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Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger dead

Aug. 21, 2018 3:58 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said. The plane went down near the city's small Deer Valley Airport and the pilot, Theodore Rich, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene, Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said....

Officials: Highway ramp closures scheduled in Montpelier

Aug. 21, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials will close highway ramps in Montpelier during overnight hours this week. The Times Argus reports Interstate 89 Exit 8 ramps will be closed. Highway officials say work will begin in the early hours before the morning commute. Drivers can access message...

Police: 1 killed in crash in western Ohio

Aug. 21, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in western Ohio say a person has died in a single-vehicle crash. WHIO-TV reports police responded to the crash in Beavercreek around 10:15 p.m. Monday. Police closed the ramp from eastbound U.S. Route 35 to southbound Interstate 675. Police haven't released the identity...

Police identify 2 men killed in 5-vehicle crash in Glendale

Aug. 21, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men who were killed in a five-vehicle crash in Glendale. Police in Glendale say the collision occurred about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and they're investigating whether impairment and speed were factors. They say a pickup truck struck a sedan from behind. That...

Small plane crashes at site of country music festival

Aug. 21, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when his small plane crashed at the site of a recently-held country music festival south of Salem near Brownsville. Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm says deputies responded to the crash Monday and found that a single passenger experimental...

New Mexico GOP governor hopeful: Toll roads for oil traffic

Aug. 20, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republican gubernatorial hopeful Steve Pearce is calling for a system of toll roads in southeastern New Mexico to serve booming oilfield and other commercial traffic. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Pearce unveiled his plan last week that would be financed by private companies and...

Surprise man is accused in death of girlfriend's stepdad

Aug. 20, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Surprise man now is facing a second-degree murder charge after he allegedly ran over his girlfriend's stepfather with his car following an argument. Surprise police say 19-year-old Chet Becker Jr. originally was booked into jail Aug. 13 on suspicion of felony...

Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Aug. 20, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second summer...

California woman dies in jet ski accident on Colorado River

Aug. 20, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a California woman has died after the jet ski she was riding collided with a boat on the Colorado River near Laughlin, Nevada. The name and hometown of the 43-year-old woman wasn't immediately released. Witnesses reported the jet ski was traveling at a high rate of...

Van rollover crash kills Fairbanks man; driver was ejected

Aug. 20, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks driver died when his van rolled north of the city. Alaska State Troopers say the crash Sunday night killed 37-year-old Brynnon Bennett. Investigators say Bennett shortly before 10:30 p.m. was driving west on Farmers Loop and lost control of his van on a left-hand curve....