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Burgum seeks disaster declaration for October flooding

Dec. 13, 2019 5:21 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday, requesting a presidential disaster declaration after an October storm dumped heavy rain and snow on a large part of the state. The letter was sent to Trump through the Federal Emergency Management...

Nikiski man dies in crash on Kenai Spur Highway

Dec. 13, 2019 5:16 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 25-year-old Nikiski man died and another individual sustained life-threatening injuries in a collision on the Kenai Spur Highway. Alaska State Troopers say Alexander Henry was heading north shortly before 8 a.m. Friday when his Ford Fiesta crossed the center line and struck a...

Organ donors remembered for giving 'gift of life'

Dec. 13, 2019 5:08 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The last thing Chasity Tassin said to her daughter was "I love you." Aliyah Moran was used to ending conversations with her mother that way. If there was one thing Tassin and Andrew Moran believed in, it was "tell your children every single day that you love them, because tomorrow...

Small plane makes emergency landing on California interstate

Dec. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A pilot and his lone passenger walked away unhurt after a small airplane made an emergency landing on a San Diego-area highway, authorities said. The single-engine Cessna lost power and made a hard landing in southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Carlsbad just after 7 p.m. Thursday,...

20 barrels of oil by-product spill in McKenzie County crash

Dec. 13, 2019 4:55 PM EST

Twenty barrels of produced water spilled into a small creek in North Dakota's McKenzie County after a truck that was carrying the material crashed on an icy road, the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality announced Friday. The truck operated by Blackshirt, LLC was transporting produced water, which is...

Driver of tour bus dies after crashing into school bus

Dec. 13, 2019 4:35 PM EST

QUINCY, Wash. (AP) — The driver of a tour bus has died after hitting a stopped school bus on a rural road in central Washington state. The Washington State Patrol says some children on the school bus also suffered minor injuries in Friday's crash near the town of Quincy. Trooper John Bryant said the...

Woman convicted in fatal bus crash now facing federal counts

Dec. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan woman who was deported after she was convicted in a 2008 school bus crash that killed four children in southwestern Minnesota is now facing federal charges alleging she re-entered the United States illegally, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday. Olga Marina Franco...

1 dies in Saunders County crash on icy highway

Dec. 13, 2019 3:59 PM EST

MEAD, Neb. (AP) — One person died Friday when the driver of a pickup truck lost control on an icy highway in eastern Nebraska and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The Saunders County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened about 9:30 a.m. when the driver of a pickup lost control on icy Highway 77 just...

Georgia gov. issues emergency after Atlanta hospital flooded

Dec. 13, 2019 3:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor has issued an emergency declaration because of capacity issues at Atlanta-area hospitals after a flooding incident at the state’s largest trauma center last week. Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta started diverting patients to other hospitals on Dec. 7...

Storms nudge most of California out of dry category

Dec. 13, 2019 3:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Recent heavy storms in California have wiped out much of the state's abnormally dry conditions. Two months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorized more 81% of the state as abnormally dry because of above-normal temperatures and a lack of precipitation six weeks into the water year...