You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Man with history of stabbing women gets 25 years
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades – and has spent half his life in prison as a result – is unlikely to get out again.
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
      WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S.
  • Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes
      WEED, Calif. – A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500
Advertisement
Associated Press
Firefighters respond to an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York on Wednesday morning.

Searchers dig through rubble of 2 NY buildings

Gas leak blamed for explosion; 2 buildings gone

– Rescue workers are using back hoes and a bulldozer to search for any victims still buried after an explosion demolished two Manhattan buildings. Meanwhile, questions are swirling about the gas leak that triggered the blast and whether complaints about gas odors had been ignored.

The explosion Wednesday morning killed at least six people and injured more than 60, with searchers still trying to locate others. At the site on Park Avenue and 116th Street, thermal imaging cameras are being used to identify heat spots – bodies or pockets of fire.

City officials say searches of the street are complete and no victims have been found there. Workers initially were hampered from fully accessing the building space because of a sinkhole caused by a subsurface water main break.

Advertisement