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5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

Dec. 9, 2019 5:46 AM EST

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many more missing. Police said the site was still too dangerous hours later for rescuers to search for the...

Body found by SC bridge workers identified as missing woman

Dec. 9, 2019 5:38 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A body found by bridge maintenance workers in South Carolina has been identified as a woman who went missing last month. The body was identified on Sunday as 55-year-old Tina Marie Williamson, the Orangeburg County Coroner's Office told news outlets. Williamson was last seen by her...

Search on for missing kayak with Polish man, Thai companion

Dec. 9, 2019 5:18 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Rescue teams in southern Thailand were searching Monday for a Polish man and a Thai woman who went missing when the kayak they were paddling carried them away from shore into the open sea. Marine Police Lt. Col Suriya Khunto said 26-year-old Mateusz Juszkiewicz and 23-year-old Werakan...

New Zealand police say number of missing people on tourist island hit by volcano in double digits

Dec. 9, 2019 3:20 AM EST
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police say number of missing people on tourist island hit by volcano in double digits.

Sheriff: Man dies after falling through ice in North Dakota

Dec. 8, 2019 3:49 PM EST

MEDINA, N.D. (AP) — A man has died after falling through ice near Medina, authorities said. The man's utility vehicle had been seen on the ice about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) east of Medina since last Monday. The man was reported missing and possibly in the ice Saturday just before 3:30 p.m., Stutsman...

Kenya building collapse toll hits 10 but 2 survivors found

Dec. 8, 2019 12:38 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi, as the death toll rose to 10. When the survivors of Friday's building collapse were found Sunday morning, a crowd of onlookers burst into cheers...

Remains found in central Wisconsin ID'ed as missing woman

Dec. 8, 2019 12:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say remains found in central Wisconsin last month are those of a woman missing since May. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said the Adams County Medical Examiner's Office has positively identified the remains as those of Annastasia Evans, 24. Evans was last seen on May 4....

Police: Richmond woman still missing Sunday

Dec. 8, 2019 11:19 AM EST

RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — A Richmond woman who disappeared late last month was still missing Sunday following a search throughout the week of a Maine river using boats, aircraft and a drone. Anneliese Heinig, 37, was last seen early on Nov. 26 walking along Interstate 295 near where it crosses the Presumpscot...

Search for girl in rural Arizona creek enters 2nd week

Dec. 7, 2019 12:15 AM EST

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are still hoping to find a 6-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week now since being swept away in a rural Arizona creek. Gila County Sheriff's officials say searchers will resume using boats and drones Saturday in Tonto Basin in their recovery effort...

Missing Virginia man found dead on Blue Ridge Parkway

Dec. 6, 2019 7:43 PM EST

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — The body of a Virginia man, missing for more than a month, was found Friday near the Thunder Ridge Overlook parking area off the Blue Ridge Parkway. National Park Service Rangers received a call that a body was found near a hiking trail less than a mile away from the parking area in...