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  • Eleven injured in head-on crash on Route 309

    Eleven injured in head-on crash on Route 309
    Eleven people were taken to hospitals Saturday afternoon after a sport utility vehicle collided with a passenger van on Route 309 in Rush Township, police said. Jarih Martinez Fermin, 23, of Summit Hill was driving south on Route 309 when his SUV crossed...
  • Driver sentenced in crash that killed 17-year-old cousin

    Driver sentenced in crash that killed 17-year-old cousin
    As his aunt's sobs echoed through the courtroom, James Jose Ramirez was handcuffed and led away to begin serving a jail sentence for killing his 17-year-old cousin in a high-speed crash. "This was an accident," Linda Oquendo told Lehigh County Judge...
  • Man fatally hit by unmarked police car on unlit street

    Man fatally hit by unmarked police car on unlit street
    Chicago police are investigating a crash in which an unmarked police car struck and killed a man on a darkened South Chicago street about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. Several area residents complained about the frequent lack of street lighting in their...
  • 2 men killed in Irvine freeway crash

    Two men were killed when the van they were in careened off an Irvine freeway Monday night, according to authorities. The 2000 Ford Econoline was traveling at least 65 mph on the ramp from the southbound 133 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway when the...
  • Baltimore bishop got evaluations after DUI incident

    Baltimore bishop got evaluations after DUI incident
    Before being elevated to a position as a high-ranking bishop, Heather Elizabeth Cook was subjected to an extensive background check and psychological investigation regarding a 2010 drunken-driving incident, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland said Tuesday....
  • Driver in fatal Roland Park bicycle crash was bishop, Episcopal Diocese says

    Driver in fatal Roland Park bicycle crash was bishop, Episcopal Diocese says
    The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland on Sunday identified the driver in a fatal bicycle crash Saturday in North Roland Park as its second-ranking official, Bishop Suffragan Heather Elizabeth Cook. Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton sent an email Sunday to...
  • Man who crashed into school while fleeing police sent to prison

    Man who crashed into school while fleeing police sent to prison
    A man who authorities said crashed his car into a school in Hoffman Estates while fleeing police last fall was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for drunken driving. Jonathan Hernandez, 23, of Streamwood, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DUI and...
  • Taiwan plane with 58 aboard crashes in Taipei river after takeoff

    Taiwan plane with 58 aboard crashes in Taipei river after takeoff
    A Taiwanese flight with 58 people turned on its side in midair, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a river Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the island's capital of Taipei, killing at least 15 people, local media and officials said. The...
  • Police: Lance Armstrong hit parked cars, blamed girlfriend

    Police: Lance Armstrong hit parked cars, blamed girlfriend
    DENVER -- Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show. Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to...
  • Deputy crashed into tree while responding to emergency call

    Deputy crashed into tree while responding to emergency call
    An Orange County deputy was rushed to the hospital after crashing into a tree near State Road 535 while responding to a call for backup Wednesday morning, officials said. The deputy, who was not named, is doing well, according to the sheriff's office....
  • Lance Armstrong cited for hitting parked cars after girlfriend admits lying for him

    Lance Armstrong cited for hitting parked cars after girlfriend admits lying for him
    DENVER (AP) — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars with an SUV after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show. Police cited...