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Louisville settles police pursuit crash that killed teen

Dec. 09, 2021 04:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old killed in a crash with a police cruiser while riding inside a stolen vehicle has received a $600,000 settlement from the city of Louisville. The family of Ki'Anthony Tyus filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Metro Louisville...

No SOS before chopper crash killed Indian military chief

Dec. 09, 2021 02:43 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian air force helicopter that crashed and killed the military chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat, and 12 others lost contact with air traffic control seven minutes before it was supposed to land and sent no distress call before it was found in flames in a forested area, India’s...

Driver has medical event, strikes fatally strikes 2 on foot

Dec. 08, 2021 20:47 PM EST

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (AP) — Two people died Wednesday after they were run over suburban Chicago strip mall parking lot by a motorist suffering a medical emergency, police said An unidentified driver was moving his vehicle through a parking lot when he suffered a “medical event,”...

Officials investigating after mail truck hits Idaho woman

Dec. 08, 2021 17:42 PM EST

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a 25-year-old woman was run over by a mail truck outside her eastern Idaho home. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office said first responders were called to a report of an injury crash involving a pedestrian outside of...

Witnesses: Plane that crashed near Kodiak spiraled downward

Dec. 08, 2021 17:31 PM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Witnesses said an amateur-built kit airplane made a steep right turn and “entered a spiraling descent” before crashing shortly after take-off from an airport in Kodiak, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

Murdaugh killings in South Carolina unsolved 6 months later

Dec. 08, 2021 17:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than six months after the wife and son of a prominent South Carolina lawyer were gunned down at the family's estate, their killings remain unsolved. But while little is said about the deaths, the legal drama around Alex Murdaugh continues, from lawsuits...

Detroit police investigating crash find 41 stolen packages

Dec. 08, 2021 16:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More than three dozen stolen packages have been found in a vehicle stopped by Detroit police as part of a hit-and-run crash investigation. A man flagged down officers about 3:40 a.m. Wednesday on the city’s westside and told them the driver of a van had fled after...

Hennepin County sheriff suspected of drunken driving

Dec. 08, 2021 15:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities suspect Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson was driving drunk when he crashed a county vehicle in western Minnesota. According to the State Patrol, Hutchinson rolled the vehicle early Wednesday morning just east of Alexandria. He was alone and...

Preliminary hearing for 3 charged in duck boat accident

Dec. 08, 2021 15:40 PM EST

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — Three men charged after a tourist boat sank in Missouri during a 2018 storm, killing 17 people, were in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing to determine if the criminal case against them will proceed. Kenneth Scott McKee, 54, the captain of the vessel...

Nigerian leader ‘distressed’ after 23 travelers slain on bus

Dec. 08, 2021 14:46 PM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 23 travelers have been killed in northwest Nigeria in an attack by the same armed groups blamed for killing thousands this year in Africa’s most populous country. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said he is “very distressed” over the attack...