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  • Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash

    Woman was half naked on husband's lap during fatal crash
    A Florida woman was naked from the waist down sitting on her husband's lap when he crashed their car into a canal, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The crash that killed Amanda Notebaert happened in March in Loxahatchee. The couple, both naked from the...
  • Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia

    Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia
    Amid the chaos of the US Airways jet that crashed in Philadelphia Thursday evening -- one passenger saw an opportune time to take an epic selfie, along with some compelling video.  "So my plane just crashed...," @han_horan tweeted at 6:35 p.m....
  • Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies

    Video: Airborne pickup truck nearly hits deputies
    It was a close call for Iowa deputies who were nearly hit by an airborne pickup truck while they were pulled over investigating a crash, WPTV is reporting. A semi that failed to slow down while approaching the crash scene rear ended a pickup truck and...
  • Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper

    Watch: Driver crashes into CVS, narrowly misses shopper
    An 80-year-old shopper at a CVS in Winter Haven avoided being seriously hurt after a car came crashing through the store Wednesday. According to the Lakeland Ledger, Adrienne Watkins, 80, was shopping Wednesday afternoon when a 2008 Chevrolet Impala...
  • Effect of federal government shutdown limited at first; no panda cam

    Effect of federal government shutdown limited at first; no panda cam
    Americans awoke to the sound of one hand clapping on Tuesday. While local governments were open for business, the other hand, the federal government, was largely unavailable because of a partial shutdown that began at midnight. The full impact of the...
  • Law or no law, safe driving needs to be a high priority [Editorial]

    Law or no law, safe driving needs to be a high priority [Editorial]
    Among the many laws that went into effect Tuesday was one making more strict a prohibition against the use of hand held cell phones by people who are driving. Though texting while driving and using a hand held cell phone while driving already had been...
  • After Santa Monica jet crash, lawmaker calls for safety review

    After Santa Monica jet crash, lawmaker calls for safety review
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) sent a letter to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday calling for the agency to address safety conditions at Santa Monica Airport. The lawmaker called safety measures at the airport “...
  • 3 people injured in separate hit-and-runs in Chicago

    3 people injured in separate hit-and-runs in Chicago
    A 17-year-old girl was critically injured when she was struck by a pickup truck in the Logan Square neighborhood -- one of three pedestrians injured in hit-and-run accidents in the city in eight hours, authorities said. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, a...
  • Pacific Coast Highway closed south of Malibu after accident

    Pacific Coast Highway closed south of Malibu after accident
    The California Highway Patrol is telling morning commuters to avoid Pacific Coast Highway near Topanga Wednesday morning after a woman was critically injured in an accident. All eastbound and westbound traffic near Coastline Drive was expected to be...
  • Deliveryman tells of pulling woman from fiery Burbank crash

    Deliveryman tells of pulling woman from fiery Burbank crash
    The deliveryman had just pulled 18-year-old Savannah Underwood from the burning wreckage of a Nissan early Saturday in Burbank when she starting yelling for her friends. There was so much smoke as flames overtook the car that Juan Ganaja thought...
  • Waxman calls for wider safety investigation of Santa Monica Airport

    Waxman calls for wider safety investigation of Santa Monica Airport
    A local congressman called on federal officials Wednesday to assess the overall safety of Santa Monica Airport, where a private jet veered off the runway and slammed into a hangar, killing four people. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) asked Deborah A....