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Infant dies after being thrown from balcony; father arrested

Oct. 24, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man was arrested Saturday after his 2-month-old child was fatally injured when thrown off a second-floor apartment balcony during a domestic disturbance, police said. After the child was thrown onto asphalt below, a fire was set inside the apartment and the man left the scene,...

Propane leak causes Nebraska fire that kills 1, injures 2

Oct. 24, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

FILLEY, Neb. (AP) — A propane leak caused a Nebraska house fire that left one person dead and two critically injured, authorities said. The fire started early Saturday in the Gage County village of Filley, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The State Fire Marshal Agency said in a news release that the house...

Officials: 4 killed, 2 injured in North Carolina house fire

Oct. 24, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — Four people were killed and at least two others injured in a fire that damaged the homes of Coast Guard members on North Carolina's Outer Banks, authorities said. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the four people who died in Friday morning's fire in Buxton were a Coast Guard member's...

US Navy: 2 onboard training plane killed in Alabama crash

Oct. 23, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — A U.S. Navy training plane that took off from Florida crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighborhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both people in the plane, authorities said. Zach Harrell, a spokesperson for Commander, Naval Air Forces, said both people in the T-6B Texan II...

Blaze rips through north Georgia lumber business

Oct. 23, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ga. (AP) — A massive fire that started Thursday at a north Georgia lumber facility could take days to burn itself out. North Georgia Hardwoods in Cleveland caught fire before dawn Thursday. The blaze was contained by 7:30 a.m., Cleveland Fire Chief Ricky Pruitt told news outlets, but continued...

High winds fuel fire near Rocky Mountain National Park

Oct. 22, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A fire that closed Rocky Mountain National Park and forced nearby residents to flee their homes has grown to 265 square miles (686 square kilometers), authorities said Thursday night. Noel Livingston, incident commander for the East Troublesome Fire, said during a community meeting that the...

Flathead County man charged with killing father in fire

Oct. 21, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A northwestern Montana man is charged with killing his father by setting their house on fire and blocking the exits, Flathead County prosecutors said. Jason Daivd Weldele, 42, made an initial appearance in Justice Court on Wednesday on a charge of deliberate homicide in the death of...

Police: West Rutland fire considered suspicious

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The cause of a fire in a West Rutland apartment building over the weekend is suspicious, authorities said. Investigators were able to find the origin of the fire but not the cause, Vermont State Police said Tuesday. When firefighters arrived shortly after midnight on Saturday they...

Mother, teen son killed in Philadelphia fire

Oct. 21, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were trying to determine what caused an early morning fire in a row home that claimed the lives of a woman and her teenage son. Firefighters found heavy smoke and intense flames when they arrived on the scene in the city's Point Breeze section. Firefighters...

Man found dead in suspected arson fire near Kalispell

Oct. 20, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Flathead County officers are investigating after finding a man's body in a residence that burned in a suspected arson fire. Daniel Gerald Weldele, 63, was found dead in a fire that was reported at about 2 a.m. Saturday near Somers, Sheriff Brian Heino said Tuesday. His body was...