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Fiery train derailment prompts evacuation of small Iowa town

May. 16, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Thick black smoke billowed into the air Sunday after a train derailed in northwest Iowa, prompting authorities to evacuate part of a small, nearby town. The fiery derailment happened early Sunday afternoon on the southwest edge of Sibley, which is a...

Grieving mother: Put up barrier to block cars from river

May. 16, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MORGAN CITY, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Mississippi need to install a barrier that would prevent vehicles from going into the Yazoo River near a rural intersection where one road dead-ends into another, a grieving mother says. Mary Saffold Sanders' 37-year-old daughter,...

Police say driver who crashed in Iowa City had been shot

May. 16, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Sunday. The Iowa City Police Department said officers responding to reports of gunshots found a vehicle that had crashed into a tree. Officers found that the driver had...

Police investigate crash that killed mom, injured 5 children

May. 16, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police were an interstate car crash that left one woman dead and injured five of her children. Authorities were called to Interstate 64 in Posey County on Friday evening around 8 p.m. Killed in the crash was...

Bodies of 2 missing jet skiers found in Utah Lake

May. 16, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The bodies of two men reported missing after going jet skiing on Utah Lake were found Sunday, authorities said. Searchers found the body of one man at around 9:30 a.m. and found the second man soon after. The men, brothers believed to be in their...

Witnesses: Man who killed Arkansas woman lured out neighbors

May. 16, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man who authorities say fatally shot an 87-year-old neighbor was trying to lure residents of his apartment complex outside before someone shot and killed him, according to witnesses. “He was yelling and screaming: ‘You guys get...

Occupants unhurt when small plane crashes in state forest

May. 16, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a single-engine plane crashed in the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Whitewater and all three occupants were safely removed from the aircraft. The crash happened about 9:20 p.m. Saturday and rescue crews extricated the occupants...

Wisconsin worker dies after being pinned under forklift

May. 16, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

AUBURNDALE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin man died in a work-related accident at a factory in the village of Auburndale. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to Liberty Tire Recycling in the village of Auburndale around 8:45 p.m. Friday....

2 firefighters injured when wall of burning home collapses

May. 16, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis firefighters were injured Sunday when part of a burning building collapsed while they were battling the blaze. St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Capt. Garon Mosby said one of the injured firefighters was treated at a local hospital and...

2 Kansas City officers hurt when driver tries to flee arrest

May. 16, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City officers were injured when an impaired driver tried to flee police Saturday. The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday when officers were trying to arrest the driver of a Cadillac CT5 near Flora Avenue and East 44th...