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10-year-old boy killed in Phoenix vehicle crash, police say

Apr. 20, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a 10-year-old boy has died after a quad vehicle he was riding hit a parked car Saturday. Sgt. James Rothschild says the crash took place about 1:30 p.m. at South 16th Avenue and West Wier Avenue. Rothschild says the 10-year-old and a nine-year-old boy who was riding with...

Man's body found in Louisiana bayou

Apr. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A north Louisiana sheriff's office is investigating the discovery of a body in Jeems Bayou. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies were notified that a kayaker found a body of a man in the bayou just before 8 a.m. Saturday about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) south of the...

Woman arrested in death of man run over by stolen truck

Apr. 20, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — West Valley City police say a 22-year-old woman was arrested in the death of a 20-year-old man found lying on a road with fatal injuries suffered when he got out of a moving vehicle and was run over. Police say investigators determined that Keirstein Tomasini was driving a...

Alaska marine pilots concerned about Royal Princess megaship

Apr. 20, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Southeast Alaska marine pilots are concerned about the maneuverability of one of the four megaships cruise lines are expected to bring to the state this season. The Norwegian Bliss and its sister ship are expected to visit the state, along with Royal Caribbean International's Ovation...

Indianapolis fire recruit killed in 4-vehicle accident

Apr. 20, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Fire Department officials say a firefighter recruit has died in a four-vehicle traffic accident in Hancock County. Fire officials say 26-year-old David R. Short II died Friday evening in the crash near Indianapolis Regional Airport. Officials say Short and his girlfriend...

City says safety work ready to start in push to quiet trains

Apr. 20, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Northeast Mississippi's largest city is trying to revive an effort to quiet its many trains. Tupelo's effort to upgrade 19 rail crossings have been stalled, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. Completing safety upgrades including crossing arms would allow the city to...

Small plane crashes in southern Bulgaria, 2 killed

Apr. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Authorities in Bulgaria say a small private plane has crashed in a field in a southern region, killing the pilot and the lone passenger on board. Plovdiv police chief Atanas Ilkov said the two-seat Zodiac aircraft was on a demonstration tour when one of its wings separated in flight...

German plane evacuates 15 injured in Madeira bus crash

Apr. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — A German military plane on Saturday evacuated 15 German tourists who survived this week's bus crash on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives, Germany's Foreign Ministry said. The injured were put on a German air force plane and flown out of the Cristiano Ronaldo international...

New Mexico State Police: 2 Texas men killed in head-on crash

Apr. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by 19-year-old R.A. Steve Stephens of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a...

Commuter train hits truck in West Bridgewater, injuring 3

Apr. 20, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Officials in Bridgewater say a pickup truck with three people inside was hit by a commuter rail train after the truck driver apparently went around a railroad crossing gate. The Boston Globe reports the accident happened Saturday morning in West Bridgewater and all three were taken to a local...