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Rochester man gets 10 years in fatal pawn shop arson

Jan. 14, 2022 18:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Rochester man Friday to 10 years in prison in connection with a fatal pawn shop arson during unrest over George Floyd's death in 2020. According to court documents, 26-year-old Montez Terriel Lee and several others broke into the...

Fire at Kuwait refinery kills 2 and critically injures 5

Jan. 14, 2022 07:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. This is the second fire to erupt at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil...

Girl fatally struck by police vehicle was headed to store

Jan. 12, 2022 11:27 AM EST

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old Iowa girl who was struck and killed by a police vehicle that was headed to an apartment fire had been on her way to a grocery store to buy snacks with a gift card she got for Christmas, her older sister said. Gracie Redd, 15, described Vana Marie...

Police: Break-in, cutting, arson at Louisiana tattoo school

Jan. 11, 2022 19:03 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Someone broke into a Louisiana tattoo school Tuesday, cut the 74-year-old owner and then set fire to the business, Shreveport police reported. A man whose last known address was the Salvation Army is wanted on a warrant accusing him of attempted first-degree...

A list of some of the deadliest fires in New York City

Jan. 10, 2022 16:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment high-rise fire in New York City that killed 17 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday was one of the deadlier building blazes in the city's history. Some lists of the city's most deadly fires include the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center....

Fire crews battle blaze at condemned hotel in Duluth

Jan. 10, 2022 12:08 PM EST

Fire crews are fighting a large fire at a condemned hotel in Duluth Monday in subzero conditions. Duluth fire officials say the roof of the old Seaway Hotel in the Lincoln Park Craft District has collapsed and all firefighters have been pulled out of the building Monday. ...

Popular ale house catches fire in NH college town

Jan. 09, 2022 12:01 PM EST

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Three people were hospitalized in a New Hampshire college town when a popular ale house caught fire. The five-alarm fire broke out at Cobblestone Ale House in Keene on Saturday night. Three people, including two firefighters were taken to the hospital as a result...

Biden surveys Colorado wildfire damage, comforts victims

Jan. 07, 2022 22:26 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Offering hugs and humor, President Joe Biden comforted Coloradans grappling with rebuilding homes and businesses destroyed last week by a rare wind-whipped, winter fire that burned through a pair of heavily populated suburbs between Denver and Boulder. One...

Fire in Hillsboro, Oregon, damages about 20 businesses

Jan. 02, 2022 16:12 PM EST

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a fire early Sunday in Hillsboro, Oregon, impacted about 20 to 25 businesses. Shortly after 3 a.m., Hillsboro firefighters responded to a commercial blaze inside the Weil Arcade building on East Main Street. Within half an hour, Hillsboro Fire...

Florida storage building burned after car crash fire

Jan. 02, 2022 12:59 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A car crashed into a Miami Gardens storage building, caught fire and sparked a blaze that burned through about two dozen storage units late Saturday night, authorities said. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue department said the flames damaged more than 20...