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  • Slightly safer surf along beach where local teen drowned

    July 25, 2014 4:11 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Conditions were slightly safer Friday at this popular getaway for south Louisiana families. A week after a teenager from the Baton Rouge-area drowned while swimming during double red flag warnings, lifeguards were watching swimmers under yellow flag advisories. Yellow flags mean moderate surf and conditions.... more »
  • Deadly lightning strike at Florida beach Play Video

    July 23, 2014 6:01 AM

    FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a man was walking with a woman and another man Tuesday afternoon when the lightning bolt struck. The strike apparently killed him... more »
  • Search continues off Ala. beach for missing local teen Play Video

    July 21, 2014 2:54 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Authorities are searching the coast for a 17-year-old from Ponchatoula who went missing after being caught in rough surf Sunday afternoon. Chaston Brown was visiting the beach after attending a track meet, friends told WBRZ News 2. Brown had played football for Ponchatoula High School... more »
  • 4 arrested following Clearwater Beach shootings

    May 27, 2014 2:15 AM

    CLEARWATER, FL - Four men face multiple charges after two people were injured in a Memorial Day shooting on Florida's Clearwater Beach. Clearwater police spokeswoman Joelle Castelli says the Monday evening shootings arose from fights between groups of people. She says the first shots were fired by a group of... more »
  • Beach season begins, state tests water quality

    May 23, 2014 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State health experts have started testing the water off the coast of Louisiana's popular beach locations. Twenty-five locations are tested weekly during the beach season of May, June, July, August, September and October. Scientists check water for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria, common bacteria in sewage pollution.... more »
  • Three must-haves for beach season Play Video

    April 29, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the summer beach season around the corner, three bathing suit types are a necessity: a two piece, a monokini and a bandeaux. Jennifer Palpallatoc from hauteofftherack.com recommended layered necklaces to go with a two-piece bathing suit. She also recommended wearing a sweater with the monokini,... more »
  • $144.5M in oil spill fines to be used for La. beach

    April 3, 2014 2:13 PM

    PORT FOURCHON- The foundation overseeing use of fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has approved $144.5 million to complete the restoration of a beach near Grand Isle. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation says the project will create about 490 acres of habitat, adding about 7.5 miles... more »
  • Fewer beach advisories off La. coast for Labor Day weekend

    August 30, 2013 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There are fewer beach advisories for the Labor Day weekend than earlier this summer. Scientists posted warnings about potentially dangerous bacteria in the water off two coastal areas: Cypremort State Park and a section of Grand Isle State Park. Previously, more than half of beaches in... more »
  • Water quality improves, fewer beach advisories

    August 2, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer Louisiana beaches have swim advisories this weekend. Only four have warnings posted for swimmers to swim at their own risk. Holly Beach, Rutherford, Cypremort and Grand Isle #2 have posted warnings. Just a few weeks ago, half or more had warnings about dangerous bacteria in... more »
  • More advisories for La. beaches

    July 26, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fifteen beaches have warnings posted about potentially dangerous bacteria. Scientists advise people to think twice before entering water in some of the region's popular coastal getaways, including Cypremort State Park, Grand Isle State Park #2, and Holly Beach. Twenty-five beaches are monitored for bacteria. Weekly tests... more »
  • Style tips before heading out on summer vacation Play Video

    July 26, 2013 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Haven't been able to take that summer vacation yet? Style blogger Candra-Eloise Burgess has some fashion tips for you to consider before you do. Burgess focused on things to bring out to the beach that help keep you stylish even while you're lugging around sunscreen, beach... more »
  • Advisories posted at La. beaches due to bacteria

    July 19, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Advisories were posted on beaches in Louisiana after scientists discovered potentially dangerous bacteria. Popular coastal spots were included in the warning, including a section of Grand Isle. Click HERE for a complete list of advisories. The postings come a few weeks after a more serious warning... more »
  • Warning about flesh-eating bacteria off La. coast

    June 28, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State health leaders issued a warning Friday for coastal water: it may have flesh-eating bacteria. One person has died and three others got sick from the bacteria, which is naturally occurring in warm seawater. Experts recommend not going into the water with open wounds, since it... more »
  • Missing man found dead off Grand Isle beach

