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Forest Service Boss Decries Arrest of Worker in Planned Burn

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Forest Service has denounced the arrest by an Oregon sheriff of a Forest Service employee after a planned burn in a national forest spread onto private land. The criticism by Forest …

Fire Reignites at South Africa’s Parliament in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP)–The fire that has already destroyed South Africa’s main Parliament chamber flared up again Monday about 36 hours after it started in the 130-year-old complex of historic buildings, authorities said. Firefighters have been sent back to …

Jeffrey Epstein Victims Fund Opens After Months of Wrangling

Women who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually assaulting them as teenagers can begin filing claims and collecting compensation from his estate, valued at more than $600 million. The compensation fund has opened after months of back-and-forth between the estate and …

Suspect Arrested in Louisiana Downspout Thefts

A Metairie, La., man has been arrested after an investigation into the theft of copper downspouts from homes in the Old Metairie neighborhood. The Times-Picayune reports Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested Sean Boudreaux, 20, after his mother identified him in …

Massachusetts Traffic Stop Death Lawsuit Settled for $1.6M

The family of a Worcester, Mass., man who died after he was arrested at a state police checkpoint in North Andover three years ago has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed against three law enforcement agencies for $1.6 million. Officials …

Delaware Man Charged With 7th DUI

Delaware State Police have charged a man with his seventh DUI. Troopers say 31-year-old Samuel Phipps of New Castle was driving south on Interstate 295 in New Castle about 8:45 p.m. Friday when his vehicle left the road and hit …

Substitute Bus Driver Arrested for Texting in Louisiana

A substitute bus driver has been arrested in Louisiana for texting while driving and school officials say he could face dismissal as a result. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert says 32-year-old Randy Paul, of Franklin, was booked Tuesday for …

Connecticut Scrap Metal Thief Accidentally Dials 911

Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals. Police say the 46-year-old man was arrested after the robbery from a Southington merchant. WFSB-TV reports he was charged Thursday with …

Louisiana Business Owner Booked on Arson Charge

Fire officials say co-owner of an Alexandria, La., business has been arrested after he allegedly tried to set fire to his business in November. The Town Talk reports Nafiz Musleh was booked Friday on a charge of aggravated arson. Officials …

Wisconsin Man Accused of Speeding at Nearly 100 MPH

An Oconomowoc, Wis., man who allegedly sped down a freeway at nearly 100 mph has been arrested on a tentative charge of fifth-offense drunken driving. The Milwaukee County sheriff’s department says the 48-year-old was arrested Wednesday about 1:30 a.m. Deputies …