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Louisiana hunter dies in freak accident, hitting deer stand

Oct. 21, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

TORO, La. (AP) — A hunter has died in western Louisiana after officials say he appears to have stumbled on a tree stump and hit the metal ladder on his deer stand. The Sabine Parish coroner's office has identified the man as 53-year-old Paul Landry of Calcasieu Parish. News outlets report that Coroner Ron...

Maine wardens investigate death of ATV passenger

Oct. 20, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

MONTVILLE, Maine (AP) — Game wardens in Maine say they're investigating a fatal crash involving an all-terrain passenger vehicle in a small town west of Belfast. The wardens say the crash killed 30-year-old Rachel Curtis of Montville in her hometown on Sunday. They say Curtis was a passenger on an ATV that...

Man dies following boating accident in Indiana reservoir

Oct. 20, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A 71-year-old man has died following a boating accident in eastern Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Lenard Anderson was thrown Sunday morning from a boat he was operating after it collided with another vessel in Prairie Creek Reservoir, northeast of...

Pennsylvania glider crash death ruled accidental

Oct. 20, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — The death of a New York City man in a glider crash in Pennsylvania has been ruled accidental. The Schuylkill County coroner says 65-year-old William Hanson of Queens died of multiple blunt force trauma but his death was "as close as instantaneous as possible" in Friday afternoon's crash...

3 college students hurt in Connecticut canoeing accident

Oct. 20, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

HEBRON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say three college students have been hurt in a boating accident on a Connecticut lake. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection says the Wesleyan University students were hurt while canoeing on Amston Lake in Hebron on Saturday...

Woman sues after husband killed in Oregon hunting accident

Oct. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The widow of an Oregon elk hunter has filed a $960,000 lawsuit against the man's hunting partner following an accidental shooting. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports in a story on Friday that Vicki VanCleave, George VanCleave's widow, filed the lawsuit against Richard Toubeaux in Baker...

Glider crash kills 1; cause under investigation

Oct. 19, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a glider aircraft crash in Pennsylvania claimed the life of one person. State police in Schuylkill County say the aircraft went down shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday in a wooded area of Walker Township, a short distance from Heisler's Dairy Bar. Troopers said they found...

Criminal charges won't be filed after fatal boat crash

Oct. 18, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials say criminal charges won't be filed after a fatal boating accident in Rhode Island. The Newport Daily News reports the Department of Environmental Management said Thursday it determined 75-year-old Frank Teixeira, of Portsmouth, wasn't speeding or...

Authorities identify 63-year-old man in hunting accident

Oct. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Oregon county authorities have identified the man killed in a suspected accidental shooting while hunting near Washington state lines. The Longview Daily News reports that Columbia County Sheriff's Office identified 63-year-old Martin Fox of Portland. County deputies, Washington...

Petersburg man dies when skiff overturns in Duncan Canal

Oct. 14, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — A Petersburg man died after his skiff flipped in ocean waters west of the city. Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Doug Larson died after spending up to two hours in Duncan Canal. Larson and 40-year-old Charles King, also of Petersburg, on Friday attempted to help another boat...