Source: USA Today
8:14PM EST November 17. 2012 -
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an ominous black plume of smoke into the air reminiscent of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that transformed the oil industry and life along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash told The Associated Press that the search was ended at about 5:25 p.m. CST.
Coast Guard officials said in a news release Saturday that helicopters were searching for the missing workers from the air, while a cutter searched the sea.
The blaze, which started Friday while workers were using a torch to cut an oil line, severely burned at least four workers. Their burns were not as extensive as initially reported, said Leslie Hoffman, a spokeswoman for Black Elk Energy, which owned the platform.
Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/17/coast-guard-ends-search-for-2-after-oil-rig-fire/1711719/
CLEVELAND - A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots.
Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection for two days next week. She will have to wear a sign saying: "Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."
The judge ordered her to wear the sign from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. both days.
Hardin's license was suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay $250 in court costs.
Finding gasoline in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy has been about as easy as finding a needle in a haystack, which has led GasBuddy developers to come up with an innovative way to track where gasoline (diesel availability is not covered at this time) is available.
The tool is immediately available for those in the affected regions by visiting http://www.gasbuddy.com/sandy from a web broswer via desktop, or mobile phone connection. Due to the approval process for smartphone apps, this tool will be web-based only at this time, but GasBuddy is looking into ways to permanently have such a feature in its smartphone apps as well.
GasBuddy spotters in the region are urged to update the fuel availability information so that motorists looking for gasoline can find it. GasBuddy is also working with some gas stations to keep their information updated, but as word gets out about the new tool, use and reporting will likely continue to increase.
Read more at http://blog.gasbuddy.com/posts/GasBuddy-develops-Sandy-gas-availability-site/1715-518011-1435.aspx#1hCcxxeVVWr1bSAh.99
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