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3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

May. 23, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

Police search for driver suspected in Utah highway killing

May. 23, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police in Idaho were searching Thursday near a small town for a man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist along a desolate stretch of interstate highway in Utah. Jonathan Llana, 45, of Los Angeles was being sought near Burley after crashing his car during a chase by authorities,...

The Latest: Sheriff warns residents near manhunt to lock up

May. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a Utah shooting and Idaho manhunt (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A California man wanted in the fatal shooting of a motorist on a desolate stretch of interstate highway near the Utah-Idaho border has been charged with aggravated murder. Online Utah court records show...

Las Cruces man gets prison sentence in ex-girlfriend's death

May. 23, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to nine years in prison in a vehicular homicide case. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Angel Saenz also must serve three years of probation with 100 hours of community service in the 2017 death of his ex-girlfriend Sonia Castillo. He faced charges of...

Runaway barges crash into Oklahoma dam and quickly sink

May. 23, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two unmanned barges that broke loose on the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma crashed into a dam hours later and sank Thursday, and they didn't cause the structure to fail, which officials feared might happen. The barges carrying about 3,800 pounds (1,725 kilograms) of phosphate...

Police commander resigns after drunk driving accusations

May. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A longtime Portland police commander who was accused of driving drunk off duty and crashing a police SUV into a light pole has resigned. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 47-year-old Steven James Jones was head of the bureau's Professional Standards Division at the time of the June...

Woman struck and killed by van at pre-Memorial Day parade

May. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) — A 69-year-old woman has died after being struck by a minivan as she was about to join a pre-Memorial Day parade with a group from a local senior center in upstate New York. Scotia police said a Glenville Senior Center van driven by a 75-year-old man struck the woman in the road after...

Man out on newspaper delivery route shot and killed

May. 23, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man out on his newspaper delivery route was shot and killed in New Kensington. Officers responded to the neighborhood around 3 a.m. Thursday for a report of shots fired and a car accident. Police found a Chevrolet Impala had crashed into a chain-link fence in front...

Fairbanks motorcycle driver dies in crash into trees

May. 23, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 38-year-old Fairbanks motorcycle driver died when his bike crashed northeast of the city. Alaska State Troopers say Alexander Holder died in the accident late Tuesday night. A witness told troopers that Holder was traveling at high speed on the Old Steese Highway when he lost...