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Big South Fork offers camping, permits for Public Lands Day

Sep. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Back country permits and free camping are being offered in celebration of National Public Lands Day at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee and Kentucky. The park is offering back country permits and one night's camping at the Alum...

2-year-old boy fatally injured in driveway in Maine

Sep. 18, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

NAPLES, Maine (AP) — A 2-year-old boy was fatally injured in a driveway when his father failed to see him while moving a pickup truck and camper trailer, state police said. The parents immediately took the unresponsive toddler to the Naples Fire Department, where emergency crews...

IS militants kill 6 US-backed fighters in eastern Syria

Sep. 12, 2022 06:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group killed six U.S.-backed Syrian fighters in eastern Syria saying on Monday that the killing was in retaliation for an ongoing operation inside a sprawling camp housing tens of thousands of family members of the extremist group. The IS-linked...

Trailers offer temporary home as flood victims plan future

Sep. 10, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — David Stephens' children romped around the small patch of grass they've turned into a makeshift playground, running and laughing — seemingly without a care in the world. Their father, though, is gripped by worry about the future. And he marvels at his...

Kentucky State Parks launches photo contest

Aug. 17, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Parks has launched a photo contest that encourages visitors to capture some of the best parts of their stay. The contest aims to attract more travelers and showcase these "places of beauty, from scenic mountain views to tranquil beaches,”...

Woman injured by polar bear on Norway’s Svalbard Islands

Aug. 08, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A polar bear attacked a campsite Monday in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, authorities said, adding that the wounds weren't life-threatening. The bear was later killed. The woman, who was not identified, was part of a...

Autopsies find three family members killed at Iowa state park campground were shot, stabbed and strangled

Aug. 04, 2022 11:20 AM EDT
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Autopsies find three family members killed at Iowa state park campground were shot, stabbed and strangled.

Inventor finds 'sweep' spot with device to clean RV roofs

Jul. 30, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — While on a camping trip in 2016, Albert “Jake” Silbereisen saw a problem and decided to clean it up. The Milford man had purchased a new pull-behind camper, complete with a slide-out portion that increased the vehicle’s interior space. ...

Florida man dies in fall on steep slope in Glacier park

Jul. 26, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A 79-year-old Florida man has died in a fall in Glacier National Park while he was trying to scramble up an off-trail slope with a group of friends, park officials said Tuesday. The incident happened Monday morning on Rising Wolf Mountain, several hundred...

Sister: Hiker who died in Badlands was on graduation trip

Jul. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The sister of a St. Louis man who died while hiking in the Badlands of South Dakota said Friday that he was camping as part of a trip to celebrate graduating from college and got lost trying to find his way back to his car. The Pennington County Sheriff's...