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Fire erupts near chemical plant; residents told to stay away

Jan. 15, 2022 04:58 AM EST

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A fire near a New Jersey chemical plant with flames and smoke visible for miles in the night sky spread to multiple buildings in the complex Friday, threatening to reach the plant's chemical storage area, authorities said. Passaic Mayor Hector Lora told...

Dog rescued from collapsed house 6 days after landslide

Jan. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A dog that was trapped for six days inside a house that collapsed last week in a landslide has been rescued, officials said. “My baby. My baby,” home owner Didi Fritts said when a person emerged from the house Thursday carrying her alert black Labrador named...

Ex-building inspector sentenced to prison for taking bribes

Jan. 14, 2022 11:45 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans building inspector has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for taking at least $65,000 in bribes. The sentence was handed down Thursday for Kevin Richardson, 59, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported. ...

SKorean rescuers pull body from collapsed construction site

Jan. 14, 2022 06:58 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rescuers on Friday pulled a body from a heap of rubble at the construction site of a 39-floor building that partially collapsed four days earlier in the southern city of Gwangju. City officials said the man, one of six construction workers who...

1 St. Louis firefighter dead, 1 injured in house collapse

Jan. 13, 2022 18:35 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis firefighter died Thursday and another was injured after a large house collapsed while the firefighters were searching to make sure no one was inside. Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said the blaze broke out before noon at a 2 1/2-story structure in north...

2 hurt when part of student center collapses at deaf school

Jan. 13, 2022 08:05 AM EST

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Two workers were injured when part of a building collapsed at the Alabama School for the Deaf, raining down bricks and other material, authorities said. The failure happened Wednesday morning at the student center of the school, which is part of the Alabama...

S.Korean rescuers locate man at collapsed construction site

Jan. 13, 2022 04:38 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rescuers on Thursday located a man under a pile of debris and broken concrete at the construction site of a 39-floor building that partially collapsed three days earlier, leaving six workers missing, officials said. Crews were trying to clear...

Rescuers resume search at collapsed building site in SKorea

Jan. 12, 2022 01:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rescuers on Wednesday resumed their search for six missing construction workers believed to be trapped at a collapsed construction site in the southern city of Gwangju. About 10 vehicles were destroyed and dozens of nearby households and...

A list of some of the deadliest fires in New York City

Jan. 10, 2022 16:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment high-rise fire in New York City that killed 17 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday was one of the deadlier building blazes in the city's history. Some lists of the city's most deadly fires include the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center....

March 2023 trial set for Florida condo collapse lawsuits

Jan. 05, 2022 13:22 PM EST

A major lawsuit in the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building that killed 98 people will go to trial in March 2023, a judge said Wednesday. That's about six months later than Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman had originally planned, but lawyers in the complex...