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  • Bag carrying $63K in moldy bills found at Pennsylvania park

    A plastic bag containing $63,000 in moldy bills has been found at a Pennsylvania state park. Police say the discovery was made Saturday by a park visitor in Bald Eagle State Park. That's about 90 miles northwest of the capital, Harrisburg. Police say...
  • Family closes $10M deal with state on waterfront property

    A legal battle of more than eight years involving a family's rights to pristine waterfront property to which the state laid claim ended Thursday with the closing of a $10 million deal. The deal adds 289 acres to the 1,155-acre Hammocks Beach State Park,...
  • Falls at Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock underscore danger of off-trail hiking

     Falls at Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock underscore danger of off-trail hiking
    When Illinois Conservation Police Officer Phil Wire arrived Tuesday at a rock quarry at Buffalo Rock State Park, where a 21-year-old woman had fallen, he could tell how far she had climbed by the height of the newly exposed patches of dark sand, not yet...
  • Woman Can Sue State Over Peeping Incident At Beach

    Woman Can Sue State Over Peeping Incident At Beach
    An East Hartford couple has received permission to sue the state over an incident where two state employees watched through a hole in a bathroom wall as the woman took a shower at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison. In a seven-page ruling issued...
  • Woman hurt after falling near Starved Rock State Park

    Woman hurt after falling near Starved Rock State Park
    A woman was injured Tuesday when she fell while climbing at a park across the river from Starved Rock State Park, but rescuers said she was conscious and talking on the way to the hospital. It was the third time since the end of March that someone has...
  • APNewsBreak: Family can sue state over peeping incident

    An East Hartford family that was spied on while showering at Hammonasset Beach State Park in 2011 by two former park employees has been granted permission to sue the state of Connecticut for negligence in superior court. State Claims Commissioner J. Paul...
  • Galveston park to get $10.7M for recovery from oil spill

    The headquarters at The Galveston Island State Park was meant to be temporary. The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/1J9hI9c ) reports the aging building where administrators work is little more than a shed with a leaky ceiling and failing water...
  • Four parks in Lake County acquire land

    Funding from Indiana's Bicentennial Nature Trust and other sources is making it possible to expand three parks in Lake County and establish another. Deep River County Park in Merrillville added 124 acres to its current holding of more than 1,200 acres....
  • Builders flood Congress to block Obama's bid to regulate creeks

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's plan to expand protections for waterways is in jeopardy as builders and farmers have won the support of even some Democrats in Congress to block it. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to put under federal...
  • The Great Park Pursuit: Seven Weeks Of Family Adventure

    The Great Park Pursuit: Seven Weeks Of Family Adventure
    After this never-ending winter, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection knows you're ready to get those stir-crazy kids outdoors. So for the 10th year, it is hosting the family friendly Great Park Pursuit: Connecticut State Parks...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    The Herald-Times, Bloomington. April 28, 2015. Death of student wounds all of us The death of Indiana University senior Hannah Wilson early Friday morning is one of those "worst nightmare" events associated with a major university campus. Hannah was...