| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:00 PM
The United States Coast Guard will give free tours of the Polar Star, a 399-foot refurbished ice breaker, in Juneau.
The tours will be part of the USCG’s open house on Saturday, August 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the AJ dock. Community members will get...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Three people were in critical condition with burns Thursday after a series of blasts and fires tore through two barges in Mobile, Ala.
Officials reported a series of seven explosions on the Mobile Bay that started on one barge late Wednesday night,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A Sitka-based Coast Guardsman will be court-martialed sometime in the next few weeks on charges of rape and sexual contact, after a decision by Alaska’s top officer to go forward with the case.
According to a Tuesday statement from the Coast Guard&...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
With the reopening of Beltzville State Park following a recent drowning, remember to stay safe. If you plan to boat or fish, wear an appropriate U.S. Coast Guard-approved flotation device.
Bad news also was reported at Leaser Lake this past week....
| Aug 4, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A Good Samaritan found the body of a Sitka man, who went missing along with a Washington man after a two-night search after their boat sank near South Baranof Island in southeast Alaska, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Three men attempted to fish for...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against James Micahel Wells, shooting to death two members of the U.S. Coast Guard at a Kodiak Island communication's station in 2012.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder, the top government lawyer...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Sara J. Latimer, 90, of Harbor Springs, passed away Aug. 6, 2013, at her home.
She was born July 8, 1923, in Ridgeway, Iowa, to Elmer and Evelyn (Miller) Ringoen. After attending schools in Ridgeway, Osceola, Des Moines and Iowa Falls, Iowa, she...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
The pilot of a small plane who left Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Tuesday morning survived a crash in shallow ocean waters before reaching the Exumas in the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
As one rescuer said, it could have been much worse....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:19 AM
CHARLEVOIX — City of Charlevoix water department crews worked through the night Wednesday and the early morning hours today, Thursday, to flush the city’s water system in hopes of having a city-wide water boil advisory lifted as soon as...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:53 PM
GLEN HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A 12-hour search for a man wanted on a domestic violence charge and his three young children ended when crew members found them clambering down a hillside at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, leaving baffled...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Hopefully you've had the chance to read the Courant's career look-back feature on the legendary Bill Detrick, who was the men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut for 29 years and men's golf coach at Trinity for 23.
Detrick, 86, retired last...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:47 PM
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – The city of St. Joseph formally accepted the deeds of its two iconic lighthouses Monday.
Now that the buildings are owned by St. Joseph, the city can move ahead with its estimated $1.8 million restoration plan.