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Crowded footbridge breaks over Indonesian river, killing 7

Jan. 19, 2020 9:46 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A footbridge on Indonesia's Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river below and drowned, officials said Monday. Seven bodies have been pulled from the water as far as 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) from the bridge that broke Sunday...

Police: SUV crashes into building; driver and passenger die

Jan. 19, 2020 4:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed into a building in Ohio's capital city on Sunday, and the driver and his passenger died, police said. Vehicle and road evidence indicated that Jonathan Mitchell, of Columbus, apparently lost control of the vehicle on an exit ramp of Interstate 671 and went off the road...

Wisconsin man injured while trying to help driver on highway

Jan. 19, 2020 2:15 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A car struck a man who stopped to help a motorist whose vehicle was pulled aside on a distress lane on a Milwaukee interstate, the sheriff's office said. The sheriff's office said the accident happened at about 10 a.m. Saturday. The injured man was in a pick-up truck with two other people...

University student struck, killed by bus in Pittsburgh

Jan. 19, 2020 11:36 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A college senior who aspired to be a research psychologist was struck and killed by a bus in Pittsburgh over the weekend, authorities said. Barbara Como, 20, of Chester Springs was struck by the Port Authority bus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh shortly after noon Saturday, the...

Hit-and-run driver told Las Vegas police she blacked out

Jan. 19, 2020 11:22 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash near downtown Las Vegas reportedly told police she blacked out while driving and thought she hit a parked car or a pole instead of a person. According to an arrest report from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, 32-year-old Delilah Tormos was arrested for...

2 men killed in overnight crash

Jan. 19, 2020 11:16 AM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Two men died in Massachusetts early Sunday morning after the car they were driving in struck a tree. The Brockton Enterprise reports the crash happened around 1:25 a.m. in Brockton, a city near the Rhode Island state line. Officials say the car had been travelling north on Main...

Driver, 2 children die in fiery wreck on rural Alabama road

Jan. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EST

WEDOWEE, Ala. (AP) — An adult and two children have been killed in a fiery early morning wreck on a rural Alabama highway, authorities said. The driver of a vehicle on state Highway 48 in Randolph County was trying to make a turn early Sunday while speeding and struck a tree head on, the Alabama Law...

A blizzard packing winds of 50 mph or more reduced visibility to near zero at the intersections of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Interstate 94 was shut down from Fargo to Bismarck, N.D., and Interstate 29 was closed from Grand Forks, N.D., to Sioux Falls, S.D. No travel was advised on secondary roads in states within the blizzard warning, which included parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. (Jim Monk/KFGO Radio, Fargo via AP)

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Jan. 18, 2020 6:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains created travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in Chicago and...

Driver killed going wrong way on Georgia interstate

Jan. 18, 2020 5:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A wrong-way driver was killed early Saturday after colliding with another vehicle on Ga. 400, Atlanta police said. Officers were dispatched to the head-on crash in the northbound lanes near Sidney Marcus Boulevard just before 5 a.m., Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said. The...

School bus slides off road, parents told it's weather delay

Jan. 18, 2020 5:23 PM EST

MORETOWN, Vt. (AP) — Parents and school officials in Vermont said they weren't told the extent of an accident where a school bus carrying children slid off a roadway and was hanging halfway down an embankment. Parents said they were initially told by Moretown Elementary School officials in a two emails...