Fire crews eye weather as heat, wind build in parts of West

...firefighting aircraft were grounded before resuming operations Tuesday."It's been a nightmare to breathe," Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. "You couldn't see nothing with the smoke."Conditions were improving and Rogers said Tuesday he could...
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Updated: Reporter, cameraman in Virginia killed on air; police chasing suspect

...The suspect is Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, of Roanoke, said Becky Coyner with dispatch and records at the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.Law enforcement personnel were in hot pursuit, with multiple vehicles following him closely down Interstate 64...
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Jenner could face manslaughter in crash, police say

...Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge after sheriff's investigators found she was driving unsafely when she caused...conditions" when her SUV rear-ended a Lexus, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.Their investigation...
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Sheriff: Two men fire at soldiers; none hurt

...vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday.Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training...
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3 firefighters killed in Washington fires

...critically, as raging wildfires advanced on towns in north-central Washington on Wednesday, authorities said.Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the deaths, in a wildfire near Twisp, had been confirmed, but he said he was not immediately releasing...
Texas woman texted plea for help before 8-member family shot

...Valerie Jackson's mother placed that call to the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston. Deputies eventually forced their way...immediately return a phone call seeking comment.While the sheriff's office has said problems between Conley and Jackson might...
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Calmer weather helps crews fighting Western wildfires

...percent contained.A 70-year-old woman was killed when she fell while preparing to flee from the wildfire, the Idaho County Sheriff's Department said Saturday. Cheryl Lee Wissler of Adams Grade died Friday from a head injury she suffered when she fell...
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Jailed woman talked previous suicide attempt

...had tried to kill herself in the past, the sheriff said Wednesday.Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith told The Associated Press during...jailer also interviewed Bland, according to the sheriff. The 28-year-old black woman from Illinois...
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Authorities report 2 arrests in Portland's drilling protest

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it made one arrest during an effort by protesters to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland...
Texas jail where woman died admits breaking rules

...person at least once every hour.The sheriff's office said Friday in a statement...citation is related to Bland's death. But sheriff's officials mention her when Capt. Brian Cantrell, head of the sheriff's department criminal investigation...
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