Report finds teen accidentally shot himself in the head
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prosecutor has decided not to charge the owner of the gun used in the January shooting death of a 15-year-old.
Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt’s report says Ethan Song accidentally shot himself in the head at a friend’s Guilford home, calling ...
Worker electrocuted while working at Pine Bluff plant
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a worker in Pine Bluff has died after he was electrocuted at a cottonseed oil plant.
Pine Bluff police say the employee was changing switches in an electrical cage at Planters Cotton Oil Mill on Monday when he was electrocuted. The Jefferson County ...
Pit bull fatally attacks 5-day-old girl in Florida
DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a pit bull climbed into a crib and fatally attacked a 5-day-old girl.
Investigators with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office say they are investigating the girl’s death as an accident and no criminal charges are expected to be ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Freshman Drury University wrestler Donovan Benetti has been shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident.
University athletics spokesman Ed Beach says Benetti was flown to a Columbia hospital after he was wounded Saturday morning in Phelps County. Drury wrestling said ...
Minnesota man injured in hunting accident expected to be OK
WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — A 22-year-old man was injured in a weekend hunting accident in central Minnesota, but he’s expected to be OK.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says Mitchel Macik, of Hector, was taken to a Willmar hospital by private vehicle Saturday after being shot in the leg ...
Deaths in Utah reservoir likely due to canoe accident
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man whose body was found over the weekend in a Utah reservoir apparently drowned along with his friend from Salt Lake City.
The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 24-year-old Benjamin Magalis of Goodhue, Minnesota, was found in the Strawberry ...
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — A 68-year-old woman has been struck and killed by a car in upstate New York.
Police tell WGRZ-TV in Buffalo that Susan Lowes was crossing a street in Amherst at ...
PENTRESS, W.Va. (AP) — Police say three people have died after a truck and an SUV collided in northern West Virginia.
The Dominion Post quotes Monongalia County County ...
1 dies in boating accident on northern Arkansas lake
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has died following a boating accident on a northern Arkansas lake.
Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says Adam Jones of Mountain Home died following Friday’s accident on Lake Norfork.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a pontoon boat that ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago will put on display 132 pairs of shoes representing the 132 people who were killed in traffic collisions in the city last year.
Motorcycle officer dies as result of September wreck
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer injured in an on-duty accident in September has died.
The Slidell Police Department says in a news release that motorcycle officer Jason Seals died early Saturday as a result of the accident.
Seals was injured as he participated in a ...
Additional charges filed in Akron dorm accidental shooting
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say additional charges have been filed in the case of an apparent accidental shooting inside a dormitory at the University of Akron.
The Nov. 10 shooting wounded a 19-year-old man who was not a student. A 17-year-old boy who also was not a student was taken into ...
Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said.
US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte “Alex” Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the ...
The Latest: Employee at waste site killed in explosion
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at an Idaho waste site (all times local):
Officials say an employee at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho was killed after an explosion Saturday that also injured three workers and heavily damaged a ...
Mom: Worker killed on Mass Pike was ‘beloved by all’
BECKET, Mass. (AP) — The mother of a 26-year-old contractor killed while working on a highway in western Massachusetts says he was “beloved by all” and dreamed of leading his company.
Brian Simard, of North Adams, was a foreman for Pittsfield-based J.H. Maxymillian. He was killed in an ...
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Officials: Man shot, killed in Missouri hunting accident
ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — Officials in northeastern Missouri have confirmed the shooting death of a man in a hunting accident.
Television station KSDK reports that ...
Police say woman fatally shot as husband was cleaning gun
CORINTH, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York woman was killed in an apparent accident when a shot discharged as her husband was cleaning his gun.
New York state police say 34-year-old Ashley Rosenbrock was shot Thursday night in her home in Corinth. She was pronounced dead at ...
16-year-old boy dies in accidental shooting in the UP
MASS CITY, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula sheriff says a 16-year-old boy has died in an accidental shooting.
Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala says a 13-year-old-boy was loading a rifle at his home and weapon fired, striking the 16-year-old in the back. A 14-year-old boy who also was ...
23 injured when New York City bus and fire truck collide
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say almost two dozen people were injured when a New York City bus crashed into a fire truck with sirens and lights on responding to an emergency.
The 23 victims — including the bus driver and all five firefighters — were treated for minor injuries after the accident ...
BANGKOK (AP) — Officials on Saturday recovered a boat that sank in rough weather off Thailand’s southern resort island of Phuket in July, killing 47 Chinese tourists.
Two tour boats sank off Phuket on July 5. Tourists from one boat were rescued, while the sinking of the double-decker ...
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Several decades ago, when Amy Lott was a child, she sat down at a piano at Annabelle Boyd’s home in Meridian and hit a note.
It could’ve been an F sharp, or a B flat — she likely doesn’t remember — but that one note resonated from the old upright piano, moved through ...
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost.
The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in ...
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a driver escaped injury when his SUV went out of control and landed in a neighbor’s swimming pool.
Holmdel police say the accident ...
GOTHENBURG, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two students were injured in a south-central Nebraska school bus accident.
The accident occurred around 7:45 a.m. Friday, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) east of Gothenburg. The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office says the bus ran into a ditch on a rural ...
