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  • Man arrested in woman's stabbing death on beach

    June 22, 2014 10:09 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A man who authorities say stabbed his girlfriend to death on a Grand Isle beach has been arrested. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Sunday that 28-year-old Randy Marcel of Chauvin is jailed on suspicion that he stabbed 34-year-old Jennifer Dorzier, also of Chauvin. The... more »
  • Newlyweds Making Big Splash for Bora Bora Tourism

    August 15, 2013 7:20 PM

    A Lafayette couple is making a splash for tourism in Bora Bora after their wedding photos are used in advertisements for a resort. One month ago, Jamie and Leryn Richaud were married during a private ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora. Next thing they know, pictures... more »
  • Acadiana Volleyball Players Hit The Sand For A Good Cause

    June 5, 2013 3:48 PM

    A group of volleyball players from Acadiana hit the sand this past weekend to raise money for a good cause. The group played in the Chevron Children's Hospital Tournament at Coconut Beach in Kenner. Through sponsorship and player donations, the group of 54 raised over $4,560.00 for Children's Hospital... more »
  • Despite Debby, Fourchon Beach Rebuild Progresses

    July 11, 2012 10:52 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish officials say a restoration project aimed at rebuilding beach and dunes at West Belle Pass on Fourchon beach is nearly halfway done. Progress has been made despite some damage from Tropical Storm Debby in late June. Lafourche Parish Coastal Zone Administrator Archie Chaisson... more »
  • Clean Bill of Health: Is Your Beach Safe to Swim At?

    June 28, 2012 9:54 AM

    When it comes to U.S. beaches, it appears looks can be deceiving, according to a new report. In its annual analysis out today, the Natural Resources Defense Council rated 200 popular U.S. beaches, after examining their violation rates and practices regarding bacteria testing and public safety. For 2011,... more »
  • Delcambre Boy Survives Lightning Strike at Beach

    June 11, 2012 5:56 PM

    A 10-year-old boy from Declambre is in serious condition after he was struck by lightning Sunday morning. Landen Broussard was on vacation with his two aunts in Gulf Shores, Alabama. His family said a storm rolled in and they didn't have enough time to clear the beach; he was... more »
  • Spirit adding Myrtle Beach flights

    April 19, 2012 9:49 AM

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Spirit Airlines is adding direct flights from Myrtle Beach to Washington and more flights to upstate New York and Florida. The move will help offset some of the flights the Grand Strand lost when Direct Airlines suspended service last month and filed for bankruptcy. The... more »
  • Update: Cypremort Point Drowning

    July 17, 2011 11:50 PM

    A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly. A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
  • Oil beneath the surface? Thousands of boats in Gulf

    August 26, 2010 7:00 PM

    More than a thousand Vessels of Opportunity are still scanning the Gulf of Mexico for traces of oil, but where are crews looking? Four months after BP's oil disaster, there are no signs of crude from the air. "We saw no large concentrations of oil," said Lt. Regina Caffrey... more »
  • Feds to Spend $30M on Port Fourchon Beach Project

    August 17, 2010 6:51 AM

    CHENIERE CAMINADA, La. (AP) - The federal government plans to spend $30 million to help restore a barrier headland that helps protect Port Fourchon, a major oil and natural gas port. The money will be spent on the Cheniere Caminada headland as part of ongoing coastal restoration work under the... more »
  • Snooki of 'Jersey Shore' arrested in NJ beach town

    July 30, 2010 9:54 PM

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - "Jersey Shore" cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been arrested in the New Jersey beach town where the MTV show is based. Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd says Polizzi was arrested at around 3:25 p.m. Friday and charged with disorderly conduct after other beachgoers... more »
  • Texas Beach Tar Balls Were From BP Oil Spill

    July 13, 2010 1:14 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say test results have confirmed that tar balls found on a second Texas beach were from the massive Gulf oil spill. Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant said Tuesday that tar balls found on a Galveston beach last week are from the blown-out BP... more »
  • A Series Of Free Beach Concerts Courtesy Of BP

    July 12, 2010 11:18 AM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - A series of free beach concerts may be in the works on the Alabama coast, courtesy of BP. A free Jimmy Buffett concert Sunday drew thousands to the beach in Gulf Shores. Officials say they hope to line up a string of big-name performers through... more »
  • New Beach

    July 10, 2010 7:14 PM

    Folks are taking advantage of the newly re-opened Lakeview Beach. The park, on Highway-13 north of Eunice, opened again this month. Now, those looking for a family-friendly time, are cooling off and spending the day on the man-made beach.
  • Beach Closed In Waveland

    July 7, 2010 2:34 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State officials have closed the beach and parts of Beach Boulevard in Waveland because a significant amount of tar balls has washed ashore and on the road. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Director Trudy Fisher tells WLOX-TV there's so many tar balls you cannot walk across... more »
  • Thick pools of oil washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach overnight

    June 23, 2010 12:53 PM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Thick pools of oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach overnight. Dozens of workers used shovels Wednesday to scoop up the oil and orange-tinged sand. There were a few sunbathers at the beach, but no one... more »
  • Buffett Plans Free Concert on Alabama Beach

    June 20, 2010 7:03 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Jimmy Buffett and a few of his friends plan to give a free concert on the Alabama coast to show support for the Gulf region. Alabama tourism director Lee Sentell says show will be July 1 on the beach at Gulf Shores. Buffett's website says... more »
  • Piece of Oil Rig Washes up on Florida Beach

    June 12, 2010 9:58 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A piece of wreckage from the deepsea rig that exploded in April has washed up on a beach in Florida about 190 miles from the site of the disaster. Bay County Sheriff Deputy Ray Maulbeck was working beach patrol Saturday morning when he came... more »
  • Volunteers Needed for Clean-up

    May 21, 2010 2:15 PM

    Lafayette, La- A call to action has been issued to volunteers to help with a beach clean up of Rutherford beach on Saturday, May 22 from 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. This beach clean-up is organized by a group of dedicated individuals concerned with the potential effect of the April... more »
  • Grand Isle Beach Closed

    May 21, 2010 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The growing oil slick from a month-old rig explosion has forced closure of a public beach on a resort island community south of New Orleans. Mayor David Camardelle of the barrier island town of Grand Isle announced the closure in a news release late... more »
  • Oil Spill Shifts Summer Travel Plans to GA, SC

    May 14, 2010 2:24 PM

    Acadianians worry the oil spill will affect their travel plans this summer to the usual popular places like Gulf Shores and Destin, Florida. Many families tight on a budget waited until last minute to make plans, so travel agent Robbie Bush says he has seen a change from the... more »
  • Holly Beach update

    October 1, 2009 2:04 PM

    HOLLY BEACH, La. (AP) - Before two hurricanes hit in three years, a collection of modest beach houses and trailers along the Gulf known as the "Cajun Riviera" drew thousands for summer weekends of crabbing, beer drinking and kids playing in the surf. Now, the few-dozen families who do... more »

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