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  • Prosecutors: Driver in fatal crash admitted to having 5 or 6 drinks

    Prosecutors: Driver in fatal crash admitted to having 5 or 6 drinks
    A Lakeview man accused of drunkenly driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive early Friday and killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday in Cook County bond court. Erik F. Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block...
  • One dead in rollover crash on 210 Freeway in Tujunga

    A person was ejected from a vehicle and killed in a rollover crash on the 210 Freeway in Tujunga on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The driver of a red Honda Civic heading west smashed into a mountainside near the La Tuna Canyon Road exit around 2 p....
  • Man hands police beer instead of drivers license

    Memo: When a police officer pulls you over and asks to see your drivers license, don’t hand over a beer instead. It's not likely to help your case. That’s what police say happened early Saturday in Dunwoody, Ga., reports ajc.com. Police said...
  • Baltimore fire battalion chief critically injured in three-car crash

    Baltimore fire battalion chief critically injured in three-car crash
    A Baltimore Fire Department battalion chief responding to an apartment fire was critically injured Sunday evening in a three-car crash that left four other motorists injured, authorities said. The battalion chief was at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center...
  • 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...