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high line canal backers present blueprint for historic 71-mile resource


most people walk, jog or ride along only slivers of the historic high line canal, but a blueprint unveiled friday focuses on the entire 71-mile resource, which stretches from douglas county to green valley ranch.on friday, canal backers gathered in denver’s mamie d. eisenhower park to present a 128-page plan for the century-plus-old canal, which passes through four counties and six cities on its way from the rugged cliffs of waterton canyon to the waving prairie south of denver international airport.“it’s the first time in 134 years that all stakeholders have stood together in unison to support a plan to protect the canal,” nina beardsley itin, chair of the high line canal conservancy board, told a gathering of several dozen residents and local elected officials near the canal’s banks.the






body found in canal near lemont


towboat workers discovered a body wednesday morning in the chicago sanitary & ship canal near lemont, police said.lemont police and fire rescue workers pulled the man from the canal about 8:30 a.m., about a mile west of lemont road, officials said.lemont fire officials do not believe the man is from the area because canal currents have been strong and fast after recent storms and they said it's likely the man's body could have floated from the chicago area.illinois state police is investigating and has not yet released the man's identity or circumstances of death.frank vaisvilas is a freelance reporter for the daily southtown.






body found in canal near lemont


tugboat workers discovered a body wednesday morning in the chicago sanitary and ship canal near lemont, police said.lemont police and fire department rescue workers pulled the man from the canal about 8:30 a.m. about a mile west of lemont road, officials said.lemont fire officials do not believe the man is from the area because canal currents have been strong and fast after recent storms and they said it's likely the man's body could've floated from the chicago area.the illinois state police is investigating and has not yet released the man's identity or circumstances of death.frank vaisvilas is a freelance reporter for the daily southtown.






body found in canal near lemont


barge workers discovered a body wednesday in the chicago sanitary and ship canal near lemont, police said.lemont police and fire department rescue workers pulled the body from the canal at about 8:30 a.m., officials said.illinois state police is investigating and has not yet released the person's identity or circumstances of death.frank vaisvilas is a freelance reporter for the daily southtown.






how iot is keeping panama canal shipping flowing just in time


the panama canal's new system should shorten vessel waiting times and increase the potential number of vessel slots. image: panama canal authority the panama canal sits between north and south america, enabling thousands of tons of shipping to avoid a detour around cape horn. like the rest of the world, the canal relies on computer systems to keep it operating efficiently 24 hours a day, and those systems are undergoing a major overhaul that aims not only to keep them up to date, but also to help the canal handle more traffic. internet of things security: what happens when every device is smart and you don't even know it? when iot devices are everywhere, the security headaches just get worse.qinetiq, a subsidiary of dassault systems, which also has systems working at the federal aviation a






how rebellion was responsible for the panama canal


how much about the panama canal do you remember from your history class? this video will tell you a lot more of the story than your high school history teacher did!full story at youtube.more great history. posted by josh urich






he has a job: diving for dead bodies. but his family still lives in poverty


in a remote north indian village, ashu malik’s name and phone number are written in big red letters on a small shed along a serene canal.for a quarter-century, it has been his job to recover bodies that have fallen into the canal.when someone in a nearby district goes missing, malik often hears a knock at the door. police officers, investigative agencies and families have all sought the 38-year-old’s help in dealing with accidents or suicides.built more than 60 years ago, the bhakra main line canal, which runs through four states in northern india, is a tranquil sight that is often tainted by the odor of dead bodies. the canal’s sluice gate, where the water branches in two directions, is located in khanauri, which is where the bodies often turn up.malik grew up alongside the canal in the s






body pulled from sanitary and ship canal in summit, officials say


a body was recovered friday from the chicago sanitary and ship canal in summit, officials said.the unidentified body was recovered along the 7300 block of west canal bank road in the southwest suburb, according to the cook county medical examiner's office. the location is near the stevenson expressway and illinois highway 171. employees of the metropolitan water reclamation district assisted in recovering the body from the canal, according to allison fore, the district's public and intergovernmental affairs officer.the u.s. coast guard also sent personnel from its calumet harbor station to assist, chief warrant officer matthew james said.the body had been transported from the scene by late friday afternoon, according to trooper woodrow montgomery of the illinois state police, which was inv






police: boy drives car into canal with 2-year-old passenger


lehigh acres, fla. — authorities say a florida man let his 13-year-old son drive a car unsupervised around a neighborhood with a 2-year-old passenger before the boy crashed into a canal.neither child was seriously hurt in friday's crash in southwest florida, the fort myers news-press (https://tinyurl.com/mtvmz2j) reported.the florida highway patrol says the 31-year-old father, martin martinez jr., of lehigh acres, was charged with child neglect.the highway patrol says the boy was driving fast when he went through a stop sign, missed a turn and overturned the car several times, ending up in the canal. the report says the boy was able to get out and remove the younger child.it wasn't immediately clear if martinez had an attorney.






