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Body of missing Kansas swimmer found at Cheney Reservoir

Aug. 02, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The body of a swimmer who went missing over the weekend at Cheney Reservoir has been found, authorities said. A fisherman contacted the Cheney State Park office Monday morning after finding what he thought might be the body of the man who...

German prosecutors mull probe into flood warnings

Aug. 02, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are considering opening a formal investigation into possible failures by officials to properly warn the population about the devastating floods that occurred in the west of the country last month. More than 180 people were killed in...

Police say remains of missing Iowa woman found near river

Aug. 02, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — The remains of a missing Iowa woman have been found near the Des Moines River, and investigators are treating her death as suspicious, police said. A person hiking near the river Sunday afternoon found the remains of Helen Elizabeth Showalter, 60,...

Death toll triples to more than 300 in recent China flooding

Aug. 02, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said Monday, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan provincial government said 302 people died and 50 remain missing. The vast majority of the victims were in...

Diver's body found near site where woman went missing

Aug. 01, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The body of an underwater diver was found in a Seattle park on Sunday, near the location where a diver taking a class went missing the previous day, authorities said Sunday. The Seattle Fire Department said private divers recovered the body of the dead...

Champaign man arrested in death of boy, 14, found in ditch

Jul. 31, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Champaign man has been arrested in the death of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found Friday in a roadside ditch by passersby. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said Daryl Vandyke, 55, is charged with the first-degree murder in...

Body of missing Arkansas woman found in Oklahoma pond

Jul. 31, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

ROCK ISLAND, Okla. (AP) — The body of a woman reported missing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been found in a pond in eastern Oklahoma and three men were arrested in connection with her death, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The body of Tara...

Missing hiker found dead on edge of Camelback Mountain

Jul. 30, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who disappeared after she went hiking in the Camelback Mountain area in Scottsdale was found dead hours after a companion who became separated from her reported her missing Friday afternoon. The victim in her 30s was found unresponsive off the...

DNA match used to ID remains of missing Wisconsin woman

Jul. 30, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators have used a DNA match to identify the remains of a missing Wisconsin woman, more than two weeks after confirming that another set of remains was the dismembered body of her husband, the sheriff said Friday. Dane County Sheriff Kalvin...

5-year-old boy missing in Idaho; police seek witnesses

Jul. 30, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

FRUITLAND, Idaho (AP) — As search crews look for a missing 5-year-old Idaho boy missing, the Fruitland Police Department is asking for any potential witnesses to come forward — even if they don't think they saw anything. Michael Joseph Vaughn was last seen on foot...