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Pence heads to flooded Midwest amid concerns about levees

Mar. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was expected to visit the Midwest on Tuesday to view flooding caused by heavy rains and snowmelt that damaged hundreds of homes and inundated tens of thousands of acres with water. Flooding is expected throughout the week in several states as high water...

Authorities say 2 pilots killed in Oklahoma plane crash

Mar. 19, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say the two people killed in the crash of a twin-engine jet near Oklahoma City were both pilots. The Oklahoma medical examiner's office on Tuesday said 60-year-old Doug Durning and 43-year Britton Lee died as a result of the crash Monday at Sundance Airport. Office...

Nowata County sheriff, staff resign over jail safety issues

Mar. 19, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

NOWATA, Okla. (AP) — Nowata County's sheriff and undersheriff, and more than half of their deputies have resigned over safety issues at the county jail. Sheriff Terry Barnett announced the resignations during a news conference Monday. She detailed multiple unresolved problems at the lockup, including...

The Latest: Floodwaters create time-consuming detours

Mar. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Floodwaters are washing away roads, making some communities unreachable and forcing drivers to make time-consuming detours in parts of the Midwest. Flooding has closed more than 100 roads in Missouri. And 70 miles (112.6...

Police: Charges pending against driver in fatal bus crash

Mar. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say charges are pending against the driver of a commercial bus that overturned while traveling from Florida to New York, killing two people and injuring others. Virginia State Police say in a statement that the Tao's Travel Inc. bus with 57 people aboard...

Montana State dean says roof collapse not engineers fault

Mar. 19, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The engineering college dean at Montana State University says he doesn't see the collapse of two gym roofs on campus as a failure by engineers who designed the buildings. No one was hurt when the South and North gym roofs collapsed on March 7 and 9 Engineering College Dean Brett...

Off-duty cop who throttled attacking coyote is Carnegie Hero

Mar. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An off-duty police officer who rescued a 5-year-old girl from a rabid coyote at a New York playground is one of 19 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism. The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the award winners on Monday. Arcangelo Liberatore was at...

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK'd for dinner

Mar. 19, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say. The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an...

2 rescued, 1 missing after Louisiana tug capsizes

Mar. 19, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) — The captain of a tug boat is missing but two crew members were rescued after the vessel capsized in the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The U.S. Coast Guard says the Seattle Slew overturned near Myrtle Grove downstream from New Orleans around 8 p.m. Monday. Petty Officer Brandon...

Nebraska ag losses from flooding estimated close to $1B

Mar. 19, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Farm Bureau president says farm and ranch losses to the devastating flooding could reach $1 billion in the state. President Steve Nelson estimates $400 million on crop losses because of crops that will be planted late — if at all. He also estimates up to $500 million...