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Funerals held for 4 children killed in day care fire

Aug. 18, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a Pennsylvania city gathered to mourn and remember four of the five children who died when fire swept through a home child care center. A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old...

Chief: Smoke detectors lacking at child care where 5 died

Aug. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania home child care center where a fire killed five kids did not have enough working smoke detectors, the fire chief said Tuesday. There was one detector in the attic of the Harris Family Daycare in the lakeside city of Erie, Fire Chief Guy Santone told a news conference...

The Latest: Human Services doesn't check for smoke detectors

Aug. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a home day care center fire in Pennsylvania that killed five children (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A spokeswoman for Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services says it does not regulate smoke detectors in state-licensed home day care facilities. Ali Fogarty said Tuesday that...

Report: Costs in most states exceed subsidies for child care

Aug. 13, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care costs in most states exceed federal subsidy payments provided to low-income parents, according to a newly released report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, leaving working families with few affordable options. The report , released...

Firefighter was dad to 3 of 5 kids killed in day care blaze

Aug. 12, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Three of five kids killed in a fire at a home child care center in Pennsylvania were the children of a volunteer firefighter who was responding to another call, an official said Monday. Luther Jones' two daughters and a son were trapped in a blaze in the lakeside city of Erie while he was...

5 children killed in fire at Pennsylvania day care center

Aug. 12, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged Sunday by a fire that killed five and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The victims in the lakeside city of Erie, Pennslyvania, ranged in age from 8 months to 7 years, Chief Guy...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 12, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DETAILS OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S DEATH NOT YET REVEALED Medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile inmate accused of sexually abusing underage girls and paying them hundreds of dollars in...

Police say 5 children have died in a fire at a Pennsylvania day care center

Aug. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Police say 5 children have died in a fire at a Pennsylvania day care center.

Warren warns of economic trouble ahead. Is she right?

Jul. 26, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren became a household name thanks to her prescient warning of what became a global financial crisis. Now she's staking her credentials on another forecast of fiscal trauma ahead. But even economists who like her prescription are skeptical about her diagnosis. The Democratic...

Man charged with sexually abusing girl at his mom's day care

Jul. 18, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl while working at the day care center his mother owns. Prosecutors filed statutory sodomy charges this week against 18-year-old Joseph Hammerly and charges of child endangerment and failure to report against his mother,...