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8-year-old Jillian Thomas is so obsessed with dolphins that when her parents brought her to SeaWorld Orlando last week, she made sure to visit the dolphin cove twice. But she and her parents received the fright of their lives when the marine mammal...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- Fourteen-year-old Fred Hoekstra was sitting in the Playland Park raceway stands that day, when a man came down the walkway looking for volunteers. "He was looking for guys to be timers," said Hoekstra, who is now 74. "So me and my buddy...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A double-amputee Iraq war veteran who was thrown to his death from a western New York roller coaster has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. About 150 friends and relatives were at the historic Virginia cemetery...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Forty passengers on an amusement park ride were stuck upside down for four minutes when a safety system caused the ride to shut itself off at the New York State Fair. Assistant Fair Director Troy Waffner tells the Syracuse...
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old North Carolina boy was bitten on the hand by an alligator at a northern Indiana amusement park after a man invited nearby children to pet the 2-foot-long reptile. The Post-Tribune of Merrillville...
Looking for a good place to play? You could do worse than St. Joseph’s Silver Beach and its $1 million merry-go-round. Much worse, according to Midwest Living Magazine, which in its latest issue ranked the carousel at Silver Beach the sixth best...
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park alleges in a federal lawsuit that a Michigan company hired to put fake rocks around a water ride did little of the work but pocketed more than $220,000. Cedar Point hired a second company to finish up at...
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