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POSTED August 5, 2013 9:45 p.m.

WRECK KILLS 3 YOUNG BROTHERS:  PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say three young brothers are dead after a minivan and a car collided in southwest Phoenix.

Phoenix police say a 16-year-old boy didn't have a driver's license but was driving six of his siblings to various schools Monday morning.

The names of those killed haven't been released, but police say the boys were ages 5, 8 and 11.

They say it appears none of the children in the minivan were wearing seat belts at the time of the 7 a.m. crash.

At least three of the children were ejected after the minivan collided with a sedan and then rolled.

Police say three other children remain hospitalized, including a 4-year-old girl who's in critical condition.

The man in his 40s who was driving the sedan also is in critical.

2 PEOPLE SHOT DEAD AT PA. MUNICIPAL BUILDING: SAYLORSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A shooting during a meeting at a northeastern Pennsylvania municipal building has left two people dead.

Monroe County emergency management director Guy Miller says the shooting happened Monday evening during Ross Township's regular monthly meeting. He says the gunman has been captured and is in state police custody.

The Pocono Record says one of its reporters was in the township building and a gunman armed with a pistol with a scope shot through a wall into the meeting, which was being held about 85 miles north of Philadelphia.

MAN FINDS SEVERED HEAD OF DOG AT COLORADO PARK: EL JEBEL, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man found the severed head of a dog at a park in a small town in Colorado and are looking into what led to the decapitation.

The head was found in El Jebel south of Glenwood Springs and about 175 miles west of Denver.

Authorities say the rest of the animal's body hasn't been found.

The man says he found the carcass lying on the grass east of the tennis courts at Crown Mountain Park.

 

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