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Bystander wounded in shootout with police at Arizona RV park

Jan. 28, 2023 17:13 PM EST

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A bystander was struck by gunfire during a shootout between a suspect and officers at a recreational vehicle park in northwestern Arizona, authorities said. Bullhead City police said officers went to the Silver View RV Resort on Friday to investigate...

Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australia triggers search

Jan. 28, 2023 15:25 PM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities in Western Australia were searching for a tiny but potentially deadly radioactive capsule that got lost while being transported on a truck from a mine to a depot in the city of Perth, officials said Saturday. Emergency services said they were...

N. Carolina woman charged with child abuse related to fire

Jan. 28, 2023 12:47 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The mother of three young children who died in a North Carolina house fire last month has been charged with child abuse related to the blaze, according to authorities. Brandi Sturdivant, 28, was in the Greensboro Detention Center on Saturday on a $150,000...

Blacksmithing school offers chance to learn art of metal

Jan. 28, 2023 09:02 AM EST

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The constant clinking and clanking of the molten metal is annoying to most, but for some, it’s a joyful noise. One of those drawn to the noise is Dale Morse, a blacksmithing instructor and co-founder of the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing, who has done...

Man held after Los Angeles building burns during standoff

Jan. 27, 2023 11:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 45-year-old man was taken into custody after a fire erupted and ravaged a two-story building in Los Angeles while police were trying to investigate him for battery, authorities said. The fire broke out Thursday evening in the Westlake district building, which...

AI wildfire detection bill gets initial approval in Colorado

Jan. 26, 2023 18:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A year after the most destructive wildfire in the state's history scorched nearly 1,100 homes, Colorado lawmakers are considering joining other Western states by adopting artificial intelligence in the hopes of detecting blazes before they burn out of control. A...

Officials: Deadly Chicago high-rise fire was accidental

Jan. 26, 2023 17:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago authorities said Thursday that a deadly fire in a high-rise apartment building was caused by someone smoking in a bedroom. In a brief statement, the Chicago Fire Department called the fire accidental and said investigators traced the cause to “careless use...

Louisville juvenile detention center to reopen after repairs

Jan. 26, 2023 16:23 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state juvenile detention facility deemed unsafe in Louisville will soon reopen after undergoing weeks of repairs, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Jefferson County Regional Juvenile Detention Center has undergone upgrades to doors, locks and fire alarm...

Man charged in fire that killed 2 children, his girlfriend

Jan. 26, 2023 13:51 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after his girlfriend and two young girls died in a house fire. Kyle J. Tyler, 32, was also charged Wednesday with two counts of aggravated child endangerment and one count of aggravated...

Girl, 3, dies after Indiana apartment fire kills dad, sister

Jan. 26, 2023 12:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 3-year-old girl has died more than two weeks after she was seriously injured in an Indianapolis apartment fire that killed her father and 15-month-old sister, a fire official said. Battalion Chief Rita Reith said the Indianapolis Fire Department was notified...