Coast Guard continues Baton Rouge flood response

Coast Guard continues Baton Rouge flood response
U.S. Coast Guard members rescue locals from flood water on their flat-bottom boats in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 14, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued an additional 14 people and assisted other agencies in rescuing another 435 in distress due to flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area Sunday night. Coast Guard assets...

Coast Guard continues flood rescues around Baton Rouge

Coast Guard continues flood rescues around Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued an additional 53 people and assisted other agencies in rescuing another 766 in distress due to flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area Sunday. Coast Guard assets include two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama and a 16-foot...

Coast Guard refers sexual assault case to court-martial

Coast Guard refers sexual assault case to court-martial
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guardsman accused of rape, sexual assault and assault will face a court-martial expected to begin in early April at the Hale Boggs Federal Building, here. The decision by Rear Adm. Kevin S. Cook, commander, 8th Coast Guard District, is based on the recommendation from an Article 32 hearing completed Oct. 22, that found reasonable grounds exist to try Petty Officer 3rd Class...