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Fire breaks out at under construction Texas Rangers park

Dec. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Fire broke out Saturday at the future home of the Texas Rangers, which is under construction in Arlington. Arlington Fire Department Lt. Mike Joiner said the blaze was brought under control and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Manhattan...

Woman gets 30 years in arson that killed three firefighters

Dec. 13, 2019 2:20 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for an arson that left three firefighters dead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Beatriz Fana-Ruiz, 30, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in August to one count each of second-degree murder, arson and...

Man injured in suspicious house fire has died

Dec. 10, 2019 2:33 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who was critically injured in a fire at a St. Louis-area home has died, and authorities have found no connection to the fire and a homicide that happened at the same home a day earlier. St. Louis County police on Tuesday said 26-year-old Travion Adams was the man critically injured...

Death of divorcing couple was murder-suicide, police say

Dec. 10, 2019 8:04 AM EST

WILDWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis area man fatally shot his estranged wife in the parking lot of their daughter's apartment building and then killed himself after setting a fire at the home they once shared, authorities say. Chesterfield police found the body of 59-year-old Bobette Everhart-Boal about 12:45...

Divorcing couple found dead miles apart in St. Louis area

Dec. 9, 2019 7:24 AM EST

WILDWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A woman who had filed for divorce was found dead in the parking lot outside her suburban St. Louis apartment shortly before her husband's body was found about 7 miles (11.27 kilometers) away after a fire at their former home, authorities say. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...

Woman found dead just before fatal fire at her former home

Dec. 8, 2019 12:45 PM EST

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a woman was found fatally wounded in an apartment parking lot shortly before a man's body was found after a fire at her former home in the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood. Officials told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the two incidents were linked together. Police...

Polish experts seek evidence in gas blast that killed 8

Dec. 6, 2019 9:02 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Investigators in southern Poland said Friday they are questioning witnesses and gathering evidence in their probe into a gas blast that killed eight members of one family, including four children. Spokeswoman for regional prosecutors Agnieszka Michulec said they suspect damage to a...

Arson hurt man in home a day after a woman was killed there

Dec. 6, 2019 7:50 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a St. Louis area house fire that critically injured a man was intentionally set one day after a woman was fatally shot in the same home. But St. Louis County police say there is no known connection between Thursday's fire and the killing of 20-year-old Johanna Kimple on...

Man badly hurt in fire, day after woman killed at same home

Dec. 5, 2019 11:26 AM EST

The St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating a house fire that critically injured a man one day after a woman was shot to death inside the same home. Johanna Kimple, 20, was killed Wednesday during an argument at the home in north St. Louis County. Javion Smith, 19, was charged with second-degree...

Candle may have sparked fire that killed 7-year-old boy

Dec. 3, 2019 8:59 AM EST

MOSCOW MILLS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri mobile home fire that killed a 7-year-old boy apparently started in the area where a candle was burning after a power outage. KSDK-TV reports that Jaxon Parks was found dead inside his grandmother’s home early Saturday in Moscow Mills, about 60...