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Attorneys seek plea agreement in cruise ship death case

Aug. 6, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska in 2017 have filed a notice of intent to change his plea. Kenneth Manzanares was charged with murder in the death of his wife, Kristy. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. His attorneys, in a filing with a...

Ship captain in deadly Danube crash put under arrest again

Jul. 31, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision on the Danube River in Hungary is under arrest again. A Budapest court on Wednesday ordered his arrest until Aug. 31. The 64-year-old Ukrainian captain had been released on bail on June 13, but prosecutors...

Historic home on Louisiana plantation damaged in fire

Jul. 29, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

FROGMORE, La. (AP) — Fire has damaged a historic home on a Louisiana plantation. News outlets report that flames engulfed a house Friday evening at the Frogmore Plantation. The 1,800 acre (730 hectare) property in Concordia Parish includes a cotton gin that's on the National Register of Historic Places....

Hungary: Captain in Danube boat crash back in police custody

Jul. 29, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Ukrainian captain of a cruise ship involved in a crash on the Danube River that killed 28 people was back in police custody on Monday, now also suspected of failing to provide assistance after the tragedy. A statement late Monday afternoon from Budapest police said that the...

Mother: Family will sue cruise company over toddler's death

Jul. 22, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday. Speaking publicly for the first...

Officers attend funeral for girl killed in cruise ship fall

Jul. 16, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Police officers were among the mourners at the funeral of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico. Chloe Wiegand died July 7 when she fell through an open 11th-story window on the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. WSBT-TV reports that...

Memorial event held on Danube River for crew of sunken boat

Jul. 12, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than a dozen vessels took part Friday in a memorial ceremony for the two-man Hungarian crew killed in a collision when a tour boat with South Korean tourists sank after colliding with a cruise ship on the Danube River. During the solemn commemoration, an urn with the ashes of...

Official: Girl's death probe includes cruise line scrutiny

Jul. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities investigating an 18-month-old Indiana girl's fatal fall from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico said Thursday they are considering many options, including the culpability of the cruise line. As Chloe Wiegand's family accompanied the toddler's body home to...

The Latest: Girl's death probe includes cruise line scrutiny

Jul. 11, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an Indiana toddler's fatal fall from a cruise ship in Puerto Rico (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Puerto Rico authorities say they're taking numerous approaches in their investigation into an 18-month-old Indiana girl's fatal fall from a cruise ship, including exploring...

Family of girl killed in cruise ship fall to return home

Jul. 10, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana couple whose 18-month-old daughter fell to her death Sunday from the 11th story of a cruise ship hope to return home Thursday from Puerto Rico on a flight also carrying their youngest child's body, an attorney for the family said. Chloe Wiegand's parents, her two siblings and...