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Coast Guard searching for man missing from capsized boat

Dec. 4, 2020 6:21 AM EST

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard on Friday was searching the waters off New Jersey for a man who is missing from a capsized boat. The Coast Guard said it received an alert from an emergency beacon on Thursday afternoon followed by a call from a good Samaritan who reported finding a capsized 32-foot...

A young girl washes a pillow in flood water near ruins of houses at a neighborhood affected by the flood in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Torrential rains in the country's third largest city swelled rivers and flooded thousands of homes leaving a number of people killed and missing. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Rains in western Indonesia leave 2 dead, 2,700 homes flooded

Dec. 4, 2020 4:47 AM EST

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains in Indonesia’s third largest city caused four rivers to overflow, flooding thousands of homes and killing at least two people, officials said Friday. The local disaster mitigation agency said rescuers were searching for six missing people, including a...

This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows damage from heavy rains and a mudslide 600 feet wide in Haines, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Authorities say six people are unaccounted for, and four homes were destroyed in the slide, with the search resuming Thursday morning for survivors. (Matt Boron/Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities via AP)

Businessman, renter missing in Alaska after landslide

Dec. 3, 2020 5:04 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A local economic development official and a woman who rents an apartment from him have been identified as the two people missing after a landslide as wide as two football fields slammed into a neighborhood in Haines, Alaska, the mayor said Thursday. The home of David Simmons, interim...

Emergency services attend to a large explosion at a warehouse in Bristol, England, Thursday Dec. 3, 2020. A local British emergency services department says there have been “multiple casualties” following a large explosion at a warehouse near the southwest England city of Bristol. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Police: 4 die after explosion at UK wastewater plant

Dec. 3, 2020 1:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Four people died following an explosion in a silo that holds treated biosolids at a wastewater treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police said Thursday. Three Wessex Water employees and one contractor died in the incident, which is not being treated as terror-related,...

Coast Guard: Mayday call about Maine vessel a probable hoax

Dec. 3, 2020 1:23 PM EST

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard said Thursday it's calling off a search for three fishermen off the Maine coast because the mayday call appears to have been a hoax. Crews from Maine and Massachusetts responded to a mayday call placed at 6:30 a.m. about the vessel, a Coast Guard spokesperson said....

Police: Body of missing 17-year-old girl found, 2 charged

Dec. 3, 2020 10:50 AM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The body of a missing West Virginia teen was found and two people have been charged in connection with the death, police said. Authorities found the body of Azareyiah Majestic Mitchell, 17, of Oak Hill, on Tuesday and on Wednesday police arrested the last people she was seen with,...

2nd body recovered off Greek island after migrant boat sank

Dec. 3, 2020 10:22 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The body of a woman was recovered Thursday on the Greek island of Lesbos and identified as that of a woman reported missing after a migrant boat sank the previous day. The coast guard said the body was recovered from a rocky part of the coast, bringing the death toll from the sinking...

2 accused of killing Virginia teen who was reported missing

Dec. 3, 2020 6:51 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Two people were charged with murder for the death of a Virginia teen who was found dead more than two weeks after she was reported missing. Crystal Ashley Rudy Albritton, 30, was arrested Wednesday for the death of Asia Lionetta Cowell in September, the Newport Police Department...

This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows damage from heavy rains and a mudslide 600 feet wide in Haines, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Authorities say six people are unaccounted for, and four homes were destroyed in the slide, with the search resuming Thursday morning for survivors. (Matt Boron/Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities via AP)

6 missing, homes destroyed in southeast Alaska landslide

Dec. 2, 2020 11:28 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Six people were missing after a mudslide measuring an estimated two football fields across slammed into a neighborhood in the southeast Alaska community of Haines, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. It was one of several reported mudslides after a period of intense rain that...

Vermont to test Amber, Blue alerts

Dec. 2, 2020 2:13 PM EST

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be testing the state's Amber Alert and Blue Alert systems this week. Messages will be sent to thousands of subscribers and information about the exercise will be on the Vermont Agency of Transportation boards. Television and radio stations...