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3 years 6 months ago

Two hikers speak in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Two hikers detained in Iran for years are back in the United States and are detailing the difficult conditions in the Tehran prison where they were held in near-isolation on spying allegations. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived in New York on Sunday. They declared...

3 years 8 months ago

Search resumes for missing hikers

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Searchers are gathering to look for two hikers who are missing on a hiking trip. Colorado National Guard spokesman Darin Overstreet says a National Guard helicopter will join the search when it resumes at 8 a.m. on Thursday. Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer says...

4 years 6 months ago

Suspect in horrible crime won't stand trial

A Denver homeless man accused of kidnapping hikers near Nederland has been found incompetent to stand trial. A judge announced Thursday that Joseph Scott Carter, 43, was found incompetent by staff at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. Carter will stay at the hospital pending another review in...

4 years 9 months ago

Death toll now 12 in Arkansas floods

State police say 12 people are confirmed dead after flash floods triggered by heavy rains slammed a pair of campgrounds in southwestern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says he does not know if those killed early Friday were campers or area residents. He says officials are moving...

4 years 9 months ago

10 dead in Arkansas flash floods

Flash floods around a campground in western Arkansas have drowned 10 people after four to six inches of rain swamped the area, officials told NBC News on Friday. Search-and-rescue efforts were ongoing for campers who were still trapped at the Albert Pike Campground. State police spokesman Bill Sadler said...

4 years 10 months ago

Paying for the peaks: hiking charges considered

Hikers who tackle some of Colorado's highest peaks could soon face a toll beyond the physical. The federal government is considering charging hikers up to $20 to access popular mountaintops. The U.S. Forest Service says it will consider permit fees to cover trail improvements at some of Colorado "fourteeners"...

5 years 3 months ago

Whiteout on Mount Hood where 2 climbers missing

A dispatcher for an Oregon sheriff's office reports whiteout conditions on Mount Hood, where searchers have been looking for two missing climbers. Officials have to consider the high winds and heavy snow on Oregon's largest peak as they decide how to continue the search. The two, 24-year-old Anthony Vietti of...

5 years 4 months ago

Iran accuses 3 Americans of espionage

A senior Iranian prosecutor says three Americans detained on the border with Iraq have been accused of espionage. Tehran's chief prosecutor says the three "have been accused" and that investigations were continuing, according to the state news agency IRNA. He said an "opinion" on their case will come "in the...

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