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August 14, 2016 - 2:22pm
1 week 6 days ago

DENVER (AP) — A pilot's actions are to blame for a 2014 crash that left five people dead near Erie Municipal Airport.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2b7xXuX) 41-year-old Tori Rains-Wedan and her sons, 15-year-old Mason and 11-year-olds Austin and Hunter, died in the crash along with the pilot, 67-year-old Oliver Frascona.

A probable cause report that was recently released by the National Transportation Safety Board says Frascona's actions...

August 14, 2016 - 2:11pm
1 week 6 days ago

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Emergency responders in Connecticut have come to the rescue of a squirrel that was caught in a nutty situation.

Members of Enfield Emergency Medical Services responded Friday after the rodent got its head stuck in what appeared to be a plastic or paper cup.

Video posted on the Enfield EMS Facebook page shows the critter wildly jumping and flipping into the air in an effort to dislodge the cup....

August 14, 2016 - 2:10pm
1 week 6 days ago

EASTMAN, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on Georgia police officer who was fatally shot by a suspect who remains on the loose. (all times local):

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Authorities have identified a man who remains on the loose after a police officer in a small, central Georgia city was fatally shot.

Georgia Bureau of Investigations spokesman Scott Dutton said Sunday that authorities are searching for 24-year-old Royheem Delshawn...

August 14, 2016 - 1:57pm
1 week 6 days ago

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — Three small earthquakes have been recorded in northern Oklahoma during the weekend.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the strongest was a magnitude 3.1 quake recorded at 7:22 a.m. Sunday six miles east of Medford.

No injuries or damage are reported.

The agency also recorded a magnitude 2.7 quake six miles southeast of Waukomis at 8:13 a.m. Sunday and a magnitude 2.7 temblor 12 miles northeast of Helena at...

August 14, 2016 - 1:42pm
1 week 6 days ago

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A multiyear study of mercury contamination is underway in a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border that's part of a power company's effort to renew its license with the federal government.

Idaho Power says the five- to eight-year study now in its second year is needed to better understand the high mercury levels in fish in the Hells Canyon Complex on the Snake River.

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey...

August 14, 2016 - 1:39pm
1 week 6 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart is a married man.

The comedian and his longtime girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, said their vows in front of friends and family in a lavish ceremony near Santa Barbara on Saturday.

Hart, 37, posted wedding photos on Instagram early Sunday.

Parrish, 31, wore a custom Vera Wang gown at the ceremony and changed into another for the reception. Hart proposed on Parrish's 30th birthday.

Hart...

August 14, 2016 - 1:37pm
1 week 5 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The son of a Chicago police officer is the latest victim of the city's gun violence.

Police say 19-year-old Arshell Dennis was shot in the chest early Sunday and pronounced dead. A 20-year-old man also was shot and hospitalized in serious condition. Both were on a porch outside a home.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the deceased's father, Arshell "Chico" Dennis, worked patrol with Superintendent Eddie Johnson....

August 14, 2016 - 1:29pm
1 week 6 days ago

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 26-year-old southwest Missouri man is charged in two counties with shooting at two vehicles and wounding six people, including one man who was in critical condition.

Prosecutors in Jasper and Newton counties on Saturday charged Tom S. Mourning II of Joplin with multiple counts of armed criminal action, first-degree felony assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police spokesman Capt. Bob Higginbotham says four people in a church...

August 14, 2016 - 1:26pm
1 week 6 days ago

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Media reports say authorities in Kentucky have responded to reports of a stabbing at a church in Bowling Green.

Reports say at least one victim was taken to a hospital following the stabbing during a Sunday service at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church.

Details of the stabbing weren't immediately available. Messages left by The Associated Press with Bowling Green police and with the church weren't immediately returned....

August 14, 2016 - 1:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Suicide Squad" isn't looking as bright in weekend two.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the closely watched anti-hero film dropped an estimated 67 percent from its debut last weekend. Word of mouth may have caught up with the poorly reviewed film, but it still topped the box office with $43.8 million.

Meanwhile, the raunchy animated comedy "Sausage Party" had reason to celebrate. The R-rated film co-written by Seth Rogen...

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