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Police: Man in wheelchair hit by tractor-trailer dies

Dec. 12, 2018 1:12 AM EST

TILTON, N.H. (AP) — Police say a 70-year-old pedestrian in a wheelchair has died after he was struck by a tractor-trailer in New Hampshire. WMUR-TV reports police received several 911 calls about the crash in Tilton around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Responding officers found veteran Francis Houghton in the roadway...

Child dies after high speed chase, crash

Dec. 12, 2018 1:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a child who was in a car that crashed during a high speed pursuit in Ohio has died. State Highway Patrol Lt. Steven Herron says 4-year-old Rojer Lemus died Monday at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Lemus' brother, 3-year-old Caissen Cruz, remains hospitalized in...

Police point to fumes in worker's death

Dec. 12, 2018 1:00 AM EST

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — One man is dead and another hospitalized after they were apparently overcome by fumes at a New Jersey condominium complex. Police responded to the complex in Washington Township Tuesday morning and found the two men unresponsive. The two men were working as groundskeepers at the...

Judge sets driver's bail at $1 million in fatal crash

Dec. 12, 2018 12:57 AM EST

LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — A judge has set bail for a woman accused of causing a crash in Pennsylvania that killed two high school students at $1 million. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old will not be remanded to prison, and she will instead be on house arrest with electronic monitoring pending her next court...

Man killed in hit-and-run in northwest Montana ID'd

Dec. 11, 2018 11:07 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 20-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run in northwestern Montana. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says Aiden Finley, of Pablo, was struck on U.S. Highway 93 at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday and died at the scene. The Missoulian reports Finley...

3 officers shot serving warrant on Texas man; suspect dead

Dec. 11, 2018 7:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Three officers have been shot while serving a family violence warrant at a Houston-area home. The suspect was found dead in the house hours later. The Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted that one deputy and two officers from the Texas Attorney General's Office were wounded Tuesday...

Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

Dec. 11, 2018 7:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will...

University of Colorado student dies after skiing crash

Dec. 11, 2018 7:14 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a University of Colorado student has died after he crashed into a tree while skiing last week. The Daily Camera reports 26-year-old Bill Brockmueller died Monday after he was taken off a ventilator. The physics graduate student was skiing without a helmet at Eldora...

Police: Teen riding on Pittsburgh school bus hit by gunshot

Dec. 11, 2018 5:51 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a teenager was wounded by a bullet while riding on a school bus in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh police said in a Twitter post that a school bus driver said she was driving students home from New Academy Charter school shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday when she heard two or three...

Body pulled from northwestern Omaha lake 3 days after crash

Dec. 11, 2018 5:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Omaha say a body has been pulled from a lake on the city's northwestern edge, three days after crews pulled a sport utility vehicle from the water. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says in a written release that crews responded Saturday night to a report of an SUV...