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  • FEMA tells residents to heed its future orders

    August 25, 2017 8:59 PM

    HOUSTON - As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas coast, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say if a shelter in place order is issued, residents should immediately take action to do so. FEMA on Friday urged residents to charge cell phones and to download the agency's phone app, follow... more »
  • Biloxi will get another $1M for rebuilt museum after Katrina

    June 10, 2017 12:48 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Federal officials will give a Mississippi Gulf Coast city an additional $1 million to pay for a rebuilt museum destroyed by 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has ruled in favor of Biloxi in a dispute over funding for the Maritime and Seafood... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for diver off Louisiana coast

    June 5, 2017 1:26 PM

    CAMERON - The U.S. Coast Guard said it has suspended the search for a diver who went missing off Louisiana's Gulf coast. Coast Guard officials say they called off the search Sunday evening for the diver, who had been missing since Friday afternoon about 35 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana.... more »
  • Body found on beach along Mississippi's Gulf coast

    May 27, 2017 1:19 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Police on Mississippi's Gulf coast are investigating after a body was found on the beach. WLOX-TV reports that the body was found Saturday morning in the sand near the water's edge in Biloxi. Police didn't immediately say how the man died or release his name. The television... more »
  • Coast Guard ends search of Gulf for cruise ship crewmember

    April 25, 2017 8:24 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - The Coast Guard is giving up its search of a section of the Gulf of Mexico for a crewmember missing from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. In a statement, the Coast Guard says it suspended its search for Norman DeCastro around midday Tuesday. That was after it... more »
  • Powerful 7.1 quake shakes central Chile; no damage reported

    April 24, 2017 9:31 PM

    SANTIAGO, Chile - A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck off Chile's central coast but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says Monday's quake was centered in the Pacific about 22 miles west of the port city of Valparaiso and hit around 6:40... more »
  • No rehearing in suit alleging oil industry coastal damage

    April 12, 2017 9:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's another defeat for a Louisiana flood board's effort to make oil and gas companies pay for damage to coastal wetlands that help protect New Orleans from hurricanes. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to revive the case Wednesday. The suit by the Southeast Louisiana... more »
  • Gulf Coast oil lease sale public meetings scheduled

    April 1, 2017 3:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal government will hold five public meetings around the Gulf Coast to get comments about air quality modeling and analysis for proposed region-wide oil lease sales next year. The Bureau of Ocean Energy management says the modeling results have not yet been reviewed. The open house-style... more »
  • 2 small planes collide mid-air in Florida, killing 2 people

    April 1, 2017 1:14 PM

    EDGEWATER, Fla. - Authorities say two people are dead after their single-engine airplanes collided midair over the central Florida coast. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the planes crashed into a wooded area near Edgewater on Saturday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration says one of the planes was a Cessna... more »
  • Edwards: Louisiana in 'race against time' to save the coast

    March 27, 2017 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards detailed proposed legislation for protecting and restoring the state's coastline Monday. The proposals are part of the governor's legislative package to be considered in the regular session set to begin April 10. The Coastal Master Plan recommends 120 projects that will... more »
  • Appeal filed in flood board's suit against oil companies

    March 17, 2017 3:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for a south Louisiana flood board aren't giving up on their attempt to make scores of oil and gas companies pay for damage to the state's coastline. A federal judge dismissed their lawsuit in 2015 and a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of... more »
  • Coast Guard, multiple agencies locate missing hunter

    March 6, 2017 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard concluded a search for a missing hunter after he was found near the Atchafalaya River Basin. The man was located around 7 p.m. Monday evening, according to the Coast Guard. He was then transported to emergency medical services by the St. Mary's Parish... more »
  • Coast Guard: Fuel safely removed after tugboat partly sinks

    March 6, 2017 9:27 PM

    VIDALIA - The Coast Guard says all fuel has been safely removed from a tugboat that partly sank in the Mississippi River near Vidalia. A news release Monday says the "Sonny J" had 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel in its tanks when it took on water early Feb. 26. The... more »
  • Coast Guard's Twitter account hacked with sex invitation

    March 6, 2017 1:49 PM

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says an invitation to meet for sex showed up on the mid-Atlantic region's Twitter account after it was hacked. Coast Guard spokesman Nate Littlejohn said that the account was compromised Monday morning. He says the profile photo and bio were changed to... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues two men aboard disabled vessel

    February 20, 2017 11:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard rescued two men aboard a disabled vessel near Lafitte early Monday evening. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans were notified at 5:45 p.m. of an overdue 17-foot vessel with two men aboard. The two were last seen near Crown Point... more »
  • Coast Guard removes injured woman from New Orleans cruise ship

