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NTSB issues 1st report on fatal midair collision in Chandler

Oct. 20, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Wednesday on a fatal midair collision involving a helicopter and a small plane outside a suburban Phoenix airport earlier this month. The flight instructor and student pilot aboard the...

Iowa trooper dies of injuries sustained in NE Iowa crash

Oct. 20, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State Patrol trooper died Wednesday, nearly a week after he was injured in a car crash in northeast Iowa that happened while he was rushing to assist another agency. Trooper Ted Benda, 37, was hurt Oct. 14 in a single-vehicle crash while...

NTSB recovers black boxes from plane that burned in Texas

Oct. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

Federal accident investigators have recovered badly burned flight recorders and started interviewing people who were on board a jet that ran off a Texas runway during takeoff and burst into flames. The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that it expects to...

Alabama deputy, motorcyclist shot in exchange of gunfire

Oct. 20, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff's deputy and a motorcyclist exchanged gunfire Wednesday during a traffic stop in a rural community, injuring both people, a sheriff said. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said a deputy pulled over a motorcycle driver for a traffic...

Hospital security guard kills suspect at St. Louis hospital

Oct. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A security guard at a St. Louis children's hospital shot and killed a man who rammed the guard with his car early Wednesday, police said. Police said the guard at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital was investigating two people in a...

Navy details changes, more oversight in wake of warship fire

Oct. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after arson destroyed a Navy warship, service leaders said Wednesday they are making changes and increasing oversight to correct widespread failures that led to the scrapping of the USS Bonhomme Richard. “I see the loss of the...

Woman pleads guilty to murder after fatal crash during chase

Oct. 20, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who collided with two vehicles while trying to elude police pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder. Mia Collins was accused of causing the crash that killed Maria Wood, 70, and her 12-year-old granddaughter, Rosemary...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 16, 2021. Editorial: Let’s keep local control over our elections board We should keep the influence of political parties out of the Floyd County Elections Board. Allowing political parties to...

North Carolina college student dies after being hit by car

Oct. 20, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A student at a North Carolina university has died after he was hit by a car last weekend, authorities said. Benjamin DeRose, 21, a student at N.C. State University, was going home early Sunday when he was struck by a car that was turning right onto...

1 killed in wreck of vehicle and school bus in Mississippi

Oct. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — The driver of a private vehicle has been killed in a crash with a school bus in south Mississippi. The Jones County Sheriff's Department said in a social media post that the wreck happened Wednesday U.S. 84 in Jones County. The...