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  • Round-the-clock federal manhunt underway for escaped inmate

    January 2, 2017 8:19 PM

    CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. - A round-the-clock state and federal manhunt is underway for an inmate who escaped from a Rhode Island detention center. The Wyatt Correctional Center warden says 35-year-old former Army reservist James Morales fled Saturday by climbing a basketball hoop to reach a rooftop, cutting through a fence... more »
  • Marine recruit at Parris Island dies, was found unconscious

    November 6, 2016 3:38 PM

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Officials say a Marine recruit at Parris Island has died just a week after another recruit was injured there. It's also the second fatality of a recruit at Parris Island this year. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that Capt. Greg Carroll says a recruit... more »
  • Elmer's Island to close temporarily for road, parking work

    October 15, 2016 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Elmer's Island, a wildlife refuge and barrier island in Jefferson Parish, will be closing for a week for construction work. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the island and its public access road will be shuttered Monday, a closure that will continue for seven... more »
  • 3 men rescued from Pacific island thanks to "help" sign

    April 9, 2016 5:46 PM

    HONOLULU - Officials say three men who had been missing for three days were rescued Thursday from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted a gigantic "help" spelled out with palm leaves. U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Melissa McKenzie said Saturday that the men were reported missing Tuesday... more »
  • Volcanic eruption creates new island

    January 21, 2015 2:02 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island - although scientists say it could soon disappear. The volcano has been erupting for a month in the ocean about 65 kilometers 40 miles northwest of the capital, Nuku'alofa. Last week it disrupted international air travel... more »
  • Tar mats prompt La. to close small area off island

    July 2, 2013 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed an area off East Grand Terre Island to all but recreational rod and reel fishing because tar mats were removed from the area. BP PLC says the closing appears groundless and began well after the mats were found... more »

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