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Man dies in house fire in eastern Iowa city of Buffalo

Sep. 24, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, Iowa (AP) — One man died Friday in a house fire in the eastern Iowa city of Buffalo. The man died in the fire that was reported about 2 p.m., Buffalo police sergeant Josh Bujalski told the Quad-City Times. The man's name wasn't immediately released. ...

2 taken to hospital after Concord apartment building fire

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CONCORD, Vt. (AP) — Officials are investigating an apartment building fire in Concord that caused two occupants to be sent to the hospital in serious condition, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the building on South Street at 6:10 p.m. Thursday,...

Cedar Falls firefighters extinguish house fire, find body

Sep. 22, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Falls firefighters responded to a house fire early Wednesday and found the body of a man in the home's kitchen. Crews were called just after 4 a.m. to the home and found smoke pouring out of the structure and flames in the kitchen,...

Brother offers reward for help with unsolved homicide case

Sep. 22, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A man has spent six years saving money so he can offer a $10,000 reward for information that helps solve the case of the death of his brother in northern Maine. Firefighters found the body of Kenneth Zernicke, 58, of Caribou on Sept. 24, 2015,...

North Carolina man accused of assaulting firemen during fire

Sep. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and jailed after he allegedly assaulted firefighters as they fought a fire at his North Carolina home and had to be subdued with a taser, a sheriff's office said. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters were...

Officials: 1 dead, 2 injured, a dozen homeless after fire

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One man died and a dozen other people were left homeless by a fire in a southwest Philadelphia apartment building over the weekend, authorities said. Fire crews were called to the complex in the Eastwick neighborhood shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday,...

House fire leaves man, adult son dead, woman hospitalized

Sep. 17, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a northern New Jersey home early Friday, killing a man and his adult son and injuring a woman, authorities said. The fire in North Arlington, which was reported around 4:15 a.m., apparently broke out on the...

Indiana man gets 46 years in twin sons' house fire deaths

Sep. 17, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Lafayette man convicted in his twin 3-year-old sons’ deaths in a 2014 house fire has been sentenced to 46 years in prison. Brandon Abbott, 38, was sentenced this week after a Tippecanoe County jury convicted him in June on 13 counts, including...

1 dead in home after gunfire exchange with Memphis police

Sep. 17, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man has died after exchanging gunfire with a Tennessee police officer as a law enforcement anti-gang unit tried to serve arrest warrants inside a home in Memphis. Two officers were injured, including a deputy cut by glass as he jumped through a window, authorities...

EPA strikes deal for cleanup of battery site that burned

Sep. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with a northern Illinois battery company to clean up a warehouse where a June fire led to the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents, the agency said Thursday. Superior Battery in Morris...