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Helicopter makes emergency landing on Arkansas city street

Jun. 26, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

CENTERTON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt when a helicopter pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on a residential street in northwest Arkansas after experiencing a mechanical failure. Centerton Police Capt. Kris Arthur says police received a report that a helicopter had crashed...

Denver airport drivers get stuck in mud using Google Maps

Jun. 26, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver drivers using Google Maps to get to the city's airport last weekend and trying to avoid a traffic jam were sent on a detour that took them down a narrow, muddy dirt road. Connie Monsees told KMGH-TV there were about 100 cars on Sunday lined up on the road. She says some cars got stuck...

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge

Jun. 26, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A coal train has derailed into the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. The derailment is still being cleaned up and has raised concerns about the impact on various forms of wildlife, including endangered species. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the derailment...

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge in Virginia; 36 cars went off tracks, cleanup underway

Jun. 26, 2019 2:41 PM EDT
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge in Virginia; 36 cars went off tracks, cleanup underway.

Police seek family of man killed while sleeping in street

Jun. 26, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island are asking for the public's help in finding the family of a homeless man killed when he was struck by a vehicle as he slept in the street. Providence police on Wednesday identified the man killed June 9 as 61-year-old Steven Sceeles. Police said at the time...

ICE lays claim to Ukrainian driver accused in fatal crash

Jun. 26, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is taking steps to ensure a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead remains in custody even if his criminal case were dismissed. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy is...

Ship with 42 migrants defies ban and nears Italian port

Jun. 26, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A German humanitarian ship carrying 42 migrants rescued off Libya two weeks ago entered Italian waters Wednesday and was within sight of the southernmost island of Lampedusa in defiance of an explicit ban by the country's hard-line interior minister. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini responded,...

Police: 1 man has died in car crash

Jun. 26, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say a South Portland man has died in a single-vehicle crash. South Portland police say that 39-year-old David Folsom died in a crash Tuesday evening. Authorities say Folsom was the sole occupant of the car. Police say investigators have ruled out speed as a factor but...

The Latest: German tourists killed in Washington identified

Jun. 26, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on two German tourists who were killed in a car crash in Washington state (all times local): 8:58 a.m. Authorities have identified the two German tourists who were killed when a vehicle crashed through a fence and struck them at a southwest Washington swimming hole....

Iowa woman faces charges in Nebraska hit-and-run fatality

Jun. 26, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old Iowa woman is accused of being drunk when her vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian in northeast Nebraska and then left the scene. Dakota County Court records say Maria Gonzalez-Diego, of Sioux City, is charged with vehicular homicide with a prior conviction for...