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Body of missing pilot found in Washington state lake

Nov. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EST

COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials say the body of a missing pilot has been found. The Washington State Department of Transportation says a local resident found 67-year-old Terry Coleman’s body Saturday in Sullivan Lake. Coleman flew out of the Colville Municipal Airport on Monday,...

Husband charged in death of Missouri woman who is missing

Nov. 15, 2019 3:19 PM EST

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man was charged Friday with killing his wife after police said he was spotted on video buying cleaning products and that bleach-soaked, bloody carpeting was found in the couple’s home. Beau Rothwell, 28, was jailed on second-degree murder and evidence...

74-year-old man drives off embankment during turn-around

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 AM EST

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A 74-year-old man was rescued after he drove off a 60-foot embankment west of Snohomish. The Everett Daily Herald reports the man missed his turn early Thursday. When he backed up to turn around, his vehicle went over the edge of the road. A Snohomish sheriff’s spokesperson...

Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

Nov. 14, 2019 11:35 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. The attacker was hospitalized in critical...

Missouri woman charged after husband’s body found in freezer

Nov. 14, 2019 6:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman whose husband’s corpse was found in a freezer in a bedroom inside their southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was arrested Thursday, a day after she was charged with...

Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history

Nov. 14, 2019 1:58 PM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Ahmed Sabrie woke up to find his house half-submerged in fast-rising flood waters. Frightened and confused, he herded sleepy family members onto the roof of their home in central Somalia as scores of thousands of people in the town, Beledweyne, scrambled for their lives. Clinging...

Report: Neighbor say missing Florida girl wandering alone

Nov. 14, 2019 11:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A neighbor of a missing Florida girl told investigators the 5-year-old child was “alone and often wandering” around the apartment complex where she lived with her mother, who reported her missing last week. Brianna Williams was charged Tuesday with child neglect and providing...

Actor Dave Bautista is now guardian to 2 abandoned pit bulls

Nov. 14, 2019 3:16 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal shelter sent out a desperate plea after someone had abandoned two pit bull dogs. But volunteers never expected the post would catch the attention of “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista. The 6-year-old pit bulls, Maggie and Ollie, were handed over...

Ex-Missouri police chief who rescued baby indicted

Nov. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former northwest Missouri police chief accused of striking a handcuffed man after the chief helped rescue the man’s infant daughter from a pond. Federal prosecutors said 50-year-old Greg Hallgrimson, of Kansas City, was charged Wednesday...

US Coast Guard searching for missing boater on coast

Nov. 13, 2019 3:23 PM EST

BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater whose vessel was found unattended in the Pacific Ocean near southern Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 59-year-old Dan VanCleave was reported overdue Tuesday after he didn’t return home prior to sunset, according to...