BILOXI, Miss. — The desperate voices on the phone told emergency dispatchers Hurricane Katrina was much worse than anyone imagined — “We’re drowning!” — but until Desiree Hernandez stepped from the windowless bunker at a Biloxi, Miss., fire station into the air outside, she had no idea.
A bounty of sargassum seaweed washed onto South Florida beaches this summer, creating a buffet for seabirds and a squishy, reeking obstacle for swimmers.
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — McComb officials have agreed to spend the city's $292,000 settlement from the BP oil spill on street repairs following debate on a proposal that would have given half of the money to repairing the Martin Luther King Center gym.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans energy company said Thursday it has reached a settlement agreement with environmental groups in a lawsuit stemming from the company's failed efforts to stop a decade-old, slow-motion oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest about a potential settlement of a lawsuit by environmental groups against a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old leak in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs' Alex Smith knows exactly how much weight Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota feels as the first-round pick tries to turn around the fortunes of Tennessee.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars.