| Jun 15, 2010
- President Barack Obama is reassuring people in Gulf Coast states that he's up to the enormous job of helping them recover from the disastrous oil spill, laying the groundwork for a prime-time speech Tuesday night. His chief spokesman said Obama is...
| Jun 24, 2010
Two weeks after he was hired by BP to help with the oil spill cleanup, William Allen Kruse killed himself.
The 55-year-old charter boat captain shot himself in the head Wednesday morning as he prepared to spend another day skimming oil off the waters...
| Jun 24, 2010
The charter boat captain they called Rookie made his home back where the oak and pine woods humming with cicadas meet the Bon Secour River and where the asphalt peters out into a dead end.
This is where friends came to ask how William Allen "Rookie"...
| Jul 4, 2010
Cleanup crews across the Gulf of Mexico surveyed damage done by last week's hurricane while contending Sunday with choppy seas that idled many of the boats dedicated to keeping oil from hitting vulnerable beaches and marshes.
Offshore skimming vessels...
| Jul 5, 2010
A whale of an oil skimmer is being put through its paces in the Gulf of Mexico, but lousy weather means it may be longer than first hoped before officials know if it can work full-time sucking crude from the sea.
The Taiwanese skimmer dubbed "A Whale"...
| Jul 9, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service has opened a special telephone line for taxpayers affected by the Gulf oil spill.
Individuals who have questions about the BP payments or who are experiencing filing or payment hardships because of the oil spill should...
| Jul 17, 2010
| 8:13 AM
Inside a sprawling command post in southern
Louisiana, The Blob is everywhere.
It stains the many maps tacked to white walls. Computer monitors beam satellite images of it floating in the Gulf of Mexico, a magenta mass that looks more like an island...
| Jan 5, 2010
| 10:04 AM
Mike Rockwood joined 39 News in November of 2009 as a Multi-Media Journalist.
Raised in Katy, Mike is glad to be back home in the Houston area. He's a proud graduate of Katy High School and Texas A&M University.
Mike comes to 39 News from WALA-TV in...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 8:49 AM
As I pulled the lever on the giant slot machine inside the ship's glitzy casino for a chance to win our next cruise for free, my wife and I shared a nervous glance that said -- for once -- we were on the same page about our vacation ideas.
| Feb 5, 2010
A Gulf of Mexico fisheries council says it wants to increase the amount of red snapper fishermen can catch.
On Thursday, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to raise the annual catch limit from 5 million pounds to 6.9 million pounds....
| Apr 7, 2010
| 5:34 PM
MOBILE, Ala. -- People who heard traveling evangelist Anthony Hopkins deliver sermons in the rural Southern towns where he preached sometimes called him a psychic or even a prophet.
But prosecutors say the former soldier kept dark secrets while spreading...
| Apr 20, 2010
A European defense contractor said Tuesday that it will make its own bid for the U.S. Air Force's long-delayed $35 billion contract to build a fleet of new refueling jets after its U.S. partner dropped out.
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space...