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Ex-Tucson woman follows calling, becomes nun

Sister Mara Rutten made the decision to join the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic at the peak of her career in federal law enforcement.

October 05, 2015 11:42 amLoading…

California governor signs bill allowing so-called beer bikes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing beer bikes to operate on city streets.

October 04, 2015 8:32 pmLoading…

North Dakota youth pheasant hunting season is this weekend

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's two-day youth pheasant hunting season is this weekend.

October 02, 2015 11:27 pmLoading…
Summit Hut opens relocated east Tucson store

Summit Hut opens relocated east Tucson store

Longtime, locally owned outdoors retailer plans big two-day grand opening bash Oct. 10-11

September 28, 2015 1:30 pm Photos



Anderson police officer replaces young girl's stolen bike

ANDERSON, Ind. — Serynity Ricketts was devastated when her brand-new bike was stolen the day after her eighth birthday, but an Anderson Police Department officer made up for it by buying her a new bike.

September 28, 2015 12:55 pmLoading…
73-year-old great-grandmother shoots Michigan black bear

73-year-old great-grandmother shoots Michigan black bear

FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Like your typical great-grandmother, Karen Kuch enjoys doing crossword puzzles, reading books and baking.

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Endangered condors set to be released into wild in Arizona

VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz.  — Three endangered California condors that were born and raised in captivity are being released into the wild.

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Shark-bitten marine mammals found on Oregon beaches

ASTORIA, Ore. — In at least one telling of the story, a local surfer is out looking for waves in the ocean off Fort Stevens State Park around this same time several years ago.

September 17, 2015 5:42 pmLoading…

Some SD hunting licenses can now be carried on smartphones

PIERRE, S.D.  — Hunters, anglers and trappers in South Dakota now have an additional option to carry their licenses.

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Minnesota mom educates kids about importance of helmets

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. — Mary Barsness holds up her cellphone in its smartly covered designer case.

September 10, 2015 4:47 pmLoading…

Police: Golfer dies after being stung by bees in Michigan

DOVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say a 64-year-old golfer from Ohio has died after being stung at least 20 times by bees as he searched for a ball in woods in northern Michigan.

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Feds propose special hunt to cull deer herd in refuge

TRENTON, Mich. — Deer are enjoying a wildlife refuge south of Detroit. And that's the problem: There are too many.

September 07, 2015 7:23 amLoading…

Adventure seekers rappel 13-story Topeka building

TOPEKA, Kan. — Raising money for charity has turned into an adrenal producing adventure in Topeka.

September 06, 2015 4:04 pmLoading…

Central Illinois village may hold coyote hunt

TOLONO, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois village is considering holding a government-sponsored coyote hunt to reduce the number of the animals seen around town.

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Creepy car show, block party highlight 'Scream Cruise'

PONTIAC, Mich. — A creepy car show offered a new treat for car aficionados in the Detroit area.

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Female skydivers set new state record in central Illinois

Female skydivers set new state record in central Illinois

OTTAWA, Ill. — Thirty-nine women skydivers from around the country have set a state record in northern Illinois.

August 16, 2015 5:22 pmLoading…

National Park Service buries report on effigy mounds scandal

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a "decade of dysfunction" as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient Iowa burial ground that Indian tribes consider sacred.

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Vertical Skydiving World Record

OTTAWA, Ill. — Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.

July 31, 2015 1:39 pmLoading…

Highway Patrols in 5 states ramp up for Sturgis rally

BISMARCK, N.D. — Highway patrol troopers in the four states bordering western South Dakota are paying extra attention to traffic flocking to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is expecting a huge influx of people for its 75th anniversary bash next week.

July 31, 2015 6:43 amLoading…

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