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Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

May. 25, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported Friday. Family spokeswoman Sarah Haynes confirmed she spoke with Eller's father, John....

Fighter pilots saw small plane crash off Florida coast

May. 25, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets. News outlets report that Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport air traffic controllers lost communication with...

Indiana creek drops as search for missing boy continues

May. 25, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Officials say water levels have dropped slightly along a rain-swollen northern Indiana creek where they are searching for a missing 4-year-old boy. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says search crews were back on Deer Creek in Delphi on Saturday looking for the boy, identified...

Police rescue man who fell off Jet Ski in Hudson River

May. 25, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County police say officers rescued a man who fell off his Jet Ski and drifted in the Hudson River for 45 minutes. Marine unit officers were patrolling the Hudson at around 4 p.m. Friday when they spotted an unattended Jet Ski off Croton-on-Hudson. They began a search of...

When animals need help, Middle Georgians come to rescue

May. 25, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

It's springtime in Georgia. The weather is warming, gardens are blooming and animals, well, they're having babies. Lots and lots of babies. Sometimes, those babies need help. "It's going to be non-stop this month," wildlife rehabilitator Kim Wright said. She lives in the city of Byron. "You get phone calls all...

The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

May. 24, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. A tornado has touched down just south of Iowa City, Iowa, causing some damage but no injuries. The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the tornado affected two lightly-populated unincorporated towns of Frytown...

Mexican Navy helicopter with 5 aboard crashes near fires

May. 24, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed Friday in a mountainous area while carrying water to help fight forest fires. The Navy said rescuers were searching for the crew of the Russian-made MI-17 transport helicopter and it was not clear if any had survived....

Missing kayaker found on Big Sandy River in Kentucky

May. 24, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say the body of a missing kayaker has been found in the Big Sandy River. Kentucky State Police said in a news release that the body of 47-year-old Paris Smith was recovered in the river late Friday morning in Pike County. Rescuers began searching for Smith on...

Search resumes for Indiana boy swept away in swollen creek

May. 24, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Conservation officers have resumed their search for a missing 4-year-old boy who was swept away in a rain-swollen northern Indiana creek . The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says conservation officers and members of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Water Rescue Team returned to...

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

May. 24, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed...