was posted on the chain link fence behind an orange safety barrier surrounding the sinkhole at the intersection of rheem boulevard and center street in moraga. the large sinkhole formed march 13, 2016, after a series of el niño-related storms.the town approved a $3.3 million fix to the sinkhole last may. it delayed repairs following some hiccups in the federal aid funding approval process, but town staffers expect to have a permanent fix by the summer.






uber vehicle falls into giant sinkhole in denver


denver -- crews worked on fixing a big sinkhole that opened in a denver street after an uber driver plunged right into it early friday morning, cbs denver reports.it started as a broken water main around 11:30 p.m. the driver told cbs denver he was dropping someone off in the area and couldn't see the hole."i had no clue it was there at all," he said. "it was just kind of a shocker for me, it was an unexplainable, just a crazy night tonight."workers attempt to contain a sinkhole in denver. cbs denver denver city water workers arrived to the scene around midnight to try to close off the area. workers said they tried and failed to warn the driver before his car was swallowed by the sinkhole around 12:45 a.m.






repairs from michigan sinkhole to take until thanksgiving


fraser, mich. — it likely will take until thanksgiving to repair damage from a broken sewer line that caused a football field-sized sinkhole on christmas eve north of detroit.macomb county public works chief candice miller said tuesday that the cost of the work would be determined monday when a contract is awarded. she previously estimated costs at more than $78 million.miller made the remarks at a news conference to introduce two michigan state police robots that were then sent into three houses that had to be condemned to make a video inventory of the properties. the robots are normally used by the bomb squad but were sent inside to ensure workers' safety.she said the information will be used to determine a fair offer to the homeowners.






2 homes being demolished at suburban detroit sinkhole site


fraser, mich. — two homes are being torn down to help clear the way for repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a sinkhole on christmas eve in suburban detroit.three houses had to be condemned in fraser and a major road has been closed. officials say two of those homes will be demolished starting friday.macomb county public works chief candice miller says in a statement that "heartfelt sympathies go out to these impacted families."construction crews next week plan to begin to dig a roughly 300-foot-long, 25-foot-wide shaft to allow sewer line repair and replacement.work to restore the area is expected to wrap up by the end of the year.






pizzeria is demolished after sinkhole opens underneath it


crooksville, ohio — a small ohio village has demolished a popular pizzeria after a sinkhole opened up beneath it.wbns-tv reports sprankle's village pizza in crooksville had to close and be demolished after a 20-foot-deep sinkhole appeared friday, causing the first floor to partially collapse.sprankle's has been a staple for 47 years in crooksville, 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of columbus. while crews prepared to demolish the building, employees and community members salvaged as much food and equipment as they could.owner roger sprankle tells wbns the sinkhole might have been caused by having a creek on one side of the building and a rail line on the other.the village will pay for the demolition because the business had no insurance.






man arrested after pilotless boat crashes onto florida beach


daytona beach, fla. (ap) — authorities say they’ve arrested a man connected to a stolen boat that crashed unmanned onto a florida beach.the 36-foot boat was pilotless when it ran aground at full throttle on daytona beach on saturday morning, scattering beachgoers.volusia county beach ocean rescue officials tell local news outlets 20-year-old jonathan race of daytona beach was arrested sunday. he’s charged with two counts of burglary and grand theft of a vehicle less than $100,000. he remained in the county jail monday morning. a lawyer isn’t listed on jail records.officials say the boat’s owner was located saturday. he told investigators he hadn’t been driving it and no one he knows had taken it out either.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.no one was injured. the in






report: fernandez was likely operating boat in deadly crash


miami — florida authorities say miami marlins star jose fernandez was likely operating a speeding boat when it crashed into a jetty, killing him and two other men.a florida fish and wildlife report released thursday included a chart listing the "probable seating location of occupants" from evidence collected while investigating the crash off miami beach.the 24-year-old pitcher and the others died when fernandez' 32-foot boat struck a jetty just after 3 a.m. last sept. 25. the report says the boat hit at 65.7 mph.a previous toxicology report determined alcohol and drugs were a factor, adding the trio spent time at a miami bar beforehand.tampa-based attorney ralph e. fernandez, a family friend, had questioned whether the pitcher was driving. he didn't immediately respond to an email seeking