| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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...
| 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 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A new Mississippi-style paddle boat has arrived in town, soon to sail along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The 140-foot Liberty Belle is the newest boat in the fleet of Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Hospitality, which operates three other vessels in its...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:54 AM
When Samuel L. Morison of Crofton was charged this week with stealing documents from the U.S. Navy's archive in Washington, it was a rare event for the facility.
"There has not been a theft like this in recent memory," said Paul Taylor, a spokesman for...