Vehicle fires

Ryan Preece celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
April 14, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant going into major debt last year for a chance to run a few races on the Xfinity Series. But Preece's investment in himself paid off big time Saturday as the full-time NASCAR...
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A burnt double-decker bus is seen in Tak province, Thailand, Friday, March 30, 2018. Police say a fire on a bus carrying migrant workers to Thai factories has killed 20 people. It occurred in a western province along the border with Myanmar, and reports say the workers were from there. Police said the driver told police the fire started in the middle of the bus and spread quickly, trapping victims at the back of the bus.(Daily News via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A fire on a double-decker bus carrying migrant workers killed 20 people early Friday a week after another high death toll showed the continuing dangers of Thailand's roads. The fire was reported to police around 1:30 a.m. in Tak province in western Thailand along the border with...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:42 pm
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A man has been convicted in a double homicide involving a burning car owned by a woman who often appeared on "Real Housewives of New Jersey." NorthJersey.com reports Gerry Thomas was convicted Wednesday of two counts of felony murder and aggravated arson and attempted robbery...
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March 23, 2018 - 7:58 am
GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland prosecutor says a man stabbed a woman approximately 30 times, drove around with the body in her car and ultimately set the vehicle and her body on fire. The Washington Post reported Thursday that 29-year-old Stephan Lunningham is charged with first-degree murder...
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March 22, 2018 - 7:10 pm
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A compilation of police body-camera and dash cam footage released Thursday shows the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding woman by an Elgin officer along a Chicago-area interstate. At one point, before Decynthia S. Clements steps out of her burning SUV, an...
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This undated photo provided by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office shows Jesse Randal Davidson. Social studies teacher Davidson barricaded himself inside a classroom at Dalton High School in Dalton, Ga., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. (Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom had three rifles taken away after setting the family car ablaze at his home two years ago, according to a sheriff's report obtained Friday by The Associated Press. But authorities responsible for protecting his workplace...
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A firefighter clears wreckage from a school bus depot in South Whitehall, Pa.,, that was destroyed by fire ion Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Jeff Johnson, chief of the Tri-Clover Fire Co., said 16 buses inside the building were destroyed, and a dozen outside the building received damage that ranged from blistered paint to broken windshields. The 25 destroyed or damaged buses represent about 25 percent of the district's fleet. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remained under investigation. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
February 26, 2018 - 9:02 am
SOUTH WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — Schools are reopening in a Pennsylvania district where a fire destroyed or damaged more than two dozen school buses. Classes were canceled after the fast-moving blaze broke out Friday at a Parkland school district garage in South Whitehall, near Allentown. Authorities...
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February 22, 2018 - 12:40 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a driver intentionally crashed into a Connecticut hospital emergency room with a car that burst into flames. Middletown Mayor Dan Drew says the driver had multiple gas containers in the vehicle when he crashed through an entrance to Middlesex Hospital...
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February 14, 2018 - 9:04 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a parked tour bus for alternative rock band Portugal. The Man caught fire before a show in eastern Iowa. Iowa City Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Tinnes says no one was on the bus when the blaze broke out a little before 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:29 pm
KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have accused two North Carolina teenagers of breaking into a home on Super Bowl Sunday, killing two pets and stealing a car and setting it on fire. The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office says it charged 18-year-old Jordan Alexis Ruiz and a 17-year-old girl with multiple...
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