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2 arrested, 2 charged in double homicide at burning house

Aug. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Akron have charged four people in connection to the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burning house last month. Steven Hayes, 20, and Kianna Buckley, 42, were arrested on Wednesday and face charges related to the murders of Justin Lee Walker and Melinda...

Firefighters rescue two people trapped in burning home

Aug. 13, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls firefighters have rescued two people who were trapped in a burning home. Firefighters used their ladders to bring one person trapped on the roof of the home to safety early Thursday. Another person, a man, was trapped on the first floor of the house. Two firefighters...

Teen stabbed, doused with gasoline and set on fire in Bronx

Aug. 12, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager was hospitalized after being stabbed, doused with gasoline and set on fire in a Bronx apartment building Wednesday afternoon, police said. The 18-year-old was reportedly in an argument with his assailant before the assault shortly after 3 p.m. in a fifth-floor hallway. Police...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019 file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.  (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

Aug. 12, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay a...

Phoenix apartment fire displaces 15 people from six units

Aug. 12, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a Phoenix apartment complex caused no injuries but displaced 15 people. The Fire Department said the fire Tuesday night appeared to be confined primarily to one apartment but the Red Cross said it was assisting residents displaced from a total of six units. Cause of...

State agents investigating death following standoff, fire

Aug. 12, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation is reviewing the death of a man following an armed standoff and fire at a Rapid City house. Family members called police to the home about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Police Chief Don Hedrick said the man in his 30s had doused himself and the...

Sierra Vista police: Suspect arrested in June arson case

Aug. 12, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Sierra Vista have made an arrest in an arson case. They said 30-year-old Sierra Vista resident Kevin Suarez was booked into a Bisbee jail Tuesday on suspicion of one count of arson and one count of criminal damage. Suarez already was in the Cochise County Jail on...

Fire crews respond to a massive blaze at a three-story apartment building in northwest Mandan, N.D., on Monday, Aug. 11, 2020.  The large fire has displaced its tenants. The Red Cross is assisting an unknown number of people whose apartments were lost or damaged. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Large fire causes heavy damage at Mandan apartment complex

Aug. 11, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A large fire at an apartment complex in Mandan has displaced its tenants. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the three-story Sunset Bluffs Apartments Monday night. The Red Cross is assisting an unknown number of people whose apartments were lost or damaged. Mandan Fire...

Smoker on oxygen Louisiana's 3rd house fire death in 3 days

Aug. 11, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

CONVERSE, La. (AP) — A disabled man who was smoking while using an oxygen machine was the third Louisiana resident to die in a house fire in as many days, the state fire marshal's office said in a news release Tuesday. The statement said investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire that...

One dead in apartment fire in Duluth

Aug. 11, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A man has died in a fire at an apartment building in Duluth. Firefighters responded to an eight-unit apartment building in the city's East Hillside neighborhood about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. When crews arrive smoke was coming from the first and second floors of the two-story building,...