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First trial begins in death of missing Georgia teacher

Mar. 19, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — More than 13 years after a south Georgia high school teacher and one-time beauty queen vanished without a trace, a trial has begun for a man charged with concealing her body and lying to police. Tara Grinstead's disappearance in October 2005 stumped her hometown of Ocilla for more...

High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

Mar. 19, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A truck-driving preacher accused of killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques used to apprehend the suspected "Golden State Killer" last year. Law enforcement interest in using genetic genealogy to crack cold cases...

Deputy: Suspect in girl's slaying faked help during search

Mar. 19, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff's investigator says a man pretended to help search for the 11-year-old girl he's accused of strangling. Al.com reports a judge ruled Monday that prosecutors have probable cause in the capital murder case against 33-year-old Christopher Wayne Madison, who's accused...

The Latest: Pence to survey Nebraska flood damage Tuesday

Mar. 19, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Nebraska to survey damage from flooding in the Midwest. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that President Donald Trump requested Pence go Tuesday to the Midwest...

Man dies in swollen California river; girl missing

Mar. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Searchers combed a river in the Sierra Nevada foothills for a little girl swept away during the weekend, a man was found dead in a river northeast of Sacramento, and two people were rescued in Los Angeles Monday, putting a focus on dangers resulting from California's exceptionally wet...

4-year-old who wandered off still missing on Navajo Nation

Mar. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police search for a 4-year-old girl missing since last week on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation remains on hold but volunteers and family members are still looking. Navajo Police Department spokeswoman Christina Tsosie said Monday that authorities are determining what...

Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80

Mar. 18, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-prone country...

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Mar. 18, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood. Heavy...

The Latest: Up to 500 homes damaged in 1 Nebraska county

Mar. 18, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. Flooding in Nebraska has badly damaged up to 500 houses in one county alone. Greg London of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that one levee broke Thursday along the Platte River, and another broke Saturday. He...

Police temporarily suspend search for 4-year-old Utah girl

Mar. 17, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

ANETH, Utah (AP) — After three unsuccessful days of ground and water searches, authorities said Sunday they were temporarily suspending the search for a 4-year-old girl missing since last week on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation. In a statement, the Navajo Police Department said a pause in the search...