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Mississippi unveils Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash monument

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Forty-two years after a plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd to their next sold-out show crashed in a Southwest Mississippi swamp, a monument to honor the band members and their crew who died will be unveiled near that fateful spot in Gillsburg. The official unveiling is Oct. 20 at 3 p.m....

Woman rescued after plunging into pit on Manhattan sidewalk

Oct. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has been rescued after plunging about five feet into a pit on a sidewalk near New York City's Madison Square Garden. Witnesses say the woman fell around 3 p.m. Friday when a flimsy piece of plywood covering the pit gave way. Christopher Mele, walking a few feet behind the woman at...

Coast Guard, Mexican Navy search for plane, surgeon pilot

Oct. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard plane and a Mexican Navy vessel searched the Gulf of Mexico for a small plane Thursday after a trauma surgeon flew the aircraft hundreds of miles (kilometers) beyond its intended destination. Steven Schumacher's family reported him overdue at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, two...

Death of Outing woman likely a homicide

Oct. 17, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the death of a northeastern Minnesota woman who had been missing for nearly two weeks appears to be a homicide. Authorities had been searching for 35-year-old Michelle Mary Mae, of Outing, since her family reported her missing Oct. 3. Her body was found Tuesday...

DC police seek man in child sex abuse at community center

Oct. 17, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities in the nation's capital are searching for a man they say sexually assaulted a girl at a community center. Citing a police report, WTOP-FM reports the girl was assaulted just after noon on Saturday at the Malcolm X Opportunity Center. A police statement released Wednesday says...

APNewsBreak: Skeleton unearthed beneath California peak

Oct. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. Tyler Hofer and his climbing partner moved rocks aside and...

Police search of apartments fails to locate missing girl

Oct. 16, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An intense search of an apartment complex didn't turn up signs of a missing 3-year-old Alabama girl who was abducted from a birthday party days ago, police in Birmingham said Wednesday. Live video from news outlets showed police blocking off a street and the sound of a law...

Search of collapsed hotel shifts to recovery mission

Oct. 16, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The chances of a missing worker's survival after a hotel collapse are diminishing, and New Orleans officials shifted their efforts Wednesday from rescue to recovery mode. The shift comes ahead of a possible tropical storm, Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell told reporters. One...

The Latest: Reward increases for missing Alabama girl

Oct. 16, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Alabama girl (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A reward has been increased for information leading to a missing 3-year-old girl who was abducted from a birthday party. WHNT-TV reports Crime Stoppers is offering a $20,000 reward for information that...

Minnesota boy, 6, found safe in dark cornfield after search

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A 6-year-old Minnesota boy who had been missing for hours was found safe early Wednesday after a volunteer used a drone with a thermal camera to help find the child in a dark cornfield more than a mile from his home. The boy, named Ethan Haus, hadn't been seen since 4:10 p.m. on...