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal freeway crash (all times local):
Authorities say a Mesa freeway reopened Friday after a partial closure during the entire morning commute due to a fatal wreck that involved a hit-and-run following the initial wreck.
Authorities: Hunter apparently accidentally shot, killed
ALDEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a hunter apparently accidentally shot and killed another hunter in Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula on the first day of the state’s annual firearms deer season.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says conservation officers responded ...
Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire; 40 killed
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Fire swept through a passenger bus in Zimbabwe, killing more than 40 people and injuring at least 20, some of whom suffered severe burns, authorities said Friday.
A photograph posted on Twitter by the Zimbabwe Red Cross shows the remains of the bus that was ...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The state Department of Public says a fatal accident that has closed part of the eastbound U.S. 60 freeway in Mesa during the Friday morning commute also involves a hit-and-run that followed the initial wreck.
Trooper Kameron Lee says a flatbed truck’s driver was killed ...
Police: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 85.
News outlets report troopers said a driver entered the southbound lanes of the interstate and headed north before hitting another car around 5 p.m. ...
The Latest: Firefighter on California blaze struck by car
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):
An out-of-state firefighter battling a massive Southern California blaze has been struck by a truck. But authorities say his injuries aren’t life-threatening.
KIRO-TV in Seattle
Report: Key design flaws in bridge that had deadly collapse
MIAMI (AP) — Designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed, killing six people, and they underestimated the load on that same section, federal investigators reported Thursday.
Cracks that were observed in ...
Early snowstorm closes eastern Missouri schools, businesses
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snow arrived early in eastern Missouri this year, forcing hundreds of schools and many businesses to close Thursday and causing numerous traffic accidents.
The snowstorm moved into the region Wednesday night and dumped up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of powder on parts ...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that the managing director of the country’s social security agency and his deputy have been killed in a car crash in northern Iran.
The Thursday report said Taghi Nourbakhsh and his deputy, Abdolrahman Tajeddin, were injured in a car crash ...
Police chief accidentally shot in foot after slipping on ice
CARLETON, Mich. (AP) — An official says the police chief of a small southeastern Michigan community was accidentally shot in the foot after he slipped on ice and his gun discharged.
Carleton Village President Larry Buckingham tells the
LOUISA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say two boys are expected to recover from an accidental shooting in which both were hit.
Police said a preliminary investigation found that the children, ages 11 and 4, were watching television Tuesday at their home in the Blaine community of ...
Patrol releases names of victims of crash near Columbia
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the names of the four people killed in an accident on Interstate 70 year Columbia.
The wreck happened Wednesday afternoon. I-70 was already shut down in the area due to an earlier vehicle fire. The patrol says the fatal ...
Billings man killed in hunting accident in southwest Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a man was accidentally shot and killed while elk hunting in southwest Montana.
Newly elected Madison County Sheriff Phil Fortner tells
LONDON (AP) — A book about the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award.
Serhii Plokhy was awarded the 30,000-pound ($39,000) Baillie Gifford Prize at a ceremony in London on Wednesday for “Chernobyl: History of a ...
4 dead in crash involving several vehicles near Columbia
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four people died in a crash involving several vehicles on Interstate 70 near Columbia.
Boone County assistant fire chief Gale Blomenkamp says the crash involved a semi-trailer truck, which was hauling two other semis, as well as a tractor-trailer and two passenger ...
Police identify woman killed in weekend hit-and-run crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of the woman killed in a weekend hit-and-run crash.
Police say 35-year-old Michele Kulukhon (kul-LUK-hon) died early Saturday night.
The driver of an SUV, 71-old Ruti Malietufa (ROO-tee mal-ee-eh-TOO-fah), is charged ...
Man on cross-country recumbent bike trip struck, dies
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a man making a cross-country trip on a recumbent bicycle to raise money for children with cancer was struck and killed on a Mississippi highway.
James Dobson, of Lebanon, Maine, started in New Hampshire on Oct. 1 for the Children’s Hospital at ...
The Latest: Hearing on fatal Southwest Air flight concludes
The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board hearing and documents released on an investigation into a fatal engine failure on a Southwest flight (all times local):
An investigative hearing into a broken fan blade that led to a fatal engine failure on a Southwest ...
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The family of an 80-year-old New Jersey man who drove into a Connecticut marina and drowned is suing the town of Greenwich.
The Greenwich Time
1 dead, 1 severely injured in Idaho tree-trimming accident
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and another was injured during a tree trimming accident on Tuesday.
Cassia County Detective Kevin Horak told
EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say most of the people hurt when a car crashed through the front of a Social Security office in New Jersey have been released from the hospital.
Eighteen of the 20 people hurt in ...
The Latest: School bus rolls in wreck; no serious injuries
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a school bus accident (all times local):
Authorities say a school bus rolled onto its side after colliding with a pickup truck that ran a stop sign on the southwestern outskirts of metro Phoenix Wednesday but that there were no serious ...
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — A woman is dead following an accident at a railroad car factory in north Alabama.
News outlets report that the death occurred Tuesday at FreightCar America in Colbert County.
Authorities haven’t released the victim’s name or any details about what ...
Gas leak blamed for Texas hospital blast that killed 3
GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — Investigators say an explosion that killed three people and injured 13 others at a Texas hospital this year was caused by natural gas that leaked into a boiler room and an adjacent mechanical room.