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Death toll rises to 13 in Indonesia volcano eruption

Dec. 05, 2021 00:35 AM EST

LUMAJANG, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll following the eruption of the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java has risen to 13, with seven people still missing, officials said Sunday as smoldering debris and thick mud hampered search efforts. ...

1946 Atlanta fire still deadliest hotel blaze in US history

Dec. 05, 2021 00:09 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — There’s a reason that the death toll of the Winecoff hotel fire in December 1946 has never been surpassed. Immediately after the disaster that killed 119 people, cities across the country began to re-examine their fire codes. In...

1 dead after a shed collapsed in Goldsboro, N.C.

Dec. 04, 2021 19:52 PM EST

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A person has died after a shed he was moving fell on top of the individual east of Goldsboro, North Carolina. WNCN reports that Wayne County officials said the incident was reported in a neighborhood near Elroy township at about 2:30 p.m....

3 dead, 1 critical, in Delaware stabbing

Dec. 04, 2021 19:19 PM EST

TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) — Three people are dead, and another is in critical condition, after a stabbing incident at a home in Delaware. News outlets report it happened around 4 p.m. Friday in Townsend. Master Cpl. Michel Eckerd, a New Castle County...

NTSB reports wreckage of missing plane found in Arkansas

Dec. 04, 2021 18:45 PM EST

GLENWOOD, Ark. (AP) — The wreckage of a missing airplane flying from Louisiana to Arkansas was found Saturday in southwestern Arkansas, according to the National Transportation Board. The wreckage of the single engine aircraft, identified as a Cessna 182, was found near...

Judge halts logging on wildfire-scarred forest in Oregon

Dec. 04, 2021 16:28 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has halted U.S. Forest Service plans to log part of the Willamette National Forest burned by last summer’s wildfires after a lawsuit filed by environmentalists. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken comes after Cascadia...

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Omaha

Dec. 04, 2021 15:39 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman died early Saturday after she was struck by an SUV driven by a man in Omaha, police said. Kaitlyn Vanessen, of Omaha, was crossing a street in the Blackstone District about 2 a.m. Saturday when she was hit by an SUV, police said....

Iowa man sentenced for running over friend after a fight

Dec. 04, 2021 15:31 PM EST

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 54 years in prison for running over his friend and firing shots at the victim's girlfriend on an Iowa interstate last December. Jayme Powell, 40, was sentenced Friday after being convicted in October of two...

Officials say fire at Pilot Mountain finally contained

Dec. 04, 2021 14:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fire that burned 1,050 acres on Pilot Mountain in Surry County, North Carolina, is finally 100% contained, the N.C. Forest Service reported Saturday. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that smoke from the mountain will still be visible...

Kentucky coal miner killed in accident at underground mine

Dec. 04, 2021 14:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coal miner died Saturday in an accident at an underground mine, authorities said. Lester Daugherty Jr., 48, suffered critical injuries while performing maintenance at a 16,000-foot deep River View mine in Waverly, the Kentucky Energy and...