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Crews search Missouri River for missing 7-year-old boy

Aug. 04, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Search crews were out Wednesday looking for a missing 7-year-old boy believed to have fallen into the Missouri River. Rescue teams and police were called just before 6 p.m. Tuesday after the boy went missing at N.P. Dodge Park along the riverside in...

Remains found in California park are likely missing runner

Aug. 04, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Human remains found under a tree in a rugged Northern California park likely belong to a man who went missing last month after going for a run, police said. A volunteer searcher found the body Tuesday about a quarter of a mile from the trail...

Police: Search is on for missing kayaker in Florida

Aug. 04, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Crews are searching for a 42-year-old Florida man who never returned from a trip in an inflatable kayak. Donald Waters was last heard from around 10 a.m. Tuesday when he called a friend, Vero Beach police said in a social media post. ...

Missing pair found in northern Michigan after canoe flips

Aug. 04, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

PARADISE, Mich. (AP) — Two people who were missing after their canoe overturned several times in the Tahquamenon River have been found following a search in a heavily forested part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Conservation officers located Ezequiel Gianfranco, 19,...

Champaign man arraigned on 1st-degree murder in boy's death

Aug. 04, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Champaign man has been arraigned on a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found last week in a roadside ditch. Daryl Vandyke 55, told a Champaign County judge on Tuesday he understood his rights and the...

Police arrest husband of Iowa woman found dead near river

Aug. 03, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested and charged the husband of a woman whose remains were found in the Des Moines River. Gregory Allen Showalter, 61, of Ottumwa, turned himself in at the Wapello County Law Enforcement Center on Tuesday morning in the death of...

Witness reported helicopter landing in field before crash

Aug. 03, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

POINT HARBOR, N.C. (AP) — Before a helicopter crashed along the coast of North Carolina last month, killing two Virginia men, it was seen landing in a field and taking off again, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report. The Robinson...

Bodies of father, daughter recovered from Adams County lake

Aug. 03, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

STRONGS PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The bodies of a father and daughter have been recovered from an Adams County lake. Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about two missing boaters at Petenwell Lake in the town of Strongs Prairie about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. ...

Body of missing Kansas swimmer found at Cheney Reservoir

Aug. 02, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The body of a swimmer who went missing over the weekend at Cheney Reservoir has been found, authorities said. A fisherman contacted the Cheney State Park office Monday morning after finding what he thought might be the body of the man who...

German prosecutors mull probe into flood warnings

Aug. 02, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are considering opening a formal investigation into possible failures by officials to properly warn the population about the devastating floods that occurred in the west of the country last month. More than 180 people were killed in...