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Police: Man killed in Wichita shootout fired dozens of times

May. 24, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 56-year-old man who died in a shootout with officers fired 52 rounds into common walls he shared with two neighbors. Police say Fred Burton's neighbors called early Thursday to report what they thought was an explosion at MacArthur's Lake Apartments. Capt. Brent...

Prayer vigil held following fatal Indiana house explosion

May. 23, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered for a prayer vigil after a weekend explosion of a southern Indiana house that killed one person. Michael O'Brien, who was among those Wednesday at Jeffersonville's First Christian Church, says it "could have happened to any of us" and "we just felt a...

Investigation finds natural gas caused fatal house explosion

May. 22, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Fire investigators have determined the explosion of a southern Indiana house that killed one person was caused by natural gas. Fifty-year-old William Phillips was killed when a home exploded Sunday in Jeffersonville, north of Louisville, Kentucky. His wife, Janet Phillips,...

Man killed in southern Indiana house explosion identified

May. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of the man who was killed when an explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana. Clark County Coroner Billy Scott on Tuesday identified the man as William Phillips. The News and Tribune reports Scott said it will be several weeks before a formal...

House explosion kills 1, injures 2 in southern Indiana city

May. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana early Sunday, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable, authorities said. Hours after the explosion shattered windows across a Jeffersonville neighborhood and sent debris flying onto...

Jury to decide: Selfish dad kills 5 in rage or mentally ill?

May. 14, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina father facing a death penalty trial in the slayings of his five children exploded in a selfish rage after his son ruined an electrical outlet and then spent days driving around with their bodies, trying to figure out how to hide the crime, prosecutors said Tuesday,...

Mourners gather to honor 4 killed in Illinois factory blast

May. 10, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — More than 100 people gathered Friday along a chain-link fence outside a badly damaged Illinois silicone factory to remember four men who died in an explosion at the facility. The mourners at AB Specialty Silicones factory north of Chicago included friends, relatives and co-workers of...

Man injured after device explodes outside California diner

May. 10, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A man suffered serious injuries to his hands and face Friday after a device he was holding exploded near a Southern California diner, police said. Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus said authorities received a call around 8:50 a.m. about the explosion in the city some 25 miles (40...

Another body found at Illinois factory; death toll reaches 3

May. 5, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier, bringing the death toll to three employees with one more body believed to be in the debris, a fire official...

Man's pickup explodes at Burger King drive-thru in Arkansas

Apr. 29, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

BEEBE, Ark. (AP) — A man who was driving his pickup truck through a central Arkansas Burger King drive-thru has suffered severe burns after the vehicle exploded at the window. Ron Daniel told KARK that he had just picked up a propane tank and decided to stop for a couple burgers Friday when he heard a...