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  • 13-year-old motorist cited in fatal Olympia Fields crash

    13-year-old motorist cited in fatal Olympia Fields crash
    A 13-year-old girl has been cited in connection with the death of a 12-year-old Olympia Fields boy who died last week after they and two other youths were in a crash involving a car that was apparently speeding, police said. The girl, who was driving...
  • Driver in O.C. crash that killed four may have been drinking

    The driver of a car that crashed into a light pole and palm tree in San Clemente on Saturday, killing himself and three passengers, may having been drinking, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. Speed is also suspected of...
  • Charges filed in bicyclist's death: 'Tragedy of epic proportions'

    Charges filed in bicyclist's death: 'Tragedy of epic proportions'
    Hector Avalos was riding his bike, one of the things his family said he loved, when he was fatally struck by a van Friday night in Douglas Park. Avalos' mother, Ingrid Cossio, wept in court Sunday as Robert Vais, a Riverside man accused of drunkenly...
  • Harford walloped by 7 inches of snow, closing schools Monday

    As many as seven inches fell on Harford County Sunday, catching many by surprise, making roads treacherous and closing Harford County Public Schools Monday. Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, started spreading...
  • Paul Walker fans gather for memorial at crash site

    By 10 a.m. Sunday, dozens of fans could be seen walking up Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia toward the site where “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, were killed on Nov. 30. Thousands of people were expected to...
  • Snow fouls traffic on I-94 in Wisconsin; no major problems here

    Snow fouls traffic on I-94 in Wisconsin; no major problems here
    Snow is causing slippery conditions and some accidents but no major problems so far this afternoon on Chicago-area expressways, but conditions north of the border in Wisconsin are far worse. Roads were blocked by spunout cars, accidents and two...
  • Paul Walker's fans rally at Valencia crash site

    Juan Coscarart is such a big fan of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker that he spent four years building a replica of the 1994 Toyota Supra that Walker drove in the first film in the popular series. "Anybody who knows anything about cars piles around...
  • Letters: Rail safety? Simple.

    Letters: Rail safety? Simple.
    Re "Train crash 'preventable,' senator says," Dec. 6 Reporting on last week's train derailment in New York, the article says, "Officials have said that [engineer] William Rockefeller apparently went into a daze shortly before the train sped into a 30-...
  • Families return to Maryland to remember Pan Am Flight 214

    Families return to Maryland to remember Pan Am Flight 214
    Fifty years ago Sunday, mere days before the Christmas holiday, dozens of families from Elkton and north along the northeast corridor to Staten Island, N.Y., were changed in an instant. The mid-air explosion of Pan Am Flight 214 over Elkton became...
  • Fans pay tribute to 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker and friend

    The fast and furious became the solemn and reverential Sunday as hundreds of fans and mourners met in Valencia to pay tribute to the memory of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, killed Nov. 30 in a car crash. Under cold but clear skies, a line of muscle...
  • Cyclist killed in collision with sheriff patrol car

    Cyclist killed in collision with sheriff patrol car
    A bicyclist was fatally struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol car in Calabasas on Sunday afternoon. The male cyclist and the patrol car collided at 1:05 p.m. while both were traveling northeast on Mulholland Highway near...