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Fire official killed in wreck is honored ... Tragedy in Ethiopia... Big snowstorm takes aim at Northeast...

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 12, 2017 at 9:40 p.m.



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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A fire official who died after being injured in a crash while responding to a fatal fire in central Pennsylvania is being honored by the state. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered flags in the commonwealth to be flown at half-staff for Lt. Dennis DeVoe, a 21-year veteran of the Harrisburg fire department, who died Saturday. His vehicle was hit at an intersection Friday night. Authorities say the female driver fled but was later arrested.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — At least 46 people are dead and several dozen are missing in Ethiopia, after a mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of the capital. An Addis Ababa (AD'-ihs AB'-uh-buh) city spokeswoman says most of the dead were women and children. Several makeshift homes and concrete buildings were buried in Saturday night's collapse. Officials are vowing to relocate those who called the landfill home.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Northeast is bracing for a real blizzard. It's expected to barrel into the New York region starting Monday. It could be the season's biggest snowstorm. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for coastal regions including New York City and surrounding areas of Long Island, Westchester County and Connecticut. Forecasters expect over a foot of snow. A winter storm watch has been posted for a larger area of the Northeast.

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Motorists in the United aren't happy to see the price of gasoline go up. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices says the average price of a gallon of regular-grade rose 2 cents nationwide during the past two weeks, to $2.35. The national average is up 51 cents per gallon over the price a year ago. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says gas prices are poised to dip slightly because crude costs are falling and refinery production is strong.

UNDATED (AP) — The field is set for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The top seeds are Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga. Villanova is the first overall seed as it seeks a second straight national championship. It plays in the East. Kansas is No. 1 in the Midwest. North Carolina takes the top spot in the South. Gonzaga has a No. 1 seed for the second time and will head the West bracket. The tournament begins Tuesday and Wednesday.

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