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Armed standoff at home ends when police fatally shoot man

Oct. 27, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

LEROY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — An armed man who kept police at bay for several hours at a home in northeastern Ohio was fatally shot by police after he exited the residence and pointed a gun at officers, authorities said. The standoff in Leroy Township began early Tuesday...

Police: Person fatally shot, house set on fire

Oct. 25, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — A person was fatally shot at a Seaford-area house that was then set on fire early Sunday, according to Delaware State Police. Police said the Seaford Fire Department responded to a house fire call shortly after 2 a.m. at a residence on Hastings...

Canadian man pleads guilty in Bismarck slaying

Oct. 23, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian man facing the possibility of life in prison for the death of a Bismarck man two years ago has entered into a plea agreement that would send him to prison for 25 years. The Bismarck Tribune reports Earl Howard, 43, of Bellwood, Ontario,...

Bosnia police say 6 people die in fire, some injured

Oct. 23, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A fire in a northern Bosnian town has killed six people and injured several others, police said Saturday. The fire broke out early on Saturday in a house in the town of Brcko. Upon arrival at the scene, emergency services found six...

3 teens accused of setting fire facing felony murder charge

Oct. 22, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers accused of starting a fatal apartment building fire have been charged with felony murder, officials said. Two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were charged last month with arson, but those charges have been upgraded to felony murder,...

Elkhart woman charged in May house fire that killed 2 people

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman has been charged with allegedly setting a May house fire that killed a man and an 8-year-old boy. Genessa Jones of Elkhart appeared for an initial hearing Thursday where she was formally charged with two counts of causing a...

Terre Haute man gets 70 years for fire that killed brother

Oct. 22, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Terre Haute man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for starting an apartment fire that killed his brother, who rushed into the building in an apparent attempt to warn residents about the fire. After Thursday's sentencing, Samuel E. Haney...

1 dead after jumping from 19th floor to escape Mumbai fire

Oct. 22, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person died after jumping from the 19th floor to escape a fire that engulfed a 61-story luxury apartment building in Mumbai in western India on Friday, a fire official said. Fifteen people were rescued, fire officer Pardhi said. ...

North Carolina man charged after three killed in house fire

Oct. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with murder and arson in connection with the discovery of three bodies after a house fire, a sheriff's office said Thursday. Corey Alexander Cook, 21, was arrested by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office...

Fire kills 77-year-old man in Overland Park

Oct. 21, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A 77-year-old man died Thursday after a fire at his home in Overland Park, fire officials said. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming out of the two-story home near Oak Park Mall. After a neighbor reported a...