- Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies Updated: Feb-09-16 7:16 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.
- LL Cool J learns family secret in 'Finding Your Roots' Updated: Feb-09-16 4:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - LL Cool J's childhood was scarred by his parents' separation and violence, with his maternal grandparents stepping in to give him a loving home and appreciation of music.
- Tlaquepaque: Arts and crafts enclave near Guadalajara Updated: Feb-09-16 10:53 am
TLAQUEPAQUE, Mexico - Strolling the boutique-lined streets of this arts-and-crafts enclave near Guadalajara, Mexico, is like stepping into the brightly colored pages of a storybook.
- Atlantic herring fishing rules changed to reduce waste Updated: Feb-09-16 4:35 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Interstate fishing regulators say the rules for fishing Atlantic herring have changed in an attempt to reduce waste.
- State gets access to public fishing spot across private land Updated: Feb-08-16 1:50 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - State wildlife officials have finalized an agreement to let people trek through private ranchland to reach a popular fishing spot north of Picabo.
- Indiana musician, 88, stays busy with music lessons Updated: Feb-08-16 8:43 am
HAMMOND, Indiana - After seven decades of sharing his musical talents with listeners and students, Florian Bolsega - Mr. B, as he is called - isn't changing his tune. He's just playing it for free these days and offering music lessons at the local library.
- Home brewing bill on tap in state legislature Updated: Feb-07-16 3:38 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - A bill has been proposed in the state Legislature that would allow homebrewers to bring their beers to brewfests throughout Wyoming.
- Policy changes allow geocaching on Arizona trust land again Updated: Feb-07-16 2:32 pm
PHOENIX - Geocaching is poised to make a comeback on Arizona trust lands after Gov. Doug Ducey recently ordered the reversal of a policy that banned the form of treasure and scavenger hunting in state parks and other public recreational areas.
- African Children's Choir to perform in Florence Updated: Feb-07-16 11:00 am
FLORENCE, Alabama - Since 1984, the African Children's Choir has been giving kids from across the continent of Africa a chance to improve their lives.
- Camellia season underway at SC's historic Middleton Place Updated: Feb-06-16 6:50 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Middleton Place on the Ashley River outside of Charleston is beginning its camellia season with workshops and walks through the plantation's gardens.
- Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
LAKE VILLAGE, Arkansas - Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.
- Ballet program encourages Davenport children to read Updated: Feb-06-16 10:51 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa - About 1,400 first-graders in the Davenport Community School District received ballet lessons last week, thanks to a pilot program developed by Ballet Quad-Cities to encourage reading.
- Critics dispute plans to change Rollover Pass near Galveston Updated: Feb-05-16 6:54 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - A coalition led by owners of property that includes Rollover Pass and land on either side of the man-made channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico says it is prepared to fight a last-ditch legal battle to prevent the state from closing and filling what has been a hugely popular public fishing site and the focus of environmental, economic and public safety concerns since it was created more than 60 years ago.
- Perfect cast: Documentary tells story of famed local angler Updated: Feb-04-16 11:48 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - Lucas and Meigan Bell were excited to talk about their upcoming documentary film, "Live the Stream," which, outside of their marriage, is perhaps the couple's most significant collaboration yet.
- Health dept. finds cause for sickness linked to dance event Updated: Feb-04-16 9:02 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Health officials say norovirus caused scores of people to become ill after they attended a dance competition held in Rochester last month.
- Shipping container homes coming to Boise area this spring Updated: Feb-03-16 1:06 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A neighborhood of homes built from old shipping containers is planned for a city near Boise.
- Game, Fish and Parks: 2015 hunting, fishing licenses expired Updated: Feb-03-16 6:02 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says that the state's outdoor enthusiasts should remember that their hunting and fishing licenses for 2015 have now become expired.
- Knitters support Syrian refugees Updated: Feb-03-16 2:06 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Working in shades of pink, blue, cream and purple - their fingers twirling, their needles tapping softly - a dozen or so knitters met on a Saturday afternoon in January to turn skeins of yarn into colorful gifts for people a world away from downtown Laramie.
- Mississippi's Hancock Fabrics seeks bankruptcy protection Updated: Feb-02-16 8:50 pm
BALDWYN, Mississippi - Fabric and sewing supply retailer Hancock Fabrics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, seeking to reorganize for the second time in nine years.
- Maple Grove man carves decoys used by darkhouse anglers Updated: Feb-02-16 1:56 pm
MAPLE GROVE, Minnesota - Eric Wallace loves carving fish decoys so much he has decided to put his college education on hold to focus on it.
- Traverse City commissioners vote against pier project Updated: Feb-02-16 6:12 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - The City Commission in Traverse City has voted against moving forward with a project to build a pier near the mouth of the Boardman River.
- Truck renovation keeps wheelchair-bound owner on circuit Updated: Feb-02-16 5:05 am
FRANKLIN, Indiana - Every detail was personalized and agonized over.
- South Dakota birders asked to help with national count Updated: Feb-02-16 2:10 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Bird enthusiasts in South Dakota will get an opportunity to make their passion count during a citizen's science project to be conducted this month across North America.
- Travel now: Hieronymus Bosch; Epcot flower fest; Kengo Kuma Updated: Feb-01-16 3:14 pm
NELSON-ATKINS HAS A REAL HIERONYMUS BOSCH
- Indiana among states where food stamp waivers already gone Updated: Feb-01-16 8:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS - While people in many states are bracing for the return of a three-month limit on food stamps for many, the provision ended last year in Indiana.