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1 dead, 9 injured in gas explosion at Missouri home

Aug. 15, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A gas explosion Monday at a southeast Missouri home killed one person and injured nine others, authorities said. The explosion happened around 7 a.m. in Wyatt, a town of about 280 people that's about 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of St. Louis, Capt. Barry...

Submariner pleads not guilty to killing wife with hammer

Aug. 15, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A 23-year-old Navy submariner has pleaded not guilty to charges he killed his wife with a hammer and set their house on fire in an attempt to kill their infant son. Petty Officer 2nd Class George Dodson II waived his right to a probable cause hearing...

Tree falling on power lines blamed in fatal New Mexico fire

Aug. 15, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An investigation has determined that a tree falling in power lines started a fatal fire that also destroyed more than 200 homes in the Ruidoso area four months ago, according to a newspaper. The Albuquerque Journal said a report issued by the New Mexico...

Police: Man drives into fundraiser crowd, then kills mother

Aug. 14, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a man upset about an argument with his mother drove into a crowd of people at a fundraiser for victims of a recent deadly house fire, killing one person at the event and injuring 17 others, then returned home and beat his mother to death. ...

In Ukraine, rebuilding starts with neighbors' help

Aug. 14, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

NOVOSELIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — As battles raged around Kyiv, one Russian advance was stopped in front of Maria Metla’s home. Artillery gutted most of the house, while the rest was pulverized by tank fire. Metla, 66, is now counting on her neighbors to have somewhere to live this...

Yosemite fire ecologist who urged prescribed burns has died

Aug. 13, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Jan van Wagtendonk, a longtime federal scientist at Yosemite National Park who is credited with advocating use of prescribed fire in managing forests, died last month, the park and the U.S. Geological Survey said. Van Wagtendonk, a fire...

Fire at apartment complex in western Alaska kills 3 people

Aug. 12, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Three people were killed Friday in a fire that broke out at a low-income apartment complex in the western Alaska town of Bethel, authorities said. Another two people were taken to the hospital after the early morning fire at an Association of Village Council...

Funerals to begin for victims of Pa. blaze that killed 10

Aug. 12, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

MANSFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Services were set to begin Friday for young siblings who died last week in a Pennsylvania house fire that also killed eight other people, as investigators continued to look for the cause. The fast-moving, middle-of-the-night inferno destroyed the home in the...

State helping fight fire threatening WA homes, sewer plant

Aug. 11, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A fire threatening homes, infrastructure and the a sewer plant in central Washington has prompted a state response, including aircraft. Interim State Fire Marshal Chad Cross said Thursday that the Canyon Road Fire near the small city of Grandview is burning...

Longtime Forest Service employee killed in California blaze

Aug. 08, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling the McKinney Fire in Northern California on Monday remembered long-time U.S. Forest Service employee Kathy Shoopman, the first publicly identified victim of the fire. The fire burning west of Yreka has killed four people, and...