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Defense: Man lost consciousness before driving into students

Jun. 17, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man on trial for murder for driving into an Oklahoma high school cross-country team, killing three, had lost consciousness after choking on an energy drink before the crash, his attorney said during opening statements. Max Townsend, 58, is...

Maine regulators suspend crematorium services

Jun. 16, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators have filed an order to suspend the operations and the funeral license of Affordable Cremation Solutions after the remains of 11 people were discovered in an unrefrigerated room. An investigator said that the “odor of...

Crash in funeral procession for 2 child fire victims hurts 3

Jun. 14, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a crash during a funeral procession for two children killed in a fire last month sent three people to a western Pennsylvania hospital over the weekend. Police say the procession was heading through downtown Johnstown at about 4 p.m....

Fallen smokejumper honored by fellow wildland firefighters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, a 36-year-old smokejumper from Cody, Wyoming, who died following a hard fall while fighting a New Mexico wildfire on...

1 dead following shooting outside Minneapolis church

Jun. 12, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One man was fatally shot and another wounded outside a funeral at a north Minneapolis church. The Star Tribune reports officers responded at 12:41 p.m. Friday to a report of shots fired outside Shiloh Temple. Police spokesman...

Rededication planned for Maryland lynching memorial

Jun. 12, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

A rededication ceremony is planned for a Maryland lynching memorial marker that was damaged in a vehicle accident. The organization Connecting the Dots posted on Facebook that work began Thursday to install the marker at the Severna Park Library. The group posted photos...

Slain sheriff's sergeant memorialized in Southern California

Jun. 11, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff's sergeant who was shot and killed last week after an attempted traffic stop was memorialized Friday as an inspiring leader and a role model for his grieving family. Relatives, law enforcement personnel and...

Afghan Hazaras being killed at school, play, even at birth

Jun. 11, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just running errands in the mainly Hazara neighborhoods of west Kabul can be dangerous. One day last week, Adila Khiari and her two daughters went out to buy new curtains. Soon after, her son heard that a minibus had been bombed — the fourth to be blown up in...

City honors officer who died trying to save drowning boy

Jun. 10, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The death of a Massachusetts police officer who drowned while trying rescue a teenager from a pond is a powerful lesson in self-sacrifice, the priest who presided over the funeral Mass said Thursday. Worcester Officer Enmanuel “Manny”...

Swimmer drowns on Alabama beach days after deputy's death

Jun. 09, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — A drowning vacationer who was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico died Wednesday just three days after an Alabama sheriff's deputy died while trying to save another person, authorities said. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said the person, whose...