U.S. Coast Guard

Two agencies are now involved in updating oil-spill response plans for the Hudson River — and examining potential effects on endangered species. One conservation group is taking credit for the action after threatening a lawsuit if such plans were not put in place. One of the agencies says possible litigation had nothing to do with it.

U.S. Coast Guard

In the midst of the Cold War, a Coast Guard ship dedicated by President Harry Truman left for a mission unlike any before. The ship had only small arms and giant balloons to hold up the antennas vital to its task.

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Vermonters are being warned to stay off the ice on the state's lakes and ponds.

Allison Dunne

A national conservation organization has put the U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency on notice that it will follow through with a lawsuit if oil spill response plans along the Hudson River are not updated.


State and local officials will be gathering in New London, Connecticut to celebrate an agreement to develop the National Coast Guard Museum in the city.

The ceremony is set for Wednesday morning at Union Station. Expected to attend are Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, New London Mayor Daryl Finizio, Coast Guard Admiral Robert Papp, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Joe Courtney and James Coleman, chairman of the National Coast Guard Museum Association.


The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is investigating allegations that a cadet broke into a dorm room and sexually abused another cadet last September.

The academy in New London, Connecticut declined to identify the gender of either cadet or name the suspect.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Monday stood alongside the Hudson River waterfront in Peekskill, calling for the Department of Homeland Security to review riverfront security at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

New York’s senior senator urged the U.S. Coast Guard, which is under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security Department, to quarterback the effort to provide a maritime security plan for Westchester County-based Indian Point.

He says federal, state, and local resources in the form of boat patrols are available.

NY Military: Reaper Drone Crashes In Lake Ontario

Nov 13, 2013

A military drone has crashed into Lake Ontario during a New York Air National Guard training mission.

State military officials say the MQ-9 Reaper had taken off from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum and was operating in approved airspace over the eastern side of the lake when it was lost around 1 p.m. Tuesday. They say the aircraft was not armed and there were no injuries.

The drone is used by the Guard's Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing to train Air Force pilots who use it on surveillance and attack missions globally.