March 14th, 2013
09:36 AM ET

Police: Suspect in N.Y. shootings dead

A long standoff following a deadly upstate shooting spree is over, and the suspect is dead, police say.

Kurt R. Myers, 64, was dead after he and an FBI tactical team fired shots in a building where Myers was hiding, New York State Police spokesman Lt. Jack Keller said.

Myers is suspected of killing four people and injuring two others in a 10-minute shooting spree in Herkimer County, New York, on Wednesday morning, state police said.

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Ram 1500, Cadillac ATS picked as best of the year
January 14th, 2013
07:31 AM ET

Ram 1500, Cadillac ATS picked as best of the year

The Ram 1500 and the Cadillac ATS were just announced as best truck and car of the year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

The Ram won for the 2013 Truck/Utility of the Year and the Cadillac ATS was chosen as the 2013 North American Car of the Year. The Ram 1500 had already won the Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors, one of the more prestigious car or truck awards.

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November 11th, 2012
04:53 AM ET

Fire official: 2 killed when houses explode in Indianapolis

At least two people were killed when two houses exploded in Indianapolis overnight Saturday, according to a fire official. The cause of the blast is not yet known.

Witnesses described the scene as looking like a war zone, spokeswoman Bonnie Hensley from the Indianapolis Fire Department said.

The explosion damaged 80 homes in the neighborhood, including 26 that may or may not be inhabitable and five that are either leveled or will have to be demolished, said Adam Collins, deputy code enforcement director for Indianapolis.

Click here to read more about the explosion and the scores of people affected by it.

October 31st, 2012
08:52 PM ET

Cuomo declares transportation emergency, free transit fares

Editor's note: Two days after Superstorm Sandy roared into the Northeast, ravaged cities are working on cleaning up from floods, wind and fire. Millions remain without power. The storm has left at least 122 dead from Haiti to Canada. Here is the full story and below is the latest news as we learn it.

Are you there? Send your stories and photos to CNN iReport but stay safe.

[Updated 1:40 a.m.] About 4.9 million customers remain without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia today, a CNN tally shows.  That number dropped by about 600,000 in six hours. FULL POST

October 29th, 2012
07:17 AM ET

Freight train derails in Kentucky, sparking concerns about hazardous materials

A freight train carrying chemicals has derailed in West Point, Kentucky, prompting a level 3 hazmat declaration - the highest status possible, a Louisville emergency management spokeswoman tells CNN.

Emergency crews have shut down Dixie Highway in Hardin and Jefferson counties, according to Louisville Metrosafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan. FULL POST

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Body of missing Pennsylvania baby found; suspect arrested
A copy of the reward poster put out after Saanvi Venna went missing earlier this week.
October 26th, 2012
02:08 PM ET

Body of missing Pennsylvania baby found; suspect arrested

Missing 10-month-old Saanvi Venna was found dead Friday morning, and a friend of her family's has been arrested and charged in her and her grandmother's killings, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said Friday.

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September 16th, 2011
09:43 PM ET

Man, son save fawn in middle of bay

Dave Falkenburg didn’t catch any fish in Michigan’s Wild Foul Bay on a recent excursion, but he’s happy with what he says he did grab from the water: A 65-pound fawn.

Falkenburg and his 13-year-old son, Justin, say video taken with the boy’s cell phone shows them rescuing the juvenile deer well away from shore on Sunday. They say they found it while driving their motorboat in the water about 45 miles northeast of Saginaw.

“My son thought it was a seagull or something,” Falkenburg told CNN of the moment they saw something bobbing in the water. “And I said no, I think it’s a deer.”

Falkenburg told CNN affiliate WNEM that it appeared the fawn was struggling to survive. The video, which the pair posted to YouTube, shows the boat approaching the water-treading fawn, and then Falkenburg grabbing the animal by the neck with the intention of keeping its head above water.

“We both decided that we needed to act, and needed to act fast,” Falkenburg, of Caseville, told CNN.

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