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Body of missing Bismarck kayaker recovered in Missouri River

Jun. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The body of a Bismarck kayaker who went missing earlier this month was recovered by a fisherman, who brought it to shore. Joby Seagren, 41, went missing June 5 while kayaking with friends on the Missouri River in the Kimball Bottoms area south of...

Soldiers' home trustees to reopen superintendent search

Jun. 15, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Holyoke Soldiers’ Home trustees will reopen the search for a new superintendent to lead the facility that was devastated by the coronavirus in the spring of 2020 after their first choice confirmed Tuesday that he will not take the job. Trustees...

Nebraska teen dies after trying to swim across Montana river

Jun. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Search crews in Montana on Tuesday found the body of a 17-year-old Nebraska boy who witnesses said had been trying to swim across the Missouri River. The Cascade County Sheriff's Office said search crews were called to an area along the river...

Two drown after rescuing children from Texas river

Jun. 14, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — Searchers recovered the body Monday of a second person drowned after he and a woman were swept away after rescuing two children from a Texas river, officials said. The body of Victor Villanueva, 30, was recovered Monday afternoon from the Guadalupe...

Officials: Body of man who tried to rescue 2 recovered

Jun. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies believe they found the body Monday of a good Samaritan who tried to rescue a father and son who drowned off a Tampa Bay area beach last week. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a news conference that he...

Grand Teton asks public for leads in search for missing man

Jun. 14, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park rangers and others continued to look Monday for a hiker missing since last Tuesday. Cian McLaughlin, 27, didn't show up at his job Thursday and was reported missing late Saturday, park officials said in a statement. ...

NW Indiana man drowns while rescuing woman in Lake Michigan

Jun. 14, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana man drowned in Lake Michigan after rescuing his girlfriend, conservation officers said Monday. Donald Turner, 28, of Portage, was swimming with his girlfriend at the Washington Park beach in Michigan City when she began...

Search for missing Texas man in Grand Canyon National Park

Jun. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are searching for a missing Texas man whose abandoned vehicle was found at the South Rim. Park officials said Monday that 49-year-old Charles Lyon of Tyler was last seen at a hotel in Tusayan...

Florida man charged with manslaughter after toddler drowns

Jun. 14, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police searching for a missing toddler in the Florida Panhandle found her drowned in a canal near her home and charged the 1-year-old girl's father with negligent manslaughter, news outlets reported Monday. Tracy Potter, 29, of Navarre Beach,...

Costa Rica moves on massive public corruption investigation

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities executed dozens of searches and arrests Monday as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation centered on the awarding of road construction and maintenance contracts. Walter Espinoza, director of the Judicial...