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  • MH17 pierced by 'high-energy objects,' investigators into crash find

    AMSTERDAM Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 broke up in the air probably after being hit "by a large number of high-energy objects," a preliminary Dutch report on the crash showed on Tuesday. Images of the MH17 wreckage show that it was pierced in numerous...
  • Fort Lauderdale police investigating hit-and-run fatality

    Fort Lauderdale police investigating hit-and-run fatality
    All southbound lanes in the 5900 block of North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale are closed because of a police investigation. Fort Lauderdale police are investigating a hit-and-run fatality that happened just before 11 p.m. Monday. A vehicle struck a...
  • FHP probe into fatal Dodge Viper crash on rain-slick S.R. 528 could last 90 days

     FHP probe into fatal Dodge Viper crash on rain-slick S.R. 528 could last 90 days
    The investigation of a fatal weekend crash that killed an Oviedo woman when a high-performance sports car broke in half on State Road 528 will take up to 90 days, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Tracy Harman, 27, died at the scene when her...
  • Leesburg commissioner faces traffic citations in fatal motorcycle crash

    Leesburg commissioner faces traffic citations in fatal motorcycle crash
    Leesburg City Commissioner Jay Hurley, who last week escaped criminal charges in an April accident he was involved in that killed a motorcyclist, has been issued two traffic tickets in connection with the crash, police said Monday. Hurley, 45, must...
  • Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety

    With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
  • Driver accused of DUI found passed out in car after crash, police say

    Driver accused of DUI found passed out in car after crash, police say
    A West Palm Beach woman found passed out in her car with an adult beverage after causing a crash was arrested Sunday, according to a West Palm Beach Police arrest report. Police said they got a call from a driver after he said he had a green light at...
  • Police: Man charged in fatal Whitehall Township crash was drunk

    Police: Man charged in fatal Whitehall Township crash was drunk
    A Hellertown man was driving drunk when he caused a fatal crash on Route 22 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County authorities said Monday. Robert John Kritzar, 42, of the 2300 block of Silver Creek Road is charged with homicide by vehicle while driving...
  • Bail Increased For Prisoner Who Police Say Caused Crash

    HARTFORD — An Andover man who police say caused a state police car to crash during an escape attempt was arraigned in Superior Court in Hartford Monday, where his bail was increased from $100,000 to $350,000. Chad L. Nadeau, 24, of Boston Hill...
  • Blotter: Retail theft at Kohl's in St. Charles

    Blotter: Retail theft at Kohl's in St. Charles
    The following items were collected from St. Charles police reports: A 68-year-old St. Charles woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, disobeying a stop sign and improper lane usage on Sept. 1 after she failed to stop at a stop...
  • Crash injures Woodstock police officer, police dog

    Crash injures Woodstock police officer, police dog
    A Woodstock police officer and his canine were injured this morning when another driver crashed into their squad car, officials said. The accident happened outside Woodstock when a man driving a Pontiac G6 failed to yield at a stop sign and struck the...
  • Carmakers must respect drivers who are leery of new tech features: Bill Ford

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co Executive Chairman Bill Ford said new technologies that allow cars to talk to each other and drive themselves may scare some people, so the industry will need to allow consumers to opt out of such features. "A lot of...