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  • First dolphin rescued and released near Grand Isle thriving in the wild Play Video

    June 27, 2016 10:48 AM

    GRAND ISLE - Coastal Wildlife Network leaders say the first dolphin to be rescued, rehabilitated and released off the coast of Louisiana is doing well in the wild. Post-release monitoring included satellite tag data along with visual observations conducted by staff over the six weeks following the 6.5-foot-long juvenile... more »
  • Experts work to save pair of whales found in Gulfport

    September 2, 2015 6:34 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport is working around the clock as a mysterious pair of whales, their species unseen in South Mississippi for 40 years, fight for survival. Director Moby Solangi says a fisherman Tuesday reported what he thought were two dead dolphins... more »
  • Vintage seaplane stranded near Gulf beach during movie shoot

    July 1, 2015 12:04 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, AL - A World War II-era seaplane is foundering in the surf on the northern Gulf Coast after a mishap during filming. The vintage PBY-6A flying boat has been partially submerged near the Alabama-Florida state line since Monday. Crews towed it near the beach after the aircraft began... more »
  • Stalled Disney ride strands passengers for 2 hours

    October 3, 2014 2:11 AM

    ANAHEIM, CA - Guests at the Disney California Adventure Park in California had a little too much adventure when a malfunctioning Ferris wheel stranded them for nearly two hours. It's unclear why Mickey's Fun Wheel malfunctioned Thursday afternoon at the Anaheim park. About 30 passengers were evacuated after workers manually... more »
  • Signs to remind drivers of 'Move Over' law

    September 30, 2014 3:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're driving past stopped police cars or stranded motorists on the side of Louisiana's roadways, officials want you to "Move Over." Louisiana's state police superintendent and transportation secretary announced Monday the installation of several dozen signs telling people to "Move Over for Emergency Vehicles." The signs,... more »
  • Six Flags rollercoaster derails, four injured Play Video

    July 8, 2014 5:55 AM

    SANTA CLARITA, CA - All of the nearly two dozen people stranded when a roller coaster hit a tree branch at Southern California's Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park have been rescued from the ride. Firefighters and park maintenance workers removed the last of the 22 people stuck on the... more »
  • Dozens stranded when SeaWorld ride malfunctions

    June 30, 2014 2:13 AM

    SAN DIEGO, CA - Authorities say 48 people are safe after they were stranded for hours on a stalled ride at SeaWorld San Diego. City fire spokesman Lee Swanson says 46 visitors and two park employees were on the Skytower Sunday when a power failure halted the revolving, climbing capsule... more »
  • Leaders want more pumps, stricter regulations after parish floods

    June 2, 2014 9:37 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish leaders discussed adding more pumps to ease flooding problems after last week's heavy rain. "It was kind of an odd scenario because we saw more rain in a short time period than we would in a 100-year-flood," parish councilman Bryan Melancon said. "We got more... more »
  • 10 whales dead, dozens stranded in Everglades

    December 4, 2013 2:55 PM

    EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla.- Federal officials say 10 of the dozens of whales stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park are now dead. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials say four of the pilot whales were euthanized Wednesday. Six others had already died. Rescuers have been trying to coax the whales... more »
  • Cruise ship passengers arrive at New Orleans hotel

    February 15, 2013 7:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Passengers from a disabled cruise ship have arrived at a hotel in New Orleans after a days-long odyssey in the Gulf of Mexico that was marked by overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors. Buses arrived at the Hilton in New Orleans early today and were greeted... 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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