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Pilot hospitalized after plane crash in suburban Will County

Jun. 24, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) — A pilot was hospitalized Friday after his small plane crashed in rural south suburban Will County. The plane appeared to have gone down at a steep angle into a wooded area next to a creek, WBBM-TV reported. The engine had come loose from the firewall, and it...

Guilty plea in crash that killed parents, injured 3 children

Jun. 24, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A drunken driver who killed a mother and father and seriously injured their three young children as they looked at Christmas lights in Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder. Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 23, of Newport Beach also...

A year on, Surfside remembers 98 victims of condo collapse

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A year ago in the middle of the night, a 12-story oceanfront condo building in Surfside, Florida, came down with a thunderous roar, leaving a giant pile of rubble and claiming 98 lives — one of the deadliest structure collapses in U.S. history. The names of...

Authorities identify man killed in Iowa grain silo collapse

Jun. 24, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified a man killed in a grain silo collapse as a 30-year-old resident of the small southeast Iowa city of Winfield. Rickey Ryan Kammerer was killed in the collapse of a silo Tuesday morning at the Agri-way...

Driver pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed couple

Jun. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a drunken-driving crash that killed a couple and injured their three young children in Southern California. The Orange County Register reports that 23-year-old Grace Coleman pleaded guilty Friday to...

NTSB: West Virginia helicopter crashed on last flight of day

Jun. 24, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A helicopter that crashed during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts was on its last planned flight of the day, a federal agency investigating the accident said Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board said all six people aboard — the pilot...

3 siblings drown in same Georgia lake on same day

Jun. 24, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP) — A 22-year-old woman and her two younger brothers have drowned in a Georgia lake, authorities said. Lincoln County Sheriff Paul Reviere said the three siblings drowned Thursday in the Amity Recreation Area on Clarks Hill Lake. Coroner Tim...

Man gets life for hit-and-run that killed man and toddler

Jun. 24, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the hit-and-run deaths of a man and the man's young daughter, who was in a stroller. Shawn Allen, 37, of Canton, remained defiant and maintained his innocence during sentencing in Akron, the Akron Beacon...

Russian military cargo plane crashes, killing 5 crewmembers

Jun. 24, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military cargo plane crashed Friday on a training flight after refueling about 124 miles (200 kms) southeast of Moscow, killing five crew members and leaving several others injured, officials said. The heavy-lift Il-76 cargo plane went down in the Ryazan...

Street sweeper crash on Phoenix freeway leaves 2 girls dead

Jun. 24, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a street sweeper vehicle crashed on a Phoenix-area freeway, killing the driver's two daughters. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the wreck happened Friday around 3:30 a.m. in Tolleson where the Loop 101 and the Interstate 10 meet. ...