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Man suspected of setting 4 fires caught near Canadian border

Sep. 24, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. border agents say a black-powder revolver was found in the car being driven by a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, man suspected of starting four fires after he was arrested near the Canadian border in Vermont. The vehicle being driven by 58-year-old Philip Jordan was stopped Sunday...

Off duty: SC's 'Trooper Bob' retiring from Highway Patrol

Sep. 24, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After more than two decades as one of the South Carolina law enforcement community's most visible fixtures, the man known as "Trooper Bob" is hanging up his badge. Lt. Bob Beres (BARE-ez) tells The Associated Press that he's retiring this fall after 24 years in the Patrol. His last...

Walk explores life of African-American artist

Sep. 24, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Amid the sounds of birds chirping and water falling from a fountain on the quiet morning, a small group Sunday walked through Ellis Walter Ruley Memorial Park, the former home and painting spot of the late city artist. "You can see how idyllic it is, why you would want to paint up...

13 left homeless when fire destroys Jay building

Sep. 24, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

JAY, Maine (AP) — Firefighters say 13 people are homeless because of a fire that destroyed an apartment building in Jay. Firefighters from several surrounding towns battled the blaze Sunday. The extensive damage to the building left 13 residents without a place to stay. The fire was first reported around 9...

Sheriff's deputies: 1 person killed in early morning fire

Sep. 24, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

FAIRMOUNT, N.Y. (AP) — The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says one person has died in an early morning fire in an upstate New York hamlet. Officials say the fire broke out around 4 a.m. Monday at a town house in Fairmount, just west of Syracuse. Syracuse.com reports another person was taken to a hospital...

Coroner identifies 3 relatives who died in house fire

Sep. 24, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

PARKSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities have identified three relatives who died in a house fire in Kentucky. Boyle County Coroner Donald Hamner told news outlets that 10-month-old Layne Gastineau, 12-year-old Scarlett Cloyd and 24-year-old Haley Stratton were pronounced dead after being found inside the home....

Fast-moving fire damages duplex, displaces 11 residents

Sep. 24, 2018 7:04 AM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire has severely damaged a southern New Jersey duplex and displaced 11 residents. Authorities say no injuries were reported in the fire on Orchard Avenue in Cherry Hill, which was reported around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. It was brought under control about 30 minutes later....

1 woman dies after fire at senior living apartment complex

Sep. 24, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — One person has died after a fire at a senior living apartment complex in eastern Nebraska. The fire was reported around 9 p.m. Saturday at the South Park Apartments in Plattsmouth. Authorities say one woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and several other residents were treated...

Rural homes evacuated as Southern California fire grows

Sep. 23, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — More than two dozen rural homes have been evacuated as firefighters try to stop the spread of a forest blaze north of Los Angeles. Officials say Sunday that flames have chewed through more than 5 square miles (13 square kilometers) of brush and timber in canyons near Castaic. It's...

2 killed in Tennessee house fire

Sep. 22, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters in Tennessee say two people have died in a house fire in Memphis. The Memphis Fire Department says in a statement the fire was reported Friday night at a two-story residence. The statement says the bodies of two adults were found in a hallway. They were pronounced dead at...