News

Author Tom Clancy dead at 66

Author Tom Clancy dead at 66

TOM CLANCY: The best-selling author has died at the age of 66. Photo: Associated Press

Hit author Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66.

The writer, who penned classic thrillers including “Patriot Games” and “The Hunt for Red October,” passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in his native Baltimore.

“Patriot Games,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “The Hunt for Red October” were among Clancy’s books that were successfully transformed into hit movies.

Many of his books featured the fictional character of Jack Ryan, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative who was later brought to life on the big screen by actors including Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin.

The plots of many Clancy novels were also used as the basis for hit computer games, and he also penned several non-fiction military books, including 1993’s Submarine: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear Warship and Carrier: A Guided Tour of an Aircraft Carrier in 1999.

His next book, “Command Authority,” was expected to be released later this year.

Recent Headlines

in Local

State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

inmate

A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

in Local

Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

Ricketts

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

in Local

Wind Farm Facing Opposition

WindEnergy

A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

in Local

Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

electric poles

Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

in Local

Iowa To Count Critters

deer fawn

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.