colorful ribbon on hood canal bridge


a perfectly symmetrical rainbow lines up with traffic on the hood canal bridge, on the edge of jefferson county.share storyby ken lambertseattle times staff photographerken lambert ken lambert is a staff photographer for the seattle times.custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






colorful ribbon on hood canal bridge


a perfectly symmetrical rainbow forms over traffic on the hood canal bridge, on the edge of jefferson county.share storyby ken lambertseattle times staff photographerken lambert ken lambert is a staff photographer for the seattle times.custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






the latest: experts resume effort to rescue sea lion


vacaville, calif. — the latest on a stranded sea lion in california (all times local):11:40 a.m.marine mammal experts in northern california have resumed an effort to rescue a young sea lion from a canal.the marine mammal center confirmed wednesday that the sea lion has re-emerged from a drainage pipe in the small city of vacaville.it's unclear how the sea lion got into the canal.the closest body of water is the sacramento river, about 50 miles north.but experts at the center believe the animal likely traveled up the river, took a wrong turn and followed a series of agricultural ditches and waterways to get to the canal on tuesday.mammal center spokesman giancarlo rulli says the sea lion is believed to be a young male, is fat, looks healthy and seems to be enjoying his adventure.___12:15 a






few details after amtrak police officer shoots man near union station


an amtrak police officer s and wounded a man near union station on wednesday night, but officials were releasing few details about it.the officer s the 25-year-old man in the left shoulder around 8:45 p.m. in the 300 block of south canal street, authorities said.  he was taken in serious-to-critical condition to stroger hospital.an amtrak representative said the officer was not injured and referred questions to chicago police. neither amtrak nor chicago police would say whether a gun was recovered from the wounded man.  police did say cash and drugs were found on him.canal street between van buren and harrison streets were blocked off late wednesday as police investigated the shooting just down from union station.  officers also taped off a small area in front of the station near canal and






sea lion evades rescue from california farmland canal


vacaville, calif. — wildlife experts are frustrated by a young sea lion that evaded their attempts to rescue him from a canal that cuts through farmland and an inland northern california neighborhood.an animal services official spotted the sea lion tuesday morning in vacaville and contacted the marine mammal center, according to spokesman giancarlo rulli.vacaville police officers, fire officials and more than a dozen marine mammal center responders tried unsuccessfully for hours to flush the animal out of a drainage pipe in the canal. the rescue was called off for nightfall and will resume wednesday, rulli said.it's unclear how the sea lion got into the canal. the closest body of water is the sacramento river, about 50 miles north. but experts at the center believe the animal likely travel






sea lion named "mr. leisure" evades authorities for second day


vacaville, calif. -- a young sea lion camped out in a farmland canal in california poked his head back out of a drainage pipe wednesday, a day after rescuers tried for hours to wrangle it and take it for a checkup, officials said. marine mammal experts are trying again to get the animal out of the canal in the small inland city of vacaville, between san francisco and sacramento. the rescue had been called off for nightfall.on wednesday around 9 a.m., the sea lion, which has been dubbed “mr. leisure,” emerged from a concrete culvert and went east in the canal, which is the wrong way, cbs sacramento reports.wildlife officials are using plastic fencing stretched across the canal and loud noises to get mr. leisure to turn around.  the closest body of water is the sacramento river, about 50 mil






sea lion evades rescue from california farmland canal


vacaville, calif. (ap) — wildlife experts are frustrated by a young sea lion that evaded their attempts to rescue him from a canal that cuts through farmland and an inland northern california neighborhood.an animal services official spotted the sea lion tuesday morning in vacaville and contacted the marine mammal center, according to spokesman giancarlo rulli.vacaville police officers, fire officials and more than a dozen marine mammal center responders tried unsuccessfully for hours to flush the animal out of a drainage pipe in the canal. the rescue was called off for nightfall and will resume wednesday, rulli said.it’s unclear how the sea lion got into the canal. the closest body of water is the sacramento river, about 50 miles north. but experts at the center believe the animal likely t






