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  • Indiana MERS patient improving, hospital workers isolated

    Indiana MERS patient improving, hospital workers isolated
    The man authorities cite as the nation’s first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and dozens of hospital workers who first came into contact with him are being isolated from the general public, an effort by officials and public...
  • Kids' own drivers are their biggest risk in fatal DUI crashes: study

    Kids' own drivers are their biggest risk in fatal DUI crashes: study
    Many children die in alcohol-related car accidents each year and a new study suggests the majority are riding in the same car as the impaired driver. The exact rate of children's deaths while riding with drunk drivers varies by state, researchers write....
  • 'Person of interest' detained in fatal LAPD crash; no arrest yet

    'Person of interest' detained in fatal LAPD crash; no arrest yet
    A person detained after a weekend crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer remained in custody Monday but has not been arrested, officials said. The "person of interest" has been linked to an SUV that struck an LAPD squad car; he was detained...
  • Update: All lanes reopened following cement truck crash on 5 Freeway in Glendale

    [Update 10:55 a.m.] All lanes of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway were reopened at about 10:35 a.m. Monday after a cement truck crashed, trapping and seriously injuring the driver, officials said. The driver, whose name was not immediately...
  • 9 sent to hospital after school bus, van crash

    9 sent to hospital after school bus, van crash
    A van and a school bus collided in Pompano Beach Monday, sending nine people to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, a city official said. The crash happened just before 7 a.m. at Northwest Eighth Street and Northwest Third Avenue,...
  • Man allegedly assaulted by fellow gang member at Burbank park

    Man allegedly assaulted by fellow gang member at Burbank park
    A 19-year-old Burbank man was hospitalized Thursday after he was allegedly assaulted by a member of his gang at a local park, police said. The suspect, identified by police as Cesar Ramirez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of battery on Friday and was...
  • Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil

    Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River. In a letter...
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...
  • Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death

    Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death
    Mario Careaga is "selfless," a parade of witnesses told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Monday. He is "responsible." He is "totally upstanding." But he is also guilty of driving drunk and causing the death of Miami Heat dancer Nancy Lopez-Ruiz...
  • Suspect in fatal wrong-way crash released on bond

    Suspect in fatal wrong-way crash released on bond
    A Lakeview man accused of killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi as he drove drunk on the wrong side of Lake Shore Drive early Friday was released on bond this evening, authorities said. Erik F. Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block of North Janssen...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...