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Police: Woman crashed stolen ambulance into Irondequoit Bay

Jun. 14, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (AP) — Reports of a stolen ambulance from a Utica-based company turned into a lengthy pursuit on the New York State Thruway for state troopers Sunday morning into the afternoon. WHAM-TV reports that police say they caught the vehicle on the Thruway and...

2 homes destroyed in Southern California brush fire

Jun. 13, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Two homes have been destroyed in a brush fire that prompted mandatory evacuation orders for residents of the eastern Riverside County community of Pinyon Crest, authorities said. Three other homes and three outbuildings were damaged. U.S....

Seattle police officer struck, killed in highway accident

Jun. 13, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a Seattle police officer who had just finished her shift was struck and killed by a motorist on Interstate 5 — apparently after pulling over to help drivers involved in a three-car collision on the highway. KOMO-TV reports that the...

Crews make steady gains on wildfire in rural Arizona

Jun. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke will be visible for days or possibly weeks in south-central Arizona where crews continue to strengthen the perimeter around a wildfire. Nearly 1,000 firefighters focused Sunday on monitoring and mopping up the fire lines around the blaze...

Two men killed in Montana mine accident are identified

Jun. 13, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

NYE, Mont. (AP) — The Stillwater County Coroner's Office has identified two men who were killed last week in an underground accident at a Montana mine. Sixty-five-year-old Dale Ketola of Columbus, Montana and 55-year-old Jerry Ashlock of Caldwell, Idaho died Wednesday...

Two people die after their motorcycle collides with car

Jun. 13, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Two people who were riding on a motorcycle died after a weekend crash involving two other vehicles in central Iowa. Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Alex Dinkla said the crash happened near Knoxville Saturday near the intersection of Highways 14...

2 women killed when SUV crashed into plasma center ID'd

Jun. 13, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have identified two women struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle that crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh, killing the two and a third person and injuring two others, one critically. The Allegheny County...

The Latest: Netherlands beats Ukraine 3-2 at Euro 2020

Jun. 13, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denzel Dumfries rescued the Netherlands with a goal in the 85th minute to give his team a 3-2 win over Ukraine at the European Championship. The Dutch had lead 2-0 with a pair of...

Barge stuck on Alabama dam, so Mississippi yards flooding

Jun. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss.. (AP) — A barge is stuck against a dam in Alabama, causing flooded yards in Mississippi, officials said. The barge can’t be removed from the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam in Aliceville, Alabama, until the water goes down, Lowndes County Emergency Management...

10-year-old girl in critical condition after pool incident

Jun. 13, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl was in critical condition after the report of a drowning at a pool at a Methuen home on Saturday, authorities said. Police and the fire department responded around 5:30 p.m. When they arrived they found an adult giving aid to...