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  • Man floating in bubble rescued by Coast Guard

    October 4, 2014 10:05 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating "Hydro Pod" was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue. Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick up Reza... more »
  • Father hospitalized, children rescued from lake

    May 25, 2014 5:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An unidentified man is in critical condition after he tried to save his two children from the waters of Lake Pontchartrain. Police said it happened late Sunday morning at the New Orleans lakefront. An 8-year-old fell in the water. An older sibling then jumped in after... more »
  • 700-plus roosters rescued from breeder

    August 15, 2013 9:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A woman called the Louisiana SPCA and reported some 50 cockfighting roosters in a neighbor's back lawn. But when investigators arrived at the home Wednesday, they found much more than they bargained for. Officials say they rescued more than 700 birds in what the organization describes... more »
  • 4 aid workers taken in Kenya rescued by militia

    July 2, 2012 6:07 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A pro-government Somali militia group said Monday that it rescued four aid workers kidnapped by gunmen from a refugee camp in Kenya last week. Abdinasir Serar, a representative with the Ras Kamboni militia in Somalia, said his group heard of Friday's kidnapping in Kenya's Dadaab refugee... more »
  • Caddo deputies detain driver rescued from lake

    June 7, 2012 10:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo sheriff's deputies have detained a man believed to have driven himself and a female passenger into Cross Lake. The vehicle careened off of a road into the lake Wednesday night. The vehicle was fully submerged when deputies arrived, and both occupants were still inside. The... more »
  • Guard rescued at SC prison; officers control unit

    June 6, 2012 6:01 AM

    BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A guard held hostage at a South Carolina high security prison was rescued early Wednesday after a standoff of more than 6 hours, a corrections department spokesman said. The officer was rescued and prison officials regained control of the building at the Lee Correctional Institution here... more »
  • Helicopter Crash in Gulf

    March 24, 2011 11:19 PM

    Three workers were rescued Thursday evening after the helicopter they were in tipped into the Gulf of Mexico. The chopper is owned by Lafayette based company, PHI. Witnesses said the chopper was leaving an oil platform in Main Pass, in Plaquemines Parish, when it happened. The helicopter is... more »
  • Woman Rescued from Filthy Shed Last Month Dies

    November 19, 2010 8:00 AM

    BAYOU BLUE, La. (AP) - A 69-year-old woman who was hospitalized last month after Lafourche Parish authorities found her living in filthy conditions has died. The Lafourche Sheriff's says in Thibodaux that the woman, Faye Miller, died Tuesday afternoon, less than three weeks after she was released from a specialized... more »
  • 2 Sisters Crabbing Rescue Shrimpers from Burning Boat

    September 8, 2010 2:55 PM

    CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Two sisters who were out crabbing rescued three shrimpers from a burning boat. The Courier reports that 27-year-old Carla Ghere of Bayou Blue and 26-year-old Carolyn Tillman of Houma saw the boat on fire shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, on Lake Boudreaux. When they got... more »
  • St. Martin Sets Up Rescued Horse Pasture

    August 28, 2010 3:15 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - So many horses are being set loose in St. Martin Parish that the parish is setting up a shelter for horses and other rescued livestock. Rescued horses are currently boarded on private land around the parish, and the shelter under way will save money, Parish... more »
  • Sick Dolphin Rescued in Good Shape and Getting Better

    August 16, 2010 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program says a sick dolphin rescued from the Gulf of Mexico in June is now in good shape and getting even better. Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the 7-foot-9-inch male weighed 232 pounds when it stranded June... more »
  • Three Rescued After a Helicopter Goes into the Gulf

    July 27, 2010 7:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a helicopter with three people on board went into the Gulf of Mexico 80 miles south of New Orleans, but a good Samaritan rescued all three and got them to a nearby rig. Petty Officer Brandon Padilla says 24-year-old Rusty Carole of... more »
  • 130 Birds Killed, 15 Rescued in St. Bernard Parish

    July 20, 2010 8:02 PM

    DRY BREAD ISLAND, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says oil hit St. Bernard Parish and killed more than 100 birds. Department official Robert Love said Tuesday that it's the first significant effect on wildlife in the parish behind the Chandeleur Islands, which were hit in early... more »
  • 60 Oiled Birds, 41 of Them Pelicans, Rescued

    June 4, 2010 9:25 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - In one day, the number of oiled birds at Louisiana's rescue station more than doubled. Authorities say 60 birds, including 41 pelicans, were coated with oil on Thursday when strong winds blew a heavy slick from the Gulf of Mexico spill to the rookery at... more »
  • 1st Sea Turtle to be Rescued From Oil Spill

    May 19, 2010 4:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials say the first sea turtle to be rescued from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being washed and cared for in New Orleans. Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the endangered Kemp's ridley turtle was found by a biologist in a boat looking for... more »

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