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Washington trooper dies after contracting COVID-19 on trip

Sep. 26, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper who helped develop the agency's use of drones has died after a battle with COVID-19 contracted on duty, the state patrol said Sunday. Detective Eric Gunderson died Sunday surrounded by his family and friends, the patrol...

Nebraska billionaire, philanthropist Walter Scott dies at 90

Sep. 25, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Walter Scott, the past top executive of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. construction firm who helped oversee Warren Buffett’s conglomerate and donated to various causes, particularly construction projects around Omaha, has died. He was 90. The...

Retired Nevada Guard general and ex-Reid aide, dead at 64

Sep. 25, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Robert T. Herbert, a retired Nevada Army National Guard major general and a former longtime aide to ex-U.S. Sen. Harry Reid died Friday, the guard announced . He was 64. The guard's statement Saturday did not specify circumstances of Herbert's...

Martin rallies Robert Morris to 22-16 win over Howard

Sep. 25, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — George Martin found D'Andre Hicks for a 17-yard touchdown as Robert Morris put together a nearly six-minute drive late in the fourth quarter to edge Howard 22-16 on Saturday. Howard's Quinton Williams ran for one touchdown, passed for another...

Hosea Knox, Chicago tombstone maker 'Elmo,' dies at 82

Sep. 25, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All Hosea Knox wanted was to own his own business. For over 33 years, Knox was the proprietor of Elmo’s Tombstone Service, which he bought from his employer Robert Williams in 1987, on the South Side of Chicago. The catchphrase coined by Williams for...

Mayor: Delaware city council member dies in hospital

Sep. 25, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — The mayor of Newark, Delaware, says that a council member has died unexpectedly after being hospitalized. A news release from the city government said that Councilwoman Sharon Hughes died Saturday at Christiana Hospital. No cause of death was given....

Daughter finds dad’s missing WWII foot locker after 77 years

Sep. 25, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Velda Alexander never met her father, Johnnie Elmore, who was killed in action during World War II. But a recent discovery finally connected her with the hero she always wanted to meet. Elmore received the Purple Heart after he sacrificed his...

Cadmium spiked at lead factory, workers didn’t get help

Sep. 25, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In June 2014, an air monitor strapped to a worker inside a Tampa lead factory picked up an unmistakable red flag. The level of cadmium, a toxic metal known to cause cancer, had soared to more than 100 times the federal limit. It...

100-year-old World War II veteran defies age in golf

Sep. 25, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Guy Ellis, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, recently coasted through 18 holes at Bunn Golf Course. Ellis played on behalf of the Decatur Veterans and Friends golf group in a scramble against the Springfield veterans. ...

With 2nd fatality, BASE jumpers urged to pick another spot

Sep. 24, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials are asking BASE jumpers to find safer locations to engage in the extreme sport than a northern Nevada canyon where a second man wearing a wingsuit has died after jumping from the same spot in recent months. The Elko County...