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  • Drug dealer who crashed into cops at Allentown 'miracle' gala sentenced

    Drug dealer who crashed into cops at Allentown 'miracle' gala sentenced
    An Allentown bicycle cop who was hit by a fleeing drug dealer's car at last year's "The Miracle that is Allentown" gala told a Lehigh County judge Tuesday that he felt lucky he was not more seriously injured. The worst part about the ordeal, officer...
  • Homer man charged with DUI in Orland crash that injured Tinley woman

    Homer man charged with DUI in Orland crash that injured Tinley woman
    A Homer Glen man who police said had been drinking before he ran a red light early Sunday in Orland Park and caused a crash that critically injured a woman has been charged with aggravated DUI. David L. McFadden, Jr., 21, of the 15500 block of Mallard...
  • Police pursuit ends with car crash into canal; three taken into custody

    Police pursuit ends with car crash into canal; three taken into custody
    Three carjacking suspects found themselves in deep water Tuesday after a short police pursuit ended with a car crash into a Miramar canal. A Miramar police officer spotted a white Nissan Altima shortly after 1 p.m. at a Hess gas station near the...
  • Four Years In Prison For Manchester Man In Manslaughter, Sex Assault Cases

    Four Years In Prison For Manchester Man In Manslaughter, Sex Assault Cases
    HARTFORD — A Manchester man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for his role in a sexual assault at an East Hartford motel in July 2010. Luis Trinidad's sentence will run concurrent to a sentence he received Friday in Superior Court in...
  • NHTSA Spotlight Could Hasten Spread of Auto-Braking Systems

     
    Forward collision warning systems are now available on cars as affordable as the Ford Focus and Mazda3, but a new spotlight from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration could hasten their spread. On Thursday, NHTSA announced plans to add...
  • 1 dead, 1 seriously hurt after car skids off Lake Shore Drive onto frozen lagoon

    1 dead, 1 seriously hurt after car skids off Lake Shore Drive onto frozen lagoon
    A woman was killed and a man was critically injured when their Lexus veered off Lake Shore Drive and flipped over on a frozen lagoon in Lincoln Park early Monday morning. Police were called to the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 1:45 a.m....
  • Crash injures driver, snarls Monday afternoon traffic

    Crash injures driver, snarls Monday afternoon traffic
    A Lehigh Acres man was in critical condition Monday night after the car he was driving collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 in Broward. The crash happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95 just north of Pembroke Road, ...
  • Minivan and car crash north of Allentown's 8th Street bridge

    Minivan and car crash north of Allentown's 8th Street bridge
    A minivan crashed broadside into a car Monday night just north of Allentown's Eighth Street bridge, seriously damaging both vehicles. City police were investigating a report that a man who was driving the van fled on foot after the 10:40 p.m. accident...
  • Man walks away after being pinned between two semis

    Man walks away after being pinned between two semis
    A driver says prayer is what led him to walk away with only cuts and bruises after being pinned between two semis in a 26-car pileup in Oregon, according to The Oregonian. The road was slick Saturday causing a chain reaction of accidents, which led to ...
  • Stop sign in West Boca to be removed

    Stop sign in West Boca to be removed
    Q: We have a ridiculous stop sign where Glades Road turns into Palmetto Park Road in West Boca. No one stops here, because there is no traffic to stop for. Westbound Palmetto Park drivers only stop if they are making a U-turn. I contend this stop sign...
  • Two-car crash at O'Hare leaves 4 injured

    Two-car crash at O'Hare leaves 4 injured
    Four people were hospitalized in a two-car accident at O'Hare International Airport early Monday morning, authorities said. About 12:25 a.m., police and fire officials responded to a two-car crash on a service road at the airport, said Chicago Police...