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Space heater cited in Aitkin County fire that killed three

May. 26, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A space heater may have been involved in a fire that killed a couple and their young grandson in Aitkin County, sheriff's officials said. The fire broke out in a trailer home early last Sunday in Wealthwood Township north of Lake Mille Lacs. ...

Police suspect arson in fire at Wyoming abortion clinic site

May. 25, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An abortion clinic set to open next month in conservative Wyoming was damaged in a fire early Wednesday that police believe was deliberately set — possibly by someone seen running away from the building carrying what appeared to be a gas can and a bag. The...

Chicago apartment fire kills young girl found in bedroom

May. 25, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A young girl died Wednesday morning after Chicago firefighters responding to a fire at an apartment building on the city's South Side found her in a bedroom, a fire official said. Firefighters who responded to calls about a heavy fire and someone possibly trapped in...

Man sentenced to life in deaths of Missouri mother, daughter

May. 24, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Camdenton man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole for shooting a woman and her daughter after a long dispute over the daughter's sexual orientation. Steven Endsley, 59, was sentenced Monday in the deaths of Danielle M. Smith, 27,...

Arizona court upholds man's convictions, death sentences

May. 24, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a man's convictions and death sentences in the 2012 killing of his nine-months pregnant girlfriend who was bound, handcuffed and gagged when her partially burned body was found in a bed by firefighters responding to an apartment fire. ...

Home, 5 cabins burn in California mountain resort community

May. 24, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire investigators are seeking the cause of a blaze that destroyed a large home and five rental cabins near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. About three-quarters of an acre burned in the Hook Creek area on Monday, the...

Authorities: 2 young siblings killed in Akron house fire

May. 24, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two young siblings were killed when a fast-moving fire roared through an Akron home. The fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Monday and was brought under control about 40 minutes later. The children — 10-year-old Abou Jabateh, and his 8-year-old sister,...

Oxford man dies after house fire

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

OXFORD, Mass. (AP) — One of five people injured in a house fire in Oxford has died, authorities said Sunday. More than a dozen fire departments responded to the Friday morning fire. Two adults, two children and a police officer were hospitalized. Authorities said Sunday that one of...

CMP crew to the rescue: Workers help save 2 from fire

May. 20, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Three Central Maine Power workers who smelled smoke and decided to investigate are being credited with helping to save a mother and son from a burning home in Richmond, officials say. Adam Douin, Jeff Dyer Jr., and Carl Urquhart were wrapping up their shift...

Lawyer: Victim of Massachusetts fire had sued InfoWars

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

One of the four people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend had filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his InfoWars website in 2018, alleging they falsely identified him as the gunman in a massacre at a Florida high school. ...