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  • 4 reported dead after small plane from Florida crashes off Grand Bahama

    After a Cessna that departed Florida on Monday morning crashed off Grand Bahama island, the U.S. Coast Guard said it assisted Bahamian authorities with the search. The plane, with four aboard, left Ormond Beach and crashed in the Atlantic Ocean at 11:30...
  • Oil spill from power plant closes 15-mile stretch of Ohio River

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River on Tuesday after at least five thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled from a 60-year-old power plant owned by Duke Energy 20 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio. The spill occurred...
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach
    The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said...
  • 'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead

    'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead
    The sickly whale that was spotted swimming erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay for the past week was found dead Thursday afternoon along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake. The Stranding Response Team of the Virginia...
  • Naval Weapons Station Yorktown celebrates 96 years

    Naval Weapons Station Yorktown celebrates 96 years
    On August 7, 2014, Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown celebrates 96 years of service to the fleet providing ordnance and technical support to the U. S. Navy. Since 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a Presidential Proclamation establishing...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus Auditions

    The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus will hold auditions on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the auditorium in Leamy Hall, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Interested singers should contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at ecscpresident@gmail.com to reserve an...
  • Teen of the Week: Talented teen known as a dynamic, magnetic onstage performer

    Teen of the Week: Talented teen known as a dynamic, magnetic onstage performer
    Ben Shepard got antsy. He was tired of sitting still in the audience watching his younger sister have all the fun. She performed in recitals as a member of L'Ecole de Danse. "I wanted to be onstage!" the teen declared. At age 10, he said, "I fell in...
  • Ohio River oil spill cleanup may stretch into third day

    (Reuters) - The cleanup of a 5,000-gallon fuel oil spill from a Duke Energy Corp power plant into the Ohio River could stretch into Thursday, Duke said on Wednesday, as the U.S. Coast Guard reopened a 15-mile section of the river to limited traffic. The...
  • Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting

    Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting
    Frogs are an integral part of the food web and tadpoles keep waterways clean by feeding on algae. Steve Johnson, associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, will present "Ribbets, Croaks, Tadpoles and Frogs" at...
  • Bayside Drive Beach may reopen Saturday afternoon after sewage spill

    A small stretch of beach along Newport Bay will be closed to swimmers for several days after a boat spilled sewage into the ocean Wednesday morning. A U.S. Coast Guard vessel was pumping its waste water out of the holding tank when a line broke, sending...
  • Boat that went missing on return from Catalina is found, crew safe

    Boat that went missing on return from Catalina is found, crew safe
    A boat that went missing with three people on board while returning from Catalina Island was found Monday by a good Samaritan who alerted the U.S. Coast Guard, officials said. A man and two women aboard the 17-foot vessel, which went missing after...
  • Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}

    Can you see the light? {Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse}
    For thousands of years, the point of land at the junction of the Indian River and the Jupiter Inlet had been a meeting place for Indian tribes. In 1854 President Franklin Pierce signed an order for the Fort Jupiter Reservation to be the site for...