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Black Hawk helicopter missing after takeoff in Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2019 5:36 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says a Black Hawk helicopter with three people aboard is missing after taking off in central Minnesota. Guard Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens says the Guard lost contact with the helicopter shortly after it took off on a maintenance test flight from St. Cloud...

Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city

Dec. 5, 2019 5:17 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Officials in the Texas coastal city of Port Neches lifted a voluntary evacuation order Thursday that was issued overnight because of concerns about air quality following a pair of chemical plant explosions last week. Officials issued the voluntary order for the city of roughly...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

Dec. 5, 2019 4:57 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nine people were hurt, including one critically, when a U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base, said Lt. Comm. Scott McCann, a Coast Guard Alaska...

Driver in double fatal crash charged with vehicular homicide

Dec. 5, 2019 4:56 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 23-year-old woman was charged Wednesday in connection with a fatal crash in which prosecutors say while high on methamphetamine she lost control of her speeding car in Seattle and hit a family. The Seattle Times reports Radalyn King faces charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault,...

Seattle transit agency removes safety officer after crash

Dec. 5, 2019 4:51 PM EST

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Seattle's transit agency has removed its top safety officer as a result of a fatal 2017 train derailment. The Seattle Times reported the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority removed Salah Al-Tamimi as its chief executive safety and quality officer. The agency better known...

Cement plant worker falls to his death in South Carolina

Dec. 5, 2019 4:44 PM EST

HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — A worker has died after falling from a tower at a South Carolina cement plant. Employees working on the third floor of Holcim Cement in Holly Hill said they heard a loud thud around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday and then found a worker unconscious and in a pool of blood, authorities told media...

Montana man requests retrial, alleges judge was biased

Dec. 5, 2019 4:23 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lobbyist and former firearms safety instructor sentenced to more than three years in prison in October in the accidental shooting death of his hunting partner in Helena has requested a retrial alleging the judge was biased. The Independent Record reports that District Judge Michael...

Indianapolis car-bus crash injured 2 students, 2 others

Dec. 5, 2019 4:02 PM EST

Four people including two students were injured when a speeding drunken driver struck a school bus on Interstate 70 in Indianapolis, Indiana State Police said. Sarah Nuckols, 36, of Indianapolis was speeding on the interstate on the city's east side when she lost control of her car and spun into the side of a...

Truck driver dies in collision with train in NE Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2019 3:50 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A commercial truck driver has died in a collision with a freight train in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said Adam Newton, 40, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, died Wednesday at the scene of the crash in McDavitt Township, northwest of Duluth. Deputies and...