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Father: Blown tire caused fatal blast at Michigan air show

Jul. 05, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The father of the jet engine-powered semitruck driver who died during a performance at a southwestern Michigan air show said Tuesday that the truck burst into flames after a blown tire ruptured the fuel tank. Chris Darnell, 40, died in the accident Saturday...

Olathe man sentenced to prison for hit-and-run that killed 2

Jun. 22, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An Olathe man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for a 2018 hit-and-run crash that killed two people. Bradley Woodworth, 48, was sentenced Tuesday to 19½ year in prison after pleading guilty in February to two counts of second-degree murder for...

Fire caused by suspected arson in S. Korea kills at least 7

Jun. 09, 2022 05:41 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire caused by suspected arson spread through an office building Thursday in South Korea’s Daegu city, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, fire and police officials said. Dozens of firefighters and vehicles quickly put out the blaze,...

6 inmate firefighters suffer burn injuries in forest near LA

Jun. 07, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Six inmate firefighters suffered burn injuries Tuesday when fire broke out inside a vehicle on a Southern California forest road, authorities said. Emergency crews responded shortly after 11 a.m. following reports of burned patients on Templin Highway in...

West Virginia fire department trains on electric car fires

Jun. 04, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Huntington Fire Department is taking steps to prepare for emergencies involving electric vehicles. The fire department became the first career department to receive electric vehicle fire and incident training from the West Virginia University Fire...

Militant attack on bus kills 3, wounds 21 in eastern Syria

Jun. 02, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Militants attacked a civilian bus in eastern Syria on Thursday, killing three people and wounding 21, Syrian state TV reported. The TV said the bus was attacked near a village in a desert area of the province of Deir el-Zour, which borders Iraq. It did not...

Hiker injured in fall from Virginia cliff dies in hospital

Jun. 01, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A hiker from the Netherlands who fell 50 feet off a cliff just north of the summit of McAfee Knob has died, emergency officials said. Paul Classen, 23, was sitting at the edge of the cliffs past the knob on Sunday with his feet on a lower rock, said Robyn...

2 pleasure boats catch fire on Columbia River

May. 16, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Two pleasure boats caught fire on the Columbia River between Vancouver and Caterpillar Island Sunday afternoon. One boat sank, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. The alarm was sounded at 2:39 p.m., the Columbian reported. Vancouver...

Florida bridge plane crash killed 1 on board, police say

May. 15, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — One of the three people aboard a small plane died when it crashed onto a bridge near Miami this weekend, police said. The aircraft lost power Saturday shortly after takeoff, coming down on the bridge and striking an SUV, then bursting into flames. The two other people...

Small plane crashes on bridge near Miami, striking an SUV

May. 14, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The single-engine Cessna 172 departed from Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport bound for Key...