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Agents search in Wyoming for woman, in Florida for boyfriend

Sep. 18, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police searched a vast Florida wildlife reserve on Saturday for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, while across the country the FBI hunted for clues about the missing woman in a...

Lawmakers review agency charged with coastal regulation

Sep. 18, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A legislative commission is looking at ways to reorganize Rhode Island's lead agency for reviewing offshore wind projects and other coastal development proposals. House Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, a Jamestown Democrat, will lead the 15-member House...

Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge to remain closed due to Ida

Sep. 18, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's strike on Louisiana left a path of destruction at Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge, which will remain closed until further notice as a result. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the refuge, in Jefferson Parish...

Tropical Storm Odette slogs offshore of mid-Atlantic coast

Sep. 17, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Odette slogged off the mid-Atlantic coast late Friday and was expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada. The poorly organized storm was traveling to the northeast at 10 mph (17 kph) late Friday evening and...

Tropical Storm Odette forms off mid-Atlantic coast; storm moving northeast and expected to weaken by Saturday night.

Sep. 17, 2021 17:26 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Odette forms off mid-Atlantic coast; storm moving northeast and expected to weaken by Saturday night.

Police: Woman pulled from surf at North Carolina beach

Sep. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Police have opened an investigation after a woman was found unconscious and pulled from the surf at a North Carolina beach. Wrightsville Beach police responded to calls around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in which callers reported seeing a woman...

Judge dismisses suit over Mississippi River spillway damage

Sep. 15, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi ruled in two cases that his court didn’t have the authority to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete an environmental impact study on repeated openings of a Mississippi River flood control structure. ...

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the...

Nicholas, now a tropical depression, still douses Gulf Coast

Sep. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicholas continued weakening Tuesday night after being downgraded to a tropical depression and slowing to a crawl over southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, drenching both states with flooding rains. The downgrade...

No indictment in 1st case under NY's police chokehold ban

Sep. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A case seen as an early test of New York's law criminalizing police chokeholds has ended without an indictment. A Queens grand jury on Tuesday declined charges for David Afanador, a former New York City police officer who was seen on cellphone video last...