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2 children sent to hospital after North Las Vegas house fire

Apr. 14, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a North Las Vegas house fire that sent two small children to the hospital. The Fire Department said crews heading to the home Tuesday night were told a young boy was still inside. Fighters searched...

Dry conditions triple number of fires sparked in Oregon

Apr. 14, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry said Tuesday the number of small wildfires has tripled this spring partly because of dry conditions across Oregon. The agency said Tuesday they’ve already doused 70 fires, almost half of which resulted from escaped...

Human remains found after explosion, fire at Seligman ranch

Apr. 14, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

SELIGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify human remains found after an explosion and fire at a ranch near Seligman last weekend. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said deputies responded to a report of an explosion north of Seligman on the Boquillas...

Police: Man shoots woman at complex, then keeps cops at bay

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who authorities said shot and wounded a woman Tuesday at a Cincinnati apartment complex was captured in a unit there following a standoff with police. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 a.m. at the Hawaiian Terrace complex in the city's...

Murder, arson trial opens in strangulation slaying, fire

Apr. 12, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a woman who was strangled to death in her Pennsylvania home before the structure was set afire almost two years ago was able to give authorities the proof they needed to identify her killer. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran...

Explosion, fire in house garage displaces 4 people

Apr. 12, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A fire and explosion at the garage of a house displaced four people, but caused no injuries, authorities in Salem, New Hampshire, said. An explosion was heard at the home at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, firefighters said. The structure caught on fire and...

Fire in Molokai home displaces 4 people, damages building

Apr. 12, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Four residents of a home on the island of Molokai have been displaced after the house where they were living caught fire, officials said. Fire officials said two residents were home when the fire broke out, Hawaii News Now reported Sunday. ...

Teenager dies when electrocuted during Florida storm

Apr. 11, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses. The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of Tampa, when her car struck a downed power line, the Florida Highway Patrol...

Authorities: West Phoenix apartment fire leaves 1 woman dead

Apr. 11, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were trying to determine the case of a west Phoenix apartment fire that has left one woman dead. The blaze broke out at an apartment complex Saturday and neighbors reported seeing flames coming out from the windows of the apartment. ...

4 girls, 12 and 14 years old, accused of setting house fire

Apr. 11, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

FERNDALE, Pa. (AP) — Four teenage girls ranging in age from 12 to 14 have been arrested on juvenile court charges of setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied western Pennsylvania house earlier this month, sending a police officer and a firefighter to the hospital, authorities said. ...