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Police search for suspect in attempted bank robbery

Apr. 11, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of trying to rob a Delaware bank. The masked man who entered a M&T Bank branch in Hockessin on Saturday passed a note to a bank employee in which he demanded money, but he left the bank without any...

Vermont police: Man with long criminal history is on the run

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont authorities on Sunday continued to look for a man with a long criminal record who allegedly assaulted a neighbor in Marshfield. Vermont State Police went door-to-door talking with neighbors on the road and searching outbuildings for Harley...

Officials: Missing kayaker's body found in Middlebury pond

Apr. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rescue workers recovered the body of a missing kayaker in Middlebury on Sunday. Middlebury Fire Chief Brett Kales told the Connecticut Post that the body of the kayaker who was reported missing in Long Meadow Pond on Saturday was found Sunday...

Boater remains missing in Georgia after boat capsizes

Apr. 11, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to search for a person who fell overboard in Savannah after a boat capsized. Local news outlets reported the search was scheduled to resume Sunday after stopping late Saturday night. ...

Italy releases impounded migrant ship for routine upkeep

Apr. 11, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Alan Kurdi rescue ship operated by a German nongovernmental organization has been released by an administrative court in Italy to return to Spain for routine maintenance and inspection, the group, Sea-Eye, said in statement Sunday. The ship was...

Spain: Rescuers find 4 dead, save 19 from vessel in Atlantic

Apr. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they had recovered the bodies of four migrants from a boat along with 19 survivors who had taken the treacherous route from West Africa to the Canary Islands. Spain’s maritime rescue service said that its crews had...

21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood

Apr. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday were trying to reach 21 coal miners who were trapped by an underground flood in China's northwest, a state news agency reported. The mine in Hutubi County in the Xinjiang region flooded at about 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, the Xinhua News...

Stranded riders rescued from NJ theme park roller coaster

Apr. 10, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say some people had to be rescued after they became stranded on a roller coaster at a New Jersey theme park. State police say they were called at about 7:30 p.m. Friday about the problem at the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park...

Camper dies, wife rescued in Death Valley National Park

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An Arizona tourist died and his wife was rescued Friday after their vehicle got two flat tires and they went missing in Death Valley National Park in California. Alexander Lofgren, 32, and Emily Henkel, 27, were found on a steep...

Stolen Confederate monument recovered in New Orleans

Apr. 09, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a Confederate monument that had been stolen in Alabama and was the subject of a ransom note threatening to convert it into a toilet, New Orleans police confirmed Friday. A spokesperson for the New Orleans Police...