| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Three people – including a 9-year-old boy from Highland Park – were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from Green Bay near Door County, Wis., today after they’d been stranded on the water overnight, officials said.
The Coast Guard...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:55 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:32 PM
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-...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum:
"You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you."
Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:39 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....