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Mother, 2 children die following Arkansas house fire

Nov. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in Arkansas say a 30-year-old woman and two of her children have died following a house fire earlier this week. Fort Smith police spokesman Aric Mitchell says Whitney Kaub died early Friday from injuries suffered in the Tuesday morning fire in Fort Smith, about 125 miles...

Teen charged after 2 bodies found in burning home

Nov. 22, 2019 12:43 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder after two bodies were discovered in a burning home in western New York. The two bodies were found early Thursday morning in the rural Allegany County town of Clarksville. State police said Friday that William J. Larson Jr....

Authorities say 3 squatters killed in NYC house fire

Nov. 22, 2019 7:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire in an abandoned house in Queens has killed three men who apparently were squatting there. Authorities say the three victims were in the house on 110th Road in Jamaica when the fire broke out just before midnight Thursday. The unidentified men were pronounced dead at the scene. About...

Massachusetts house fire blamed on recharging hoverboard

Nov. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EST

STONEHAM, Mass. (AP) — Fire investigators say a battery-powered hoverboard was to blame for a fire that severely damaged a Massachusetts home last month. Stoneham Fire Chief Matthew Grafton and state Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said Thursday a teenager in the home escaped through a second-floor window and...

Teen sought after 2 bodies found in burning upstate NY home

Nov. 21, 2019 12:22 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police are looking for a 17-year-old boy as they investigate the discovery of two bodies in a burning home in western New York. Officials closed local schools and issued a shelter-in-place advisory after the bodies were found early Thursday morning in the Allegany County town of...

Man dies after northwest Indiana fire that hurt 4 others

Nov. 21, 2019 10:53 AM EST

GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — A man has died after being injured in a northwestern Indiana apartment fire in which four other people including two police officers also sustained injuries. The Lake County Coroner’s Office says 47-year-old Vita Bibbs died early Thursday in a Munster hospital. His cause and...

Woman seriously hurt in apartment fire dies

Nov. 20, 2019 4:28 PM EST

WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — Police say a Vermont woman died nine days after she was seriously hurt in a fire at a senior housing complex in Winooski. Mychamplainvalley.com reports 62-year-old Christine Arena was hospitalized on Nov. 11 with life-threatening injuries after firefighters were unable to reach her...

Maine woman arrested for setting her house on fire

Nov. 20, 2019 4:09 PM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who went missing for eight days has been charged with setting her house on fire. Authorities say 56-year-old Aza Jerome Vasylyk, of Bucksport, walked away from her burning home on Nov. 11. She was charged with arson after she was found Tuesday in Orland. The Maine fire...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Nov. 19 The Greenville Sun on smoke detectors: Smoke detectors save lives. If you needed convincing of that, an article on the front page of Monday’s edition (Nov. 18) of the Greeneville Sun should’ve done the trick. As Ken Little reported, a family...

Colleges offer free tuition to late firefighter’s children

Nov. 20, 2019 2:19 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Eight colleges are offering free tuition to the three children of a Massachusetts firefighter recently killed in the line of duty. The colleges are all either within or near the city of Worcester, the hometown of Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard. The 39-year-old Menard died Nov. 13...