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Couple lost in woods survived on muddy water, fern fronds

February 24, 2020

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — A couple who went missing in the woods of Northern California for a week survived by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds, said rescuers who had given up hopes of finding them alive.Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian...

Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

By SOPHENG CHEANG | February 14, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, the passengers of the MS Westerdam were anything but sure their ordeal was finally over.Then the authoritarian leader...

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

By YANAN WANG | February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door.The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of...

San Diego aquarium breeds rare weedy sea dragon in captivity

February 13, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating.San Diego's Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography said in...

Bad weather moves into Eastern states; 5 dead in South


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Extreme wind gusts, blowing snow and widespread flooding made traveling treacherous on Friday as a storm system moved into the northeastern United States, leaving rising water and at least five deaths in its wake across the South.More...

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

By JAY REEVES | February 6, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got...

Chicago’s former top cop consulting local cannabis company

February 1, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A former head of the Chicago Police Department is advising a local cannabis company on security after more than $200,000 was stolen from it during a burglary last month.Danny Marks, the co-owner of MOCA Modern Cannabis, told the Chicago...

Guardian of Monarch butterfly grounds eulogized in Mexico

By MARK STEVENSON | January 31, 2020

OCAMPO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers thronged the funeral of activist Homero Gómez González on Friday, and the homage to him was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he so staunchly defended.The butterflies' annual...

RAMP to host Special Education Training 101

RAMP to host Special Education Training 101

By Kierra Frazier | October 18, 2019

RAMP Center for Independent Living is hosting Special Education Training at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday to give parents with disabled children information on the special education services. The event will be held at the RAMP Center for Independent Living DeKalb...

DeKalb resident arrested for possession of cannabis plants

By Northern Star Staff | April 15, 2013

Seventeen cannabis sativa plants were discovered Friday in the basement of a residence in the 2100 block of Highland Drive. A search warrant was conducted at about 6 p.m. after a smell of fresh cannabis had been detected in the area. The homeowner, Daniel...

Taxco Restaurant holds STEM Cafe Event

By Jessi Haish | February 20, 2013

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were discussed over Mexican dishes Thursday night. Thomas Sims, associate professor of biological sciences, talked “GMO’s - Miracle Crops or Frankenfoods” in a NIU STEM Cafe Event at Taxco Restaurant, 223 W....

Over 100 cannabis plants seized

By Northern Star Staff | February 26, 2012

Three suspects were arrested on Friday after police seized over 100 cannabis plants at a residence in the 200 block of South Sixth Street. Investigators received a citizen tip which led them to them to the residence. Alyssa Kruse, 21, of Dekalb, and Patrick...