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No conviction in California warehouse fire stuns families

Sep. 5, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Thursday didn't convict two men charged after flames tore through a party at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that had been converted into a mazelike artist space, stunning families of the 36 victims who had opposed a deal that would have put the pair behind bars. Jurors...

The Latest: Family stunned after verdicts in warehouse fire

Sep. 5, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on verdicts against two men charged with involuntary manslaughter after a fire in a California warehouse killed 36 partygoers (all times local): 4 p.m. A family of a man who died when a fire tore through a party at a California warehouse says they're stunned and frustrated...

Probe to find cause of boat fire could lead to criminal case

Sep. 4, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The captain and crew who leapt from a burning dive boat off Southern California saved themselves as 34 people perished below deck. Whether their escape from the Conception before dawn Monday was the only viable option, an act of cowardice or even a crime has yet to be determined. While...

Jury to restart deliberations in Oakland warehouse fire case

Aug. 19, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three jurors were dismissed Monday for undisclosed reasons on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 partygoers from a fire inside a cluttered San Francisco Bay Area warehouse. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson excused three...

Prosecutor: Defendants in deadly fire 'criminally negligent'

Jul. 29, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two men charged with involuntary manslaughter after a fire broke out at a California warehouse, killing 36 people, disregarded human life when they illegally converted the building into a residence for artists and threw unpermitted parties there, prosecutors said Monday. At closing...

DA: Father who left twins in car said he 'blanked out'

Jul. 27, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York father who left his 1-year-old twins in the car while he worked an eight-hour shift told police, "I blanked out. My babies are dead. I killed my babies," prosecutors said Saturday. Juan Rodriguez, 39, told the officers he thought he had dropped the twins off at day care before he...

The Latest: Dad pleads not guilty in deaths of twins in car

Jul. 27, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 1-year-old twins left in a car in New York City (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A New York father has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 1-year-old twins left in a car while he put in a day at work. Juan Rodriguez was arraigned...