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Fire chief: Gas leak caused home explosion that injured 2

Nov. 12, 2019 11:13 AM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A fire chief says a house explosion and fire that injured two people at a West Virginia home were caused by a gas leak. Citizens Fire Department Chief Larry Herbst told The Journal that an HVAC technician working in the Charles Town home and another person were injured in...

West Virginia home explodes, 2 injured

Nov. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia home exploded, causing non-life-threatening injuries to two people. WTTG-TV in Washington reports the home in Charles Town was destroyed in the Monday blast. Witnesses told the station the homeowners had problems with their propane furnace on Sunday....

3 Italian firefighters killed in building explosion

Nov. 5, 2019 9:07 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Three Italian firefighters were killed early Tuesday in a building explosion that appears to have been deliberate in the northwestern region of Piedmont. Sky TG24 reported that the firefighters were responding to a report of an explosion in an unoccupied farm building in Alessandria province...

3 people detained in connection with Swedish explosion

Nov. 2, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have detained three people in connection with an explosion in an apartment building in the southern city of Malmo. No-one was injured in the blast, which broke the building's main door, blew out windows and substantially damaged the entrance level in a southern...

Girl, 11, injured playing with fireworks in home

Oct. 30, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old who was playing with fireworks inside her Philadelphia home was injured when one exploded. It happened Tuesday on North Marvine Street. Retired nurse Janice McDonald tells WPVI-TV someone came running out of the house saying a little girl's fingers were cut...

Small plane crashes, leaving pilot dead, houses ablaze

Oct. 29, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman escaped...

The Latest: Feds say pilot suddenly lost touch before crash

Oct. 29, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in New Jersey (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Federal investigators say the pilot of a small plane who died when his plane crashed into New Jersey home was cleared to land before suddenly losing contact with air traffic controllers. National...

Iowa woman dies after explosion at gender reveal party

Oct. 27, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has died after an explosion at a gender reveal party created debris that hit her. The Marion County Sheriff's office says the explosion happened at a home in central Iowa around 4 p.m. Saturday during a party to announce the gender of a baby a couple is expecting....

The Latest: Mayor expects ruined hotel will be demolished

Oct. 20, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The mayor of New Orleans mayor says she expects a partially collapsed hotel in her city will ultimately be demolished. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference Sunday that officials successfully...

New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site

Oct. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site.