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  • Driver kept going after hitting 3 girls in North Hollywood, CHP says

    Driver kept going after hitting 3 girls in North Hollywood, CHP says
    Three 14-year-old girls were walking back to their North Hollywood school Wednesday when they were struck by a driver who didn't stop after he hit them, a CHP official said.  The girls, reportedly students at Oakwood School, were walking back to the...
  • No injuries in crash of military jet into homes in Imperial County

    No injuries in crash of military jet into homes in Imperial County
    A Marine jet crashed into homes in the city of Imperial in Imperial County but there were no casualties, the city's fire chief said Wednesday evening. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the homes escaped, said Chief Tony Rouhotas. The AV-8B Harrier...
  • Kansas City house explosion injures five, two critically

    A house explosion on a residential street in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday evening has left five people injured, two of them in critical condition, police said. Firefighters responded to an explosion in the 7100 block of Tennessee Avenue, a small block...
  • CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls

    CHP: Driver says brakes failed before car hit 3 teen girls
    A driver who hit three teenagers walking across a North Hollywood street Wednesday says his car's brakes failed, the California Highway Patrol says. One of the 14-year-old girls was on life support with head trauma, another suffered a dislocated hip and...
  • Marine jet crash forces residents of 8 homes to flee

    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...
  • Six dead after fire erupts in North Carolina mobile home

    A fire consumed a North Carolina mobile home and claimed six lives early Saturday morning, authorities said. Rescue crews responded to the blaze on Gibbs Road in Clinton, a town of about 9,000 in the eastern part of the state, around 1 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

    A 9-year-old girl died after a sand pit dug by her family collapsed at an Oregon beach, police said. The young girl was playing in a 5-foot-deep pit on a beach in Lincoln City around 5:15 p.m. Friday when the sand became wet and collapsed on her....
  • 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....