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  • 2 dead in Seattle TV helicopter crash
    The Seattle Fire Department said in addition to the fatalities, a 37-year-old man who managed to free himself from a car at the accident scene was taken to a hospital in critical condition. No other details were immediately available.March 18, 2014
  • Malaysian jet: Why was transponder off?
    Authorities believe that Flight 370's transponder was intentionally shut off, delaying search and rescue efforts and helping to conceal the plane's location -- a mystery unsolved more than 10 days after the Boeing 777 vanished.March 18, 2014
  • Third person dies in SXSW hit-and-run
    Authorities charged 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens with one count of capital murder last week for allegedly ramming his car through a crowded street in an effort to avoid a drunk driving stop.March 17, 2014
  • Light rail derailment drill Tuesday will test U, metro disaster readiness
    The drill begins at 9 a.m. next to the Green Line's Stadium Village station.March 17, 2014
  • One person dies in Chanhassen motel fire
    One person died and another escaped from an early Monday morning fire at Brookside Motel in Chanhassen, according to Chanhassen Fire Chief John Wolff.March 17, 2014
  • 3 dead in car crash north of Mankato
    It's the third crash with multiple deaths in three weeks. Four young men were killed in a crash near Sleepy Eye on March 7, and three Carleton College students were killed in a crash near Northfield on Feb. 28.March 17, 2014
  • How 26 nations are helping to find that missing Malaysian jet
    Malaysia, which is coordinating the search, has deployed about 18 aircraft and 27 ships, including the submarine support vessel MV Mega Bakti, which can detect objects at a depth of up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet).March 17, 2014
  • Missing jet exposes wide gaps in how airlines operate
    The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has exposed wide gaps in how the world's airlines -- and their regulators -- operate. But experts warn this isn't likely to be one of those defining moments that lead to fundamental changes.March 17, 2014
  • 2 killed in head-on collision near Mankato
    The Minnesota State Patrol says at least two vehicles have collided head-on near Mankato, leaving two people dead.March 16, 2014
  • Did The Malaysian airliner land? Here are possible runways
    The fate of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 isn't known -- and officials have stated their search will now focus on a large area to the west of the plane's planned flight path from Kuala Lampur to Beijing. Experts say it isn't likely to have landed -- in part because the large plane would attract notice.March 16, 2014
  • Prime Minister: 'Deliberate action' disabled missing jet's systems
    Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak made his statement Saturday after being briefed by investigators from Malaysian agencies and representatives of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, along with Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch.March 15, 2014
  • Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence
    The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea.March 14, 2014
  • Minneapolis on pace for record number of fire deaths
    In the wake of 10 deaths caused by fires in Minneapolis so far this year, chiefs from across the region gathered Friday to talk about fire safety and prevention.March 14, 2014
  • Crews soak up oil along tracks in SE Minn.
    Crews have placed oil-absorbing booms and sandbags along railroad tracks in southeastern Minnesota to soak up oil that leaked out of a tanker car last month.March 14, 2014
  • Metro Transit: Operator-caused light rail accident was first of its kind
    The Blue Line train was traveling northbound when it hit the trailer of a pickup truck at the intersection of 34th Avenue and Airport Lane in Bloomington.March 14, 2014

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