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  • Dock worker's body found after cruise ship incident

    April 12, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The body of a missing Mobile shipyard worker has been pulled from the Mobile Bay. Authorities say the body of 64-year-old John R. Johnson was recovered Friday morning near the area where he was last seen. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Clausen says authorities found Johnson's... more »
  • Pilot who struck Bay Bridge had 3 prior mishaps

    January 8, 2013 1:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The pilot of the empty oil tanker that grazed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge had three minor shipping mishaps previously. California Board of Pilot Commissioners records show that pilot Guy Kleess was at fault for two of the accidents. In one, a dock in the Port of... more »
  • Tanker which hit Calif. bridge had no oil cargo

    January 7, 2013 4:32 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Officials say the ship that hit the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was not carrying oil as cargo, only fuel to power its engines. The ship struck a tower of the bridge's western span around 11:20 a.m. Monday. Coast Guard and transportation officials say there were no reports... more »
  • Body of missing man found in Barataria Bay

    April 6, 2012 2:12 PM

    Barataria, La. - The body of a missing man from Jefferson Parish has been recovered from Barataria Bay. Authorities say two fishermen led them to the body of 64-year-old Louis Adams, of Barataria, early Friday. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said that Adams' wife reported him missing Wednesday... more »
  • Dolphins from oiled bay show health problems

    March 23, 2012 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scientists say 32 dolphins taken from Louisiana's Barataria Bay were in overall poor health, though they say their studies don't yet definitely tie the illnesses to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Lori Schwacke of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that the dolphins - caught... more »
  • Driver identified in Whiskey Bay fatal crash

    March 2, 2012 8:04 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - Louisiana State Police have identified the motorcyclist killed Thursday in an accident along Interstate 10 at the Whiskey Bay Bridge. Troopers say 64-year-old Phillip Rizzo of Lincoln County, OR, was pronounced dead at the scene. The multi-vehicle accident happened just after 5 p.m. on the... more »
  • 1 dead after Coast Guard helicopter crash in Ala.

    February 29, 2012 3:40 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Coast Guard says one crewmember is dead and three others remain missing following a helicopter crash in Alabama during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65C helicopter crashed Tuesday evening in Mobile Bay, near Point Clear, Ala. The Coast... more »
  • Last bay at Morganza closing today

    July 7, 2011 1:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Corps of Engineers announced that they will close the last open bay at the Morganza Spillway by the end of the day. The spillway has been open since May 14 to relieve flooding along the Mississippi River. After river levels dropped the Corps closed all... more »
  • One bay closed, one to go at Morganza Spillway

    June 9, 2011 2:54 PM

    One more bay at the Morganza Spillway has closed, leaving one remaining open. 17 total bays on the Spillway were once opened, sending water rushing from the Mississippi River into the Atchafalaya Basin. The Army Corps of Engineers say they could have all the bays closed by this... more »
  • Corps closes two more bays at Morganza Spillway

    May 26, 2011 10:56 AM

    MORGANZA - Two more bays have been closed at the Morganza Spillway after river levels were recently found to be lower than expected. Only 12 bays remain open at the spillway, pouring 120,000 cubic of water per second into the Morganza Floodway. Yesterday a spokesperson with the Corps... more »

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