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Iowa man shot and killed while deer hunting Saturday

Dec. 05, 2021 16:53 PM EST

MARION COUNTY, Iowa (AP) — A 37-year-old Iowa man was killed while deer hunting this weekend. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Nathan Allen Sharpnack of Winterset was shot Saturday afternoon while hunting with a large group of people in the Red Rock...

Montana man dies of gunshot wound in hunting accident

Dec. 01, 2021 13:24 PM EST

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana man has died of a gunshot wound in an apparent hunting accident, Ravalli County officials said. The 21-year-old man from Conner was found dead near a trailhead southwest of Conner on Sunday, the final day of the state's general...

1 dead, 1 missing after boating accident in Louisiana

Nov. 30, 2021 17:58 PM EST

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — One boater is dead and another missing after an accident on the Pearl River, Louisiana authorities said Tuesday. Search crews found the body of Joseph Newby, 50, of Franklinton, late Monday and were looking for a 47-year-old man and the 14-foot...

Sheriff: Hunter accidentally kills his 11-year-old daughter

Nov. 29, 2021 18:14 PM EST

HALLSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A hunter accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old daughter while they were hunting near their East Texas hometown, investigators said Monday. In a statement, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in Marshall, Texas, said it received...

Injured sea turtle's intestinal gas hampered diving

Nov. 26, 2021 10:17 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — An injured sea turtle at the Mississippi Aquarium is getting medicine to reduce intestinal gas because a buildup was keeping her from diving. Banner the green sea turtle was rescued in Florida after being severely injured by a boat propeller....

Minnesota man dies in apparent hunting accident in Wisconsin

Nov. 24, 2021 13:16 PM EST

SAXON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota man was shot and killed in an apparent hunting accident in northwestern Wisconsin. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says dispatchers received a call just before 5 p.m. Tuesday in the town of Saxon. The caller reported an...

Elk illegally shot and killed on state's deer hunting opener

Nov. 22, 2021 13:55 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a bull elk was illegally shot and killed on the opening day of the Wisconsin gun deer hunting season. The state Department of Natural Resources said the shooting happened in Columbia County about 7 a.m. Saturday, which was 30 minutes...

1 dead, 1 missing after boats collide on Lake Erie

Nov. 17, 2021 10:35 AM EST

One person was missing and one died after two boats collided on Lake Erie, authorities said. Three people were pulled from the water following the crash Tuesday night near Cranberry Creek, authorities said. It is believed all were ejected from the boats in the collision ...

Nebraska 2nd-grade school teacher killed in hunting accident

Nov. 15, 2021 12:33 PM EST

LEWISTON, Neb. (AP) — A second-grade teacher from southeastern Nebraska was killed this weekend in a hunting accident, Pawnee County authorities said. Kade Reiman, 23, who taught at Bennet Elementary in the Palmyra-Bennet School District, was accidently shot while...

Patrol: 8-year-old killed in ATV crash in Ford County field

Oct. 26, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving in a southwestern Kansas field crashed, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The patrol said the crash happened around 7 p.m. Monday in Ford County. The ATV flipped,...