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Heavy rain along Rocky Mountain Front leads to flooding

Jun. 19, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Heavy rain falling along the Rocky Mountain Front over the last several days triggered flooding in the town of Augusta, closed all roads into the town and trapped a horseback party in the Scapegoat Wilderness. The Montana Department of Transportation closed U.S. Highway 287 around...

Oakland pays $12 million to motorcyclist hit by police SUV

Jun. 19, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland city officials have agreed to pay $12 million to a motorcyclist who lost a leg and was badly hurt when struck by a police vehicle that allegedly ran a red light. The East Bay Times reported Tuesday that the proposed settlement of Elliot Van Fleet's lawsuit is the largest...

Flooding closes more roadways in central Montana

Jun. 19, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on flooding along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Officials have closed a stretch of Montana Highway 200 over Rogers Pass after a culvert failed and flooded the roadway. State Department of Transportation officials say the highway is closed east...

1 person injured after crash of small plane near Wickenburg

Jun. 19, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

WICKENBURG, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been injured in the crash of a small plane north of Wickenburg. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed under unknown circumstances around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in a remote area about 24 miles northwest of...

Wisconsin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest

Jun. 19, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

PORT EDWARDS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sailor who died at Pearl Harbor will be laid to rest more than 75 years after his death. The sailor was Navy Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class John Schoonover of Port Edwards, Wisconsin. He was among 429 crewmen who died aboard the USS Oklahoma after Japanese torpedoes...

5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas

Jun. 19, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the western district of Texas said the charges were filed in...

2 Tennessee officers hurt by motorists; 1 critically injured

Jun. 19, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two police officers in Tennessee have been sent to hospitals after they were injured by cars in separate incidents. Memphis police said Officer Jeffrey Creighton was in critical condition at a hospital Tuesday after he was struck by a truck during a traffic stop on Monday night. A man...

The Latest: SUV driver among those charged after fatal wreck

Jun. 19, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal crash of an SUV fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say the driver of an SUV that crashed while fleeing Border Patrol and law enforcement agents in South Texas is among those facing charges after the...

Woman found nearly 12 hours after crashing

Jun. 19, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 12 hours may have gone by before a crash victim was found in Massachusetts. Salisbury fire officials say they found a woman who lost control of her car and crashed into bushes off Interstate 95 in the town on Tuesday morning. A Massachusetts Department of Transportation...

Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama

Jun. 19, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and killing two women before taking his own life, authorities said. Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock said as an investigation unfolded that it appeared the shooter purposely rammed a car into...