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Imelda could bring heavy rainfall, flooding to Houston area

Sep. 18, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control...

Driver jailed after deputy's SUV catches fire in pursuit

Sep. 18, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a fleeing motorist after a western Missouri deputy who was pursuing him crashed into a tree and had to be rescued from a burning patrol vehicle. WDAF-TV reports that 36-year-old Charles Rice, of Kansas City, is jailed in Cass County on $150,000 cash only...

Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 18, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices. National Security...

Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

Sep. 18, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and slightly injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian Belling says the man arrested at the city's international...

Man charged in accidental fatal shooting of teenage friend

Sep. 18, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager accused of accidentally shooting his friend to death inside a Pittsburgh home has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. City police say 18-year-old Michael Anthony Hartwick Jr. also faces a weapons charge in the Sept. 8 death of 16-year-old Alexander Alman. It's not known...

Man fatally shoots brother while hunting in Dodge County

Sep. 18, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

REESEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — State and local authorities are investigating a hunting fatality in Dodge County. A 61-year-old man told investigators he accidentally shot and killed his 65-year-old brother while they were squirrel hunting on state-owned land in Reeseville Tuesday. Dodge County sheriff's deputies...

Spain: 2 die in crash of small military training plane

Sep. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's air force says that a student pilot and her instructor have both died when their plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The air force said Wednesday that the plane was a small, two-seat propeller plane belonging to a military training academy. The crash occurred in waters off the...

Reward offered in death of woman struck by piece of tree

Sep. 18, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the death of a woman hit by a falling piece of tree at an Ohio state park. Forty-four-year-old Victoria Schafer was struck Sept. 2 near Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills...

Nearly 32 years in prison in fatal ax attack

Sep. 18, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Pine Ridge man to nearly 32 years in prison for randomly killing a man with an ax and setting fire to the mobile home where the victim was sleeping. Judge Jeffrey Viken told 19-year-old Emery Arapahoe in court Tuesday that he has rarely seen the level...

Truck driver crashes through Florida gas station, injuring 1

Sep. 18, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police say an impaired driver crashed his pickup truck into a Florida gas station and convenience store, sending a customer running for his life. Fort Lauderdale police Det. Tracy Figone says 67-year-old Joseph Wayne Aligns faces charges of DUI and failure to use due care after...