Latest Sink holes News

Kentucky man, firm charged again with water quality offense

Oct. 17, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man and a company face a federal charge claiming a water quality offense in a sinkhole similar to what they pleaded guilty to in 2013. The western Kentucky U.S. attorney’s office says Wednesday’s indictment against 84-year-old...

Bus tips into sinkhole as deadly storms lash Greece

Oct. 15, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A bus transporting oil refinery workers fell into a sinkhole in the center of Greece’s second-largest city Friday as storms continued to batter the country, damaging roads, closing schools and causing the deaths of at least two people. ...

Residents plagued by sinkhole call on Noem, others for help

Oct. 09, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Hideaway Hills residents are tired of waiting for answers and, in some cases, feel abandoned by politicians who received their votes in previous elections. “This was our nest egg,” Valerie Smith said this week. “We planned to sell and now...

Rapid City-area homeowners sue county over sinkhole risks

Sep. 28, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — More than 150 homeowners in a development outside Rapid City are suing Meade County over risks to their properties after a sinkhole exposed an abandoned gypsum mine. The federal complaint filed Monday by Hideaway Hills residents in Black Hawk...

New this week: 'Sopranos' prequel, Jon Stewart and Carlile

Sep. 27, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Jake Gyllenhaal teams up with director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Nic...

Additional homes may be at risk where sinkhole exposed mine

Sep. 24, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — A second phase of geophysical tests in a Rapid City area neighborhood where a sinkhole exposed an abandoned mine shows 30 additional homes may be affected. The sinkhole that exposed the old gypsum mine opened in April 2020 in the Black Hawk...

Sununu requests disaster declaration after July storms

Sep. 13, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu has requested that President Joe Biden issue a major disaster declaration for New Hampshire and provide federal emergency assistance for damage that happened as a result of storms and flooding in the state July 17-19. Sununu's...

Going underground: Drilling could unearth sinkhole mystery

Sep. 13, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Geologist Nick Anderson says the only definitive way to actual know what is under the surface of the homes in the Hideaway Hills subdivision is to drill underground. That operation, which began this week, is part of a lawsuit filed on behalf of...

New theory: Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen growth

Aug. 02, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It’s because the planet slowed down and days got longer. A study published Monday proposes and puts to the test the theory that longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of...