| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Five migrants, possibly from Cuba, were aboard "a rustic vessel" when they were intercepted off the coast of Hollywood beach Tuesday morning, according to a spokeswoman for the Coast Guard.
"A motor vessel had reported that there was a rustic vessel with...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:41 PM
A man who planned to run from Miami to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was rescued this weekend off northern Florida, three days after the Coast Guard asked him to call off his trip, officials said.
The Coast Guard said it received a report Wednesday...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:29 AM
U.S. Coast Guard crews searched the Atlantic Ocean into Sunday night for a missing Atlantic Beach man whose empty fishing boat with its engines idling washed ashore at Hanna Park in North Florida.
The boat owner, Peter Rodriguez, 47, last spoke with his...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:40 PM
A man in an inflatable, plastic bubble was rescued 70 miles off the coast of Florida on Saturday — despite the Coast Guard's warning him three days earlier that his journey was a terrible idea.
The "Hydro Pod," as it's called, first came to the...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:39 AM
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 may seem like an odd thing to celebrate, but don't worry, Redmoon is sure to do it oddly. Saturday night is the big night for the Great Chicago Fire Festival — an event that plans to take over the Chicago riverfront...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:48 AM
A dramatic rescue of four adults and three kids played out in the Gulf of Mexico off Sanibel Island on Saturday morning after a boat capsized.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the group was participating in a local fishing tournament when their boat...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:09 PM
NEW YORK - A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation of all 121 tourists aboard but causing no injuries, authorities said on Saturday.
The Clipper City, a 103-foot touring...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:24 AM
A reproduction historic cannon backfired at Fort McHenry during the recent Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial celebrations, injuring a member of the cannon crew, according to the National Park Service.
The breech of the cannon, or the mass of metal at...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Maria Sachs is a quintessential politician.
The state senator rarely makes a public appearance without wearing a Hillary Clinton-style power suit, with maybe a piece of nautical flair – say, a starfish brooch – to remind voters that, yes,...