moira anderson police find 'areas of interest' at canal


image caption police began the first phase of the search of monkland canal last week police divers are due to begin investigating five "areas of interest" in the search for a north lanarkshire girl who disappeared 60 years ago.an operation began last week to scan a section of the monkland canal in an effort to locate the remains of 11-year-old moira anderson. she left her grandmother's house in coatbridge on 23 february 1957 to go to the shops but never returned. convicted paedophile alexander gartshore is suspected of her murder.the first phase of the operation focused on a 170m (185 yards) stretch of canal at carnbroe. although it is 3.5m (11.5ft) deep, around 2m (6.5ft) of that is silt. image caption moira anderson was last seen by her family on 23 february 1957 the team were joined by






moira anderson police find 'areas of interest' at canal


image caption police began the first phase of the search of monkland canal last week police divers are due to begin investigating five "areas of interest" in the search for a north lanarkshire girl who disappeared 60 years ago.an operation began last week to scan a section of the monkland canal in an effort to locate the remains of 11-year-old moira anderson. she left her grandmother's house in coatbridge on 23 february 1957 to go to the shops but never returned. convicted paedophile alexander gartshore is suspected of her murder.the first phase of the operation focused on a 170m (185 yards) stretch of canal at carnbroe. although it is 3.5m (11.5ft) deep, around 2m (6.5ft) of that is silt. image caption moira anderson was last seen by her family on 23 february 1957 the team were joined by






body pulled from sanitary and ship canal near summit, officials say


a body was recovered friday from the chicago sanitary and ship canal near summit, officials said.employees of the metropolitan water reclamation district assisted in recovering the body, according to allison fore, a district spokeswoman.the u.s. coast guard also sent personnel from its calumet harbor station to assist, chief warrant ofc. matthew james said.illinois state police said it had investigators en route to the scene.summit police and fire officials were not immediately available for comment.further information was unavailable.check back updates.






arrests made in connection to utah girl, 14, found injured in canal, police say


smithfield, utah -- two men have been taken into custody in connection to a 14-year-old utah girl who was found injured about six hours after she went missing, smithfield county police said saturday.a family friend found the girl in a canal ten miles from her home around 12:45 a.m. friday morning, according to lt. mike petersen with cache county sheriff’s department, cbs affiliate kutv reports. police say the girl had significant but unspecified injuries and that authorities are investigating “suspicious circumstances” surrounding the incident.  the girl received medical treatment and was transported to a local hospital, and then was later transported by helicopter to a salt lake city hospital, kutv reports.a volunteer searcher spotted the girl early friday morning in the canal near a smit






sheriff releases sketch of suspect in indecent exposure incidents on high line c


provided by the arapahoe county sheriff's officea sketch of a man suspected in two indecent exposure incidents on the high line canal trail in arapahoe county.arapahoe county authorities have released a composite sketch of the man suspected in a pair of indecent exposure incidents sunday evening on the high line canal trail, which happened near where a teen jogger was sexually assaulted last month.the sketch was completed, the county sheriff’s office says, with the assistance of one of the indecent exposure victims.the suspect in the indecent exposures is described by investigators as between 18 and 20 years old. he appeared to be about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. he had brown hair and was wearing a dark blue or black sweatshirt, and either sweatpants or blue jeans.t






girl taken to hospital after attack on high line canal trail – the denver post


a girl running on the high line canal trail on monday night was attacked from behind but was able to ward off the assailant.the incident happened before 7 p.m. in an area of the trail between east florida avenue and east iliff avenue, said julie brooks, an arapahoe county sheriff’s spokeswoman.denver police and the sheriff’s office responded.details on injuries to the victim were not immediately available. she was taken by her parents to a hospital for evaluation, brooks said.a description of the assailant was not available.






