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  • Officials urge water safety after deadly weekend

    Standing on the beach at Sandy Point State Park on Thursday, Julie Brown worked with swimmers to make sure their life jackets were on properly. Make sure the jackets fit snugly, she said. If you can pull the jacket above your ears, it's too big. If you...
  • Castillo-D'Amico wins Coast Guard Day 5K

    After a lifetime peak to her running career in 2013, 56-year-old Mercedes Castillo-D'Amico has taken a bit of a break from serious training and racing in 2014. Yet she couldn't resist one of her favorite races, the 26th annual Coast Guard Day 5K, held...
  • Body found on Whiting beach may be missing boater

    Body found on Whiting beach may be missing boater
    A body that washed up on a beach in Whiting, Ind. could be a man who disappeared when a boat sank in Lake Michigan in May, claiming the lives of a Chicago attorney and an Arlington Heights woman, authorities said. “There is some suspicion that...
  • Agencies launch raid on marijuana growers on Yurok reservation

    Agencies launch raid on marijuana growers on Yurok reservation
    First, the out-of-state license plates came to the upper reaches of the Yurok Indian Reservation, followed by dump trucks of fertilizer and heavy equipment that punched roads into tribal land. Runaway marijuana cultivation had made it unsafe to hike,...
  • Diver dies during outing near San Diego's Point Loma

    A 42-year-old man died Sunday while on a scuba diving outing about 10 miles off Point Loma, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The man was among a dozen divers aboard a charter boat in the Hogan's Wreck diving area when he became unresponsive while under...
  • 5 rowers rescued in rough seas off California during race to Hawaii

    5 rowers rescued in rough seas off California during race to Hawaii
    The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five rowers participating in the Great Pacific Race to Hawaii over the weekend as they attempted to make their way through choppy waters and high winds off the Central California coastline. The first rescue came early...
  • Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a number of significant appointments Friday afternoon, naming a new elections commissioner, a new port authority member, four new members on the board of corrections, making the acting inspector general permanent and re-...
  • Thank the polar vortex for a foggy June

    Thank the polar vortex for a foggy June
    Driving home from downtown Chicago recently, Jason Erkes looked up and noticed something missing — the city. It had disappeared in the fog. “I posted on Facebook, ‘Where is the skyline?’” he said. “You could not see a...
  • Boiler room fire forces cruise ship back to Seattle

    Boiler room fire forces cruise ship back to Seattle
    A boiler room fire aboard a Holland America cruise ship carrying nearly 2,900 people prompted the vessel to return to port in Seattle but caused no significant damage or injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday. The crew of the Westerdam reported...
  • Man whose sailboat ran aground at Catalina Island is rescued

    Man whose sailboat ran aground at Catalina Island is rescued
    A man was rescued early Monday after his 25-foot sailboat ran aground on the back side of Catalina Island on Monday morning. A passing vessel reported the sailboat on the northwest tip of the island about 8 a.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which...
  • Surf can be dangerous, even after the storm

    Surf can be dangerous, even after the storm
    In the wake of Tropical Storm Arthur beachgoers should be cautious of debris, high waves and rip currents known to exhaust swimmers and pull them out to sea. "Because the storm is gone, doesn't mean the danger is gone," said Ric Harriman, member of...
  • Two boaters dumped into ocean by collision with whale off Point Loma

    Two boaters dumped into ocean by collision with whale off Point Loma
    Two persons on a whale-watching trip off Point Loma reported being dumped into the water when their boat capsized after colliding with a blue whale, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. The two were plucked from the water by a nearby boater and...