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Eastern Iowa man killed in van crash on Highway 20

Dec. 12, 2018 7:49 AM EST

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has died in a crash on U.S. Highway 20. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 60-year-old Russell Faust was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash just west of Dyersville on Tuesday evening. The Iowa State Patrol says Faust was driving eastbound when a...

2 dead after car plunges into suburban St. Louis pond

Dec. 12, 2018 7:18 AM EST

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after a car crashed into a pond in suburban St. Louis. KMOV-TV reports that 61-year-old Delia James, of Ballwin, had a medical emergency Tuesday night while driving a car on Interstate 44. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says his vehicle went off...

5 people, 2 dogs rescued from burning home in Ashwaubenon

Dec. 12, 2018 6:59 AM EST

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters rescued five people and a dog from a burning house in Ashwaubenon. Passers-by reported the blaze Tuesday morning. A public safety officer who responded kicked down the door to check for people inside but was turned back by heavy smoke. Better-equipped firefighters...

Brother's dogs kill North Carolina woman, injure 2 grandkids

Dec. 12, 2018 6:45 AM EST

MARIETTA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina grandmother was killed when she was attacked by four Rottweilers, who also injured two of her grandchildren. Citing a Tuesday statement from the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, news outlets report that 73-year-old Esta Currier died after the Monday...

Car type ID'd, suspect sought in fatal Thanksgiving accident

Dec. 12, 2018 6:33 AM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County authorities have identified the type of vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Thanksgiving night. Sixty-two-year-old Candace Raymond was struck and killed near downtown Elizabeth by a black Nissan Murano at about 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 22. The SUV's model year...

Sioux Falls Chinese restaurant damaged by fire; no injuries

Dec. 12, 2018 6:30 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — No one was hurt in a fire that damaged a Chinese restaurant in Sioux Falls. Firefighters responded to the 1st Wok Chinese Restaurant about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and had the blaze under control in about 15 minutes. But the building suffered moderate fire damage and heavy smoke damage....

3 officers shot serving warrant on Texas man; suspect dead

Dec. 12, 2018 5:48 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Three officers have been shot while serving a family violence warrant at a Houston-area home. The suspect was found dead in the house hours later. The Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted that one deputy and two officers from the Texas Attorney General's Office were wounded Tuesday...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 5:13 AM EST

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta. The light earthquake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a.m. about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 13 minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude aftershock then...

U.S. Geological Survey: Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes eastern Tennessee, could be felt in Atlanta.

Dec. 12, 2018 4:54 AM EST
DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey: Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes eastern Tennessee, could be felt in Atlanta. .

Police: Man in wheelchair hit by tractor-trailer dies

Dec. 12, 2018 1:12 AM EST

TILTON, N.H. (AP) — Police say a 70-year-old pedestrian in a wheelchair has died after he was struck by a tractor-trailer in New Hampshire. WMUR-TV reports police received several 911 calls about the crash in Tilton around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Responding officers found veteran Francis Houghton in the roadway...