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Illinois trooper serving warrant dies from gunshot wounds

Aug. 23, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, 33, of Waterloo, a 10-year veteran of the force, was wounded during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant at an East...

Indonesian rescuers search for 34 missing after ferry fire

Aug. 23, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were searching for more than 30 people believed missing after a ferry caught fire off the coast of Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least three people. The vessel was carrying 277 people from Tanjung Perak port in East Java's Surabaya when it caught fire late...

Texas newlywed couple killed in crash after wedding

Aug. 23, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A newlywed Southeast Texas couple was killed when their car and a truck towing a trailer collided moments after the couple was wed. The crash happened about 3 p.m. Friday on State Highway 87 at Orange County Airport on the southwestern edge of Orange. That's 96 miles (154 kilometers)...

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

Aug. 23, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An investigation was underway Friday to determine why a Sacramento light rail commuter train struck a maintenance train, injuring 27 people. The accident occurred around 9:40 p.m. Thursday and was initially believed to be a derailment, but Sacramento Regional Transit spokeswoman...

Ivey: Officials look for ways to cut proposed bridge tolls

Aug. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday that officials will continue to look at ways to eliminate, or at least reduce, tolls of up to $6 on a proposed Mobile bridge. The proposed $2.1 billion toll bridge across Mobile Bay and the Mobile River has been met with opposition from people who...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Kelly ticket for accident

Aug. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly has been ticketed for failing to stop at a stop sign after the car he was driving slammed into a van, sending two people to the hospital. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Friday that Kelly was ticketed near his home in North Prairie,...

1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Interstate 89 crash

Aug. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say one person was killed and two others seriously injured in a head-on crash on Interstate 89 in Richmond. Police say a Dodge pickup truck drifted from the southbound lane, into the median Friday morning. The truck went airborne and struck another truck head-on in...

NTSB releases preliminary report on Earnhardt plane crash

Aug. 23, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says part of the landing gear collapsed and a section of the right wing hit the runway as the plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. touched down a third time during its crash in East Tennessee last week. The NTSB released a preliminary report...

Son: Mom was 'a problem' as their boat sank in 2016

Aug. 23, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Vermont man whose mother was never seen again after their boat sank during a fishing trip in 2016 testified that his mother was "more kind of the problem than the solution" as the boat went down. Nathan Carman took the stand for the second straight day Friday during a trial in...

Off-duty officer in fatal crash accused of manslaughter

Aug. 23, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who was accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a New Hampshire woman was indicted on manslaughter and negligent homicide charges, according to court documents released Friday. Police said Londonderry officer Tyler Berry, 27, crossed the center...