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Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

Feb. 15, 2019 10:14 PM EST

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Four children and their father were killed in a fire that ripped through their northern New York home. Hundreds of people gathered in Watertown for a vigil Friday night to Aaron Bodah and daughters Skylar, Erin, Alexa and Merissa. The girls ranged in age from 4 to 14. Investigators...

Paradise area was heaven for victims of deadly wildfire

Feb. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EST

On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history. Nobody knew at the time, early on Nov. 8, how bad it would be. When his family called at 7:15 a.m., Huff said he would leave. But he...

'Chimney forest' symbolic of all that was lost in Paradise

Feb. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — In the 100 days since a wildfire nearly burned the town of Paradise off the map, Joanie Ellison has made a tearful drive dozens of times to the ruins of her home, resisting the urge to look away from the devastation so she can fully absorb the staggering loss. Even as she made...

The Latest: Paddleboarder dies in storm-swollen channel

Feb. 14, 2019 10:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms hitting the West (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The storm pounding California may have claimed a second life. Authorities in Escondido, northeast of San Diego, recovered the body Thursday of a man who witnesses say had been paddle-boarding down the surging current in a...

NYC officer wounded in friendly fire shooting returns home

Feb. 14, 2019 9:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The police officer who was wounded in a shooting that led to the friendly fire death of a New York Police Department detective has returned to his Long Island home. Sgt. Matthew Gorman emerged from a black van outside his home in Seaford Thursday afternoon. He used crutches and was...

Father, 2 children die in upstate New York house fire

Feb. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EST

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A father and two children died in an early morning house fire in northern New York that sent a teenager out into the cold to plead for help from neighbors. Three children were taken to a hospital, firefighters said. There were no working smoke detectors inside the home, which was...

Pennsylvania house fire kills couple

Feb. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple have died in a Valentine's Day fire at their home. Officials tell LNP that Jose and Lydia Montes, both 59, were found unconscious on the second floor of their Lancaster home early Thursday. They died at the hospital. Family members say the couple had health...

Charges: Jail nurse killed husband, wanted to wed inmate

Feb. 12, 2019 7:26 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri jail nurse who allegedly wanted to marry a man convicted of killing a lottery winner has been charged with poisoning her husband and setting their home on fire, according to court records. Amy Murray, 40, is facing charges including first-degree murder and arson in the...

Phone shows home on fire miles away from Super Bowl viewing

Feb. 11, 2019 11:44 AM EST

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man says he saw his house go up in flames on his cellphone while he was nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away watching the Super Bowl. Michael Todesca, of Hampstead, tells WMUR-TV he was at a Chicago bar with his girlfriend on Feb. 3 rooting for the New England...

3rd person dies of injuries from Texas house fire

Feb. 10, 2019 5:11 PM EST

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Fire officials say a third person has died of injuries from a house fire in Texas. The Tyler Fire Department in East Texas said Sunday in a statement that a 60-year-old woman died at a Dallas hospital. A 40-year-old man and a child died Saturday of injuries from the fire, which occurred...