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Driver jailed after deputy's SUV catches fire in pursuit

Sep. 18, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a fleeing motorist after a western Missouri deputy who was pursuing him crashed into a tree and had to be rescued from a burning patrol vehicle. WDAF-TV reports that 36-year-old Charles Rice, of Kansas City, is jailed in Cass County on $150,000 cash only...

Man charged in accidental fatal shooting of teenage friend

Sep. 18, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager accused of accidentally shooting his friend to death inside a Pittsburgh home has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. City police say 18-year-old Michael Anthony Hartwick Jr. also faces a weapons charge in the Sept. 8 death of 16-year-old Alexander Alman. It's not known...

Man fatally shoots brother while hunting in Dodge County

Sep. 18, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

REESEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — State and local authorities are investigating a hunting fatality in Dodge County. A 61-year-old man told investigators he accidentally shot and killed his 65-year-old brother while they were squirrel hunting on state-owned land in Reeseville Tuesday. Dodge County sheriff's deputies...

Spain: 2 die in crash of small military training plane

Sep. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's air force says that a student pilot and her instructor have both died when their plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The air force said Wednesday that the plane was a small, two-seat propeller plane belonging to a military training academy. The crash occurred in waters off the...

Reward offered in death of woman struck by piece of tree

Sep. 18, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the death of a woman hit by a falling piece of tree at an Ohio state park. Forty-four-year-old Victoria Schafer was struck Sept. 2 near Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills...

Truck driver crashes through Florida gas station, injuring 1

Sep. 18, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police say an impaired driver crashed his pickup truck into a Florida gas station and convenience store, sending a customer running for his life. Fort Lauderdale police Det. Tracy Figone says 67-year-old Joseph Wayne Aligns faces charges of DUI and failure to use due care after...

Motorcyclist killed after striking animal in Oliver County

Sep. 18, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

CENTER, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has died after colliding with an animal in Oliver County. The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200-A northeast of Center. The patrol says the man was thrown from his bike after losing control of it after striking...

Maryland authorities rescue 2 men from plane stuck in trees

Sep. 18, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Rescue teams in Maryland used ropes and ladders to free two men from a plane that hung suspended from trees 50 feet (15 meters) in the air after crashing into a wooded area. News outlets report the plane downed near the Tipton Airport in Laurel on Tuesday. State police identified the...

Coast Guard rescues 7 aboard a fishing vessel in Hawaii

Sep. 18, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued seven people aboard a fishing vessel that caught fire off Oahu's southern coast. Hawaii News Now reports that none of the seven was injured in Tuesday's blaze. All were transported to Honolulu Harbor. The Coast Guard responded to the burning vessel with a...

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice

Sep. 18, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian firefighters say three people aboard a speedboat have been killed when their vessel crashed into an offshore dike of the lagoon city of Venice. The crash on Tuesday night also badly injured a fourth person aboard. Italian speedboat race officials say the boat was trying to set a speed...