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Cause of Grand Forks warehouse fire undetermined

Apr. 24, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The cause of a huge fire that destroyed a warehouse in Grand Forks last week has been classified as undetermined. KFGO says the fire marshal's investigation was hampered by the structural condition of the 3G Ventures warehouse and the extensive amount of damage. The fire marshal's...

Train cars carrying ethanol catch fire in Texas derailment

Apr. 24, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one was hurt when a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed in a residential area in Fort Worth and caught fire. Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says the train derailed at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Echo Lake in Fort Worth. South says the fire was mostly...

Firefighter recruitment ad touts 'Low Pay, Cool Helmets'

Apr. 24, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmets!!" KFVS-TV reports that the Scott County Rural Fire Protection District's...

Jury deliberations resume in trial over deadly bunker fire

Apr. 24, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Jurors have resumed deliberating in the trial of a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the fire death of a man who was helping him dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. The 12 jurors deliberated for more than two hours Tuesday after hearing attorneys'...

Fire damages historic Tennessee courthouse

Apr. 24, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

LOUDON, Tenn. (AP) — A fire has caused significant damage to one of the oldest courthouses in Tennessee. Fire officials told news outlets that the first crew arrived at the Loudon County courthouse Tuesday evening and quickly called for backup as flames began to engulf the building. County mayor Buddy...

France wants to speed up Notre Dame reconstruction work

Apr. 24, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's government has presented a bill aimed at speeding up the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral and providing transparency on how huge amounts of donation money for the restoration will be spent. The bill detailed Wednesday in a weekly Cabinet meeting will allow the government to pass...

Fire destroys historic building in De Pere

Apr. 24, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — A historic building in De Pere that housed a restaurant, apartments, a yoga studio and photography business, has been destroyed by massive fire. Firefighters rushed to the scene about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and found smoke in the Ogan restaurant on the first floor. Fire Chief Alan Matzke...

Fire at home Mississippi suspect may have been arson

Apr. 24, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say arson may be to blame for the fire at the vacant Jackson home of a man accused of killing a middle schooler. Jackson Fire Department Division Chief Cleotha Sanders told news outlets that investigators believe the home of 41-year-old Stacy Lidell was...

New Mexico forest plans thinning to reduce fire threat

Apr. 24, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is planning another round of thinning in the mountains east of Albuquerque with the aim of reducing the potential for extreme wildfires. The Sandia Ranger District says the work beginning later this week will cover more than a tenth of a square mile (0.3...

Mother, adult son charged in 2016 slaying of her husband

Apr. 23, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman and her adult son have been charged in the slaying of her 60-year-old husband whose body was found in the trunk of a burning car. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 67-year-old Beatrice Flint-Tennyson was arraigned Sunday on charges of murder, tampering with...