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Brush Fire Evacuation Closes 2 Southern Calif. Amusement Parks

LOS ANGELES — A brush fire raging along a Southern California riverbed prompted the evacuation of two nearby amusement parks on Sunday, but no homes were threatened and no serious injuries were reported, authorities said. The blaze erupted at about …

Titanic Necklace Stolen from Danish Amusement Park

Copenhagen’s Tivoli amusement park says a necklace recovered from the Titanic has been stolen from a display. Park spokesman Torben Planks says the jewelry disappeared Saturday morning and that the alarm didn’t sound. Exhibition owner Luis Ferreiro said Monday the …

Officials Examine Crane Accident at California Park

A small Northern California amusement park remains closed while safety officials investigate how a maintenance crane collapsed, injuring two workers. California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman Dean Fryer said Wednesday the investigation will take about four months. The …

Ride Inspections Differ in North and South Carolina

North Carolina inspectors responsible for checking rides at Carowinds kept records on every problem they discovered during their annual inspections at the amusement park that straddles both Carolinas near Charlotte, N.C. Their counterparts in South Carolina simply marked the rides …

Lawsuit Settlement Puts Arkansas’ Dogpatch USA in New Hands

A judge has signed an order that awards the former Dogpatch USA amusement park in north Arkansas to the rider of an all-terrain vehicle who was injured on the property. Circuit Judge Shawn Womack ruled that the property is to …