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3 dead in early morning fire in Kentucky

Sep. 22, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

PARKSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say three relatives have died in a house fire in Kentucky. News outlets report that firefighters in Boyle County were called to the blaze along Highway 1108 at around 4:15 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters found three bodies after the fire was extinguished. Firefighters say the...

Police probing deaths of 4 in Nevada home as murder-suicide

Sep. 21, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson say they are investigating as a murder-suicide the apparent shooting deaths of a man, a woman and two boys, ages 15 and 5, whose bodies were found in a burning home. The names of the dead were not immediately made public by the Clark...

The Latest: Police give ages of 4 found dead in Nevada home

Sep. 21, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the apparent shooting deaths of four people found dead in a burning home in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police say a 27-year-old man, a 35-year-old woman and two boys, ages 15 and 5, are dead in an apparent shooting murder-suicide...

Fire that killed couple, 86, shows Florence's broad reach

Sep. 19, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Florence knocked the power out Friday evening in a leafy, Fayetteville, North Carolina, subdivision, Mary Kennedy checked in with her elderly neighbors by phone to make sure they were OK. Carl and Patricia Flanagan told Kennedy they were fine and had gotten out lanterns and...

Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

Sep. 18, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and its...

The Latest: Lawsuit filed over natural gas explosions

Sep. 18, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on natural gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company on behalf of residents impacted by natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the law...

Chicago man dies days after saving grandson from house fire

Sep. 17, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 69-year-old Chicago man has died days after he safely dropped his 7-year-old grandson from a burning apartment to police officers. The Cook County medical examiner's office says Apolonio Castellano died early Saturday at the University of Chicago Medical Center. An autopsy was pending. The...

Police: 3 dead, 2 critically injured after shooting at home

Sep. 17, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy and his parents are dead after police say the boy's father shot four family members and himself at their Maryland home. Montgomery County police said in a release that officers and fire and rescue personnel called to a home in Silver Spring early Monday for a...

The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

Sep. 15, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Florence are producing flash flooding and major river flooding in the southeastern part of North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center says excessive amounts of rain are being...

Everyone wants answers: State, feds hunt for gas blast cause

Sep. 14, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people...