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Family of man killed by police in Honolulu files lawsuit

Oct. 27, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man killed by police in Honolulu. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday that the complaint was filed on behalf of the mother of Michael Kahalehoe, who was shot and killed by police in...

Sheriff: Movie set showed 'some complacency' with weapons

Oct. 27, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators said Wednesday that there was “some complacency” in how weapons were handled on the movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person, but it's too soon to determine whether charges will be filed. ...

Family of man killed by snowblower sues 2 Bangor hospitals

Oct. 27, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The son of a man who died in a snowblower accident in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both of Bangor's hospitals and two medical professionals. Herbert Pelletier, 86, died four years ago of complications of a ruptured spleen caused...

Colorado firefighter killed fighting blaze in high winds

Oct. 27, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A rural Colorado firefighter was killed when high winds suddenly shifted advancing flames as he battled a wildfire triggered by a combine in a corn field, authorities said. Larry Wyant, a volunteer firefighter with the Joes Fire Department, died Tuesday in...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...

Man who crashed fuel truck into Waterloo house gets prison

Oct. 27, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A man who crashed a stolen fuel tanker into other vehicles before smashing into a Waterloo home last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Dakota Luck, 26, was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty in July to theft, reckless use of...

Nor'easter cuts power to over half-million homes, businesses

Oct. 27, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter that battered the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force wind gusts left more than a half-million homes and businesses without power in New England and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools in the region Wednesday. Utility workers...

UAW member hit, killed by car near John Deere picket line

Oct. 27, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MILAN, Ill. (AP) — A vehicle struck and killed a United Auto Workers member Wednesday as he was walking to a picket line to join striking workers outside a John Deere distribution plant in northwest Illinois, the union and police said. The man was struck at about 6 a.m....

North Carolina woman trying to cross road hit by car, dies

Oct. 27, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — A woman attempting to cross a five-lane highway was killed when she was struck by a car whose driver didn’t stop, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. The patrol told news outlets that Amy Jo Tyndall, 43, and a second person were trying to cross...

Funeral held for Iowa trooper killed in NE Iowa crash

Oct. 27, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — Flags across Iowa were lowered to half-staff and hundreds of people and law enforcement officers filled the Waukon High School gymnasium on Wednesday for the funeral of an Iowa State Patrol trooper who died from injuries he received in a car crash in the line of duty. ...