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Plane burns after takeoff mishap in Texas; no one badly hurt

Oct. 19, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (AP) — A plane taking passengers from Texas to the AL Championship Series game in Boston burst into flames after it ran off a runway during takeoff Tuesday morning, but no one was seriously hurt, authorities said. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was...

California man pleads no contest in fatal Nebraska crash

Oct. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A California truck driver pleaded no contest Tuesday in a chain reaction crash that killed three people in Nebraska two years ago. Kenneth Kratt, 36, of Madera, California, was charged with three counts of felony manslaughter after the crash in a...

Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

Oct. 19, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable. ...

Sheriff's office: Former worker tried to set fire at plant

Oct. 19, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

TAR HEEL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is facing attempted arson charges after authorities said she tried to set fire to a break area at a Smithfield Foods plant and used a hammer to vandalize five cars belonging to management. The Bladen County Sheriff’s...

Police: Parents killed in buggy crash, 8 kids hurt

Oct. 19, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man died Monday, a day after his wife was killed and their eight children were injured when their Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended, state police said. The buggy was traveling south on Cumberland Road in Cumberland County before 8...

Aerospace school halts flights after student dies in crash

Oct. 19, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BUXTON, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota’s aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago died in a plane crash. The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County...

Madison man charged in crash that killed three teens

Oct. 19, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man suspected of speeding and driving drunk before a crash that killed three high school seniors earlier this month is facing numerous criminal charges in Dane County, including reckless homicide. According to a criminal complaint, Eric...

Crash kills two people in eastern Iowa

Oct. 19, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

HAZLETON, Iowa (AP) — An investigation continues after an eastern Iowa accident that killed two people. The accident happened Monday afternoon near Hazleton in Buchanan County. The Iowa State Patrol said a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by 40-year-old Nicholas...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 19, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. October 17, 2021. Editorial: Protect victims in settlement cases Too many are pressured to sell long-term payouts for pennies on the dollar. For a state that has prided itself on protecting consumers,...

Man charged in hit-and-run that killed 14-year-old girl

Oct. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been ordered detained on $100,000 bail in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a 14-year-old girl in Haddam in July. Thomas Cretella, 27, was arraigned Monday in Middletown Superior Court on charges including...