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House fire kills three in Spring Brook

Jul. 11, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

SPRING BROOK, Wisc. (AP) — Three people died in a house fire in Spring Brook on Friday night, the Dunn County Sheriff's Office reported. Two adult men and a child died in the fire, while two adult women were able to escape. Firefighters were called to the house fire at 10 p.m. Authorities are investigating...

Man charged with arson in burning of Savannah city office

Jul. 11, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a Savannah man with setting a fire that burned a city office building. A grand jury indicted 18-year-old Stephen Charles Setter on a charge of arson, the office of U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine said. The charge carries a penalty range of five to 20...

600 firefighters halt growth of Nevada wildfire, for now

Jul. 10, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — More than 600 firefighters have stopped, at least for now, the growth of a Nevada wildfire southeast of Lake Tahoe that had threatened up to 1,000 homes. But fire officials warned Friday “a high potential for fire growth remains” as a warm and dry weather pattern...

Police: Gunman shoots 2 Texas officers, hits 3rd in holster

Jul. 10, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

RENO, Texas (AP) — Two law enforcement officers were shot when a suspect accused of killing his sister and threatening others opened fire on them in North Texas and barricaded himself in a home, authorities said Friday. Police in Reno, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, say the suspect...

This undated booking photo provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, shows Milwaukee police officer Michael Mattioli. Prosecutors charged Mattioli, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, with first-degree reckless homicide, more than two weeks after officials say Mattioli, who was off duty, fatally choked Joel Acevedo, who died of asphyxiation after a fight at Mattioli's home. (Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Discipline charges filed against Milwaukee officer in death

Jul. 10, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission said Friday it has started disciplinary proceedings against a Milwaukee police officer charged with reckless homicide in a fatal off-duty fight. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the disciplinary charges were announced against suspended...

NTSB: Witnesses report engine fire before small-plane crash

Jul. 10, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A small twin-engine plane appeared to have an engine fire and was flying low and erratically before crashing into a Central Texas field, federal officials said Friday. The Cessna 320 crashed at about 1 p.m. on July 1 near Round Rock, killing its pilot and lone occupant. In a...

10-year-old charged with arson in Maryland garage fire

Jul. 10, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Md (AP) — A 10-year-old boy faces arson charges after a garage fire near Union Mills Thursday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. Firefighters responded to the garage fire in the 3500 block of Littlestown Pike in Westminster at about 5:10 p.m. Thursday, the Carroll County Times...

The procession of firefighting pilot Bryan Boatman, who lost his life on the Polles Fire, makes it way through Mesa, Ariz., Friday, July 10, 2020. Boatman, 37, was killed in a helicopter crash July 7th in the Tonto National Forest while flying in supplies to firefighters in extreme remote area of the Tonto National Forest. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Procession carries pilot killed in Arizona wildfire crash

Jul. 10, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A procession that included fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles on Friday escorted a white hearse carrying the flag-draped coffin of an Arizona helicopter pilot killed in a crash while helping fight a wildfire. The procession led by Arizona Highway Patrol vehicles took Bryan Boatman of...

Cops ousted for bad behavior often land in one place

Jul. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A car crash four years ago was the final straw for officer Ellis Brown’s career with St. Louis police. Brown and his partner were tailing a car late one night in the Central West End when the driver lost control and hit a light pole, causing a fire that engulfed the car, the St....

4 children die when semi slams into car on Indiana highway

Jul. 10, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. (AP) — Four young siblings were killed when a semitrailer slammed into their car that had slowed down for a construction zone on Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana, state police said. The car was pushed into another semitrailer and burst into flames Thursday evening. A passerby was able...