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Northwestern Missouri sheriff dies in on-duty accident

Jun. 4, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The sheriff of a northwestern Missouri county died when his police vehicle crashed as he was responding to help one of his deputies, authorities said. The accident happened around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, killing DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. The Missouri State Highway Patrol's crash...

Chicago police car crashes into SUV during pursuit, 1 dead

Jun. 4, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police car pursuing a suspect's vehicle slammed into a sport-utility vehicle overnight, killing the SUV's driver and injuring several other people in a second collision, police said. The squad car crashed into a Ford Explorer in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood Wednesday...

Utah boy dies after apparent accidental shooting in home

Jun. 4, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

KAMAS, Utah (AP) — A 10-year-old Utah boy died after an apparent accidental shooting on Tuesday, authorities said. The boy was shot in the chest at a home near Kamas, about 44 miles east of Salt Lake City, and died despite deputies efforts to save him, the Summit County Sheriff's Office said. Detectives...

Nebraska truck driver killed in northern Kansas crash

Jun. 4, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

JEWELL, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska truck driver has been killed in a crash in north-central Kansas, authorities there said. The crash happened around noon Wednesday on K-14 Highway in rural Jewell County, killing Scott Sell, 50, of Hastings, Nebraska, Salina radio station KSAL-AM reported. The Kansas Highway...

Authorities release names of victims in Amherst crash

Jun. 4, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who died in a head-on crash in Amherst earlier this week. The driver, Euclides Almeida, 42, and his passenger, Ailton Correia, 28, both of Amherst, died when the car they were in collided head-on with a minivan at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday,...

Kansas state Reps. Kyle Hoffman, left, R-Coldwather, and Fred Patton, R-Topeka, confer during a break in the House session, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Patton is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and has helped draft legislation giving lawmakers oversight of the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas House passes compromise coronavirus response bill

Jun. 4, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill giving Kansas lawmakers some oversight of the state's coronavirus response cleared the House on Wednesday night and is headed to the Senate. The Legislature convened for a special session called by Kelly after she vetoed a sweeping coronavirus bill GOP lawmakers approved in May...

Police: Pregnant woman tried to run car off the road

Jun. 4, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A pregnant New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say she tried knocking a car off the road while two children sat in her backseat. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Shaniece Langley was arrested Sunday and charged with abuse of a child and criminal damage to property. According to...

All 5 passengers die in single-car crash linked to speed

Jun. 3, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CALCIUM, N.Y. (AP) — The driver of a sedan carrying five people in northern New York state lost control and struck a billboard and a tree, killing all five passengers, authorities said. “Although the investigation is ongoing, it is apparent excessive speed was a major factor in this tragedy,”...

Body of Arizona man presumed to have drowned is recovered

Jun. 3, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah (AP) — A National Park Service search crew has recovered the body of an Arizona man presumed to have drowned in Utah's Lake Powell, authorities said Wednesday. Kane County Sheriff’s officials said the victim has been identified as 30-year-old Dustin Olague...

Sens. Bodi White, R-Central, left; Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzales, center; and Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, vote on bills on the Senate floor as the Louisiana Legislature wrapped up its regular session on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Republican lawmakers add mistake in signature business bill

Jun. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After a last-minute scramble to pass the business lobby's top priority for the regular session, Republican legislators quickly realized they mangled the language of the bill aimed at limiting damage claims against insurance companies in car wreck lawsuits. Now, GOP lawmakers are...