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Gulf of Mexico

GULF OF MEXICO - APRIL 21:  In this handout image provided be the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010 near New Orleans, Louisiana.  An estimated leak of 1,000 barrels of oil a day are still leaking into the gulf. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon's 126 person crew. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Judge: BP’s Reckless Conduct Caused Gulf Oil Spill

BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy giant’s reckless conduct in a ruling that exposes the company to billions of dollars in penalties.

CBS Tampa–09/04/2014

File photo of a tropical depression forming.  (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

Tropical Depression Forms Off Gulf Coast Of Mexico

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.

CBS Tampa–09/01/2014

File photo of an oil rig.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Panel Recommends Denying Drilling Permit In SW Fla

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A committee charged with providing advice and ensuring compliance for drilling in the Big Cypress Swamp area has recommended denying a permit for a Texas company that wants to drill an […]

CBS Tampa–04/01/2014

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International Trips You Can Do In A Weekend

Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.

01/21/2014

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2 Men Swim To Shore After Boat Sinks In Gulf

Sheriff’s deputies say two men swam to shore after their boat sank off Pinellas County.

12/02/2013

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US Senate Looks At Troubled Oyster Industry

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is holding a field hearing in the Panhandle to hear first-hand about the near-collapse of the state’s oyster industry.

08/13/2013

File photo of IV bags. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

84-Year-Old Woman Attacked By Rare Bacteria In Gulf, Loses Leg

A rare bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico has left a woman fighting for her life.

CBS Tampa–08/02/2013

Photo of the 25 kilos of cocaine found by fishermen. (credit: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Fishermen Find $2.5 Million Worth Of Cocaine In Gulf

This wasn’t the “catch of the day” these fishermen expected.

06/18/2013

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Fla. AG Files Suit Against BP Over 2010 Spill

Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP and Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

04/20/2013

File photo of the Carnival Victory ship. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

No Central Agency Oversees, Inspects Cruise Ships

A byzantine maze of maritime rules and regulations, fragmented oversight and a patchwork quilt of nations that do business with cruise lines make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety record of the ship they’re about to board in what for many is the vacation of a lifetime.

02/16/2013

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