West Virginia death toll at 23 in deadliest U.S. flooding this year
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:21:40 -0400
West Virginia's governor on Saturday asked for a federal major disaster declaration for three counties devastated by the state's worst flooding in more than a century as the death toll rose to 23 and authorities stepped up search and rescue operations. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said he made an expedited verbal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to aid Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties, which were severely damaged by flooding that started with heavy rains on Thursday. A FEMA team is expected to arrive on Saturday to assess the damage in West Virginia where more than 32,000 homes and businesses still were without power.
Two dead in shooting at Texas dance studio: police
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:38:39 -0400
Two people were killed on Saturday in a shooting at a dance studio in Fort Worth, Texas, and several others were taken to local hospitals with injuries, police said. One victim was found dead inside Studio 74, and another person died from his injuries at the hospital, according to a statement from a Fort Worth police spokesman.
Two dead, homes burned by massive California wildfire
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:15:45 -0400
(Reuters) - Hundreds of firefighters were struggling on Saturday to contain a massive wildfire that has killed two people and burned at least 100 homes while ravaging lakeside communities in central California. The so-called Erskine Fire, which broke out on Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Bakersfield, has exploded to char more than 30,000 acres, making it one of the worst in an already intense fire season in drought-stricken California. The National Weather Service issued a "red-flag warning" for the area at least into Saturday morning, forecasting high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds that could whip up the blaze's intensity as it cuts through the bone-dry brush and grass.
Arkansas State Police probing fatal shooting by 3 deputies
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:35:03 -0400
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â The Arkansas State Police says it will investigate the fatal shooting of a 50-year-old suspect by three sheriff's deputies.
Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:31:15 -0400
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) â Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees that left cavities behind as they decayed over the years, researchers have found.
The Latest: London LGBT parade, mayor back European workers
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:17:57 -0400
LONDON (AP) â The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):
Police: Dead educator was pregnant with accused man's child
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:14:06 -0400
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) â Police say a school administrator found dead in a sugar cane field was pregnant with the child of a former co-worker, who has been accused in the killing.
The Latest: Highway shut down by Arizona wildfire reopens
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:01:22 -0400
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) â The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):
Police identify 3 people fatally shot in Washington suburb
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:54:50 -0400
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) â Police have identified two women and one man who were fatally shot at a home in a Washington suburb.
The Latest: Officials suspend search for Florida family
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:45:12 -0400
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) â The Latest on the search for a Florida family last seen in a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):