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  • New Tripoli man, 81, killed in Route 143 crash in Lynn Twp.

    An 81-year-old New Tripoli man died Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on Route 143 in Lynn Township, authorities said. Ralph Everett of Kings Highway was driving at 1 p.m. when his car collided with another at Behler Road, the Lehigh County...
  • Window washer who fell 11 stories reunited with family before Christmas

    Window washer who fell 11 stories reunited with family before Christmas
    A window washer who survived an 11-story fall onto a car in downtown San Francisco has finally been released from the hospital in time for Christmas, family and healthcare officials said Monday. Marciela Perez, wife of the man who fell, Pedro Perez,...
  • Teen killed in Poconos crash

    Teen killed in Poconos crash
    A Tobyhanna teenager was killed early Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on Route 196 in Tobyhanna, Pocono Mountain Regional Police said. Alek Lugo, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene after the car he was riding in exited the roadway and struck a tree...
  • Names of four teens killed in Carbon County crash to be released Monday, coroner says

    Names of four teens killed in Carbon County crash to be released Monday, coroner says
    The identities of four teens killed in a fiery crash Friday night in Carbon County will be released later Monday, according to the coroner. Autopsies will be conducted Monday, said Carbon County Coroner Bruce Nalesnik. State police said they will not...
  • 'I was helpless,' says witness to fatal Carbon County crash that claimed 4 teens

    'I was helpless,' says witness to fatal Carbon County crash that claimed 4 teens
    The loud crash jolted Ronald Behler as he was making a snack in the kitchen of his Lower Towamensing Township home around 8:30 Friday night. He knew what the sound signaled before he instinctively bolted out the door and up the winding road, littered with...
  • Driver crashes on 710, carjacks another motorist, flees police

    Driver crashes on 710, carjacks another motorist, flees police
    Authorities were searching Monday for a driver who led officers on a pursuit on the 710 Freeway, crashed and then carjacked another motorist. California Highway Patrol officers began following the driver of a Honda about 12:22 a.m. after spotting the...
  • Quad rugby on display at UM Medical System

    Quad rugby on display at UM Medical System
    First, there's the metal-to-metal smacking sound of wheelchairs colliding at top speed. You hear it every few moments during quad (short for quadriplegic) rugby, an international sport for players that have a disability affecting at least three limbs....
  • Lake Shore Drive reopened after deadly wrong-way crash

     Lake Shore Drive reopened after deadly wrong-way crash
    One person was killed and three were hospitalized after a crash caused by a car heading the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive early Monday. A 26-year-old man driving south in the northbound lanes in a 2001 Nissan Sentra  about 2:40 a.m. collided with two...
  • Woman ID'd, remains in critical condition after car goes into Boynton canal

    A woman critically injured after her car plunged into a canal Sunday has been identified. Police said the driver, Judith Lavers, 68, of Boynton Beach, is still hospitalized in critical condition Monday. The crash left Lavers trapped inside her car early...
  • CHP officer shoots teen who attacked him with machete

    CHP officer shoots teen who attacked him with machete
    A California Highway Patrol officer in Humboldt County  fatally shot a 17-year-old male driver who attacked him with a machete, officials said Saturday. The officer was responding to a vehicle accident involving a Nissan sedan that crashed into a...
  • Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds

    Many red light cameras put in low-crash areas, Tribune study finds
    Nearly half of the Chicago red light cameras included in a new Tribune study did nothing to make drivers safer and may have caused an increase in injury-related crashes. Researchers hired by the Tribune to analyze the effects of the city's cameras...