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Authors scuttle planned TV show about deadly warehouse fire

Dec. 14, 2019 9:28 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anger over plans for a television series about a deadly warehouse fire in the San Francisco Bay Area has led a husband-and-wife writing team to scuttle the project for now. The Berkeley, California-based authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman said Saturday that since word got out...

NC State player fled from cop, hid under car, warrants say

Dec. 14, 2019 6:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Arrest warrants show a North Carolina State football player is facing multiple charges after he allegedly ran from a police officer and hid under a parked car after obtaining a fake ID to try to buy alcohol. The News and Observer reports that Payton Tanner Wilson was arrested Saturday...

Generator for New Orleans drainage pumps explodes, injures 2

Dec. 14, 2019 5:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An explosion at an electrical generating plant that powers New Orleans' drainage system injured two people and rattled windows in nearby neighborhoods. The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board said the explosion took place Saturday afternoon at its main water plant on the western edge...

Plane wreckage, body found in rural eastern Yavapai County

Dec. 14, 2019 4:32 PM EST

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a plane crash discovered when a rancher found wreckage in a rural area of eastern Yavapai County. A rancher on Friday reported finding the wreckage of a single-engine plane and a body at the crash site southeast of the junction of Interstate 17 and...

Milwaukee officer, four others injured after police chase

Dec. 14, 2019 4:06 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer was injured along with four other people after a car chase ended in a crash Friday night, authorities said. A marked police squad tried to stop a reckless driver when the driver fled, starting the pursuit, police said. The chase ended when the suspect crashed...

Freezing rain being blamed for 11-vehicle interstate pileup

Dec. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Freezing rain that caught motorists by surprise is being blamed for a 11-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 in the towns of Pittsfield and Palmyra, Maine State Police said Saturday. One minor injury was reported in the crashes Friday night. The incident began when one car skidded...

Teenage girl dies in hit-and-run crash in northern Montana

Dec. 14, 2019 2:29 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run crash in northern Montana. The Great Falls Tribune reports the girl, whose name and hometown have not been released, was struck when she ran into a road near Rocky Boy in Hill County late Thursday night. She was thrown...

Man who died at construction site was on brink of retirement

Dec. 14, 2019 2:22 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The son of a northwestern Indiana man who died from injuries he suffered in a construction site accident says his father was on the brink of retirement after decades of working six days a week. Scott Beier, 69, of Lowell died Wednesday at a hospital after he suffered serious head...

Woman killed crossing Illinois interstate to reach family

Dec. 14, 2019 2:16 PM EST

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman died Friday when she was hit by a car on an Illinois interstate while trying to cross from her disabled vehicle to family members who were waiting on the outside lane. Illinois State Police say Rachel Watson of Camargo, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of...

Father pleads guilty in crash that killed infant daughter

Dec. 14, 2019 2:03 PM EST

MANTUA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A father has pleaded guilty to having been intoxicated at the time of a crash on a southern New Jersey highway that killed his infant daughter. NJ.com reports that 34-year-old Leroy Iglesia pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to second-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the...