    June 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish said they found a man reported missing Monday dead just off a beach in Grand Isle. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said relatives of Michael Blanchard, 51, of Labadieville reported him missing when he didn't show up to work Monday morning. Detectives pinged his cell... more »
  • Popular weekend beach getaways closed due to dangerous current

    June 10, 2013 10:53 PM

    GULF SHORES- Popular beach hangouts for people around the capital region are closed to swimmers after five people drowned. One person was from Louisiana. Double red flags were posted Monday along the shoreline, closing beaches in Gulf Shores and parts of Florida. "This includes all beaches from... more »
  • Procedures to help get that perfect beach body Play Video

    April 25, 2013 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Stephens talked about procedures available to help you get that killer beach body. Also, he told us what to expect after procedure like breast implants and liposuction. He also touched on precautions you need to take when visiting the beach so... more »
  • US tourist faces trial in Turkey

    April 17, 2013 9:00 AM

    ANKARA, Turkey- An American tourist who collected stones during a beach holiday with his wife was briefly detained in Turkey and faces trial for attempting to smuggle historical artifacts. Jason Dement told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he was taken into custody by security officials at an airport near... more »
  • A yacht, pizza and beer

    March 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    PACIFICA, California- An 82 foot luxury yacht was removed from a beach after three people stole it, stocked it with pizza and beer and then ran it aground. Police arrested the accused thieves and they're in the county jail. The yacht "Darlin" was recognized by the owner after it shown... more »
  • Beach Boys to headline free pre-bowl concert

    November 30, 2012 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Beach Boys and English rock band Bad Company are headlining a free concert the night before next month's New Orleans Bowl game. It'll be The Beach Boys' second show in New Orleans this year. The "Good Vibrations" Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band performed at... more »
  • Section of Gulfport beach closed

    November 15, 2012 8:21 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a precautionary beach closure for a section of beach in Gulfport. The closure announced Wednesday stretches from Teagarden Road on the west to the old Veterans Administration property on the east. The department said the precautionary closure... more »
  • Giant eyeball on Fla. beach may be from swordfish

    October 15, 2012 10:39 AM

    MIAMI - State experts say a giant eyeball that washed up on a Florida beach last week likely came from a swordfish. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Monday they based their conclusion on the eyeball's color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone around... more »
  • Shifting sands from Isaac reveal 1923 shipwreck

    September 7, 2012 2:45 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Tourists and locals alike are delighting in a 1923 shipwreck unearthed on an Alabama beach after Hurricane Isaac struck the region last month. The schooner Rachel grounded on the beach at Fort Morgan after a storm similar to Isaac pounded the Gulf Coast almost 90 years... more »
  • Old oil washes up in La. after Hurricane Isaac

    September 5, 2012 8:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Old oil has washed up on some Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac and officials are testing whether it's left over from BP's Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010. Officials late Tuesday restricted fishing in waters extending a mile off a roughly 13-mile stretch of coastline. The... more »
  • Tsunami dock demolition

    August 1, 2012 7:45 PM

    A dock that floated to a beach in Oregon as part of the debris from Japan's tsunami last year is being demolished. The plan is to cut the 165-ton concrete dock into sections like a loaf of bread and load them onto flatbed trucks. The trucks will have to drive... more »
  • Lifeguard fired for rescue

    July 4, 2012 7:48 PM

    A lifeguard in Hallandale Beach, Florida was fired for assisting a drowning man because he left a section of beach his company is paid to patrol. Tomas Lopez was on duty when a beach goer asked for his help. Lopez says he ran to a man struggling in the water... more »
  • Maui beach murder victim identified as La. native Play Video

    December 28, 2011 4:33 PM

    KAHULUI, Hawaii - Maui police have identified the man found dead on a beach as a 57-year-old originally from Baton Rouge, La. An autopsy reveals William George Sublett died of severe head trauma. Police Lt. Wayne Ibarra said Wednesday the manner of death is still under investigation. Police launched a... more »
  • Coastal work set to begin on Caminada headland

    December 20, 2011 4:38 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - Officials say a $29 million project getting underway to rebuild beach, dunes and marsh along West Belle Pass near Fourchon Beach will help protect the oil and natural gas hub of Port Fourchon, an important port for the Gulf of Mexico oil fields. The Courier... more »
  • Mayor: Tar balls wash onto Ala.'s Orange Beach

    September 6, 2011 10:59 AM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - A mayor in coastal Alabama says small tar balls are washing onto the state's prime tourist beaches because of the heavy surf kicked up by Tropical Storm Lee. Tony Kennon, the mayor of Orange Beach, Ala., said Tuesday that the tar balls reported so... more »
  • 8 months after spill, oil found on dead dolphin

    April 7, 2011 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that eight months after the Deepwater Horizon oil well was capped, dolphins are washing ashore in east Louisiana with some oil from that spilled on their bodies. Spokeswoman Kim Amendola says the dolphins had spots of weathered oil. ... more »
  • Cleanup of oil-tainted Gulf Coast nears end

    December 30, 2010 12:55 PM

    EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. - Dig 2 feet into the sand on this wind-swept beach and up comes the foul smell of oil. The unmistakable whiff of crude eight months after the BP spill is one of the last in-your-face reminders of the long, tainted summer on the Gulf... more »
  • 3 Calif. beaches closed after deadly shark attack

    October 24, 2010 10:08 AM

    A string of beaches on California's Central Coast were shut down Saturday and there was no word on when they would reopen after a deadly attack on a bodyboarder from what some scientists said was probably a great white shark, authorities said. The three beaches north of Santa Barbara... more »
  • Audubon to release rehabbed dolphin

    September 30, 2010 5:34 AM

    The Audubon Nature Institute says a male bottlenose dolphin rescued in June will be released Friday from the Cameron Parish beach where he was found. It's the first time the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program has been able to release a rehabilitated dolphin, rather than sending it... more »
  • For Gulf tourism, problem is perception - not oil

    August 22, 2010 11:21 AM

    Officials along the Gulf Coast say tourists are staying away from their beaches and other attractions because they still fear the region is coated in oil. Experts say that perception could take years to overcome and cost billions of dollars. The BP oil spill has been plugged for weeks. Beaches... more »
  • Tar balls force beach closure in Mississippi

    July 7, 2010 1:05 PM

    State officials have closed the beach and parts of Beach Boulevard in Waveland because a significant amount of tar balls has washed ashore and on the road. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Director Trudy Fisher tells WLOX-TV there's so many tar balls you cannot walk across the beach without... more »
  • Drilling protesters join hands on oiled Fla. beach

    June 26, 2010 4:10 PM

    Hundreds of people including Florida's governor joined hands on an oil-stained strip of beach in the Florida Panhandle as part of an international demonstration against offshore drilling. Organizers of "Hands Across the Sand" said similar protests were held at beaches around the nation and in several foreign countries Saturday. The... more »
  • Pres. Obama tours Pensacola Beach

    June 15, 2010 10:12 AM

    President Obama is in Pensacola Beach for his second day of touring Gulf states affected by the oil spill. Mr. Obama walked the beach with Gov. Charlie Crist and Adm. Thad Allen, who is overseeing the cleanup process. As Pres. Obama walked away, a crowd of people behind ropes... more »
  • No health hazard for tarball encounters on beaches

    June 3, 2010 3:04 PM

    Health officials say there are no health dangers when beach goers come in contact with oil on the beach. Doctors say if the oil gets on your skin, you should wash it off as soon as possible with soap or baby oil. Be sure to call the poison... more »
  • Grand Isle suffers over holiday weekend

    May 31, 2010 10:32 PM

    The Memorial Day weekend usually means a "get-away" to Grand Isle for many people, but with oil washing up on the beach, the normal holiday boom suffered. During Memorial Day weekend, you'll usually find Frankie Marullo and his crew at one of the local bars, getting ready to start for... more »
  • Beach closed at Grand Isle

    May 21, 2010 11:53 AM

    The growing oil slick from a month-old rig explosion has forced closure of a public beach on a resort island community south of New Orleans. Mayor David Camardelle of the barrier island town of Grand Isle announced the closure in a news release late Friday morning. Thick oil... more »
  • Tar balls found on Fourchon Beach

    May 14, 2010 10:23 AM

    Tar balls, like the one pictured, have been found across Fourchon Beach in Lafourche Parish. Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries found them Thursday. Some up the balls found were up to eight inches in diameter. Biologists also found tar balls on... more »
  • Supreme Court to consider Florida beach dispute

    November 30, 2009 11:37 AM

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments over whether a nearly seven-mile stretch of beach in Florida is public or private. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in the latest property rights case to be taken up by the nation's high court. Beach residents and the... more »

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