    February 13, 2017 5:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Coast Guard removed an injured 71-year-old woman and her husband from a cruise ship heading down the Mississippi River to an emergency medical crew on shore. The cruise ship Norwegian Dawn called for help at 7 p.m. Sunday after the woman's shoulder was injured. It did... more »
  • Casino developers reapply to build 2 new casinos along Miss. Gulf Coast

    January 22, 2017 2:27 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - An official says that developers have reapplied to build two casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose proposed sites were previously rejected by gaming commissioners. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, tells The Sun-Herald that developers RW Development and Jacobs Entertainment have reapplied. RW... more »
  • Ivory Coast president says deal reached to end mutiny

    January 7, 2017 2:35 PM

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Ivory Coast's president says a deal has been reached to end a mutiny by soldiers in the West African nation. President Alassane Ouattara said Saturday he had agreed to take into account soldiers' demands for more money and an improvement in their living and working conditions.... more »
  • Powerful earthquake shakes Chile

    December 25, 2016 11:40 AM

    SANTIAGO, Chile - A powerful earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting officials to order an evacuation of coastal areas to guard against a possible tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.7 and said it struck at 11:22 a.m. local time (9:22 a.m. EST; 1422 GMT)... more »
  • Coast Guard evacuates woman from cruise ship

    December 19, 2016 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Coast Guard officials say they evacuated a 60-year-old woman from a cruise ship off the Louisiana coast to get her emergency medical attention. The Coast Guard said in a statement that the rescue happened early Monday morning, about 14 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Authorities... more »
  • Concrete pumped into sinkhole on eroded California cliff

    December 12, 2016 8:27 PM

    PACIFICA, Calif. - Workers pumped sand and concrete into a sinkhole that opened up over the weekend on the coast south of San Francisco, plugging most of it ahead of a storm expected this week. Monday's work came after the sinkhole emerged Saturday on a cliff in Pacifica. It closed... more »
  • Coast Guard helicopters aid in rescue efforts

    August 13, 2016 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Coast Guard reported five people were rescued in the Baton Rouge area thanks to an MH-65 helicopter and its crew. The helicopter was dispatched from the Coast Guard Air Station in New Orleans to Baton Rouge where two adults and their 6-year-old child were rescued... more »
  • Tropical Storm Danielle forms off Mexico's eastern coast

    June 20, 2016 11:06 AM

    MIAMI - Tropical Storm Danielle has formed off Mexico's eastern coast, and is spreading heavy rain inland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Danielle's maximum sustained winds Monday morning have increased to near 45 mph (72 kph) with some slight strengthening forecast before the storm makes landfall... more »
  • Fishermen worry about plan for wind farm off New York coast

    June 18, 2016 3:38 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A long-stalled plan to build a power-generating wind farm off the coast of New York is gathering momentum. And that's sparking concern among commercial fishermen, who fear the turbines will ruin an area rich with scallops and other sea life. Federal officials announced this month that they... more »
  • La. governor to oil industry: pay for coastal restoration

    May 20, 2016 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing to get the oil and natural gas industry to pay for restoring Louisiana's fragile coast by encouraging them to settle lawsuits alleging they caused extensive damage to coastal lands. The governor met with industry leaders on May 13 and asked... more »
  • Coast Guard: vessels pick up oil from Shell spill

    May 14, 2016 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Vessels are continuing to skim oil off the Gulf of Mexico after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a Shell flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Shell said in a news release on Saturday that oil is not expected to reach... more »
  • Company to hold meeting on decade-old oil leak in Gulf

    December 28, 2015 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico will hold a public meeting next month to disclose details of its efforts to stop chronic slicks from forming off Louisiana's coast. The Jan. 20 forum in Baton Rouge was a requirement of... more »
  • Restaurants donating oyster shells to protect the coast

    November 27, 2015 2:04 PM

    BURAS - Restaurant workers and oil company employees have been hard at work collecting discarded oyster shells in preparation for them to be returned to the ocean to create spawning areas for oysters. Volunteers from Shell Oil and New Orleans restaurant group Dickie Brennan & Co. earlier this month shoveled... more »
  • Debris likely from missing plane is washing up on Miss. coast

    October 27, 2015 11:19 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Authorities say they're still searching for three men who were aboard a single-engine plane that was reported missing in south Mississippi. Coast Guard Capt. Brandon Lechthaler says searchers are working under the assumption that the three are alive. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in... more »
  • Next governor will play crucial role in future of coast

    October 14, 2015 11:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The next governor will be key to Louisiana's coastal crisis - either by aggressively working to save the coast or missing a chance to stop the state from slipping further into the Gulf. Louisiana is to receive about than $8.7 billion in settlement money from by... more »
  • Cruisin' the Coast begins today

