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Man dies after being rescued from house fire in Durham

Mar. 23, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 73-year-old man has died after being rescued from a house fire in Durham. The Durham County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to a home at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday to assist the Fire Department. When firefighters arrived, a 45-year-old man was outside the burning home. He...

2 killed, including 9-year-old, in Kentucky house fire

Mar. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say two people have died in a house fire, including a 9-year-old. State Police named 44-year-old Timothy Gambill as one of the deceased in the fire Saturday in West Liberty in Morgan County. Police did not name the 9-year-old who died. Both victims were...

Arizona man gets 3 life terms for 2012 triple killings

Mar. 22, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man convicted of murder in the deaths of a cigar salesman in Phoenix and a couple from the upscale Paradise Valley suburb was given three life sentences Friday, putting an end to seven years of court proceedings that focused more on his mental state. The sentencing was the result of a plea...

New Orleans man indicted on arson, murder in mother's death

Mar. 22, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of killing his mother in a fire at their New Orleans home has been indicted on murder and arson charges. News outlets cite the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office as saying 40-year-old Erik Beasley was charged Thursday in the November death of...

The Latest: Arizona man gets 3 life terms for killings

Mar. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of an Arizona man in the 2012 Phoenix slayings of three people (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A man convicted in the deaths seven years ago of a cigar salesman in Phoenix and a couple from an upscale suburb will spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge on...

Man who died after being rescued from fire identified

Mar. 22, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities have identified a man who was rescued from his burning home, but later died. Fire Marshal Paul Parisi said crews in Merrimack found the fire Thursday after responding to calls reporting a smell of smoke in the area. They rescued 62-year-old Merill Tye from...

5-year-old girl found dead on bunk bed in Chicago house fire

Mar. 22, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl died in a house fire on Chicago's South Side. Chicago Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Carbonneau says crews responding at about 7 a.m. Friday found the girl on a bunk bed inside a first-floor bedroom. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Carbonneau says someone...

Arson blamed in St. Louis County funeral home fire

Mar. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An arson investigation is under way at a St. Louis County funeral home after authorities found two incendiary devices. Fire broke out around 4:40 a.m. Friday at Kutis Funeral Home in south St. Louis County, damaging the building. St. Louis County police spokesman Benjamin Granda says at...

Woman convicted of helping kill cousin's ex-boyfriend

Mar. 22, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of helping to kill her cousin's ex-boyfriend whose body was found inside a burning home near Lawrence. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 38-year-old Christina Towell, of Leavenworth, pleaded no contest Thursday to felony first-degree murder in the...

The Latest: Classes canceled at more schools near tank fires

Mar. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 10 p.m. Two more Houston-area school districts near a burning petrochemical tank farm have called off classes. The Galena Park and Sheldon school districts joined the Deer Park and La...