1 wounded in police-involved shooting near union station


one person was wounded in a police-involved shooting wednesday evening near union station, authorities said.the shooting, which involved an amtrak police officer shooting someone, took place near van buren and canal streets about 8:45 p.m. one person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to stroger hospital, according to a chicago fire department spokesman.an amtrak spokesperson confirmed late wednesday that an amtrak police officer was involved in the shooting and that the chicago police department was leading the investigation. the officer was not injured, officials said.amtrak did not release any other details about what led to the shooting. chicago police were not releasing information and referred questions to amtrak police.canal street between van buren and harrison streets were






mccullough talks trump, history and his new book


new york (ap) — david mccullough, worried about a president he calls “a cloud” on the american horizon, knows well the consolations of history.“we’ve been through much harder times than we’re in now,” the pulitzer prize-winning author told the associated press during a recent telephone interview. “yes, we have had problems and have had dishonest and evil people in positions of responsibility. but we have overcome those challenges and we’re often better for it.”mccullough, who turns 84 in july, had for decades been nonpartisan in his public life. he has praised democrats (john kennedy) and republicans (dwight eisenhower) and hesitated to directly criticize a sitting president. his history of the panama canal, “the path between the seas,” was cited by members of congress from both parties as






uk's 'hottest day of the year' reaches 25.5 degrees


image copyrightpaimage caption the cool of the cam gave relief from top temperatures in cambridge parts of the uk have had the hottest day of the year so far - with temperatures hitting 25.5c in cambridge.many areas in england and wales reached at least 20c, the met office said. the east midlands and parts of east anglia were among the sunniest areas, while scotland and northern ireland have been cooler at 16c and 15c.forecasters said temperatures would return to spring levels by monday - dropping by as much as 10 degrees.in somerset, firefighters said they used bolt croppers and cutters to free a woman whose leg was trapped in a sunlounger. she was also given oxygen and an ambulance was called.in leicestershire, a country park suffered a "devastating" fire - which may have been caused by






boy, 6, dead and his 10-year-old brother in hospital after they fell through ice


airdrie, alta. — a six-year-old boy has died and his brother was in hospital after both fell through ice north of calgary.rcmp cpl. curtis peters says they got a 911 call monday afternoon from a woman who saw the boys fall through the ice on a canal in airdrie.peters says firefighters got the brothers out of the water.the six-year-old was taken by air ambulance to alberta children’s hospital in calgary and was pronounced dead.the 10-year-old was also in hospital in serious condition and peters says his prognosis was good.peters says recent warm weather has affected the ice in small bodies of water, adding he’s not sure if there were warnings to stay off the canal in airdrie.“the ponds and the canals in all these areas that take on drainage this time of year,they’re not going to be stable,






good routes to run in the mile high city


the running experts recommended these places to check out in denver. although i’ve listed the mileage for the outermost routes at the parks, they also have other paths within them that can be combined for shorter or longer runs. 1. washington parkthis city park is one of the most popular places to run. the outside crushed gravel path is 2.5 miles long and fairly flat and includes mile-markers along the way.2. cheesman parkthis centrally located park has a gravel and dirt path that is about 1.4 miles and includes some slight hills running toward the denver botanic gardens.3. sloan’s lake’sthe trail around sloan’s lake is about 2.6 miles long and mostly flat.4. city parkthe outer mile high loop is about 3.1 miles. the park is near the denver zoo and offers nice skyline views.5. high line can






two indecent exposure incidents reported on high line canal trail near where tee


arapahoe county authorities say a pair of indecent exposure incidents on sunday evening on the high line canal trail, which happened a few minutes apart, appear to be linked and happened near where a teen jogger was sexually assaulted last month.the incidents happened between 6:05 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. near east iliff avenue where it intersects with the trail, the county sheriff’s office says. the suspect in the two sunday indecent exposures appears to be the same.the suspect in the indecent exposures is described by investigators as a white man, between 18 and 20 years old. he appeared to be about five foot, eight inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. he had brown hair and was wearing a dark blue or black sweatshirt, and either sweatpants or blue jeans.“both victims indicate that they f






for $55, a phone and an ipod, two teens shot 14-year-old girl in the back of the


on friday, just after midnight, they found deserae turner. the 14-year-old girl was alone in a dry canal in smithfield, utah, close to the city’s public high school.the girl’s disappearance six hours earlier shook her hometown, a small utah village called amalga a few miles away from smithfield. her family became concerned thursday evening when the ninth grader, who had been in touch with her family throughout the day, failed to return home from school. turner’s family filed a missing-person report with the cache county sheriff’s office around 6:30 p.m.what came next was worse. “i haven’t seen anything like this case in the 18 years that i’ve worked for cache county,” said james swink, the cache county attorney, during a tuesday news conference from the county courthouse. “it weighs heavil






