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  • $250K bond for man charged with DUI in crash that killed 2

    $250K bond for man charged with DUI in crash that killed 2
    The driver of a car that landed in a water-filled quarry in west suburban Naperville Saturday morning, killing two of his friends, has been charged with DUI and has been ordered held on a $250,000 bond, officials said.  Shortly before 2 a.m., Naperville...
  • Traffic: Delays, crash reported on I-4

    Traffic: Delays, crash reported on I-4
    Several delays and crashes have been reported on a rainy afternoon in Central Florida. The left shoulder of Interstate 4 is blocked by a crash at Exit 58, County Road 532, with traffic backed up to World Drive. I-4 is also slow westbound from Exit 80,...
  • 71-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by car in Essex

    71-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by car in Essex
    A 71-year-old man was struck and killed by a car in Essex after he stepped into its path Friday night, Baltimore County police said. Police said the crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. at Back River Neck and Poles roads. The victim, Willard Patrick...
  • Reader feedback July 21: Boy Scouts' screening ineffective, vehicle crashes, old summer photos

    Former Boy Scout upset that warning wasn't heeded Keith Paré, 46, whose sexual abuse complaint in the 1980s spurred the Boy Scouts of America to ban a man from Scouting for life says he's "livid" that the same man — Thomas G. Seifert — was...
  • Street racing likely led to fatal crash in Long Beach, police say

    Street racing likely led to fatal crash in Long Beach, police say
    A fatal crash on Long Beach’s scenic Ocean Boulevard on Monday night was probably caused by a street race, police said. The crash occurred about 10:15 p.m. when a yellow 2003 Honda S2000 convertible lost control while traveling west on Ocean...
  • Man drove drunk, crashed into pick-up truck in West Boynton, say deputies

    Man drove drunk, crashed into pick-up truck in West Boynton, say deputies
    A 49-year-old West Boynton Beach man who had been drinking was arrested after he crashed into another vehicle and told deputies, "There is no DUI, I am in a private community," according to an arrest report. Douglas Kelly was driving in a yellow pick-...
  • Boca man dies in motorcycle crash, police say

    A motorcycle crash on Monday claimed the life of a Boca Raton man, according to a Boca Raton Police news release. Investigators said Raphael Caixeta, 23, died in the crash when his silver 2008 Yamaha motorcycle, heading south on the 21000 block of St....
  • Most victims of fiery California bus crash died of smoke inhalation

    (Reuters) - Most of the 10 people killed in a fiery crash of a bus full of college hopefuls in Northern California survived the initial impact and died of smoke inhalation from flames that engulfed the vehicle, the county coroner said on Tuesday. Seven...
  • Smoke killed 7 of 10 victims in Northern California bus crash

    Most of the victims killed in a Northern California bus crash in April survived the initial impact only to die from smoke inhalation as fire tore through the carriage, coroner's officials said. Ten people died in the crash April 10, when a FedEx truck...
  • Bucks man dies after motorcycle crash

    A Bedminster Township, Bucks County, man died early Sunday after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle near his home on Saturday night, the Lehigh County coroner's office said. Carl J. Polichetti, 47, of 829 Kellers Church Road, was pronounced...
  • Residents return home after Wisconsin train derailment

    Residents return home after Wisconsin train derailment
    Authorities are letting residents return home Monday morning after a train derailment and fuel spill in Slinger, Wis., prompted an evacuation Sunday night, authorities said. Three locomotives and several railcars belonging to a Canadian National Railway...