Shenandoah National Park

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FBI Links Serial Rapist to Murders in National Park

2 women were found with their throats slashed in Shenandoah National Park in 1996

(Newser) - Nearly three decades after two young women were found with their throats slashed in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, federal authorities announced Thursday that they have identified a now-deceased serial rapist from Ohio as the person they believe was responsible for the killings. The bodies of Julianne "Julie" Williams,...

Deb Haaland Breaks a Leg in National Park

Interior secretary plans to work remotely after sustaining injury hiking

(Newser) - Interior Secretary Deb Haaland broke her left leg while hiking Sunday, the department announced. The break to the fibula, sustained in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, was confirmed Monday, the Hill reports. Haaland planned to work remotely Monday afternoon, the department said, while releasing no information on the injury's...

Teen's Sudden Mental Collapse Ended in a National Park

Ty Sauer's New Jersey family tracked him to Virginia with an app, but he couldn't be saved

(Newser) - Ty Sauer was “acting strangely.” On a Monday, the 18-year-old texted his mom to ask why she had sent aliens to his job at a discount store. The next day, he told someone he was talking to his deceased grandfather. On Wednesday, he fell into a catatonic state,...

Clean-Air Changes 'Imperil Parks'

Rules make allow power plants nearby

(Newser) - Clean air rules likely to be changed this summer are causing serious concerns about future pollution at some of America's most spectacular national parks, reports the Washington Post. The changes will pave the way for 28 new coal-fired power plants near ten parks, according to a report supported by some...

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