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Man sentenced to life in deaths of Missouri mother, daughter

May. 24, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Camdenton man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole for shooting a woman and her daughter after a long dispute over the daughter's sexual orientation. Steven Endsley, 59, was sentenced Monday in the deaths of Danielle M. Smith, 27,...

Arizona court upholds man's convictions, death sentences

May. 24, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a man's convictions and death sentences in the 2012 killing of his nine-months pregnant girlfriend who was bound, handcuffed and gagged when her partially burned body was found in a bed by firefighters responding to an apartment fire. ...

Home, 5 cabins burn in California mountain resort community

May. 24, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire investigators are seeking the cause of a blaze that destroyed a large home and five rental cabins near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. About three-quarters of an acre burned in the Hook Creek area on Monday, the...

Authorities: 2 young siblings killed in Akron house fire

May. 24, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two young siblings were killed when a fast-moving fire roared through an Akron home. The fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Monday and was brought under control about 40 minutes later. The children — 10-year-old Abou Jabateh, and his 8-year-old sister,...

Oxford man dies after house fire

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

OXFORD, Mass. (AP) — One of five people injured in a house fire in Oxford has died, authorities said Sunday. More than a dozen fire departments responded to the Friday morning fire. Two adults, two children and a police officer were hospitalized. Authorities said Sunday that one of...

CMP crew to the rescue: Workers help save 2 from fire

May. 20, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Three Central Maine Power workers who smelled smoke and decided to investigate are being credited with helping to save a mother and son from a burning home in Richmond, officials say. Adam Douin, Jeff Dyer Jr., and Carl Urquhart were wrapping up their shift...

Lawyer: Victim of Massachusetts fire had sued InfoWars

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

One of the four people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend had filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his InfoWars website in 2018, alleging they falsely identified him as the gunman in a massacre at a Florida high school. ...

Coroner identifies NE Indiana boy, 6, who died in house fire

May. 18, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

MONROEVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Northeastern Indiana authorities have identified a 6-year-old boy who died in a weekend house fire after his father was driven back by intense flames while trying to rescue him. The Allen County coroner’s office on Tuesday identified the boy as Rory...

Winds, dryness raise fire concerns in Northern California

May. 18, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds, low humidity and drying vegetation will bring fire danger to a large swath of the Northern California interior this week, forecasters said Wednesday. A fire weather watch will be in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening, the...

Arson probe after 14 homes being built in Marana destroyed

May. 17, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in the Tucson suburb of Marana are investigating whether a fire that destroyed 14 homes under construction homes was arson. Marana police officials said the fire started late Friday night. By the time crews from the Northwest Fire...