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1 dead, 100,000 displaced as typhoon blows near Philippines

Apr. 19, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An approaching powerful typhoon has left at least one person dead, another missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people as a precaution in the eastern and central Philippines, although the unusual summer storm is not expected to blow into land,...

New ferry to Maine's islands is undergoing sea trials

Apr. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — The Maine State Ferry Service's newest vessel is going to be undergoing sea trials this spring before beginning regular service this summer, the Maine Department of Transportation said. The Spear, named for Richard G. Spear, the first...

Swan Quarter, Cedar Island ferry runs to Ocracoke to resume

Apr. 13, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Ferry service on Pamlico Sound resumed on Tuesday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued work on shoaling issues in Bigfoot Slough near Ocracoke. The N.C. Department of Transportation said in a news release that service from Swan Quarter and...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 07, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Plattsburg Press Republican. April 1, 2021. Editorial: Be smart, patient a little longer People may have their differences with Gov. Andrew Cuomo these days, but they should at least be grateful he hasn’t removed the mandate requiring that masks be...

New docks completed for Cumberland Island National Seashore

Apr. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — New docks for Cumberland Island National Seashore have been completed in coastal Georgia. The Brunswick News reports the National Park Service has finished a new ferry dock in the coastal town of St. Marys, as well as three...

Alabama opposing Amtrak restart linking New Orleans, Mobile

Apr. 07, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey said Alabama will oppose an Amtrak plan to resume passenger train service between New Orleans and Mobile without a study of its potential impact. While Amtrak asked federal regulators last month to force CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway...

North Carolina ferry service says it needs to hire more crew

Apr. 05, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

The North Carolina ferry service that carries passengers to the Outer Banks is facing a shortage of deck hands, seamen and captains. The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that there's often a waiting list to get a ferry job. But this year the service needs to fill an...

Pensacola hero who saved 55 people from plane crash has died

Apr. 04, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — When National Airlines Flight 193 crash landed in Escambia Bay on the night of May 8, 1978, the plane had 58 people onboard. Passengers and crew members hurried out of the sinking Boeing 727 into the dark water alongside leaking fuel. Three people...

Mainers 16 and up eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on April 7

Apr. 01, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is opening up eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all state residents age 16 or older in a few days. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday that eligibility will expand on April 7. The state had been planning to open eligibility to...

Experts examine bottom of big ship that was stuck in Suez

Mar. 31, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Divers inspected the underside of a colossal container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal, spotting some damage to the bow but not enough to take it out of service, officials said Wednesday. The dives were part of a continuing investigation into what...