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State Parks

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  • Rutter: We'll regret letting promoters take over the dunes

    Rutter: We'll regret letting promoters take over the dunes
    Every word by every person who has loved Indiana's dunes through a century of deep affection and anguish has counseled caution. Be careful. Guard what was given to you as a special, delicate gift. Protect its peace. We listened, and protected the gentle...
  • W.Va. governor vetoes bond sale for state park projects

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a provision in a spending bill that required him to sell bonds for two state park projects. Media outlets report that Tomblin used a line-item veto to remove the provision from the legislation. Lawmakers inserted the...
  • Message in bottle a poignant surprise in Broward waterway cleanup

    Message in bottle a poignant surprise in Broward waterway cleanup
    To honor her mother on the third anniversary of her death, Darlene Rippon wrote a heartfelt tribute, stuck the message in a bottle and cast the glass vessel toward the sea. Once tossed into a shallow creek in John U. Lloyd State Park, Rippon said, "I...
  • Man sentenced to decades in death of Durham priest

    A Raleigh man was sentenced to decades in prison Monday for strangling an Anglican priest from Durham whose body was found at a state park. Matthew John Reed, 36, was sentenced Monday to 25 to 31 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder,...
  • Headlands Dunes preserve is a wild Lake Erie beach with sand, forest, marshes

    Headlands Dunes preserve is a wild Lake Erie beach with sand, forest, marshes
    FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio Once there were 170 miles of unspoiled Lake Erie beaches with dunes and beach-loving vegetation on Ohio's North Coast. Few remain today. That's what makes Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve in Lake County so special. It is the...
  • As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny

    As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny
    HARTFORD — Most people in Connecticut assume that land in state parks, state forests and wildlife preserves are forever protected for the benefit of all residents. That's not always true. Four years ago, state legislators approved a controversial...
  • Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges

    Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges
    An Aurora man who broke both legs in a fall from a canyon ledge in Starved Rock State Park could face charges, authorities said. Christopher Stewart, 18, of Aurora, climbed over a wooden railing, stepped off a walkway and jumped onto a rim along Wildcat...
  • Grissom's Indiana hometown remembers Gemini 3 50 years later

    NASA's Gemini 3 mission, nicknamed "Molly Brown," was a stepping stone to putting a man on the moon. Monday celebrates that flight's 50th anniversary, and Ray Boomhower will revisit Spring Mill State Park to talk about the Virgil "Gus" Grissom flight...
  • Man breaks both legs in Starved Rock accident

    Man breaks both legs in Starved Rock accident
    A man suffered two broken legs after falling from a canyon in Starved Rock State Park Friday afternoon, officials said. Utica Fire Protection District firefighters found the man at about 5:15 p.m. after receiving a call that someone had fallen from a...
  • Ohio man grateful for brother's returned dog tags

    Vince Minello idolized his older brother. A 15-year age difference separated Vince from John R. Minello Jr., known by his countless number of friends in Painesville as Jack, but he always put everything else aside to make time for his younger brother....
  • Opponents of proposed Indiana reservoir urge end to proposal

    Opponents of a proposed central Indiana reservoir are urging an economic development group to abandon its push for the $450 million project. Environmental groups held a news conference Friday at Mounds State Park to discuss concerns they said were raised...