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Omaha man crossing street hit, killed by car

Oct. 19, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man crossing a south-central Omaha street at a marked crosswalk has died after being hit by a car that ran a red light. Omaha police say 45-year-old Thomas Smith III was crossing at the intersection of 67th and L streets under an electronic walk signal just before 2 p.m....

Glider crash kills 1; cause under investigation

Oct. 19, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a glider aircraft crash in Pennsylvania claimed the life of one person. State police in Schuylkill County say the aircraft went down shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday in a wooded area of Walker Township, a short distance from Heisler's Dairy Bar. Troopers said they found...

15 dead after Russian dam collapse floods dormitories

Oct. 19, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — At least 15 people are dead after a dam at a small Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two workers' dormitories on Saturday. The Emergencies Ministry also said seven people were unaccounted for, Russian news reports said. The regional health ministry said 16 people were injured....

In New Orleans, awaiting orders to get out ahead of blast

Oct. 19, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People living and working near a corner of New Orleans' historic French Quarter were being told they should prepare to evacuate for several hours Saturday — once workers complete preparations for controlled explosions they hope will bring down two giant, damaged construction...

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Oct. 19, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The...

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local): 4:46 p.m. The city of Unalaska said in a statement Friday evening that it plans to remove on Saturday the PenAir airplane from the scene of a crash The state Department...

Mississippi unveils Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash monument

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Forty-two years after a plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd to their next sold-out show crashed in a Southwest Mississippi swamp, a monument to honor the band members and their crew who died will be unveiled near that fateful spot in Gillsburg. The official unveiling is Oct. 20 at 3 p.m....

New Mexico man in baby shooting may get plea deal

Oct. 18, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who reportedly admitted to accidentally shooting an infant girl and trying to arrange the killing of the baby's mother may be near a plea agreement. The Gallup Independent reports Tyrell Bitsilly's attorney Christian Hatfield and special prosecutor Bill Snowden are...

Indiana woman convicted of reckless homicide in 3 deaths

Oct. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman was convicted Friday of reckless homicide for plowing her pickup truck into four children, killing three of them, as they crossed a two-lane highway to board their school bus. The Fulton County jury also found Alyssa Shepherd, 24, guilty of criminal recklessness in...

Boy dies in Hudson River when boat with children overturns

Oct. 18, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy died Friday after a boat filled with children flipped over in the Hudson River north of New York City. Chief William Barbera of the Rockland County Sheriff's Office says the call for help came Friday afternoon off Haverstraw, about 30 miles north of...