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Rescuers find body of missing kayaker in No. Stonington lake

Sep. 26, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rescuers found the body Sunday of a kayaker who had been missing since Saturday night. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said authorities had been searching for the kayaker since about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in...

Scars remain from 1971 flood that devastated Chester

Sep. 25, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Eyre Park was a tight and vibrant Chester development where the alumni rhapsodically recall summers of hide-and-seek, water-balloon fights, imprisoning lightning bugs in jars, and frantically chasing down the ice cream trucks in a neighborhood they had never wanted to...

Suspects at large after California train station shooting

Sep. 25, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities on Saturday are searching for suspects in a shooting at a Southern California train station that left four people wounded, three of them critically. Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators are reviewing surveillance video and...

Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color

Sep. 25, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece. Seraphine Warren has organized searches of the vast Navajo Nation landscape near her...

Red Lodge firefighter, burned this summer, returns home

Sep. 25, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — When the plane landed and Dan Steffensen’s feet hit the ground in Red Lodge on a recent Tuesday afternoon, the small town and its first responders took another step towards trying to heal from the summer of 2021. Steffensen’s Sept. 21 return...

FBI seeks Albuquerque bank robber with white-framed glasses

Sep. 24, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — FBI agents have joined Albuquerque police in the search for a man who robbed a bank on the southwest side of the city. The FBI says the white male 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 with a slender to medium build was wearing white-framed sunglasses when he...

Sheriff's office: Man fatally shoots co-worker at warehouse

Sep. 24, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — A man was fatally shot during a fight at a Virginia warehouse on Thursday and authorities said they’re searching for the suspect, the victim’s coworker. Isle of Wight Sheriff’s deputies and Windsor Police officers responded to a report of a...

Indiana firefighters rescue girl, 8, stuck in laundry chute

Sep. 24, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl who became wedged inside a south-central Indiana home's laundry chute was rescued after firefighters cut through a floor joist to free her, authorities said. Columbus firefighters called Wednesday to the home found the girl...

Tanker rescues around 150 migrants off Greece's south

Sep. 24, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard on Friday launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country's southwestern coast. The coast guard said a passing cargo ship raised the...

Bull that escaped Long Island farm captured after 2 months

Sep. 23, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A bull that escaped from a farm on Long Island and eluded searchers for two months has been captured, authorities said Thursday. The 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull, nicknamed Barney or Barnie, was corralled late Wednesday by staff from Skylands...