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Florida mall, once the ‘place to be,’ fades into oblivion

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — As a teenager in the mid-1980s, Iris Pitnikoss worked at Ritz Camera, the film and photo equipment store in Manatee County’s DeSoto Square Mall. She sold cameras — professional devices like Nikons and Kodaks, as well as smaller models like...

Man suffers apparent medical emergency, dies, while hunting

Nov. 21, 2021 10:20 AM EST

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A 79-year-old man has died while hunting in New Hampshire after apparently suffering some sort of medical emergency, authorities said. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Saturday from a resident concerned about a person in...

Sailing through winter solstice launches in Carroll Creek

Nov. 21, 2021 09:04 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — With sailboats taking over Carroll Creek, a unique holiday tradition has returned to downtown Frederick for its sixth year. About two dozen sailboats were launched in the creek on Saturday as part of the annual Sailing Through the Winter Solstice...

Twin Metals to appeal federal decision on proposed mine

Oct. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twin Metals will appeal a federal decision that dealt a serious blow to its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, the company said Wednesday. Last week, the Biden administration ordered a mineral withdrawal study on 225,000 acres...

Record number of boats at Lake Tahoe had invasive mussels

Oct. 26, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — The number of boats that inspectors stopped from launching at Lake Tahoe while carrying aquatic invasive species reached a record high this year, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said. Inspectors intercepted 28 boats with invasive Dreissenid...

Coast Guard searching for kayaker missing off Long Island

Oct. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard was searching Tuesday for a kayaker who went missing off Long Island. Coast Guard officials got a report shortly after 5:30 a.m. that Laurence Broderick, 45, had not returned from a kayaking trip Monday night. ...

Authorities identify woman who drowned while kayaking

Oct. 11, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a woman who drowned while kayaking on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff. The woman was identified as Linda D. Schledewitz, 65, of rural Scottsbluff, according to Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks....

Woman drowns while canoeing on western Nebraska river

Oct. 10, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A woman drowned while canoeing on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman the canoe the woman and her husband were using overturned Friday afternoon near Scottsbluff's wastewater...

Monkey Island attraction in Florida getting a major makeover

Oct. 10, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — Good news for Ralph, Ebony and Emily. The primate residents of Monkey Island at the Florida Cracker Riverside Resort in Homosassa are getting an extreme makeover of their home that’s in need of repair. Thanks to the...

Body found by kayakers in Missouri River

Oct. 02, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the death of someone whose body was found in the Missouri River. WDAF-TV reports that kayakers found the body Saturday near the Bond Bridge. Authorities have not identified...