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Vacaville police kill driver who struck patrol vehicle

Jan. 27, 2021 9:29 PM EST

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California shot and killed a man who rammed a patrol car during a chase, authorities said. Police spotted a pickup truck doing doughnuts in a parking lot behind Vacaville City Hall near police headquarters at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and chased the truck, which...

This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 booking photo provided by the Portland Police shows Paul Rivas. Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of the 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said. (Portland Police via AP)

Driver accused in Oregon road rampage pleads not guilty

Jan. 27, 2021 8:35 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A motorist accused of hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and killing a 77-year-old woman Monday in Portland, Oregon, has pleaded not guilty to murder and has given detectives bizarre explanations about the incident, according to court documents. Paul Rivas, 64, through a court-appointed...

Judge tosses lawsuit over alcohol sold to minor who died

Jan. 27, 2021 5:20 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The family of a 17-year-old boy who died in a car wreck after he bought liquor cannot recover damages from the Kwik Shop where the alcohol was illegally sold, a Douglas County District Judge has ruled. Judge Timothy Burns dismissed a lawsuit filed by the mother of George Gervase, of...

Man fleeing troopers hits car, killing mother, 2 young kids

Jan. 27, 2021 1:50 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man fleeing Tennessee state troopers sped into a city intersection and slammed his truck into a car, killing a mother and her two young children, authorities said. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was chasing a truck driven by Michael Don Shepherd on Tuesday morning when Shepherd...

People gather at the scene of a bus crash in Santchou village in western Cameroon Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. At least 53 people have died and 21 others were injured in Cameroon when the bus collided with a truck early Wednesday in a village in the western part of the country, officials said. (AP Photo)

Bus crash in western Cameroon kills more than 50 passengers

Jan. 27, 2021 1:20 PM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — At least 53 people have died and 21 others were injured in Cameroon when a bus collided with a truck early Wednesday in a village in the western part of the country, officials said. The accident occured in Santchou village and survivors were rushed to hospitals in the western...

This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 booking photo provided by the Portland Police shows Paul Rivas. Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of the 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said. (Portland Police via AP)

Police find no bias, terror motive in Portland road rampage

Jan. 27, 2021 9:43 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of a 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said....

Man booked in crash that killed ride-share driver, passenger

Jan. 27, 2021 9:36 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man has been arrested in an Omaha crash that killed a ride-share driver and his passenger. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 40-year-old Chaz Booker was booked on suspicion of two counts of felony motor vehicle homicide, police said Tuesday evening. Police say he was speeding Jan....

Noem would support grand jury in attorney general crash case

Jan. 27, 2021 8:00 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem would support using a grand jury to decide whether charges should be filed against South Dakota's attorney general, who struck and killed a man along a highway in September. Noem has been critical of the fact no decision has been made by prosecutors about whether...

Troopers: 3 die when speeding car hits guardrail and flips

Jan. 27, 2021 6:59 AM EST

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Three people died Tuesday night when a speeding car struck a guardrail, causing it to overturn, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The 26-year-old driver lost control of the car around 9:30 p.m. and was trapped inside when it caught fire, trooper said in a news release. Two passengers, a...

Chandler man accused of shooting child, ex-girlfriend

Jan. 27, 2021 1:10 AM EST

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested and accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend and a child in Chandler and firing shots at Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers, authorities said. Chandler police said 33-year-old Christopher West was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of aggravated...