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Jury selection to begin for man charged in students' deaths

Jun. 14, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The second-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a group of high school cross country runners, killing three and injuring five, is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg...

1 killed, 5 hurt after small plane crashes at Texas airport

Jun. 14, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and five others injured when a small airplane crashed early Monday at a municipal airport in Texas, authorities said. The crash happened at about 1 a.m. Monday at the airport near Madisonville, about 90 miles (145...

Alcohol-involved Utah traffic deaths doubled during pandemic

Jun. 14, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transportation officials have reported nearly twice as many people died in alcohol-involved crashes on Utah roads last year compared to the year before, despite less commuter traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. The state Department of...

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

Jun. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said...

Two dead after high-speed crash in St. Louis

Jun. 14, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police have released the names of two people killed in a high-speed collision that happened with such force that it split one of the cars in half. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday near an Interstate 55 entrance ramp. Police on...

4 dead after head-on crash of big rig, car near Wickenburg

Jun. 14, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

WICKENBURG, Ariz. (AP) — Four people were killed and another seriously injured after a passenger car collided head-on with a big rig near Wickenburg early Monday, authorities said. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the crash occurred about 12:30 a.m....

5 lawsuits from Hoboken train crash settled for $8 million

Jun. 14, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

More than $8 million has been paid to settle five lawsuits stemming from the deadly crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016, including one filed by the family of a woman who was killed. Attorneys representing Fabiola Bittar de Kroon and four other plaintiffs who had...

1965 plane wreck may have been found in California lake

Jun. 14, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a Northern California lake with four people aboard after a midair collision 56 years ago may have been found by underwater surveying technology. The discovery was made in drought-shrunken Folsom Lake when technicians...

Montana driver who struck girl at bus stop sentenced

Jun. 14, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman has been given a six-year deferred prison sentence over striking a 6-year-old girl with her car after the girl got off a school bus near Whitefish in November 2019. Patricia Ann Berliner, 67, of Eureka, entered an Alford plea to...

State patrol identifies man killed in western Nebraska crash

Jun. 14, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has identified a driver killed last week in a crash near the western Nebraska city of Gering. Erin Vigil, 45, of Scottsbluff, was behind the wheel of a large sport utility vehicle that crashed Friday morning, the patrol...