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Grain handling company fined $292K after 2 employees die

Jan. 17, 2020 10:51 AM EST

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency fined an Ohio-based grain handling company over alleged safety violations that led to the deaths of two employees last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined The Andersons Inc. nearly $292,000 for grain handling, and walking and working surfaces...

Justice orders flags lowered for firefighter killed in crash

Jan. 17, 2020 4:52 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff for a firefighter who died while responding to an emergency call. The Republican governor on Thursday issued a proclamation to lower the flags Saturday for Clover volunteer firefighter Mark...

Funeral set for West Virginia firefighter killed in crash

Jan. 13, 2020 4:06 PM EST

SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) — Services are set for a West Virginia firefighter who was killed when a volunteer fire department's truck crashed while responding to an emergency call. The funeral for Clover volunteer firefighter Mark Horwich will be at noon Saturday at Roane County High School in Spencer, WCHS-TV...

In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 photo, firefighters battle a fire on East Man Street in Bound Brook, N.J. (Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Massive fire torches several buildings, no injuries reported

Jan. 13, 2020 9:24 AM EST

BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A large fire that started in an apartment building under construction spread to several other buildings late Sunday in a downtown district, but no injuries were reported. The fire in Bound Brook broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday at the construction site and spread to another apartment...

WVa firefighter killed in crash while responding to fire

Jan. 12, 2020 3:18 PM EST

NEWTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia firefighter was killed when a volunteer fire department's truck crashed while responding to an emergency call, authorities said. Mark Horwich died Saturday when the fire truck went off a narrow road en route to a structure fire in Roane County, the city of Spencer said...

Fire destroys Barre granite storage facility

Jan. 12, 2020 2:00 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Fire has destroyed a granite storage facility in a Vermont city with a long history in the granite industry. The fire happened at La Crosse Memorials in Barre on Saturday afternoon. The building is unoccupied in the winter and no major injuries were reported, according to WCAX-TV. Barre...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019 file photo Las Vegas firefighters work the scene of a fire at a three-story apartment complex in Las Vegas. The sister of one of six residents found dead after the Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms and an emergency exit that was bolted shut. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Lawsuit filed after six people found dead in Vegas fire

Jan. 8, 2020 7:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister-in-law of one of six residents found dead after a Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms and an emergency exit that was bolted shut. The...

Oak Creek man accused of stealing running car, arson

Jan. 8, 2020 12:12 AM EST

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man in the Village of Oak Creek stole a car while it was running outside a convenience store before setting several small fires. MacKenzie Boswell is facing charges of vehicle theft, property theft, vandalism, trespassing and unlawful burning, the...

Lora DiCarlo offers a complete line of robotic sexual stimulation devices for women shown here at the CES Unveiled media preview event, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sex tech from women-led startups pops up at CES gadget show

Jan. 7, 2020 8:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sex tech is gracing the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week, a year after organizers took fire for revoking an innovation award to a sex device company led by a female founder. CES is allowing space for sex tech companies as a one-year trial. At the show, such companies were scattered...

Pemex: Oil platform fire injures 3 workers in Gulf of Mexico

Jan. 7, 2020 3:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire on an oil platform off Mexico injured three workers Tuesday before being put out about an hour later, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported. The company commonly referred to as Pemex announced via Twitter that the injured employees were taken from the Akal-C 6 platform in...