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Man struck and killed trying to rescue turtle on interstate

May. 29, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A tow truck driver attempting to rescue a turtle Friday on an interstate highway in southeastern Wisconsin was struck and killed by a semi-trailer driver who then fled the scene, authorities said. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the driver of the tow truck stopped with its lights on to...

El Dorado County searching for 3 young men swept into river

May. 29, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities are searching for three men who were reportedly swept into a river in remote El Dorado County. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said Friday that they were called Thursday afternoon to an area of the Cosumnes River. Dive teams, a helicopter and...

Two people wounded at mall shooting in Miami suburb

May. 29, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two people were wounded and taken to a hospital Friday after an argument led to a shooting inside a Miami suburb mall, officials said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's spokeswoman Maggie Castro said the two patients were taken from the Aventura Mall to nearby hospitals. No employees or bystanders were...

Flash flooding in Kansas City area traps drivers in vehicles

May. 29, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police and rescue crews responded to dozens of reports Thursday of drivers becoming trapped in their vehicles across the Kansas City area by flash flooding following heavy rains. The flooding hit low-lying streets, including parts of Westport, as the National Weather Service issued...

Body of missing boy with autism found in river near his home

May. 29, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

FORT JENNINGS, Ohio (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old boy with autism who went missing from his home this week was found in a river on Thursday, a sheriff said. A volunteer searching for the boy found his body in a log jam along the bank of the Auglaize River, less than a mile from his home, according to the...

This photo provided by the Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office, Thursday May 28, 2020, shows Peter Manfredonia. The college student wanted in connection with two killings and a kidnapping in Connecticut was taken into custody in Maryland after authorities tracked him to a truck stop, according to new details released by police on Thursday. (Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office via AP)

Police: Man wanted in 2 slayings surrendered peacefully

May. 28, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A college student wanted in connection with two killings in Connecticut was taken into custody when he walked out of a wooded area in Maryland and surrendered peacefully to officers who had their guns drawn, ending six days on the run in several states and providing some relief to...

2 officers wounded in accidental shooting in West Virginia

May. 28, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia law enforcement officers were wounded while executing a search warrant in what authorities said was an accidental shooting. The Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team were...

Body pulled from Rapid City creek is missing man

May. 28, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Police say a body pulled from a Rapid City creek this week in that of a man who had been missing since last week. The man was identified as 41-year-old Jason Rush of Rapid City. Police had been searching for Rush since he was reported missing on May 19. An autopsy has been done,...

Uncle and nephew sought after chase and crash killed teen

May. 28, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's office announced the search for a man and his nephew who are accused of being involved in a police chase and crash that killed a teenage girl. The Clayton County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Rodney Harris, 44, and his nephew Montreaz Harris, 28, were riding...

In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020, photo, emergency personnel dredge a pond at Shoreline Lakeside Apartments during their search for missing children Miracle Crook, 3, and Tony Crook, 2, in Tulsa, Okla. Searchers used sonar to examine the pond for the two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Body found in river may be that of missing Oklahoma child

May. 27, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa said Wednesday that a body found in a river in eastern Oklahoma was believed to be that of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared Friday with her younger brother, while the search expanded for the boy's body. Officer Jeanne Pierce said the body believed to be that of Miracle...