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Boater rescued on Great Salt Lake feared he was 'a dead man'

Sep. 21, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of three kayakers rescued after having to swim while being battered by waves on Utah's Great Salt Lake says he thought he was "a dead man" after his boat capsized. But Weston Barnett told KSL-TV that the idea of drowning was quickly replaced with the fear of hypothermia due to the...

Search party to try to find iguana in Des Moines park

Sep. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers planned to meet at a Des Moines park this weekend to search for a missing South American orange iguana. The 16-year-old, 4-foot iguana named "Brahm" is the pet of a Seattle woman and her boyfriend who were in town earlier this month for the Renaissance Faire. The Des...

Florida firefighters rescue women stuck on Legoland ride

Sep. 21, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Two passengers at Legoland in Florida had to be rescued by firefighters after a ride became stuck. The Winter Haven Fire Department said in a statement on Facebook that firefighters climbed 25 feet off the ground to rescue the two women Friday evening. Nobody was injured. Ride...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

Hurricane Florence, a year later: Where has the money gone?

Sep. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tanika Outlaw was working as the food and beverage manager at the Doubletree Hotel in New Bern last September when Hurricane Florence began shoving feet of water into the city's downtown area. Ultimately, the storm flooded at least 4,325 homes and 300 businesses in New Bern, The News...

The Latest: Greek refugee camp unable to house new arrivals

Sep. 20, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Malta has taken in 35 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by a humanitarian ship a day earlier. The Ocean Viking had assisted Maltese authorities and pulled the migrants from an overcrowded wooden boat on...

Water main break turns streets into rapids, requires rescues

Sep. 20, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is cleaning up after a massive water main break turned streets into river rapids, required the rescue of people and pets, and closed schools. Pittsburgh Public Schools announced the closure of at least 10 schools Friday because of limited access to water in buildings. Schools...

Authorities press on with search for missing Tennessee mom

Sep. 20, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An investigator says authorities do not know if a missing woman from Tennessee is still alive as the search for her presses on. Shelby County Sheriff's Office Chief Inspector Chris Harris told reporters Friday that a person of interest has been identified in the case of Taquila Hayes....

Search continues for 5-year-old who vanished from park

Sep. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A search for a little girl believed to have been kidnapped from a southern New Jersey park continues. More than 100 officers from state and local police searched Friday in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, on the ground and using a state police helicopter. Five-year-old Dulce Maria...

Searchers rescued kayakers who got lost on Great Salt Lake

Sep. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three kayakers who became separated and were forced to swim to shore while being battered by 7-foot (2.1-meter) waves have been rescued on the Great Salt Lake, officials said. The three men in their 20s had set out on a kayaking trip at noon Thursday with plans to go from Stansbury...