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Funerals held for 4 children killed in day care fire

Aug. 18, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a Pennsylvania city gathered to mourn and remember four of the five children who died when fire swept through a home child care center. A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old...

Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, killing 2

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

UNION VALE, N.Y. (AP) — A plane crashed into a New York home Saturday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board is to determine why the Cessna 303 plunged at about 4:30 p.m. in the rural town of Union Vale,...

Mother of 4 kids rescued in St. Louis fire faces charges

Aug. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of four young children rescued from an apartment fire in St. Louis is facing felony charges for allegedly leaving them home alone. St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Crystal Ford with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Ford does not have a listed...

4 children saved from St. Louis fire; apparently left alone

Aug. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four children under the age of 4 believed to have been left alone without adult supervision were pulled from a burning home by St. Louis firefighters on Thursday, and fire officials said they're lucky to be alive. Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said three of the children were in cardiac...

Chief: Smoke detectors lacking at child care where 5 died

Aug. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania home child care center where a fire killed five kids did not have enough working smoke detectors, the fire chief said Tuesday. There was one detector in the attic of the Harris Family Daycare in the lakeside city of Erie, Fire Chief Guy Santone told a news conference...

The Latest: Human Services doesn't check for smoke detectors

Aug. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a home day care center fire in Pennsylvania that killed five children (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A spokeswoman for Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services says it does not regulate smoke detectors in state-licensed home day care facilities. Ali Fogarty said Tuesday that...

Firefighter was dad to 3 of 5 kids killed in day care blaze

Aug. 12, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Three of five kids killed in a fire at a home child care center in Pennsylvania were the children of a volunteer firefighter who was responding to another call, an official said Monday. Luther Jones' two daughters and a son were trapped in a blaze in the lakeside city of Erie while he was...

5 children killed in fire at Pennsylvania day care center

Aug. 12, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie, Pennslyvania, ranged in age from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy...

Fire east of Athens under control; some homes damaged

Aug. 12, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A big fire that spread quickly overnight in an eastern suburb of Athens appeared to be under control soon after dawn Monday. The fire had raced up the slopes of 1,026-meter (3,366 feet) Mount Hymettus, which separates suburban Peania from the main city. Flames shooting up the mountain...

Delaware fire kills about 60 pet snakes kept throughout home

Aug. 11, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A fire department official says dozens of pet snakes died when a blaze ripped through a home in Delaware. The Delaware News Journal reports that no people were injured in the fire that broke out Sunday morning in Dover. The homeowner told firefighters that approximately 60 snakes were in...