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Apr. 7, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

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FILE - This undated file image posted on Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's Facebook account shows her with her family, including her son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean, bottom right. Maryland authorities said Monday, April 6, 2020, they have recovered the body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean after she and her son went missing after a canoeing accident. Authorities say they will resume searching Tuesday for her son, 8-year-old Gideon McKean. (Facebook via AP, File)

Body of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's daughter recovered

Apr. 6, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The body of the daughter of former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was located in about 25 feet of water and recovered, authorities said Monday, and they will keep searching for her son, after the two went missing following a canoeing accident last week. The body of Maeve Kennedy...

This undated image posted on Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's Twitter account shows her son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean. Authorities were searching for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Friday, April 3, 2020, after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore. (Twitter via AP)

Search to continue for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

Apr. 5, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Divers and boats plan to resume searching Monday in the Chesapeake Bay for the bodies of the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, authorities said. The search began last Thursday after a report of a canoe in the bay that didn't return to...

This undated image posted on Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's Twitter account shows her son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean. Authorities were searching for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Friday, April 3, 2020, after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore. (Twitter via AP)

Divers search for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

Apr. 4, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Divers and boats on Saturday resumed the search in the Chesapeake Bay for the bodies of the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland police said. The search began Thursday afternoon after a report of a canoe in the bay that didn't return...

This undated image posted on Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's Facebook account shows her with her family, including her son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean, bottom right. Authorities were searching for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Friday, April 3, 2020, after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore. (Twitter via AP)

'Recovery' search for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson

Apr. 3, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities were conducting a “recovery" search for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore, the family said Friday. The missing relatives were...

Statement: Search for daughter, grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend now a "recovery" mission.

Apr. 3, 2020 10:13 PM EDT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Statement: Search for daughter, grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend now a "recovery" mission.
This photo provided by Bibb County Sheriff's Office shows Caesar Crockett Jr.  The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says officials are looking for Crockett Jr. He's accused of getting into a fight with his child's mother Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Macon, Ga. During the fight, the sheriff's office says he pulled out a gun and fatally shot the woman's mother, stepfather and sister. (Bibb County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Triple-slaying suspect surrenders after standoff; child safe

Apr. 1, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After a prolonged standoff, Florida state troopers arrested a Georgia man accused of fatally shooting three people in his child's mother's family and kidnapping his child, authorities said Wednesday. Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett Jr. safely handed his 2-year-old son over to authorities...

In this March 5, 2020 photo, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Warden Austin Schumacher stands on the edge of a marsh in Edgerton, Wis., where a 13-year-old boy disappeared after running away from school in November 2019. Schumacher used old-school tracking skills to find and rescue the child moments before a snowstorm struck. This month, Schumacher received the DNR’s Lifesaving Award.  (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)

A missing boy and a freezing swamp test tracker's instincts

Mar. 29, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

EDGERTON, Wis. (AP) — Austin Schumacher parked his unmarked squad truck and watched pheasant hunters work their way into the woods under the overcast, late-fall sky. The rookie Department of Natural Resources warden had just popped the lid of his salad container when the radio squawked: a 13-year-old boy,...

In a photo provided by Clay Carson, rescuers carry 4-year-old Vadie Sides out of the woods in Lee County, Ala., Friday, March 27, 2020. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the girl was found with a dog at her side after two days in the woods. Authorities said the girl wandered away from a sitter while in a backyard. (Clay Carson via AP)

Sheriff: Girl, 4, found in woods; had been missing 2 days

Mar. 27, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Searchers on Friday found a 4-year-old girl who had been missing for two days in a wooded area in east Alabama. The girl was in good condition with a dog at her side when rescuers approached, authorities said. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said searchers found Vadie Sides after two days...

Jackson Square, normally bustling with tourists, is seen deserted in the French Quarter of New Orleans, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Friday, March 27, 2020. While rich in history and culture, New Orleans is economically poor, and the people here are not necessarily well-positioned to weather this latest storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

'The day the music died': Coronavirus tests New Orleans

Mar. 27, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There were the great fires of 1788 and 1794 and the multiple yellow fever outbreaks of the 1800s. Hurricane Betsy hit in 1965, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the memories linger in New Orleans like remnants of a bad dream. Now the city is one of the nation’s hot spots for...