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Father, son arrested in wildfire that threatened Lake Tahoe

Dec. 08, 2021 20:41 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year, authorities said. David Scott Smith, 66, and...

Father, son arrested on suspicion of starting California wildfire that forced tens of thousands to flee Lake Tahoe area

Dec. 08, 2021 20:01 PM EST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Father, son arrested on suspicion of starting California wildfire that forced tens of thousands to flee Lake Tahoe area.

Vegas judge mulls evidence question in Ruggs fatal DUI case

Dec. 08, 2021 19:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge plans to issue a ruling Thursday on whether to limit medical information that prosecutors receive about former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III following a fiery fatal crash, a court clerk said. Ruggs didn’t have to appear in court Wednesday...

Driver has medical event, strikes 2 pedestrians near Chicago

Dec. 08, 2021 18:16 PM EST

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (AP) — A motorist suffered a medical emergency in a suburban Chicago strip mall parking lot Wednesday afternoon, striking two pedestrians that were standing near a building, and leaving all three persons involved in critical condition, police said An unidentified...

Officials investigating after mail truck hits Idaho woman

Dec. 08, 2021 17:42 PM EST

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a 25-year-old woman was run over by a mail truck outside her eastern Idaho home. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office said first responders were called to a report of an injury crash involving a pedestrian outside of...

Witnesses: Plane that crashed near Kodiak spiraled downward

Dec. 08, 2021 17:31 PM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Witnesses said an amateur-built kit airplane made a steep right turn and “entered a spiraling descent” before crashing shortly after take-off from an airport in Kodiak, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

Murdaugh killings in South Carolina unsolved 6 months later

Dec. 08, 2021 17:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than six months after the wife and son of a prominent South Carolina lawyer were gunned down at the family's estate, their killings remain unsolved. But while little is said about the deaths, the legal drama around Alex Murdaugh continues, from lawsuits...

National Grid says coal tar leaked into Seekonk River again

Dec. 08, 2021 16:54 PM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — No more than 20 gallons of “weathered coal tar oil” leaked into the Seekonk River Tuesday from the site of a former coal burning plant that is being redeveloped into a soccer stadium, National Grid said. the leak was at least the second time coal tar has...

Detroit police investigating crash find 41 stolen packages

Dec. 08, 2021 16:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More than three dozen stolen packages have been found in a vehicle stopped by Detroit police as part of a hit-and-run crash investigation. A man flagged down officers about 3:40 a.m. Wednesday on the city’s westside and told them the driver of a van had fled after...

Navy: Member of SEAL Team 8 dies after training incident

Dec. 08, 2021 15:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL commander has died from injuries he got during a training accident in Virginia. Naval Special Warfare Command said Wednesday that Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, was injured Saturday when he fell while fast-roping down from a helicopter. The cause of his...