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PG&E begins new mass power shutoff over fire danger

Nov. 20, 2019 1:09 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was set to begin shutting off power Wednesday to some 375,000 people in 18 Northern and central California counties as the region faces extreme fire weather that’s lasted since October. A virtually rainless fall has left brush bone-dry and...

PG&E to shut off power to 375,000 people

Nov. 19, 2019 11:05 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said it will begin shutting off power to about 375,000 people in 18 Northern and Central California counties on Wednesday because of the wildfire threat from another round of dry, windy weather. The state’s largest utility decreased the number of...

PG&E boss says it wasn’t fully ready for California outages

Nov. 19, 2019 10:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. told angry California lawmakers Monday that the nation’s largest electric utility wasn’t fully prepared for the effects of its unprecedented outages last month even as it plans to shut off power to about 375,000 people...

The Latest: PG&E to cut power to 375,000 people

Nov. 19, 2019 10:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Pacific Gas & Electric planned power outages (all times local): 7 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric says it will begin shutting off the power to about 375,000 people in 18 Northern and Central California counties on Wednesday to avoid the risk of its equipment sparking...

Debris removal completed for California’s deadliest wildfire

Nov. 19, 2019 9:34 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Crews have finished removing millions of tons of debris left by a Northern California wildfire last year that killed 85 people and virtually annihilated a town, officials announced Tuesday. The Camp Fire that began on Nov. 8, 2018, was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in...

Torah scrolls damaged in synagogue fire burned in garage

Nov. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Damaged Torah scrolls and prayer books that were salvaged from a Duluth synagogue fire in September have burned again in a garage fire. Officials of Adas Israel Synagogue say the items were being kept in the garage and were to be buried in keeping with Jewish tradition. The garage fire...

Human remains found in burned home on Prince of Wales Island

Nov. 19, 2019 6:24 PM EST

CRAIG, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say human remains were found in a home that burned in the southeast Alaska community of Craig. Troopers early Saturday morning were notified of a fire at Mile 2.1 Port St. Nicholas Road east of Craig. The Craig Volunteer Fire Department responded with troopers and...

12-year-old charged in St. Joseph teen’s death

Nov. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A juvenile court judge has ruled enough evidence exists to prove two of the three charges against a 12-year-old in the death of a 14-year-old boy. The boy was 11 when he was charged in the death of Cameron Satterley, who died in a house fire in St. Joseph in February. His body...

House explosion, fire injures 2 people in western Michigan

Nov. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two people have been injured in a house explosion in western Michigan. The blast occurred Tuesday afternoon in Egleston Township, northwest of Grand Rapids. The explosion reportedly shook nearby homes. Muskegon County sheriff’s Capt. Shane Brown tells WOOD-TV that the...

2 officers shot, wounded at Michigan apartment complex

Nov. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EST

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers were shot and wounded Tuesday as they investigated a reported assault at an apartment complex in southeastern Michigan, authorities said. Both officers were shot in the legs as they responded about 9 a.m. to a call about an assault involving a man working at the...