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  • 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 »
  • Rescuers lead 2 snowboarders off Mount Rainier

    November 13, 2012 4:00 PM

    SEATTLE - Two snowboarders who spent two nights stranded on Mount Rainier after getting lost in a snowstorm are on their way down. National Park spokeswoman Lee Snook says the two are snowshoeing out with rescuers who reached them Tuesday morning. Lee says 21-year-old Derek Tyndall and 20-year-old Thomas Dale... more »
  • Appalachian Trail hiker trapped by snow is rescued

    November 2, 2012 3:59 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - An Appalachian Trail hiker has been rescued from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after calling 911 to say he didn't think he'd be able to make his way out because of snowdrifts up to 5 feet high left by Superstorm Sandy. Park service spokeswoman Molly Schroer... more »
  • Airline passengers asked for extra cash for fuel

    November 17, 2011 12:04 PM

    LONDON - Airlines used to provide free refreshments. Now at least one wants passengers to cough up extra cash for fuel. That's what happened to angry passengers traveling from India to Britain who found themselves stranded in Vienna by a charter airline that wanted them to kick in... more »
  • Boy Scouts back home after Arkansas adventure

    May 4, 2011 9:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Six Boy Scouts and their two leaders who were stranded by high water in Arkansas for two days are back home safe in Lafayette. "Oh, man, I want to thank all the thousands of people who helped and prayed for the safety of these boys," said Chester... more »
  • 6 Scouts missing after camping trip to Ark. forest

    May 2, 2011 3:53 PM

    LODI, Ark. - Boy Scouts officials in Louisiana say search teams have not been in contact with six boys and two adults believed to be stranded by high water in an Arkansas forest. Art Hawkins of the Evangeline Area Council in Lafayette, La., says the eight have not been... more »
  • Deputies rescue woman trapped on boat

    December 9, 2010 2:46 PM

    MANCHAC- Deputies in Tangiphaoa Parished rescued a woman who became trapped in a boat she didn't know how to use. Officials say the woman called 911 and reported that she was trapped in a boat. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found her trying to paddle across the... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues boaters near Venice

    January 10, 2010 3:54 PM

    The Coast Guard rescued four stranded boaters near Venice. The distress call came in Sunday about 2:30 a.m. One of the boaters told the Coast Guard by radio they had run aground because of the ebbing tide, 12 miles northeast of Southwest Pass. more »
  • New rules to help airline passengers during delays

    December 21, 2009 9:50 AM

    The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes to deplane after three hours. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the three-hour limit and other new passenger protections long sought by consumer advocates. From January to June this year, 613 planes were delayed on tarmacs... more »

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