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  • 2 killed as cars collide in western Lehigh County

    2 killed as cars collide in western Lehigh County
    Two people were killed Tuesday evening when their cars collided in the New Tripoli area of western Lehigh County, authorities said. The collision happened about 6:20 p.m. in the 7900 block of Kings Highway, Route 143, in Lynn Township. Both drivers were...
  • Thirteen high school volleyball players hurt in Missouri bus crash

    (Reuters) - Thirteen high school girls on a Missouri volleyball team were injured on Monday when their bus collided with a car on the way to a tournament, the school said. The girls from Raymore-Peculiar High School were taken to local hospitals with...
  • Man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed Eustis construction worker

    Man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed Eustis construction worker
    Nearly three months after a black Jeep plowed through a construction zone, killing a 44-year-old worker from Eustis, the alleged driver turned himself in last week, officials said. Lakeland Police say Dustin Halstead, 21, was driving the southbound Jeep...
  • California mayor resigns after drunk driving arrest

    (Reuters) - A southern California mayor who was arrested last week on suspicion of drunken driving in an accident that injured four teenagers announced his resignation on Monday. Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, who gained national attention in the summer...
  • Judge: Trucker's statements in Tollway fatality admissible

     Judge: Trucker's statements in Tollway fatality admissible
    Statements a trucker gave to police after an accident that killed a tollway worker and badly injured a state trooper are admissible at trial, a DuPage County judge ruled Monday. The attorney for Renato Velasquez had asked the court to bar the statements...
  • Murrieta mayor resigns after DUI arrest in crash that injured 4 students

    Murrieta mayor resigns after DUI arrest in crash that injured 4 students
    The mayor of Murrieta resigned Monday after being arrested Thursday on suspicion of seriously injuring four high school students while driving drunk. Alan Long's attorney, Virginia Blumenthal, insisted, though, that the former mayor's blood-alcohol...
  • Motorcyclists collide; crash shuts down Palmetto Park Road in Boca

    Motorcyclists collide; crash shuts down Palmetto Park Road in Boca
    A portion of westbound Palmetto Park Road was shut down after a crash involving two motorcycles on Monday. Boca Raton Police spokeswoman Sandra Boonenberg said the crash happened when the two riders collided just before 8 p.m. near the 1300 block of...
  • GM ignition compensation approved for 29 deaths

    The leader of the GM Ignition Compensation Fund has approved settlements for surviving families in 29 fatal accidents involving defective ignition switches. As of Friday, Kenneth Feinberg, who is directing the assessment of all claims, had received 184...
  • Criminal probe ordered in Russian crash that killed Total CEO

    Russian investigators have opened a criminal probe into the fiery crash that killed Total SA chief executive Christophe de Margerie and the three French crewmen piloting his private jet out of a Moscow airport, officials announced on Tuesday. A...
  • Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after crash in Suffolk

    Suffolk Police and Fire & Rescue personnel are currently on the scene of a two-vehicle accident that had completely blocked Route 17 this morning. Dispatchers received the call at 7:14 a.m. about an accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck,...
  • Snow plow driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk: Russian investigators

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plow involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said. "At the...