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NE Indiana museum gets $500K federal grant for new roof

Sep. 20, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana auto museum has received a $500,000 grant for improvements that will include replacing a leaky roof that now requires more than 80 buckets to catch leaks throughout its third floor. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum...

California firefighters scramble to protect sequoia groves

Sep. 19, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Flames on Sunday reached a grove of sequoia trees in California as firefighters battled to keep fire from driving further into another grove, where the base of the world’s largest tree has been wrapped in protective foil. Fire officials...

California wildfires make run toward giant sequoia groves

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Two lightning-sparked wildfires in California merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, momentarily driving away firefighters as they try to protect the world's largest tree by wrapping its base in protective foil. A...

Maine downtowns to get revitalization, preservation help

Sep. 19, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine foundation is slated to receive $750,000 through the National Park Service to revitalize and preserve downtowns in the state. The park service's Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program is providing the money to the Maine...

Group preserves 629 acres of Vermont Appalachian Trail

Sep. 19, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A land conservation group says 629 acres of forest land along the Appalachian Trail through the town of Killington have been protected. The Conservation Fund made the announcement in late August that the land had been conserved in partnership...

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...

Kayaker dies, another missing off Pictured Rocks in UP

Sep. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — A kayaker died and another paddler was missing Friday in Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, authorities said. The kayakers were reported missing Thursday night in the Upper Peninsula. “One fatality has been...

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

Sep. 16, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world's largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning Thursday in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada. The colossal...

Alaska man stable after grizzly bear attack in national park

Sep. 09, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A 39-year-old hunter was attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in southeastern Alaska, park officials said. Jason Long from Eagle River, Alaska was alone when a mother bear with two cubs...

Group plans to restore historic Florida Keys lighthouse

Sep. 08, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A 148-year-old Florida Keys lighthouse could get a new life now that a community organization is poised to take ownership and begin a massive preservation project. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has approved a recommendation from the...