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Man who failed to show for DUI fatality sentencing sought

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted in the drunken driving crash death of his sister-in-law is being sought by police after he skipped his sentencing hearing in southeastern Iowa’s Henry County Courthouse. An arrest warrant was issued for Lorenzo Quintero, 50, of...

Family of copilot killed in WWII plane crash sues foundation

Jun. 17, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

The family of a copilot killed in the crash of a World War II-era plane in 2019 in Connecticut is suing the foundation that hosted the air show. The civil suit by relatives of Michael Foster is the fourth that has been brought against the Massachusetts-based Collings...

State aircraft sidelined after Montana fire helicopter crash

Jun. 17, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana firefighting agency imposed a 48-hour stand-down of its aircraft after a helicopter crash landed and burned in heavy winds. The sidelining of the state Department of Natural Resources Conservation fleet of seven helicopters and three...

Police investigating shooting death of man in Kansas City

Jun. 17, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating the shooting death of a man on the eastern side of the city. The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday along East 30th Street, police said in a news release. Officers called...

Man sleeping on railroad tracks seriously injured by train

Jun. 17, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A man on the Mississippi coast faces serious injures after being hit by a train Wednesday night while he was sleeping on the tracks. WLOX-TV reports that the 63-year-old was hit at 9:15 p.m. on the railroad tracks in...

Turkey: 1 dead in Bosporus Strait container ship collision

Jun. 17, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A container ship and a fishing boat collided in Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, killing one person Thursday. Turkey’s Directorate General of Coastal Safety said the ship AS ROSAILA hit a 7-meters-long (23-foot-long) fishing boat under Istanbul’s Yavuz...

Defense: Man lost consciousness before driving into students

Jun. 17, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man on trial for murder for driving into an Oklahoma high school cross-country team, killing three, had lost consciousness after choking on an energy drink before the crash, his attorney said during opening statements. Max Townsend, 58, is...

Police in Kansas seeking driver whose car slammed into crowd

Jun. 17, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are seeking a driver whose car slammed into a group of spectators at a sideshow over the weekend, seriously injuring one man. The sideshow — a street demonstration of car stunts that are usually deemed illegal...

Man drowns while trying to rescue children who fell in water

Jun. 17, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A man drowned in Lake Washington while trying to rescue a child who had fallen off a sailboat near Chism Beach Park Wednesday evening, according to a Bellevue fire official. Crews responded to the scene around 7 p.m. after receiving reports that a...

Fire-ravaged ship sinks, prompting Sri Lankan pollution fear

Jun. 17, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A container ship carrying chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday nearly a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The ship's operator said the wreck of the Singapore-flagged X-Press...