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2 pleasure boats catch fire on Columbia River

May. 16, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Two pleasure boats caught fire on the Columbia River between Vancouver and Caterpillar Island Sunday afternoon. One boat sank, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. The alarm was sounded at 2:39 p.m., the Columbian reported. Vancouver...

Florida bridge plane crash killed 1 on board, police say

May. 15, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — One of the three people aboard a small plane died when it crashed onto a bridge near Miami this weekend, police said. The aircraft lost power Saturday shortly after takeoff, coming down on the bridge and striking an SUV, then bursting into flames. The two other people...

Small plane crashes on bridge near Miami, striking an SUV

May. 14, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The single-engine Cessna 172 departed from Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport bound for Key...

Commuter train passenger killed in crash with truck

May. 11, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A passenger has been killed and two others hurt after a commuter train collided with a semi-trailer at a crossing in suburban Chicago. The Metra train's engineer and conductor also were injured in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Clarendon Hills,...

Troopers pull driver from burning car that hit patrol car

May. 09, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Troopers rescued a driver from his burning car early Monday after it hit a patrol car, which then struck a trooper, sending him airborne, Maryland State Police said. Troopers were investigating a crash on northbound U.S. Route 1 in Beltsville around 2 a.m....

NC officers kill man setting cars ablaze near police station

May. 07, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officers shot and killed a man Saturday afternoon who was throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire near a police station in Raleigh, North Carolina, authorities said. The confrontation began after an officer observed a man lighting vehicles on fire...

Man accused of setting car ablaze over owner's religion

May. 02, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

A Connecticut man has been charged with a hate crime after telling police he set a vehicle on fire because he didn't like the owner's Mormon faith. The fire, which destroyed a 2022 Chevy Equinox, started just before 4 a.m. Monday outside a multifamily home in Torrington, police said....

Several cars burn after BNSF train derails near Burlington

May. 01, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.D. (AP) — Several rail cars caught fire after at least 11 cars of a BNSF train derailed near Burlington early Sunday, but no injuries were reported. The railroad said in a statement that the train derailed between Minot and Des Lacs, North Dakota, around 1 a.m....

3 California Highway Patrol officers hurt in fiery wreck

Apr. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Three California Highway Patrol officers investigating a Los Angeles-area freeway crash were injured early Thursday when a motorist smashed into a CHP patrol car and it burst into flames, authorities said. The fiery wreck occurred around 1:30 a.m. on the...

11 die when truck hits power line at Hindu festival in India

Apr. 27, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Eleven people were electrocuted when their truck, decorated as a temple chariot, touched an overhead power line during a Hindu festival procession in southern India on Wednesday, police said. The New Delhi Television channel said the electrical spark also set fire...