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Fast-moving fire destroys apartment building, displacing 75

Jul. 23, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a building at an apartment complex in central New Jersey on Friday, displacing dozens of residents but only causing some minor injuries. The fire at the Bristol Station Complex in Carteret was reported around 1:30...

Life in prison is sentence for Florida man in double killing

Jul. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man will serve life in prison without parole for the 2018 slayings of his girlfriend and their young special-needs daughter, a judge ruled Friday. The sentence for Ronnie Oneal III was a foregone conclusion when a jury opted in June not to...

Firefighters rescue 6 kids from burning North Carolina home

Jul. 23, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six children were rescued from a house fire in North Carolina that investigators blamed on a clothes dryer, firefighters said Friday. The Charlotte Fire Department says the fire occurred at a two-story home north of downtown Charlotte, news...

Springfield man pleads guilty in home invasion, killing

Jul. 23, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a woman last year during a home invasion and setting fire to her home in an attempt to conceal evidence. Ronald D. Porter, 33, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to 13 counts, including...

Suspect in deadly shooting attack in Tucson dies in hospital

Jul. 22, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A convicted felon accused of fatally shooting at least one person and wounding four others, including firefighters and paramedics, during a house fire in Tucson last weekend has died at a hospital, police said Thursday. Leslie Stephen Scarlett, 35,...

1 dead, 2 injured in house explosion and fire in Princeton

Jul. 22, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

PRINCETON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion and fire at a house in Princeton Thursday left one person dead and two others with unknown injuries. Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon and discovered a collapsed structure that was fully engulfed in...

Moorhead man dies from injuries suffered in house fire

Jul. 22, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A man who was injured in a Moorhead house fire earlier this week has died, city officials said Thursday. The victim, 62-year-old Robert Blue, of Moorhead, died Wednesday at a Fargo, North Dakota hospital. Moorhead police are investigating the...

Explosion at Texas home may have been intentional

Jul. 21, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — The explosion that destroyed a house in suburban Dallas and heavily damaged the two next door, injuring six people, may not have been an accident, officials said Wednesday. Previously, fire officials had said that a gas leak in the Plano home that...

6 people injured in reported home explosion, fire

Jul. 21, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WEST BRANDYWINE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say six people were injured in a reported explosion and fire at a house in southeastern Pennsylvania. Chester County emergency officials said crews were called to the West Brandywine Township home shortly before noon Wednesday. ...

Gang member gets 30 years in prison for boy's stabbing death

Jul. 20, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A gang member was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison for his role in the killing of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed and cut more than 100 times at a Maryland home before his body was set on fire. U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis...