Posted: Aug 9, 2013 10:56 AM
Updated: Aug 9, 2013 10:56 AM
CABAZON, Calif. (AP) A destructive wildfire in Southern California has grown to 25 square miles. Fire officials say the fire in rugged mountains 90 miles east of Los Angeles expanded by 2,000 acres overnight, but they now have it 25 percent surrounded. The fire has destroyed 26 rural homes and forced hundreds of residents to flee since it broke out Wednesday afternoon.
ST. LOUIS (AP) Water-weary residents of several central U.S states are girding for more rain and possible flooding after a week of intermittent downpours dumped as much as 15 inches in some locations. The National Weather Service predicts heavy rainfall and says there's a flood risk through early tomorrow across southeast Kansas and southern Missouri. More rain is expected into next week. In Oklahoma City, a man drowned early today while trying to rescue a relative who was stranded by floodwaters.
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A small plane has crashed into a house a Connecticut, touching off a fire. There's no word on injuries, but a neighbor says he heard a woman screaming that her children were inside the burning home in East Haven. He says he went into the house but had to leave because of the fire. The Federal Aviation Administration says the multi-engine propeller-driven aircraft flew out of Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and crashed as it approached an airport in New Haven.
DESOTO, Texas (AP) More charges have been filed in Wednesday's Dallas area shootings that left four people dead and four others wounded. Dallas police today charged Erbie Bowser with capital murder in the deaths of his girlfriend and her 17-year-old daughter. He's also charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the wounding of his girlfriend's 14-year-old son and a 17-year-old family friend. Bowser was charged earlier with killing his estranged wife and her daughter at another location. Two boys were also wounded in that attack.
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) A man who authorities say killed his wife, then apparently posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook, is expected to appear in court today in suburban Miami. Police say Derek Medina turned himself in yesterday after Jennifer Alfonso was fatally shot inside the couple's South Miami home. Neighbors say Medina had a concealed weapon permit and portrayed himself as a neighborhood watch volunteer at his townhouse complex.