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Teenager Killed In Drive-By Shooting

A 16-year-old Marysville boy was killed in a drive-by shooting while he was walking with two friends, police said Sunday. The boy, identified as Charles O. Blatchford, died of a …


2 Men Die In Wrecks On Icy N. Idaho Roads

Two North Idaho men died during the weekend as a result of separate single-car accidents caused by icy roads. Larry Wahl, 43, died when his pickup slid off state Highway …


Teens’ Bodies Found Along Flooded Creek

The bodies of two Boy Scouts were found along a flooded creek Sunday, one day after they and another teenager were swept into the raging water when a footbridge collapsed. …


Fires In Four Cities Claim 16 Children, Five Adults Minnesota Family Had Just Moved From Home Damaged By Fire

Six children and one adult were killed by a fire in this Burbank, Ill., home Saturday. Photo by Associated Press


Train Collision Kills 150 In Bangladesh

A fast-moving passenger train rammed into a stationary train in northern Bangladesh on Friday. News reports said at least 150 people were killed. The collision at Hili railroad station in …


Girl, 9, Is Only Crash Survivor Associated Press

A 9-year-old girl who escaped a fiery plane crash with only a broken shoulder lay in a hospital bed Thursday, unaware she is the only survivor of the plunge that …


Best Friends Kary Anne Anderson Is One Of Many Who Mourn The Loss Of Roxy Wankmueller, A Vibrant Child Who Had Only Begun To Tap Into Life

1. Roxanne Rose Wankmueller, left, and her friend Kary Ann Anderson, pictured five years ago, were inseparable adventurers. Photo courtesy of the Wankmueller family 2. Roxanne Wankmueller. Family photo 3. …


Thousands Will Attend Funeral Seattle Officials Rule Blaze Was Arson, Seattle Television Station Reports

Bouquest adorn the fire scene Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Two Die In Head-On Crash On Interstate 90 In Valley

Two women died Saturday in a head-on collision on icy Interstate 90, the Washington State Patrol said. Alice K. McGuinness, 51, of Coeur d’Alene, and Heather Grooms, 22, W3611 Heroy, …


Wall Of Fog Causes Deadly Pileup

Truck drivers crossing Arkansas under clear skies before dawn Monday ran into a “wall of fog” that caused a nine-vehicle pileup. Five people were killed. Truckers issued warnings on their …


Man Decapitated By Malfunctioning Elevator

An elevator that workers said had repeatedly malfunctioned in the last two months killed a man Friday in a Bronx welfare center, on the same day that a mechanic came …


Officials Probe Warehouse Fire Four Seattle Firefighters Killed; Arson Threats Reported

1. From left, firefighters Walter D. Kilgore, Gregory M. Shoemaker and Randall R. Terlicker were killed in a warehouse fire Thursday. A fourth firefighter, James T. Brown also died, but …


Two Children Die In Apartment Fire

Two children were killed by fire that swept through a four-unit apartment building early Thursday, Clarkston Fire Chief Robert Berreman said. Firefighters arriving at the fire were told two children …


Sports People

Former pitcher Harry Gumbert, who played for four National League teams in a 15-year big-league career, died in Wimberley, Texas, at age 85… . Ex-Chicago Cubs reliever Don …


Veterinarian, Wife, Kids Hit, Killed By Pickup

A veterinarian and three family members were killed by a pickup truck after stopping on a dark country road to examine an injured bobcat. A motorist had gone to Dr. …


50 Vehicles Involved In Chain-Reaction Wrecks

Two semi-trucks jackknifed on a snowy interstate Wednesday, causing a series of chain-reaction wrecks with about 50 vehicles, police said. One person was killed and 14 others injured. The wreck …


Dallas Music Director Dies In Plane Crash

Eduardo Mata, music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for 16 years and renowned as one of Mexico’s greatest maestros, was killed Wednesday when the plane he was piloting crashed …


Drug Dealer Overdosed In Front Of Cops Man Swallowed Wrapper With Heroin, Died While Officers Waited For Search Warrant

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Two Die In Boating Accidents

Two women were killed in a New Year’s Day boating accident off Netarts Bay, while the four other people aboard survived. The dead were identified as Rio Stalheim, 39, of …


‘Major Drug Dealer’ Dies While In Police Custody Man Had ‘Physical Problems’ While Waiting For Warrant, Report Says

A man identified only as “a major drug dealer” with a long criminal record died Sunday while Spokane Police held him in his home. Details are sketchy in a press …


Girl Dies In Spokane House Fire 9-Year-Old’s Playmate Injured; Crews Didn’t Know Kids Trapped

Spokane firefighters cut open the roof at W1918 Shannon on Sunday. Photo by Anne C. Williams/The Spokesman-Review


Hospital Fire Fatal To Four Patients

Dr. Ashok Kumar awoke from a drugged sleep to a bitter taste of smoke, and screamed to be rescued from a swift hospital fire that killed four other patients. “All …


Death Of Guard Remains A Mystery

A security guard found shot to death at the apartment complex where he worked has been identified, but authorities were still working Sunday to determine what happened. The body of …


Survivors Improve After Wreck Of Tourist Bus Headed To Shrine

Thirteen U.S. tourists remained hospitalized Sunday, a day after three Arizona women died when the double-decker tour bus they were riding in flipped over on a slippery highway north of …


Scared 13-Year-Old Kills ‘Good Samaritan’

An 18-year-old “good Samaritan” trying to help an injured man into his home on New Year’s Eve was shot to death by the man’s frightened son, Pierce County sheriff’s deputies …


Celebratory Gunfire Leaves 2 People Dead

An 11-year-old boy died Sunday after being struck by a bullet fired to celebrate the new year. Richard Ulloa was hit on the top of the head shortly after midnight …


Bus Carrying Arizona Tourists Flips

A double-decker bus carrying U.S. tourists to religious shrines in France and Portugal swerved off a slippery road and flipped over, killing three passengers and injuring 22, police said Saturday. …


Brakes Fail, 102 People Killed When Train Plunges Into Ravine In Burma

A passenger train derailed and plummeted into a ravine in central Burma, killing 102 people in what broadcast reports said was the country’s deadliest train accident ever. The train, traveling …