police: boy drives car into canal with 2-year-old passenger


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deserae turner, utah girl shot in head, leaves hospital: "i am tougher than a bu


salt lake city -- a utah girl who was shot in the head and left for dead in a canal is leaving the hospital after a two-month stay, reports cbs affiliate kutv.deserae turner, 14, was found in a ditch after being shot in the back of the head by a teenage boy in utah. ap “i am so thankful to be here today, to be alive,” 14-year-old deserae turner told reporters at a press conference thursday, her mother and father by her side. “i have been working really hard and still have a lot of work to do. i told my dad i am tougher than a bullet.”turner was found with a gunshot wound to the head feb. 18 in a dry canal in smithfield, about 90 miles north of salt lake city. smithfield police say she met two 16-year-old boys at the canal after school that day. charging documents obtained by the station al






sea lion stuck in california farmland canal evades rescue


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rare white wolf in yellowstone park euthanized over injuries


yellowstone national park, wyo. — one of only three white wolves roaming yellowstone national park has been put down by park staff after it was found with severe injuries.p.j. white of the national park service says hikers found the female wolf tuesday on the north side of the park.white says the wolf was in shock and dying, leading to the decision to euthanize it and investigate what caused the injuries. the nature of the animal's injuries could not immediately be determined.the predator was one of three known white wolves in the park.it had lived to 12 years old, twice the age of an average wolf in the park, and was one of the most recognizable and sought after to view and photograph by park visitors.






sport anglers can look forward to another banner spot shrimp fishing season when


the puget sound and hood canal spot shrimp fishing season gets underway saturday (may 6), and anglers can look forward to another decent season.state fish and wildlife recently conducted abundance test fishing, and those indicated a healthy population of these deep-dwelling, prawns-sized tasty shrimp.“we saw good catches in our test fisheries for most areas, and abundance is same as the past couple of years and slightly higher from seattle southward,” said mark o’toole, a state fish and wildlife puget sound shellfish biologist. “the seasons are pretty much the same as last year, and it looks like it will be a good year overall.”bucket-loads of shrimp are not uncommon in the san juan islands and eastern strait of juan de fuca spot prawn fishery. be sure to check wdfw regulations before you






sport anglers can look forward to another banner spot shrimp fishing season when


the puget sound and hood canal spot shrimp fishing season gets underway saturday (may 6), and anglers can look forward to another decent season.state fish and wildlife recently conducted abundance test fishing, and those indicated a healthy population of these deep-dwelling, prawns-sized tasty shrimp.“we saw good catches in our test fisheries for most areas, and abundance is same as the past couple of years and slightly higher from seattle southward,” said mark o’toole, a state fish and wildlife puget sound shellfish biologist. “the seasons are pretty much the same as last year, and it looks like it will be a good year overall.”bucket-loads of shrimp are not uncommon in the san juan islands and eastern strait of juan de fuca spot prawn fishery. be sure to check wdfw regulations before you






panama canal authority ures safety after report on wear


panama city — the panama canal authority insisted thursday its new expanded locks are safe and handling increased traffic from the $5.25 billion expansion project inaugurated last june.the statement e a day after the ociated press, citing captains who navigate the waterway, reported that the locks' rubber defenses have been worn down prematurely by repeated contact with the enormous vessels.a canal authority statement said nearly 800 so-called new panamax ships have transited the locks since june, an average of 5.3 vessels per day."during their nearly eight months of operations, the new locks have offered a safe and efficient service to maritime industry," the authority said.in a separate letter to the ap, the authority characterized problems as "isolated" and more than offset by the incre






amtrak officers involved in shooting placed on administrative ignment


few details after amtrak police officer shoots man near union stationchicago tribune staffan amtrak police officer s and wounded a man near union station on wednesday night, but officials were releasing few details about it.the officer s the 25-year-old man in the left shoulder around 8:45 p.m. in the 300 block of south canal street, authorities said.  he was taken in serious-to-critical...an amtrak police officer s and wounded a man near union station on wednesday night, but officials were releasing few details about it.the officer s the 25-year-old man in the left shoulder around 8:45 p.m. in the 300 block of south canal street, authorities said.  he was taken in serious-to-critical... (chicago tribune staff)






director zack snyder discusses superman’s role in ‘justice league’


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