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4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after crash

Dec. 9, 2019 12:04 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state authorities say 4-year-old twins freed themselves from their car seats and climbed an embankment seeking help following a car crash that killed their father. KING-TV reported 47-year-old Corey Simmons of Langley died when the vehicle with his daughters in the backseat...

Albuquerque's new rapid service on Route 66 sees 5th crash

Dec. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fifth crash has struck Albuquerque’s new rapid transit system along the city's historic Route 66 just days into operation City officials say the accident took place Sunday across the street from El Vado Motel when a car over-corrected into a left lane and hit the...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Dec. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport....

60-year-old St. Paul man dies in crash in northern Minnesota

Dec. 8, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BENA, Minn. (AP) — A 60-year-old St. Paul man was killed when his pickup rolled in northern Minnesota. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said the crash was reported early Saturday on a county road a mile south of Bena. Deputies arrived and found that a Chevrolet Silverado had left the roadway, rolled in a...

12-year-old boy dies in southern Minnesota snowmobile crash

Dec. 8, 2019 5:40 PM EST

A 12-year-old boy from New Ulm has died in a snowmobile crash, authorities said. The crash happened around 4:45 p.m. Saturday in a field next to the Nicollet Public School, according to the Nicollet County Sheriff's Office. Bryson Andrew Palmquist, the snowmobile operator, was pronounced dead at the scene, the...

Woman charged with causing fatal Halloween crash faces trial

Dec. 8, 2019 4:41 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with yanking on the steering wheel of an SUV filled with Halloween revelers, causing a crash that resulted in the death of another passenger, is getting underway. The Telegram & Gazette reports that testimony in the...

Authorities search for man on Lake Erie after boat flips

Dec. 8, 2019 3:31 PM EST

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Rescue crews searched Sunday for a 51-year-old Michigan man after a 16-foot fishing boat flipped over on Lake Erie in Monroe Township, authorities said. Another boater, a 28-year-old Monroe resident, was rescued from the water and hospitalized for non-life threatening...

Woman faces drunken driving charges in fatal crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:30 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 51-year-old man Saturday night, police said. Tiffany Allen, 43, of Buffalo, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. A Nissan Pathfinder was being driven in Buffalo...

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's crash as...

Woman critically hurt when struck while crossing street

Dec. 8, 2019 3:10 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 44-year-old Omaha woman is critically injured after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in midtown Omaha. Omaha Police said Mandy Embury was injured Saturday night in a hit-and-run crash. The incident happened around 10 p.m. Saturday on 52nd Street just south of Dodge...