Thursday, July 31 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:45:13 GMT
Jasper County authorities have found the body of a man missing since last weekend. Sheriff Chris Sargent said a search team located the body of Ricky Page, 54, around 7 p.m. Thursday in his Ford pick-upMore >>
Sheriff Chris Sargent said a search team located the body of Ricky Page, 54, around 7 p.m. Thursday in his Ford pick-up truck in a wooded area off Highway 11 in Vossburg.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:09 GMT
An Ellisville man fell victim to an international scam after chatting with a woman from Africa on a dating site for six-months. The man was unaware that she was slowly gaining his confidence in orderMore >>
An Ellisville man fell victim to an international scam after chatting with a woman from Africa on a dating site for six-months.More >>
Friday, August 1 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:12:18 GMT
A Hattiesburg man is now in custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault. Roger Holder was wanted in connection with a Tuesday incident at Greenbriar Apartments on McInnis Loop that sent a victimMore >>
A Hattiesburg man is now in custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault. Roger Holder was wanted in connection with a Tuesday incident at Greenbriar Apartments on McInnis Loop that sent a victim to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:17:53 GMT
A Gulfport woman has been charged with uttering forgery after she allegedly deposited more than $16,000 worth of fraudulent money orders at Coastal Credit Union.More >>
A Gulfport woman has been charged with uttering forgery after she allegedly deposited more than $16,000 worth of fraudulent money orders at Coastal Credit Union. Biloxi Police Department Investigator Steve Schlicht said Cynthia Ann Brosh, 57, turned herself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:38:38 GMT
The Evansville Police Department says a man is arrested after an attempted robbery early Tuesday morning. EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob aMore >>
EPD says 50-year-old James Worthington is facing multiple charges after he attempted to rob a customer at a west side gas station.
Empathy for others is a trait that must be learned -- and parents are the best people to teach it. Volunteering together is an excellent way to increase your child's social and emotional growth while spending quality time together.
With gas prices likely to hit $4 a gallon, airfares running 15 percent higher than last year, and hotels hiking their room rates by 7 percent, you may not be ready to spring for that big summer vacation. But even if you don't go away, great summer day trips can be fun and memorable -- with far less hassle and expense.
No matter where you live, there's likely to be a small theme park or festival within two hours of home that will give your family a taste of adventure. Here are some local attractions around the U.S. -- just a sampling of what awaits your family this summer.
Small Theme Parks The rides may not be as thrilling as the big-name parks, but what you'll save on admission certainly is. At small amusement parks like Land of Make Believe in Hope, N.J., and Dixie Landin' in Baton Rouge, La., you'll pay half to one-third of what you'd spend for admission at Six Flags, Universal Studios or Disney World, which can run anywhere from $52 to $82. For small parks near you, visit Amusement-Parks.FindTheBest.com. Here are a few of our favorite picks:
Land of Make Believe, Hope, N.J. (Star attraction: Pirate's Cove ride)
Lake Compounce, Bristol, Conn. (Star attraction: Zoomerang rollercoaster)
Kennywood Amusement Park, West Mifflin, Penn. (Star attraction: Thunderbolt rollercoaster)
Castle Park, Riverside, Calif. (Star attraction: New Screamin' Demon spinning rollercoaster)
Factory Tours Ever wonder how they get toothpaste into the tube, or what makes Gummy candies so gummy? Factory tours are fun, informative and unique experiences, providing an inside look at how a wide range of products are made. (If you pick a food-related tour, the samples are particularly good!) For tours near you, visit FactoryToursUSA.com. And if you're close to any of the following, we highly recommend them:
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Waterbury, Vt.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, York, Penn.
Golden Flake Snack Foods, Birmingham, Ala. (Kids must be 5 or older)
Chelsea Teddy Bear Company, Chelsea, Mich.
Gibson Guitar Factory, Memphis, Tenn. (Kids must be 5 or older)
Festivals May through September is festival season -- with food, music and cultural celebrations everywhere, from the smallest towns to the biggest cities. For ones within easy driving distance from you, check out Festivals.com. In the meantime, here is a sampling of events taking place throughout the country in the month of June alone:
Cambridge River Festival, Cambridge, Mass.
Redneck Circus, Fort Pierce, Fla.
Washboard Music Festival, Logan, Ohio
The New York Book Festival, N.Y.
Tremont Turkey Festival, Tremont, Ill.
Portland Rose Festival (and Fleet Week), Portland, Ore.
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