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Earthquake rattles Mississippi at 2.3 magnitude

Nov. 21, 2019 3:59 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A 2.3-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Mississippi. The Sun Herald reports the 8-mile deep earthquake hit just east of Booneville, near the Tennessee state line, at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than a dozen people reported feeling the...

2 school buses crash, sending about 2 dozen to the hospital

Nov. 21, 2019 3:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say one school bus from Georgia rear-ended another during their field trip to Tennessee, sending more than two dozen people to hospitals. News outlets report 19 students and four adults were taken for evaluation to a Cleveland, Tennessee, hospital after the Thursday...

Deputy accused of stealing from Dallas store after tornado

Nov. 21, 2019 3:53 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing items from a Home Depot he was guarding after it was destroyed by a tornado last month has been charged with theft. The Dallas County sheriff’s office said Joseph Bobadilla was arrested Thursday. He was being held in the Dallas County...

Colorado considers new pipeline rules after fatal blast

Nov. 21, 2019 3:48 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A survivor of a deadly home explosion caused by an abandoned and leaking underground gas pipeline urged Colorado regulators Thursday to verify that energy firms that say they’ve complied with tougher safety rules are really doing so. Erin Martinez made her plea as regulators...

Woman, 86, died after crash; power line kept rescuers away

Nov. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EST

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say emergency responders couldn’t immediately rescue an elderly couple in a suburban Detroit car crash because a live power line was on the vehicle. Shirley Ann Tobalski, who was 86 years old, died Wednesday night. Clinton Township police say she was conscious...

2 dead, 2 injured in car accident in Juneau

Nov. 21, 2019 3:22 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two women are dead following a single-vehicle accident in Juneau. The Juneau Empire reports two men are in critical condition following the accident, which police say was initially reported around 7 a.m. Thursday. Ed Quinto, assistant chief of Capital City Fire/Rescue, says area...

Dogs maul 11-year-old boy at Minnesota bus stop

Nov. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EST

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — An 11-year-old Maplewood boy is recovering after two dogs attacked him as he got off his school bus. Sixth-grader Carter McKay got off the bus after classes at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood Monday afternoon. His mother, Christina Frokjer, says two dogs were standing in his...

Massachusetts house fire blamed on recharging hoverboard

Nov. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EST

STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — Fire investigators say a battery-powered hoverboard was to blame for a fire that severely damaged a Massachusetts home last month. Stoneham Fire Chief Matthew Grafton and state Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said Thursday a teenager in the home escaped through a second-floor window and...

EPA ends safety rules put in place after deadly Texas blast

Nov. 21, 2019 2:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is scaling back chemical plant safety measures that were put in place after a Texas fertilizer plant explosion in 2013 that killed 15 people. The changes announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency include ending a requirement that plants provide...

State police identify 3 people killed in interstate crash

Nov. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EST

OKOLONA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas have identified the three people killed in a multi-vehicle crash in a construction zone on Interstate 30. The wreck happened Tuesday near Okolona, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. A preliminary report from Arkansas State Police says a...