• Hundreds of Army vehicles will roll on I-25 south of Colorado Springs this week

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    A Fort Carson brigade will start rolling rigs Tuesday morning to kick off three days of convoys as the unit sends more than 4,000 troops to the post's Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site for training. The convoys of up to 30 vehicles will proceed on several routes, but the main roads affected...

  • 1 of 2 men rescued from chilly Lake Erie near Cleveland dies

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say one of two young men rescued from Lake Erie at Cleveland's Wildwood Park has died. The local district of the U.S. Coast Guard says the two were rescued Monday night after they reportedly jumped into the water from a fishing pier. Cleveland Assistant...

  • Drone hits building, then 2 people at Memorial Day parade

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — No charges have been filed after two people were hit by a drone flying over a Memorial Day parade in Marblehead. Witnesses tell police a man was flying the drone over the parade Monday when it struck the side of a building. They say the drone then plummeted...

  • 3 local mariners being recognized for life-saving efforts

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Three St. Lawrence River mariners are being recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for rescuing a kayaker a year ago. The Coast Guard says the Capt. David P. Dobbins Award will be presented to three crewmembers of the tour boat Island Wanderer: Capt. Carrie...

  • Biden tries to smooth over anger sparked by Carter's comment

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash...

  • Rauner names new Illinois National Guard adjutant general

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Brig. Gen. Richard J. Hayes Jr. as adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard. The 51-year-old from Chatham has served as the Illinois Guard's deputy and assistant adjutant general since June 2013. The appointment was announced Monday....

  • Ayotte, Shaheen holding health care forum for veterans

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen are inviting New Hampshire veterans to attend a forum at Saint Anselm College to discuss the Veterans Choice Card program. The card provides "backup" care if a veteran cannot be seen by a Veterans Affairs facility in...

  • At least 3 missing in Florida waters, 1 off Mississippi

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Rough surf churned up dangerous conditions from swimmers and complicated rescue efforts along Florida beaches over a holiday weekend in which at least four people went missing in boating and swimming incidents, authorities said. A swimmer was missing Monday off Ormond...

  • Agencies search for missing Petal teen swept off Ship Island

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 15-year-old Mississippi teenager remained missing Monday after he disappeared during a trip to Ship Island. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega says the boys were looking for crabs. Omar Gonzalez of Petal and a 17-year-old friend were swept off the west end of...

  • Body of missing 16-year-old swimmer found in Grand Isle

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — The body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered in Grand Isle after he went missing Sunday afternoon while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico Grand Isle Police Chief Euris Dubois says the body was recovered about 2:30 p.m., about 15 minutes after he was reported missing...

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