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  • Man accused in Atlanta interstate collapse fire pleads not guilty

    April 18, 2017 12:46 PM

    ATLANTA - The man accused of starting a fire that caused a section of interstate in Atlanta to collapse has pleaded not guilty. Local media report a judge ordered Basil Eleby released on a $10,000 signature bond, which means he only has to pay if he doesn't show up for... more »
  • Trump: Atlanta collapse shows need for strong infrastructure

    April 13, 2017 3:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says last month's bridge collapse near downtown Atlanta is a "painful reminder" of the importance of strong infrastructure. Trump welcomed to the White House police, fire and other personnel who responded to the collapse that forced the closure of a portion of Interstate 85. Authorities... more »
  • Atlanta traffic horror: Crews razing fallen highway overpass

    April 2, 2017 1:21 PM

    ATLANTA - Crews continue to tear down and clear away debris after a section of a major interstate highway in Atlanta collapsed late last week after a raging fire. Officials promised almost immediately after Thursday's inferno that a 350-foot stretch of the Interstate 85 bridge would be replaced. But that... more »
  • 3 arrested in connection with overpass collapse

    March 31, 2017 9:01 PM

    ATLANTA - Officials say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive fire under Interstate 85 in Atlanta that caused a portion of the bridge to collapse. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence confirms the suspects were arrested Friday. He identified them as Basil Eleby, Sophia Bruner and Barry... more »
  • Chinese coal mine caves in, killing 9 workers

    January 17, 2017 10:03 PM

    BEIJING - Nine people have been killed in the partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the people killed were doing maintenance work inside the mine shaft at the time of the accident. Rescuers were able to save one person,... more »
  • Investigators will interview injured in probe of Warrior Dash collapse Play Video

    October 10, 2016 7:17 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Fire Marshal investigators will meet with an injured girl and her father as the state continues its investigation into the collapse of a piece of an obstacle course. Saturday , sixteen people were hurt when a wooden structure that was part of the course on the... more »
  • Inquiry set after hospital construction collapse injures 9

    April 9, 2016 3:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Federal officials are investigating a construction site collapse at a hospital that left nine workers with minor injuries. Shreveport Fire Chief Scott Wolverton tells KTBS-TV that concrete being poured for an expansion of the Willis-Knighton Medical Center North collapsed when scaffolding and supports gave way Friday morning. Workers... more »
  • Kansas football player brain dead after collapsing

    November 4, 2015 5:34 PM

    SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. - The father of a Kansas high school football player who collapsed on the sidelines during a playoff game says his son is on life support but has no brain activity. David Schemm held a news conference Wednesday outside Swedish Medical Center in the Denver suburb... more »
  • 92-year-old St. Amant woman fears home may collapse into canal Play Video

    October 27, 2015 6:11 PM

    ST. AMANT - A 92-year-old woman fears her home may collapse into a nearby canal in Ascension Parish if something isn't done to save her residence soon. Her family says water being pumped through the waterway is rapidly chipping away at the land, causing the bulkhead to cave in.... more »
  • Man pulling down building dies when roof collapses

    October 4, 2015 6:47 PM

    FRANKLIN, La. - Franklin Fire Department officials say a man pulling down a building on his property was killed when the 10-by-20-foot roof fell onto him. Charles Boudreaux, 68, died Saturday morning. It took 20 minutes for a heavy rescue crew, two engine company crews and several support units to... more »
  • Stage curtain collapses during Fiorina speech

    September 28, 2015 2:49 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has escaped injury when a backdrop of curtains collapsed on her as she appeared in San Antonio. Fiorina continued her speech Sunday following the accident during the National Association of Women Business Owners convention. Fiorina was on stage at a podium when... more »
  • Saudis: 107 dead in crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque

    September 11, 2015 4:14 PM

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have raised the death toll in a construction crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque to 107. The country's civil defense authority tweeted early Saturday that 238 people were injured in Friday's accident, which occurred ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later... more »
  • Work crews ahead of schedule on Southern bridge Play Video

    August 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting ready for the fall semester, steadily working to complete a bridge that's been out for nearly a year. The bridge collapsed last year after it was discovered that the piping was old and water had washed away dirt from the foundation. "There... more »
  • DOTD worker injured after falling from bridge, into trench

    July 29, 2015 4:00 PM

    BAYWOOD - A state bridge worker was injured in a construction accident Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to this rural area of East Baton Rouge Parish, about two miles from the East Feliciana Parish line, to rescue a worker who had fallen off a bridge on Greenwell Springs... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 rescued at construction site trench collapse

    May 21, 2015 3:53 PM

    COVINGTON - One person was killed when a trench collapsed at a construction site in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, north of New Orleans. Another victim was rescued after being trapped in dirt up to his shoulders. The accident happened early Thursday afternoon in the Covington area. Crews from area fire... more »
  • Stage collapses at Indiana high school

    April 24, 2015 9:37 AM

    WESTFIELD, Ind.- Authorities in central Indiana say more than a dozen people have been injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a theater performance at a public high school. Capt. Charles Hollowell of the Westfield Police Department said Thursday night that authorities don't have an exact number of... more »
  • Hockey ice rink roof collapse due to heavy snow

    February 28, 2015 4:34 PM

    CANTON - A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-laden roof collapsed at a Massachusetts skating rink. Officials in Canton say everyone is safe after Saturday morning's collapse at the Metropolis Skating Rink. Police say the rear portion of the roof began to fail as a... more »
  • French Quarter home collapses

    October 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A building in the French Quarter that suffered a partial collapse late Tuesday afternoon, entirely gave way Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m., according to WWL-TV in New Orleans. No one was injured in the collapse, but a reporter on the scene said the collapse and ensuing... more »
  • Part of building falls in French Quarter street

    October 21, 2014 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Part of a building in the French Quarter near Royal St. and St. Ann drew a crowd of onlookers on Tuesday afternoon as it collapsed into the street below. WWL-TV reported that debris from the building closed up to two blocks of Royal Street while Quarter... more »
  • Driver dies after bridge collapse

    September 26, 2014 7:26 AM

    DETROIT, MI - Police say the driver of a truck that hit a pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway, causing it to collapse, has died. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael A. Shaw told reporters at the scene that the driver died Friday morning following the bridge collapsing onto the Southfield... more »

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