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New mural in Houma is a sign of post-Ida unity, resiliency

Oct. 16, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Two artists in a Louisiana city recovering from Hurricane Ida have installed a mural to symbolize the unity of local residents after the storm. Amanda Percle-Stevens and her husband Chis Stevens installed the mural Tuesday in downtown Houma, the...

Second body recovered after vehicle swept from Texas bridge

Oct. 16, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

ST. HEDWIG, Texas (AP) — The body of a 52-year-old woman who drowned when the vehicle she was driving was swept from a bridge near San Antonio has been recovered. The body was recovered from the vehicle in up to 10 feet of water Friday afternoon in the town of St....

Teens arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run crash

Oct. 16, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Wauwatosa police have arrested four juveniles in connection with a hit-and-run crash that struck and killed a 47-year-old woman who was trying to stop an attempted vehicle theft at a Wauwatosa hotel early Thursday morning. Police said the four...

Worker killed at paper recycling facility in Minneapolis

Oct. 16, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A worker has died at a paper recycling facility in Minneapolis after suffering injuries involving heavy machinery, authorities said. Simon Barrera Merino, 42, of Richfield, was injured about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Industries International, the...

St. Louis County officer found not guilty in death of girl

Oct. 16, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis County officer has been found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by his patrol car in 2019. Officer Preston Marquart was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Akeelah...

Company found negligent in bridge collapse that killed man

Oct. 16, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A contractor’s failure to follow established safety procedures led to the collapse of a section of a bridge linking North Carolina's mainland to Hatteras Island, killing one worker and injuring another, according to federal regulators. Capt. Jeff...

1 dead after vehicle, South Shore train collide in Gary

Oct. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — One person died after a car and a South Shore commuter train collided, authorities said. A motorist tried to go around the gates at a crossing in Gary and was struck by the train around 6 p.m. Friday, South Shore Line President Michael Noland said. ...

Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

Oct. 16, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The families of the victims of Beirut’s massive port blast last year reaffirmed Saturday their support for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion, despite increasing calls for his ouster by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies. The...

Police: Woman who died after found on road was hit by car

Oct. 16, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A woman who was found unconscious on a road and later died at a hospital was hit by a car, Vermont State Police said. Troopers said Brenda Flint, 44, was found on the road in Brookfield at about 11 a.m. Friday. They reported finding vehicle parts...

'He was Southend': Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

Oct. 16, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — Leaders from across the political spectrum came together Saturday to pay their respects to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police say was a terrorist-related attack. His death has reopened questions about the security of...