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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Marine jet crash forces residents of 8 homes to flee

    Authorities said residents were able to get out of homes in Imperial County on Wednesday after a Marine Harrier jet crashed into a neighborhood in the city of Imperial. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the houses escaped, the city's Fire Chief Tony...
  • 23 firefighters, 11 civilians hurt in 5-alarm blaze in NYC home

    23 firefighters, 11 civilians hurt in 5-alarm blaze in NYC home
    A five-alarm blaze ripped through a New York City home and left 34 people injured, including 23 firefighters, as rescue crews spent eight hours battling a blaze early Thursday. One person remained in critical condition and 33 others were treated for...
  • 125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix

    125 years after Johnstown flood, U.S. dams need expensive fix
    The last Friday in May dawned wet and stayed that way. Merchants in blue-collar Johnstown, Pa., hauled their wares to their buildings’ upper stories to wait out the expected flooding. Families moved furniture and stockpiled supplies. But nothing...
  • 5-year-old killed in multi-vehicle crash on 60 Freeway is identified

    5-year-old killed in multi-vehicle crash on 60 Freeway is identified
    The identity of the 5-year-old girl killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 60 Freeway near South El Monte early Thursday has been released, authorities said. The girl was identified as Maydelin Salas of South El Monte, according to the Los Angeles...
  • Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest

    Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest
    Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon while battling a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest, officials said. The blaze, named the Shoemaker fire, had burned about 65 acres near the San Gabriel River Ranger District by Thursday evening....
  • 11-year-old boy pulled from Hollywood pool breathing on his own

    11-year-old boy pulled from Hollywood pool breathing on his own
    An 11-year-old boy who had no pulse when he was pulled out of a Hollywood motel pool is breathing on his own, authorities said Wednesday. His 36-year-old mother and 12-year-old sister, who also had no pulses when they were rescued, remain on life...
  • Woman, 77, killed by car in North Hollywood

    A 77-year-old woman was hit and killed by a car Friday night in North Hollywood. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. at Kittridge Street and Irvine Avenue, police said. The investigation is ongoing, but no arrests are expected to be made, police said....
  • Two killed, others injured in two-car accident in Sylmar

    Two people were killed and an unspecified number of others were injured Friday evening in a two-car collision in Sylmar. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the area of 14747 San Fernando Road, near Sunshine Canyon Road, police said. An arrest is...
  • Crash involving Michigan parade vehicle leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

    An 80-year-old Michigan woman died and nine others were injured after a collision between a car and a parade vehicle roughly 60 miles outside Detroit, police said. Jeanette Rumptz of Metamora was driving on Turrill Road in Lapeer Township about 10 a.m....
  • Police identify victim in Delray crash and shooting

    – A 23-year-old man is dead after a wild shooting and car crash in downtown Delray Beach. The investigation shut down Atlantic Avenue Thursday night and police were still working the scene Friday. It happened at Atlantic and Eighth Avenue West...
  • Motorcyclist in Deerfield Beach crash dies

    A Boca Raton man who was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Deerfield Beach has died, an official said Wednesday. On April 22, Randall "Randy" Patrick Adamson's motorcycle crashed with a Toyota Scion at West Hillsboro Boulevard and Southwest...