Louisiana

Elevated dolphin deaths prompt NOAA investigation

Elevated dolphin deaths prompt NOAA investigation

Hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths in the northern Gulf of Mexico have prompted NOAA to declare an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for the region. The declaration includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida in response to dolphins washing up dead on shorelines across the region.   Read the full article in the June […]

Tropical Storm Warning in effect – UPDATED Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.

Tropical Storm Warning in effect – UPDATED Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.

UPDATE As of 9-4 8:30 a.m. Tropical Storm Gordon continues to move toward the northern Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm warnings remain in effect for our area along with a Storm Surge Watch. Gordon is expected to make landfall later this evening along the lower Mississippi valley as a Category 1 hurricane. Gordon is expected to […]

Ethan Green takes canoeing trip through Louisiana

Ethan Green takes canoeing trip through Louisiana

Ethan Green had quite an adventure over the summer. One he won’t forget. For the first time in his life, he went canoeing in a swamp. Provided with the opportunity to join a Boy Scout troop on a trip through the Atchafalaya Swamp in Louisiana was something too cool to pass up. Read the full […]

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

When equipment failures on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico went from leaks to a full-blown explosion, many living along the coastline felt the impact. Navarre Beach was no exception. Steve Herring owned several rental properties along Navarre Beach, and he said the cancellations started rolling in even before the oil […]

UPDATE: First rain bands expected mid-day

UPDATE: First rain bands expected mid-day

UPDATE: 10/7  8:30 a.m. Hurricane Nate is a category 1 storm steaming through the Gulf of Mexico. Currently maximum sustained winds are at 85 mph with movement to the north northwest at 22 mph. Currently our area remains under a hurricane watch, tropical storm warning and storm surge warning. We spoke with Jason Beaman, meteorologist […]

Gulf ‘dead zone’ reaches record size

Gulf ‘dead zone’ reaches record size

Although scientists predicted the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” would grow bigger this year, they did not expect it to be the largest ever recorded. But that is the case, according to a report issued this month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The zone, which consists of water so depleted of oxygen […]

Attempted murder suspect arrested in Gulf Breeze

Attempted murder suspect arrested in Gulf Breeze

A July 14 traffic stop in Gulf Breeze led to the arrest of an attempted murder suspect. According to a sheriff’s office press release, a Santa Rosa County deputy stopped a vehicle speeding through Gulf Breeze on Highway 98 just before 6 a.m. During the course of the stop, the deputy identified the driver of […]

Navarre JROTC unit has strong showing at drill nationals

Navarre JROTC unit has strong showing at drill nationals

Navarre’s Navy JROTC unit traveled to Louisiana for a chance to qualify for the Navy Drill Nationals. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Veterans Day salute

Veterans Day salute

The three-day WWII AirPower Expo at the New Orleans, La. Lakefont Airport ended Sunday but left a lifetime of memories for those in attendance. This event was a must-see for those that enjoy history, vintage aircraft, air shows, and veterans eager to share their stories. One such veteran was Mervin T. Medine, 94, from Baton […]

Tarantula fun facts: Big spiders are delicate critters

Tarantula fun facts: Big spiders are delicate critters

First Tarantulas European wolf spiders found near the Italian city of Taranto were the first to be called tarantulas. Their venom doesn’t affect humans, but from the 11th century into the 17th, people thought it caused a form of mania called tarantism that could be calmed only by a frenzied dance called the tarantella. Current […]

Army secretary OKs burial in Arlington for guardsman

Army secretary OKs burial in Arlington for guardsman

The family of a Louisiana National Guardsman killed in the March helicopter crash in Navarre’s Santa Rosa Sound has received approval for him to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Secretary of the Army John McHugh said Friday he’d approved an exception to policy that will allow 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich  to be buried there. Because […]

Arlington denies burial of guardsman killed in crash

Arlington denies burial of guardsman killed in crash

Arlington National Cemetery says a Louisiana National Guardsman who was killed in the March 10 helicopter crash in the Santa Rosa Sound can’t be buried at the hallowed grounds because he was killed during a training exercise. The burial plots are only for service members who die on active duty and space is limited, the […]

Louisiana takes cue from Navarre

Louisiana takes cue from Navarre

While checking the news and scrolling through Facebook, Louisiana resident Gillian Howes Rabalais came across photos from last week’s vigil at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier which honored the fallen in the March 10 helicopter crash. “I thought, ‘Why aren’t we doing anything here?’” the Hammond native said. “These are our guys. My husband was […]

Crews searching Navarre Sound for 11 presumed dead in military crash

Crews searching Navarre Sound for 11 presumed dead in military crash

Search and rescue crews are combing heavy fog in the Navarre Beach area for 11 military personnel presumed dead after a Black Hawk helicopter crashed nearby overnight. Eglin officials said the crash took place during a regular training mission at area A-17, located just east of Navarre, around 8:30 p.m. Eglin officials said two copters were assigned to […]

Drowning, rescues spur beach safety talks

Drowning, rescues spur beach safety talks

The Navarre Beach Fire Department was called to the beach Saturday evening in response to three swimmers in distress. Navarre Beach firefighter Danny Fureigh said two men and a 10-year-old boy were about 500 feet offshore when he arrived on the scene with the department’s WaveRunner. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC) South […]

Florida joins other states in Deepwater Horizon suit

Florida joins other states in Deepwater Horizon suit

Florida has joined the multi-state federal litigation currently pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit against BP and others was filed March 5 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Pensacola. The complaint names BP, Anadarko, and Transocean […]

Gas prices still climbing

Gas prices still climbing

The national average price for a gallon of gas climbed 17 cents last month and that was the largest increase since July. Prices at the pump also increased for 21 consecutive days – the longest streak since February 2013. Despite the upward trend and significant increase, the nation’s gas prices averaged $3.34 a gallon in […]