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Truck driver convicted in Colorado pileup that killed 4

Oct. 15, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people and injured six others on a Colorado highway has been convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges. Rogel Lazaro Aguilera Mederos, 25, was convicted by a Jefferson County...

Student burned after fire set on North Carolina school bus

Oct. 15, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school student was burned after another student started a fire on a school bus, police said. High Point police Capt. Patrick O’Toole said that the Southern Guilford High School student was among 15 on the bus around 5 p.m....

Elliott eases into Texas following NASCAR-ordered cease fire

Oct. 15, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It only took about a day after Chase Elliott wished Kevin Harvick “a merry offseason and Happy Christmas” for NASCAR's reigning champion to get the zinger on merchandise on his official website. The holiday-themed gear even has its own tab in...

Two men charged after double homicide in Kansas City

Oct. 13, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City men were charged with murder after a shooting that left two men dead in March, prosecutors said Wednesday. Earl L. Dunn III, 20, and Vontez G. Howard, 24, were each with two counts of first-degree murder, robbery, and five other...

At least 2 dead in California plane crash that torched homes

Oct. 11, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a densely populated San Diego suburb Monday, killing two people, including a UPS driver and an Arizona physician, and leaving a trail of destruction that sent neighbors scrambling to save neighbors. At least two others were injured. ...

State police release names of 3 victims of fiery crash

Oct. 08, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police on Friday released the names of three young men who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 95 in West Warwick earlier this week. They were identified as Brandon Verrocchio, 23, of West Greenwich, who was driving; and his...

2 dead, several others injured after Arizona freeway crash

Oct. 06, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Two people are dead and several others injured after a fiery crash Wednesday on Interstate 10 north of Casa Grande, authorities said. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the crash involved three semi-trucks and several other...

Lewiston police investigate after body found in burned truck

Oct. 06, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Police in Lewiston say an autopsy failed to reveal the cause of death for a person whose body was found in a burning pickup truck last week. Police Captain Jeff Klone said in a news release that the death is being investigated as a homicide, and...

Vigilante-style attack kills 5 in northern Mexico

Oct. 04, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five men have been killed and two others wounded in a shooting attack on a highway, prosecutors in northern Mexico said Monday. Prosecutors in the border state of Sonora said the killings may have been the work of vigilantes. A...

Swedish artist threatened for Muhammad sketch dies in crash

Oct. 04, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had lived under police protection since making a sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body in 2007, died in a weekend car crash along with two police bodyguards, police said Monday. He was 75. Vilks and two...