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Girl, 13, dies after snowmobile crash in Oakland County

Nov. 13, 2019 12:06 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old girl who was a passenger on a snowmobile has died after a crash with another snowmobile. The incident occurred Tuesday in Oakland County’s Independence Township. The sheriff’s office says the girl was riding with a 13-year-old...

Amusement park fined after maintenance worker injured

Nov. 12, 2019 2:05 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal safety officials have fined an amusement park on the North Carolina-South Carolina line after a maintenance worker was injured last March. The Charlotte Observer reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied a $42,000 fine on Carowinds after finding six...

High school senior dies after fall off cliff while hiking

Nov. 12, 2019 12:46 PM EST

LAPORTE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student has been killed after he fell down a cliff while hiking at a state park in the Poconos. State police responded to Worlds End State Park in Sullivan County around 8 a.m. Sunday to a report of a hiker who died after a fall. The student has been...

Names of 2 friends who died in boating collision released

Nov. 12, 2019 12:35 PM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities released the names Tuesday of two friends who died after their boats collided on Lake Winnipesaukee. The state police Marine Patrol said initial reports indicated that a 20-foot boat had possibly struck bottom near Bear Island on Saturday night. First...

Man killed in ATV crash in northern Missouri

Nov. 11, 2019 9:37 AM EST

WINIGAN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northern Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 6 p.m. Sunday when 35-year-old Nicholas Hauser overcorrected on a highway about 3 ½ miles (5.63 kilometers) east of the town...

Second boat, victim found in Lake Winnipesaukee

Nov. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have found another boat and another victim after a fatal accident on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. Initial reports of the accident indicated that a 20-foot boat had possibly struck bottom near Bear Island on Friday evening. First responders found the boat's operator dead...

Man dead, woman hurt in Lake Winnipesaukee boating accident

Nov. 10, 2019 8:29 AM EST

MERIDETH, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says a man is dead and a woman injured after a boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee in Merideth. Authorities say the accident occurred about 6 p.m. Saturday near Bear Island. WMUR-TV reports the two people were residents of Bear Island, which is only...

ATV driver killed, tried to turn in front of logging truck

Nov. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The driver of an all-terrain vehicle was killed after trying to make a U-turn in front of a logging truck on U.S. Highway 2 near Columbia Falls. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Josh Nana says a larger four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle was traveling on the shoulder of the road at...

Police investigate death of man in Bangor ATV crash

Nov. 7, 2019 10:59 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine police are investigating the death of an all-terrain vehicle user who was thrown from his ATV in Bangor. Thirty-one-year-old Shane Brown, of Hermon, died Wednesday following the crash. WCSH-TV reports another person who was riding on the ATV when it crashed also suffered...

Family asks for help in finding hunter's killer

Nov. 6, 2019 10:53 AM EST

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The family of a hunter who was fatally shot in Morrison County three years ago and sheriff's officials have created a video asking for help in solving the homicide. Terry Brisk was killed Nov. 7, 2016 while deer hunting on his parents' land east of Little Falls. Investigators say...