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Longtime Forest Service employee killed in California blaze

Aug. 08, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling the McKinney Fire in Northern California on Monday remembered long-time U.S. Forest Service employee Kathy Shoopman, the first publicly identified victim of the fire. The fire burning west of Yreka has killed four people, and...

Bail set at $5M for Nebraska quadruple killing suspect

Aug. 08, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

A judge set bail at $5 million on Monday for a man suspected of killing four people and trying to burn down their homes in the small northeast Nebraska town of Laurel last week. Court records show Cedar County Judge Douglas Luebe set bond at 10% of $5 million for 42-year-old Jason...

Coroner: Smoke inhalation killed at least 5 of 10 in fire

Aug. 07, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say at least half of the 10 people found dead after an early morning fire in northeastern Pennsylvania died of smoke inhalation. The Luzerne County coroner's office said autopsies on the victims of the early Friday blaze in Nescopeck began...

Anne Heche in hospital, 'stable' after fiery car crash

Aug. 06, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche was in the hospital Saturday following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a spokeswoman said. “Anne is currently in stable condition. Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her...

Police hope DNA testing will solve '59 murder of Albany teen

Aug. 06, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in the Albany area are hoping modern DNA tracing techniques will help solve the murder of an 18-year-old woman more than 60 years ago. The body of Ruth Whitman was exhumed from a cemetery in Glenmont last week to perform DNA testing. The case had...

Blaze kills firefighter's 10 relatives, 3 of them children

Aug. 05, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Fire tore quickly through a house in northeastern Pennsylvania early Friday morning, killing seven adults and three children and horrifying a volunteer firefighter who arrived to battle the blaze only to discover the victims were his own family, authorities said. ...

4 killings end century of calm in small Nebraska town

Aug. 05, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

LAUREL, Neb. (AP) — Police on Friday arrested a man in the killings of four people in a small northeast Nebraska town where it had been more than 100 years since it last saw such violence. Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, a police team surrounded the Laurel home of 42-year-old Jason Jones...

7 adults, 3 children confirmed dead in Pennsylvania house fire, state police say

Aug. 05, 2022 17:06 PM EDT
NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — 7 adults, 3 children confirmed dead in Pennsylvania house fire, state police say.

Firefighter says as many as 10 of his relatives are feared dead in Pennsylvania house fire

Aug. 05, 2022 16:23 PM EDT
NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Firefighter says as many as 10 of his relatives are feared dead in Pennsylvania house fire.

Patrol: 4 found dead in 2 burning homes in Nebraska city

Aug. 04, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

Four people were found dead Thursday in two burning homes in a small community in northeastern Nebraska, authorities said. Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc said at a news conference that a man was seen driving away from the city of Laurel before the bodies were discovered and...