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Fires stoked by heat, wind force evacuations in Montana

Jun. 16, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in Montana have exploded in size, triggering evacuations and destroying an unknown number of homes as furious winds stoked the blazes and caused a firefighting helicopter to crash-land, officials said Wednesday. The sudden ramping up of...

2 people, dog killed in small plane crash south of Denver

Jun. 16, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two people and a dog were killed when the single-engine propeller plane they were in struck an electrical line and crashed south of Denver, sparking a small brush fire. The plane went down in a large open space south of Centennial Airport in Douglas...

Man who drove at Minneapolis protesters charged with murder

Jun. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder. Prosecutors say Nicholas Kraus, 35, was visibly...

Plane at bottom of California lake is not from 1965 crash

Jun. 16, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A small plane recently spotted by sonar at the bottom of a Northern California lake is not the wreck of an aircraft that disappeared into the water after a midair collision in 1965, authorities said Wednesday. The possibility arose last week when...

MIlwaukee teen in stolen vehicle dies after causing crash

Jun. 16, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy who continued to flee Milwaukee police in a stolen vehicle after officers called off the pursuit died in a crash that left five other teens with serious injuries. Police said officers attempted to stop the vehicle...

Report blames poor welds for Mexico City subway collapse

Jun. 16, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A preliminary report by experts into the collapse of a Mexico City elevated subway line that killed 26 people placed much of the blame Wednesday on poor welds in studs that joined steel support beams to a concrete layer supporting the track bed. The...

State trooper injured by passing truck, which left scene

Jun. 16, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper suffered arm and hand injuries Wednesday when he was struck by a tractor-trailer that didn't stop, an agency spokesperson said in a statement. The trooper was outside his cruiser on Interstate 495 north in...

Man fleeing traffic stop hits SUVs, barrier, dies in crash

Jun. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — A driver fleeing a traffic stop in eastern Pennsylvania struck several other vehicles and a concrete barrier and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Northampton County coroner Zachary Lysek said 23-year-old Jimmy Nguyen was...

Online help, e-ticket systems among post-crash improvements

Jun. 16, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles is continuing to make improvements to electronic ticketing and accident reports nearly two years after seven motorcyclists died in a crash involving a truck driver whose license should have been suspended, authorities said. ...

Pregnant woman waits an hour for ambulance after crash

Jun. 16, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The fire department responded when a pregnant woman was in a car crash in Richmond over the weekend, but the woman says she waited more than an hour for an ambulance. WRIC-TV reports that Latanya Thornton was in a crash on Saturday at the...