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NC officials confirm 3rd death from Legionnaires' disease

Oct. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say a third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease linked to a hot tub display at a fair. The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the third death to news outlets Monday. The department says 140 cases of Legionnaires' have...

10-year-old dies after being ejected from festival ride

Oct. 13, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died after plunging from an amusement park ride at a harvest festival in southern New Jersey over the weekend, authorities said. Troopers were called to the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival in Cumberland County after the girl was "ejected" from a Wisdom Super...

New Hampshire fair season wraps up with Sandwich Fair

Oct. 13, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

SANDWICH, N.H. (AP) — Get your fried dough and Ferris wheel rides in while you can — New Hampshire's fair season is coming to an end. There are a dozen agriculture fairs held every summer and fall across New Hampshire, traditionally starting with the Stratham Fair in July and ending with the...

5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

Oct. 12, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police Department...

Rain dampens Nebraska State Fair attendance, revenue

Oct. 12, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Fair officials are blaming heavy rains for a drop in attendance and revenue at this summer's fair. The Grand Island Independent reports that fair executive director Lori Cox delivered the news Friday at a meeting of the State Fair Board. Attendance for the Aug....

Festival features pumpkins big and small, on land and water

Oct. 12, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (AP) — The folks in Damariscotta are once again showing their love for pumpkins. The annual Pumpkinfest and Regatta is getting underway in earnest Saturday in the waterfront town in Maine. It features zombie run, a "Giant Pumpkin Parade," a pumpkin pie-eating contest and a pumpkin drop,...

Rougarou Fest organizers continue effort to reduce waste

Oct. 12, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — At last year's Rougarou Fest, participants navigated new recycling and zero waste stations when throwing away trash as part of the organizer's effort to limit the trash produces by the festival. Jonathan Foret, South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center executive director, said the goal is...

North Carolina confirms 2nd death from Legionnaires' disease

Oct. 11, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials have confirmed a second death from Legionnaires' disease linked to a hot tub display at a fair. The Division of Public Health in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services says that as of Wednesday, it has confirmed 134 cases in multiple states and...

Fair meeting: No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas for Golden Hat

Oct. 10, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

No. 6 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 11 Texas (4-1, 2-0), in Dallas, Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 10 1/2. Series record: Texas leads 62-47-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Along with bragging rights and the Golden Hat trophy, the winner of the Red River rivalry game takes a significant step toward a...

A New Mexico icon, Spanish conquistador faces attacks

Oct. 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Spanish conquistador is an image found throughout New Mexico, the most Hispanic state in the United States. Depictions of men such as 17th century explorers Don Juan de Oñate and Don Diego de Vargas have long adorned murals and been honored at commemorations as symbols of...