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  • 57 dead baby bull sharks wash ashore near Mobile Bay

    July 11, 2016 4:37 PM

    THEODORE, Ala. - Residents of the area near Mobile Bay woke up on Saturday morning to find dozens of dead baby bull sharks washing up on a beach near Dauphin Island Parkway. An investigation by Alabama Marine Resources and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is now underway. “Horrified!... more »
  • Before the weekend vacation check beach bacteria conditions here

    June 29, 2016 5:49 PM

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - Data available on the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality website indicates only one beach on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is flagged with an advisory due to probable high bacteria levels. Scientists said the Gulfport Harbor Beach near Pratt Avenue is under a water contact advisory due... more »
  • Man hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria shows signs of recovery Play Video

    June 29, 2016 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man from East Baton Rouge hospitalized after getting sick from potential bacteria in the water off the coast of Mississippi is breathing on his own, family members told WBRZ Thursday morning. WBRZ.com was first to report about Dick Empson and the flesh-eating bacteria illness that... more »
  • 5-year-old girl bitten by shark in Galveston

    June 15, 2016 3:06 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - A young girl is recovering in Texas after she was bitten by a shark in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday evening. KIAH-TV reported Galveston EMS responded to the scene near Pirates Beach on the west side of Galveston Island to find a 5-year-old girl with significant... more »
  • 5 gators caught, 1 likely killer of toddler dragged into Disney resort lagoon

    June 14, 2016 11:21 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A medical examiner now has custody of the body of Lane Graves, the 2-year-old killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World, and an autopsy will be performed. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said "it was a tough message to deliver" to Matt and Melissa Graves,... more »
  • Body of drowned man found; 2nd in three days on Grand Isle

    June 7, 2016 11:48 PM

    GRAND ISLE - The body of a missing swimmer was found Wednesday morning, hours after he went under the water and did not resurface. The body of Diogenes Zuniga was found about 100 feet off the beach, WWL TV reported . Both the local police chief and parish coroner... more »
  • Gulf Shores bans alcohol on beaches during Spring Break

    March 18, 2016 10:35 PM

    GULF SHORES – The City of Gulf Shores decided to ban alcohol on its beaches during the spring break season. Starting March 1st through April 17th all alcoholic products will be banned from the beaches, no matter how old the person consuming the beverage is. This ban prohibits any person... more »
  • Surfing Santas catch waves at Florida beach

    December 24, 2015 5:22 PM

    COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Hundreds of surfers dressed as Santa caught the waves and celebrated on the shore in what has evolved into an annual tradition at Florida's Cocoa Beach. Organizers of the seventh annual Surfing Santa event say they distributed 500 wristbands Thursday for surfers who wanted to... more »
  • Beach evacuated following 'boom'

    July 11, 2015 2:15 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island beach has been evacuated as authorities investigate reports from beachgoers of a boom in the sand that knocked a woman into a rock wall. State Department of Environmental Management spokeswoman Rayne Maguire tells the Providence Journal the woman was taken to a hospital from... more »
  • Florida man faces sentencing for having sex on the beach

    July 6, 2015 9:19 AM

    BRADENTON, FL.- A man convicted of having sex on a Florida beach in front of families will soon learn how long he must spend in prison. Jose Caballero is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. He faces a possible 15 years in prison, but prosecutors say they will seek 2.5 years.... more »
  • Bacteria found in water at most La. beaches, advisories posted

    July 2, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The most recent sampling of water off Louisiana's coast has found enough bacteria to post advisories at almost every beach along the shoreline. Only eight had no advisory Thursday. Almost twenty were posted with a warning after scientists found some sort of bacteria. When an advisory is... more »
  • Click before leaving town; eastbound travel details to the nearest beach

    July 2, 2015 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 41.9 million Americans will head out of town for the extended 4th of July weekend that, for many, begins Friday. "Independence Day is typically the busiest summer travel holiday, because families can take extended vacations without worrying about rushing their kids back for school," Brent... more »
  • North Carolina shark attacks

    June 15, 2015 9:17 AM

    OAK ISLAND, NC.- The mayor of a coastal North Carolina town where two young people were injured in shark attacks this weekend says she doesn't think emergency workers had enough time between incidents to close the beaches. A 12-year-old girl was attacked just after 4 p.m. Sunday in Oak Island,... more »
  • Beach advisories ahead of Memorial Day Play Video

    May 21, 2015 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state issued beach advisories ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend. There are 24 beach sites along the Louisiana coast. Sites are tested every Monday from April 1 to the end of October. Precautions are posted when the water quality is abnormal. "It's not going... more »
  • Nonprofit hopes to reopen Pontchartrain Beach for swimming

    May 15, 2015 12:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has pitched a plan to reopen the historic Pontchartrain Beach site as a public swimming area and nature preserve. An Orleans Levee District committee gave its unanimous support of the plan Thursday and will recommend it to the full authority board for... more »
  • Spring Break students suspended for charges in beach sex assault

    April 12, 2015 4:24 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A star college athlete and a classmate from Alabama's Troy University have been suspended after authorities discovered a cell phone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen... more »
  • Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

    March 2, 2015 3:50 PM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service says at least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach after the system roared ashore Monday morning. Brianna... more »
  • Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    July 29, 2014 8:52 AM

    SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... more »
  • Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:31 AM

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
  • 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 »

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