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Businessman pleads not guilty in slaying of brother's family

Mar. 18, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey businessman accused of killing his brother, his brother's wife and two children pleaded not guilty Monday to felony murder and other charges, the same day his defense lawyers withdrew from the case due to recently discovered conflicts of interest. Michael Wicke, a public...

13-year-old girl dies in Maries County fire

Mar. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

VICHY, Mo. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl is dead after fire broke out at a home in south-central Missouri. The fire broke out Sunday at a home in Maries County, near the small town of Vichy. Sheriff Chris Heitman says a 16-year-old boy called for help and said his 13-year-old sister, who had a disability that...

1 dead in Seattle fire

Mar. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — One person was found dead after a fire broke out in an apartment complex in Seattle. The fire started at about 12:30 a.m. Monday east of the International District neighborhood. KOMO reports ( https://bit.ly/2OdXmp1 ) a second alarm was called and firefighters quickly gained control of the...

Defendants seek dismissal of wrongful fire death lawsuit

Mar. 18, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit following a November fire that left two people dead and several others injured in eastern Indiana are asking for the case to be dismissed. The Palladium-Item reports Interfaith Housing Corp., Justus Property Management and others responded to the...

Judge grants dismissal of case after charges set aside

Mar. 18, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a Kentucky man whose conviction in a fire that killed his young son was set aside. The Courier Journal reports Logan County Circuit Judge Tyler Gill dismissed the indictment against Robert Yell last week. Yell served 12 years behind bars...

Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

Mar. 18, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews worked Monday to control a large fire burning at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal that has spread to eight storage tanks. Firefighters used foam to battle the blaze, which started Sunday morning at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles...

Murder charged filed against Cedar Rapids arson suspect

Mar. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A murder charge has been filed against a man accused of setting a Cedar Rapids apartment fire. Linn County District Court records say an amended criminal complaint with the new charge was filed Friday against 24-year-old Dallas Tullis, of Cedar Rapids. He's also charged with arson...

Dead body found inside burned shed

Mar. 18, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

ASHLAND, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating the discovery of a dead body inside a burned out shed. Firefighters responded to a report of a wooden shed on fire outside an Ashland home at about 1 a.m. Monday. The fire was quickly extinguished, but during the investigation, the body...

Fire guts commercial building in Fargo

Mar. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fire has gutted a commercial building in Fargo. Firefighters responded to the call about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. On arrival, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from two units on the east half of the steel building. The address listed for the building belongs to a mechanical contractor....

Firefighters rescue man from house fire that hospitalized 2

Mar. 18, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire crews helped pull a young man out of a burning building in Philadelphia over the weekend. Firefighters say the early Sunday morning fire in the Roxborough neighborhood sent two people to the hospital. Officials say a woman, her daughter, and daughter's boyfriend were inside the...