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Police identify victims in fatal Michigan snowmobile crash

Mar. 20, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed when their snowmobiles collided on a trail in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Alger County sheriff's office says 21-year-old Douglas Show of Mill Run, Pennsylvania, and 54-year-old John Shadian of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died...

Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

Mar. 20, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews have extinguished a fire that burned for several days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. International Terminals Company said the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark...

3 injured in 11 vehicle crash on I-4 near Orlando

Mar. 20, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says three people were injured in a crash involving 11 vehicles on Interstate 4 in Orlando. Lt. Kim Montes said in an email that one person suffered serious injuries in the crash early Wednesday morning. Montes says a driver lost control of the vehicle around...

Italy: Driver abducts schoolchildren, sets bus ablaze

Mar. 20, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 schoolchildren and their chaperones Wednesday and took them on an hour-long drive, then set the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade, officials said. Officers broke the glass in the back door of the bus and got all the...

Tribal court finds Wolf Point man guilty of murder

Mar. 20, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — A 23-year-old Wolf Point man has been convicted of murder in Fort Peck Tribal Court in the fatal shooting another man last July. The Billings Gazette reports that a jury on March 5 found Chance Martell guilty in the killing of 47-year-old Wolf Point resident Roger Bissonette at...

Passenger rail route suspended, more evacuate amid flooding

Mar. 20, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Passenger rail traffic along a popular Missouri route has been suspended and evacuations continue amid flooding along the Missouri River. Amtrak said Tuesday that it was temporarily halting its Missouri River Runner Service between Kansas City and St. Louis. The company says that...

Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina's muck in New Orleans

Mar. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck. The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood was mended over a decade ago but the house...

Vegas police: Deaths in car might have been murder-suicide

Mar. 20, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating whether the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a crashed car resulted from a murder-suicide. Police say officers found a man and a woman dead inside the car after another driver saw the out-of-control vehicle hit a curb early Wednesday...

4 injured when pickup crashes into Southern California bar

Mar. 20, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four people were injured when a pickup truck crashed through the wall of a Southern California bar. Cal Fire says the vehicle ended up entirely inside the structure in the San Bernardino County community of Highland early Wednesday. One person suffered moderate injuries and three...

Anchorage OKs $36M plan to fix earthquake-damaged schools

Mar. 20, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage school officials have approved a plan calling for $36.3 million to repair two schools damaged by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook south-central Alaska. The school board voted Monday for the plan to fix Gruening Middle School and Eagle River Elementary, which have...