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2 years 9 months ago

New wildfire burns in northern Colorado

PARADOX, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are responding to a new wildfire burning in northern Colorado. Larimer County sheriff's officials say the fire was reported Monday afternoon and has spread to about 40 acres. Sheriff's officials say they have alerted 66 homes and three businesses to the fire, but no evacuations...

3 years 4 weeks ago

1 dead in Coast Guard helicopter crash

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says one crewmember is dead and three others remain missing following a helicopter crash in Alabama during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Tuesday evening in Mobile Bay, near Point Clear, Ala....

3 years 2 months ago

Six U.S. Marines killed in helicopter crash

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. defense official says all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. Marines. The helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. The defense official who said all six were Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because...

3 years 4 months ago

5 dead after copter crash in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are investigating the fiery crash of a helicopter that slammed into a mountain ridge on Hawaii's Molokai island, killing the pilot and four tourists aboard. Authorities say the aircraft carrying the five people was on a tourist excursion of West Maui and Molokai when...

3 years 6 months ago

Judge takes BLM to task over mustangs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge in Nevada is taking the government to task for misconduct by a helicopter contractor during one of the government's biggest wild horse roundups in the West. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben denied a request from horse protection advocates late Tuesday to halt...

3 years 7 months ago

Official: NATO helicopter apparently shot down

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior administration official says the helicopter that crashed Saturday carrying 31 U.S. special operations forces and seven Afghan soldiers was apparently shot down by insurgents in Afghanistan. It was the highest number of American casualties recorded in a single incident in the decade-long war. The...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado sends helicopter to Nebraska floods

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is sending an Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter with a crew of three to support flood relief operations in Nebraska. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order allowing the deployment at the request of Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. The soldiers will support sandbagging...

3 years 10 months ago

Reality TV copter crew goes down near Pa. campus

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a helicopter carrying a reality television crew crashed near Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the four people aboard were taken to hospitals, but no fatalities were reported. The helicopter went down shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday between two apartment buildings,...

4 years 1 day ago

Fort Carson to get new brigade

Fort Carson will get a new aviation brigade, bringing another 2,700 troops, according to federal sources. The Army briefed Colorado's congressional delegation, and promised $240 million in spending to support the new brigade. "First and foremost, this means the soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division will be able...

4 years 1 month ago

4 injured in helicopter crash near Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. - Four people were injured Monday when a sheriff's department helicopter crashed on the side of a rugged mountain northwest of Tucson, officials said. The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known, but at least one of the injured was able to talk to rescuers, said Deputy...

4 years 5 months ago

National Guard busy in Pueblo Tuesday

You may see a National Guard helicopter flying over Pueblo today. No worries. It's not responding to a natural disaster or terrorist incident. Rather, its helping kids say no to drugs. Pueblo is gearing up for Red Ribbon Week, when schools and communities join together to promote healthy, drug-free...

4 years 6 months ago

Afghan helicopter crash kills 9 Americans

A helicopter crash killed nine American troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday, NBC News reported. The incident made 2010 the deadliest year for foreign troops of the war, according to monitoring website The deaths take the toll so far this year to at least 529. Last year, 521 foreign...

4 years 7 months ago

Rollover accident on Old Stage Road

Four people were sent to the hospital this morning after a rollover on Old Stage Road west of Colorado S prings. Several agencies including Colorado State Patrol, the National Forest Service, and Colorado Springs Fire Department are were on scene. A Trooper on the scene says the driver...

4 years 8 months ago

UPDATE: Helicopter crashes in Tucson

Three people were killed in Tucson, Arizona when a medical helicopter crashed and burst into flames. The chopper went down crashing into a fence in front of a house. A witness reported seeing the chopper drop to the ground after its rotors stopped working. He said the pilot...

4 years 10 months ago

Emergency response drill begins

Pueblo County emergency responders are involved in their biggest drill of the year. Each year they test response methods related to a disaster. Wednesday morning's scenario involves a helicopter carrying herbicides that made an emergency landing near Pueblo Technical Academy just east of Pueblo. Another incident will be rehearsed...

4 years 11 months ago

Amazing water rescue caught on tape

A vehicle carrying three people flipped on wet roads in Walnut Creek, California Sunday night. One person died in the submerged vehicle. Two others made it out of the car and were seen floating down stream. One of them is presumed dead this morning, the other is only alive...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Chopper heading to Colorado crashes

Officials say a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter has crashed in the Uinta Mountains in Utah. The helicopter was heading to Colorado. Summit County sheriff's office Det. Ron Bridge says two people reportedly sustained serious injuries, one had minor injuries and two others on board were not hurt. Bridge...

5 years 1 month ago

Military helicopter crashes in West Virginia

Mountainous terrain is hindering efforts to reach a Navy helicopter that crashed Thursday during a training exercise in a remote, area of West Virginia. West Virginia National Guard Lt. Col. Mike Cadle says military crews circling overhead are in touch with the aircraft. Trees at the crash site were...

5 years 1 month ago

CSPD may unload one helicopter

At least one potential buyer is making the minimum bid for one of two Colorado Springs police department helicopters up for sale. The helicopters were grounded in December by budget cuts. The city is trying to sell them on the Internet. Sgt. Dan Lofgren says at least one...

5 years 2 months ago

Dog airlifted from rain-swollen river

A dog that was being swept-down the rain-swollen Los Angeles River was rescued by emergency workers Friday. They went all out to help man's best friend, using a helicopter to lower a swift-water rescuer into the water to snatch the dog. Both were hoisted to safety.

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