SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire Department says they arrested four juvenile suspects responsible for starting 20 fires near Central Valley High School. Altogether the damage cost more than $16,000. All of the fires were started in the early morning, between 1 and 3 AM.
Most of these fires were
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Three new wildfires are burning in Utah.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/LMxxdr) lightning set off one blaze in high-desert grasslands about 20 miles north of the tiny Box Elder County community of Grouse Creek. Another grass fire is burning in that region.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say lightning strikes have sparked several new wildfires across Idaho. In the Bureau of Land Management's Twin Falls District, lightning storms caused three new fires Tuesday even as crews pushed toward full containment of the state's largest
By EDITH M. LEDERER and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government for his country as proposed by an international conference in Geneva last month, envoy Kofi Annan said Wednesday.
Annan, the U.N.-
By KANTELE FRANKO and MITCH STACYAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Exploding freight cars full of ethanol made for a dramatic early morning scene in Ohio's capital on Wednesday, but officials said the train derailment that led to a hurried evacuation of an urban neighborhood could have
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane firefighters responded to a structure fire in east Spokane near 3rd and Havana late Tuesday night.
The call came in just before 10:30PM and when the first crews arrived, they found a 2-story structure completely engulfed in flames. Crews knocked down the fire and are now
By AMY TAXIN and DAVID R. MARTINAssociated Press
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - In this sweltering Southern California city, officials tried to keep the budget in check by selling assets, cutting spending and asking public employees to take a hit as tax revenues dwindled.
But San Bernardino
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Fire department officials say five people were taken to a hospital from a plane diverted to Philadelphia International Airport after crew members reported feeling ill due to an odor on board.
Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said US Airways flight 720 had taken off from
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Police say a Southern California officer charged with murder in the death of a mentally ill homeless man is no longer working for the department.
Acting Fullerton police Chief Dan Hughes said in a statement Tuesday that Manuel Ramos left the department July 3.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The most destructive wildfire in Colorado history has been fully contained less than three weeks after it erupted.
A federal incident management team says the 29-square-mile Waldo Canyon Fire was completely encircled by Tuesday.
Officials say smoke may still be