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Dog reunited with owner 8 days after running away from crash

Feb. 17, 2020 1:18 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A dog that was missing for nine days after a vehicle crash in Montana has been reunited with his Washington owner. Liz Smith, who lives outside Seattle, told the Daily Inter Lake that her chihuahua-pug mix named Hank jumped out of an open door after Smith and her mother crashed...

Ranchers hit by Oregon flooding get donated hay for animals

Feb. 17, 2020 1:08 PM EST

TOLLGATE, Ore. (AP) — A club of off-roading enthusiasts in northeastern Oregon has revved into action to help livestock owners hit by extreme flooding this month. The Tollgate Off-Road and Recovery Club had just formed when devastating flooding hit their community on Feb. 6, destroying homes, washing out...

Authorities say northwest Iowa barn collapse killed employee

Feb. 17, 2020 10:08 AM EST

REMBRANDT, Iowa (AP) — The body of an employee killed in a barn collapse has been recovered from the wreckage in northwest Iowa. A structural failure early Friday morning at the Rembrandt Foods facility just east of Rembrandt caused a catastrophic collapse of equipment inside the building, Buena Vista...

Woman, child rescued from burning Sioux Falls apartment

Feb. 17, 2020 8:29 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Firefighters rescued a woman and child trapped on the balcony of a burning apartment in Sioux Falls, officials said. Crews responded to the apartment building about 2 a.m. Sunday and saw smoke and flames coming from the patio door of a second-floor apartment. Firefighters used a...

Homeless in Spartanburg continue to recover from tornado

Feb. 17, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, N.C. (AP) — Robert Bunkley feared for his life when winds from a tornado ripped through a homeless encampment where he had been living for the past six months in Spartanburg. He said the morning of Feb. 6 seemed like a normal day until the storm struck. “I was just minding my own...

Four hostages freed after 16-hour standoff in Issaquah

Feb. 16, 2020 11:19 PM EST

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — SWAT teams rescued four people Sunday after a 16-hour standoff between police and a man who barricaded himself in his sister's home. The Seattle Times reported that the standoff ended in a house fire and that the suspect is believed to have died in the flames. The hostages rescued...

Searchers recover bodies of 2 killed in Colorado avalanche

Feb. 16, 2020 6:44 PM EST

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the bodies of two Colorado men who died after being caught in a weekend avalanche in central Colorado, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported Sunday. Three men were riding snowbikes Saturday afternoon when they were caught in the slide about 10 miles...

2 people rescued after ice jam flooding near Fremont

Feb. 16, 2020 6:05 PM EST

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Two people were rescued from a cabin near Fremont after flood waters from the Platte River surrounded the building. Dodge County officials say the two people were rescued around 8 p.m. Saturday after the cabin was surrounded by water that was more than 4 feet deep. Both people rescued...

South Texas shrine to Don Pedrito Jaramillois vandalized

Feb. 16, 2020 2:00 PM EST

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching for vandals who damaged a south Texas shrine to faith healer Don Pedrito Jaramillo. The damage to the shrine to Don Pedrito Jaramillo in Falfurrias, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) south of San Antonio was reported Friday, according to Brooks County...

Dog, puppies doing well after found alone in snowdrift

Feb. 16, 2020 1:53 PM EST

RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a dog and her six puppies are recovering and growing fast after being found alone in a snowdrift in northwestern Minnesota. Officials with Red Lake Rose's Rescue Shelter say a family discovered the dog, now named Snowbelle, lying with her litter in more than a foot of...