The cause of an oil leak that allegedly spilled over a million gallons of crude oil along the southeast coast of New Orleans is under investigation, according to the U.S. Coast Guard Heartland.
The total volume of spilled crude was unclear, but the Coast Guard tells Fox News Digital initial engineering calculations determined the potential amount to be 1.1 million gallons.
The spill was first spotted and reported on Thursday around 6:30 a.m. and the 67-mile pipeline was closed, while three skimming vessels worked to recover oil on the surface.
The site of the spill is located about 19 miles offshore, south of the Chandeleur Islands and to the east of the Mississippi River.
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Coast Guard estimates 1.1 million gallons of oil spilled off the coast of Louisiana. (USCG Heartland)
On Friday, the Coast Guard reported on X that Clean Gulf Associates’ vessels skimmed and sampled crude oil approximately four miles southeast off South Pass, Louisiana, recovering approximately 210 gallons of oily-water mixture.
Remotely operated vehicles were deployed Friday morning and continue to survey the pipeline with no findings of a source area at this time, the Coast Guard said.
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Investigation underway of what led to oil spill off the Louisiana coast.(USCG Heartland)
According to the Coast Guard, the vehicles will continue to survey the pipeline if weather conditions permit and the Unified Command is working diligently to determine the source of the spill.
So far, the Coast Guard said overflight assessments determined there have been no reports of injuries or shoreline impacts.
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The U.S. Coast Guard estimates 1.1 million gallons of oil spilled off the coast of Louisiana.(USCG Heartland)
The Coast Guard tells Fox News Digital the cause of the spill remains under investigation and is being worked on by several agencies.
A Colorado police officer and one suspect were killed Wednesday after a traffic stop escalated into a shooting, authorities said.
Sgt. Michael Moran, 46, with the Cortez Police Department, had pulled over a vehicle just before 11:30 a.m. on South Broadway when shots were fired at him, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office said.
Moran was injured and rushed to Southwest Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries.
The suspects fled in their vehicle after the shooting. Officers pursued and quickly located them in the 7500 block of Hwy 160-491, where the suspects and officers exchanged gunfire.
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Cortez Police Sgt. Michael Moran, 46, was killed in the line of duty Wednesday when a suspect opened fire on him during a traffic stop.(Cortez Police Department)
One suspect was killed in the shooting and a second suspect was taken into custody. No other officers were reported injured.
Police did not immediately identify or provide other details about either suspect.
Moran served as a U.S. Marine for nine years before joining the police department, where he rose through the ranks and became a K-9 handler. Moran is pictured above with his K-9 partner Otto, who retired in 2020.(Cortez Police Department)
Moran served as a Marine for nine years, including two tours in Iraq, before joining the Cortez Police Department in 2012.
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“As a new officer, Sgt. Moran rose quickly through the ranks, becoming a K-9 handler in 2016,” the Cortez Police Department said. “He was most proud of his canine partner Otto who served by his side until retiring in 2020.”
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Moran is survived by his two daughters, friends and family. Police said Moran will be remembered by his fellow officers for his dedication and sense of humor.
By: Chris Harlan Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 9:56 PM
MECHANICSBURG — Not Ty Law. Not Darrelle Revis. None of the all-time greats in Aliquippa history had ever celebrated an undefeated state championship. That perfect ending had eluded the Quips five times before, including just a year ago here at Cumberland Valley.
But this season turned out flawless.
Tikey Hayes boosted his stock as maybe the next all-time great by scoring three times in the first half, and sophomore Qalil Goode picked off three passes as Aliquippa celebrated a 60-14 victory over Dallas in the PIAA Class 4A final at Chapman Field. The clock ran continuously for the final quarter and a half under the 35-point mercy rule.
The state title was the fifth overall and the second in three years for Aliquippa. But a 14-0 record made this one unique.
“No team ever went undefeated, so we can now say we’re the best team in Aliquippa history,” Hayes said.
The Quips were here in the exact same position a year ago, but saw their undefeated record fall in the championship game. That was the fifth undefeated team to lose in a state final, but the Quips certainly crushed any championship curse this time.
The 60 points were the fifth-most scored in a PIAA final.
“It’s definitely special,” said Aliquippa coach Mike Warfield, who won his third title in six years. “Like I told the kids after last week’s game, ‘We’re going to go get this thing. I’m not superstitious. We’re not going to be superstitious.’”
A Penn State-bound junior, Hayes powered the offense with 222 yards on 18 carries and scored on runs of 7, 34 and 61 yards. He climbed into the top 10 on the WPIAL’s all-time rushing list and has another year to go. The Quips led 40-14 at half behind three touchdowns from Hayes, whose presence drew Nittany Lions coach James Franklin to the stadium.
“That’s the best high school back I’ve ever seen,” Dallas coach Rich Mannello said. “He’s that’s good. He’s going to go on and have a great college career and who knows after that.”
Hayes’ individual effort was rivaled only by Goode, who intercepted three Dallas passes in the first half. He returned one 87 yards for a pick-6 just before halftime, a play that dashed any momentum Dallas had built late in the half.
“The pick-6 changed the game,” Warfield said. “They’re a good team. This is 4A. They’re going to have a run, and I think that switched it back over to our side.”
Dallas was trying to cut the lead to 11, but Goode’s long return instead gave Aliquippa a 40-14 edge. Goode also had interception on Dallas’ second and fifth possessions.
“This definitely wasn’t how I imagined it, but it couldn’t have turned out any better,” Goode said. “He kept trying to throw it over the top (of our defense) and I was there every time.”
Dallas quarterback Brady Zapoticky completed 9 of 26 passes for 137 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions.
Goode sprinted the length of the field with an entourage of teammates who contributed to a dominant defensive effort. Arison Walker also had two interceptions, and Jayace Williams had two sacks and a team-high six tackles.
The mercy rule took effect with 6:11 left in the third with the Quips ahead 52-14.
Aliquippa also got touchdowns from seniors Brandon Banks, Cameron Lindsey and two from John Tracy, who finished with 135 rushing yards on eight carries. Tracy scored on runs of 15 and 46 yards. Lindsey reached the end zone on a 9-yard run, and Banks caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from senior Quentin Goode on the Quips’ first possession of the night.
Goode, the older brother of Qalil, completed 5 of 12 passes for 149 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He led Aliquippa to touchdowns on its first two possessions to lead 16-0.
District 2 champion Dallas (15-1) was seeking its first state title since winning the Class 2A title in 1993. The Mountaineers were 4A runners-up to Thomas Jefferson in 2019.
Aliquippa previously won state titles in 1991, 2003, 2018 and 2021.
“You don’t want to lose a game like this, but you can swallow it a little bit easier knowing it was a public school,” Mannello said. “You’ve got to feel good when public schools make it to this point.”
Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
MIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida hospital had a day of holiday fun for its youngest patients.
The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center in Miami hosted a holiday party, Thursday morning.
The event celebrated how far the children have come during their stay.
The young patients got to meet Santa Claus and enjoy activities such as face painting and coloring pictures.
Parents Jessica and Mohammed Jarra said their daughter has made remarkable progress.
“She’s been coming here since she was 5 months, so we’ve seen the progress,” said Jessica, “so being able to be with other kids, with her therapists in a different environment is really nice.”
“As parents, we’re doing our best to be able to raise her well, but obviously, when she comes here as well, each and every therapist who has contributed to make her who she is today is definitely a very great thing,” said Mohammed.
The children also got to take a ride on a life-size Polar Express train.
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