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Lucky Dog! Pooch trapped in crevice 5 days rescued, unharmed

Oct. 13, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

KERHONKSON, N.Y. (AP) — A dog trapped for five days deep inside a narrow, rocky crevice at a state park north of New York City was rescued unharmed — though it was hungry and thirsty, parks officials said Wednesday. While the 12-year-old dog, Liza, went days without...

Overwhelmed by illegal pot, Oregon county declares emergency

Oct. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to the governor and the Legislature's leaders for help. The Jackson...

With virus cases down, Florida cities resume usual water use

Oct. 13, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two of Florida's largest cities have ended water emergencies now that COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined drastically in the state. Back in August, the city-owned Orlando Utilities Commission asked residents to stop...

Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office

Oct. 12, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday appointed Debra Shore, a wastewater treatment official in Chicago, to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Midwestern office. Shore will oversee EPA's Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana,...

Reno proposes monthly utility fee for stormwater projects

Oct. 12, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The city of Reno is proposing a new utility fee to help pay for a backlog of stormwater projects and repairs that will cost the city more than $400 million over the next 20 years. City officials say such a fee is long overdue. Kerri Lanza, engineering...

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....

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Sex trafficking is an evil beast that steals freedom, wrecks lives, destroys families A councilman running for re-election in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria told a Dispatch reporter that he felt the urge to...

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...

Water main break sparks concern about Wichita's aging pipes

Oct. 10, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The major water line break that forced residents of Kansas' largest city to boil their water before using it for several days highlights concerns about Wichita's aging infrastructure. The water main break that forced the boil order last week...

Pentagon climate plan: war-fighting in hotter, harsher world

Oct. 08, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Pentagon plan calls for incorporating the realities of a hotter, harsher Earth at every level in the U.S. military, from making worsening climate extremes a mandatory part of strategic planning to training troops how to secure their own water supplies and treat heat...