- Death penalty group 'cautiously optimistic' about signatures Updated: Aug-02-15 10:16 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Organizers of a campaign to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty say they're cautiously optimistic that they'll gather enough signatures to place the issue on the 2016 ballot, triggering a showdown with opponents who pledge to wage a strong campaign of their own.
- Local medical equipment pantry program continues growing Updated: Aug-02-15 9:50 am
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - A free, local program to collect and share medical equipment - a year-old effort that began as a collaborative effort between the Independent Bible Church and Panhandle Home Health Inc. - continues to grow, and that was clear on July 26 as volunteers helped clean the inventory of hospital beds, wheelchairs and different types of walkers.
- 8 Fluvanna residents training to become reserve deputies Updated: Aug-02-15 9:46 am
PALMYRA, Virginia - By day, some practice medicine as University of Virginia nurses, while others are paralegals and firefighters, but by night, eight Fluvanna County residents hope to graduate as the first class of reserve sheriff's deputies.
- Bilingual Lakewood youth helps smooth way for other kids Updated: Aug-02-15 9:27 am
TACOMA, Washington - Spanish was Carolina Robles' first language.
- Local, low-powered radio stations gaining steam in Wisconsin Updated: Aug-01-15 7:17 am
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - Local radio is on the rise in a big way even though the towers are short, the transmitters the size of home stereo receivers and the talent in need of more polish.
- Survey to shed light on presence of bull kelp in Puget Sound Updated: Jul-31-15 12:08 pm
MEADOWDALE, Washington - When bull kelp washes ashore in the fall, it's almost too tempting for any kid to leave alone. It provides a ready-made whip or, if cut right, a natural wind instrument.
- Stylists volunteer to give haircuts to homeless in Detroit Updated: Jul-31-15 4:12 am
DETROIT - Hair stylists plan to volunteer their time to give homeless people haircuts as part of a Detroit event.
- Iowa DNR: Volunteers removed 30 tons of trash from river Updated: Jul-30-15 4:51 pm
OLIN, Iowa - Officials say more than 400 volunteers have helped remove 30 tons of trash from the Wapsipinicon River in eastern Iowa.
- Department of Planning employees to volunteer Updated: Jul-29-15 2:19 am
BALTIMORE - Maryland Department of Planning employees are volunteering at a community center in Baltimore.
- Volunteer firefighter facing multiple sex-related charges Updated: Jul-28-15 3:52 pm
BOLIVIA, North Carolina - Brunswick County authorities say a volunteer firefighter is facing several charges after he requested nude photos and sexually explicit videos from undercover detectives posing as young girls.
- Regional disaster response effort has roots in Minot flood Updated: Jul-28-15 7:48 am
MINOT, North Dakota - A faith-based effort to provide housing and equipment for recovery volunteers in Minot after the 2011 Souris River flood is transforming into a regional disaster response organization.
- Recovery efforts continue from May flooding in Central Texas Updated: Jul-27-15 10:02 am
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Pastor Todd Salmi's sermon Sunday was on the book of Nehemiah and the rebuilding of Jerusalem. With the Memorial Day weekend floods that damaged or destroyed more than 2,200 homes in this area still at the top of most people's minds, it was only natural that he'd segue to the ongoing recovery efforts.
- Scientists seek volunteers in Panhandle scallop search Updated: Jul-24-15 3:05 am
NAVARRE, Florida - Scientists are enlisting the help of volunteers with boats or snorkeling skills in a search for scallops in one Florida Panhandle region.
- Red Top resident coordinates riders, forest Updated: Jul-23-15 5:17 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - Nestled in the center of Red Top Meadows among the tall grass and wilderness lives Don Saner with his wife, Karen, and their two dogs.
- Armed citizens guard recruiters after Tennessee shootings Updated: Jul-22-15 5:41 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gun-toting citizens are showing up at military recruiting centers around the country, saying they plan to protect recruiters following last week's killing of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Volunteer named governor in eastern Ukraine Updated: Jul-22-15 9:31 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday appointed a well-known volunteer as governor in one of the two war-torn regions in the east in a possible sign of a policy change.
- Missouri gets more than $4 million for AmeriCorps volunteers Updated: Jul-21-15 5:26 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - More than $4 million will go to support AmeriCorps civil service volunteers throughout Missouri.
- Volunteers helping to improve conditions at Lake Monroe Updated: Jul-21-15 5:04 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Volunteers from statewide fishing groups have helped to plant hundreds of bald cypress trees along the shoreline in the Fairfax State Recreation Area as the first project of many that are planned to help maintain and improve conditions at Lake Monroe.
- Armed volunteers guarding Dothan military recruiting offices Updated: Jul-21-15 5:02 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - A group of armed volunteers have started standing guard outside military recruiters' offices in Dothan.
- Armed volunteers guard Murfreesboro recruiting center Updated: Jul-21-15 4:19 am
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Armed volunteers stood guard outside a military recruiting office in Murfreesboro on Monday.
- Apartment complex no longer banning bookmobile project Updated: Jul-21-15 3:49 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The management of a Raleigh apartment complex has reversed its ban of an elementary school project that featured volunteers reading to children.
- Volunteers help clear storm-damaged orchard Updated: Jul-20-15 7:44 am
WATERTOWN, Minnesota - Residents in Carver County spent the weekend cleaning up debris scattered by a tornado.
- Turtle rescue volunteer shot in dispute about protected nest Updated: Jul-19-15 1:10 pm
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Florida - A volunteer working to protect sea turtle nests is recovering from a gunshot wound after a dispute with a man who said he disliked sea turtles.
- Starved Rock State Park grapples with extensive flooding Updated: Jul-17-15 3:37 pm
UTICA, Illinois - This year's rainy summer has been particularly difficult for Starved Rock State Park, located along the water-swollen Illinois River in northern Illinois.
- Volunteers move courthouse limestone to temporary storage Updated: Jul-17-15 5:11 am
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A six-ton slab of limestone from an old county courthouse in Illinois has been moved to temporary storage.