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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 24, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

Champaign News-Gazette. May 22, 2022. Editorial: DCFS investigation reveals more of the same Too many children are falling through the cracks of the state’s structurally flawed children protection infrastructure. A recent investigation into operations...

Arizona court upholds man's convictions, death sentences

May. 24, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a man's convictions and death sentences in the 2012 killing of his nine-months pregnant girlfriend who was bound, handcuffed and gagged when her partially burned body was found in a bed by firefighters responding to an apartment fire. ...

Cold weather slows spread of big wildfires in New Mexico

May. 24, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The largest wildfire in North American came to a near standstill overnight amid light rain and frosty temperatures as firefighters scrambled Tuesday to clear flammable vegetation and deployed aircraft to douse smoldering forests. The blaze that started about...

Heightened wildfire threat prompts stricter restrictions

May. 24, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's six national forests and some local governments and land management agencies are implementing stricter campfire and smoking restrictions because of the heightened wildfire threat, officials announced Wednesday. Heightened restrictions ordered by...

Three young children die in central Oklahoma fire

May. 24, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — Two toddlers and a baby have died in a fire in central Oklahoma. The fire began shortly before noon Sunday in a shed outside a home in Crescent and eventually spread to the home about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City, authorities said. ...

Northern California interior to see high fire danger, heat

May. 24, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A large swath of the interior of California was warned of wildfire danger and high heat on Tuesday. Red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions were in effect in the Sacramento Valley and foothills of the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada due...

2 wildfires in southern, western Colorado fully contained

May. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two wildfires burning in southern and western Colorado have been fully contained. A fire that burned over 1,500 acres (2.3 square miles) near the former mining town of Cripple Creek was fully contained Tuesday, nearly two weeks after it started, the Teller County...

Massive blaze damages newly renovated Rhode Island hotel

May. 24, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Three firefighters were injured battling a major fire at a recently renovated hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, fire officials said. The fire at the Wayfinder Hotel was reported at about 8 p.m. Monday and crews remained on the scene on Tuesday morning. ...

Home, 5 cabins burn in California mountain resort community

May. 24, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire investigators are seeking the cause of a blaze that destroyed a large home and five rental cabins near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. About three-quarters of an acre burned in the Hook Creek area on Monday, the...

Authorities: 2 young siblings killed in Akron house fire

May. 24, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two young siblings were killed when a fast-moving fire roared through an Akron home. The fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Monday and was brought under control about 40 minutes later. The children — 10-year-old Abou Jabateh, and his 8-year-old sister,...