    October 4, 2015 12:45 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The Mississippi Gulf Coast's annual celebration of hotrods and classic cars is getting under way. Cruisin' the Coast runs Oct. 4-11 this year. The festival has been growing since its start in 1996, when 374 vehicles were registered. Cruisin' the Coast officials are hoping good weather and... more »
  • Coast Guard, good samaritan rescue 35 people from Lake Pontchartrain

    September 6, 2015 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says its crews and a good Samaritan rescued 35 people from a houseboat that got water in the engine room during a storm. It says nobody was hurt in the incident Saturday night on Lake Pontchartrain near the University of New Orleans. Petty Officer... more »
  • Investigators to recommend Jenner face manslaughter

    August 20, 2015 3:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says investigators found that Jenner was driving "unsafe... more »
  • BP settlement money flows to governments in far-flung places

    August 20, 2015 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Clusters of municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for economic damage after the company's 2010 oil spill. This week, BP finished making approximately $687 million in settlement payments to... more »
  • Fishermen against river diversions to fix Louisiana coast

    August 4, 2015 3:28 PM

    WEST POINTE A LA HACHE - Fishermen are speaking out against plans to rebuild coastal Louisiana by siphoning Mississippi River freshwater and sediment into the Bayou State's disappearing sub-deltas. Fishermen voiced their fears Tuesday about how new diversions could hurt fishing grounds. They spoke at a coastal restoration meeting at... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on the BP settlement Play Video

    July 22, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Just a few weeks ago, state officials announced Louisiana would be getting $6.8 billion from the lawsuit with BP over the 2010 oil spill. This morning, Treasurer John Kennedy stopped by 2une In to break down what this money means for the state. Five billion dollars of... more »
  • Louisiana coastal board seeks $39M for 4 projects

    July 16, 2015 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority wants to spend $39.4 million from fines related to the BP oil spill on four coastal restoration projects. The authority made the request Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Treasury. The money comes from fines levied on Transocean, the owner of... more »
  • California oil spill cleanup costs $69 million

    June 10, 2015 4:25 PM

    GOLETA, CA - The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far. Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the costs are running at $3 million a day, and there's no timetable... more »
  • Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated

    May 22, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast has forced the evacuation of 28 workers. The Coast Guard says the workers were evacuated by an offshore supply vessel that reported the fire at 2:50 a.m. Friday. No injuries were reported. Texas Petroleum Investment Company, the owner and... more »
  • VIDEO: Explorers get close encounter with sperm whale off Louisiana coast Play Video

    April 15, 2015 1:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A crew exploring the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana had a rare glimpse of life under the sea this week when a curious sperm whale swam up to their underwater probes. Underwater cameras caught the entire exchange Tuesday between the whale and the remote-operated vehicles, or... more »
  • Saving Louisiana Oysters Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The oyster industry is still recovering from the BP oil spill The men and women who work the coast are p ushing hard to keep the jewel of Louisiana seafood viable . Oysters play a pivotal role on the coast. "For over 150 years, the... more »
  • Hurricane center: New warnings on storm surge

    December 11, 2014 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - If tropical weather approaches the U.S. next year, coastal residents will see separate warnings about storm surge in addition to warnings about tropical storm- and hurricane-force winds. National Hurricane Center officials said Thursday that separate warnings for storm surge should provide emergency managers and the public with better... more »
  • Latest spill-related grants announced

    November 17, 2014 6:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A conservation agency has announced more than $99 million in projects funded through a settlement resulting from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill - including more than $13 million for restoration work on Louisiana's coast. The National Fish and Wildlife Federation announced the latest projects Monday.... more »
  • Board challenges law blocking 'big oil' lawsuit

    August 5, 2014 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A south Louisiana flood board has launched a legal fight against a new state law aimed at retroactively killing a lawsuit filed last year over coastal damage attributed to oil and gas drilling. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East argues in federal court papers filed Tuesday that... more »
  • Dead zone off Louisiana about at 5-year average

    August 4, 2014 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A scientist who's studied the low-oxygen dead zone off Louisiana for 30 years says this year's is about average: the size of Connecticut. Nancy Rabalais of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium says it appeared likely to grow, but she doesn't know whether it would have become larger than... more »
  • Karen continues to approach coast

    October 5, 2013 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tropical Storm Karen continued to move north overnight and is expected to move northeast later today. The center of the storm is about 185 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It continues to track north at 10 mph and is expected to slow down... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues stranded hunter

    January 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the Cost Guard said a stranded hunter used all the right survival skills to get spotted and rescued today after his boat sank in St. Charles Parish. The Coast Guard spotted a brush fire the hunter used to signal them while they searched Bayou... more »

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