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Multi-vehicle crash on Indiana highway leaves 2 dead, 3 hurt

Sep. 16, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Three people were killed and three others hurt Wednesday when the driver of a semitrailer failed to slow for congested traffic and slammed into several vehicles on a northeastern Indiana highway. The 70-year-old truck driver from Angola, Indiana, rear-ended a GMC SUV, a Ford SUV and a...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting in Miramar, Fla., that left four people, including a UPS driver, dead. The family of Frank Ordonez the UPS driver slain during the police shootout, have filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, against several law enforcement agencies. The say that officers acted negligently when they opened fire on two robbers who were holding him hostage inside his van. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Family of UPS driver slain in police shootout files lawsuit

Sep. 16, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A family is suing over the fatal December shooting of a Florida UPS driver who was taken hostage by two robbers and killed in a torrent of gunfire after he and the suspects got stuck in rush-hour traffic. Attorneys representing the two young daughters of driver Frank Ordonez,...

FILE - This photo from Friday July 31, 2020, shows toll signage as motorists travel along the New Jersey Turnpike in Carneys Point, N.J. The first part of a one-two punch for New Jersey drivers takes effect Sunday with hikes on the state's two major toll roads. The state turnpike authority approved the increases in May over objections of residents who criticized the timing during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Double whammy for New Jersey drivers begins with toll hikes

Sep. 13, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first part of a one-two punch for New Jersey drivers takes effect Sunday with hikes on the state’s two major toll roads. The state approved the increases in May over objections of residents who criticized the timing during the coronavirus pandemic. Tolls will rise 36% on...

This photo taken from the home of Russ Casler in Salem, Ore., shows the smoke-darkened sky well before sunset, around 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Strong winds and high temperatures continued to fuel catastrophic fires in many parts of Oregon on Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to flee from their homes and making for poor air quality throughout the West. Huge wildfires also continued to grow in neighboring Washington state. (Russ Casler via AP)

High alert: Deadly Northwest fires burn hundreds of homes

Sep. 10, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — Deadly windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, the governor said Wednesday, warning it could be the greatest loss of life and property from wildfire in state history. The blazes from the top of the state to the California border...

A firefighter working to put out hotspots pauses in the rubble of a structure destroyed by fire, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, after an overnight wildfire in Graham, Wash., overnight south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

'Like a bomb' - winds fuel destructive Northwest blazes

Sep. 8, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires fanned by high winds burned hundreds of thousands of acres in the Northwest, mostly destroying a small town in eastern Washington state and causing evacuations, power outages and highway closures in Oregon. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday more than 330,000 acres...

A sign reminds voters to socially distance while voting in the state's primary, election Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, outside Hopkinton Middle-High School in Hopkinton, N.H. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

Virus prompts primary-day changes; UNH has new testing lab

Sep. 8, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic changed not just how candidates campaigned leading up to Tuesday's state primary, but the act of voting itself. Temporary changes to state law allowed anyone with concerns about the virus to vote by absentee ballot. Those who voted in person stood 6 feet apart...

Workers to replace faulty arch on new interstate bridge

Sep. 8, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Workers must replace a faulty arch on a new interstate bridge that is meant to be a gateway into Tuscaloosa, delaying the project by months. A metal arch that was erected on the eastbound side of a new Interstate 20/59 bridge over McFarland Boulevard was twisted, The Tuscaloosa News...

Pennsylvania State troopers pull over vehicles on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020,  along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Breezewood, Pa. Police around the country are reporting that as roads and highways emptied during the pandemic, some remaining drivers took advantage by pushing well past the speed limit. It's a trend that statistics show is continuing even as states reopen. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

As pandemic raged, roadways became speedways

Sep. 6, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, a trend that continues even as states try to get back to normal. The Iowa State Patrol recorded a 101% increase from January through August over the four-year...

Indiana police again boosting patrols for Labor Day weekend

Sep. 5, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State police have once again beefed up their patrols along Indiana’s highways to prevent accidents and fatalities during the long Labor Day weekend by catching dangerous or impaired motorists. State troopers will conduct overtime patrols through Monday’s observance of...

9 arrested in protest blocking lanes on I-5 in Seattle

Sep. 4, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Patrol troopers arrested nine people participating in a protest in which vehicles blocked traffic on Interstate 5 through Seattle Friday, according to people at the scene and the State Patrol. Nine vehicles were being impounded, patrol spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson wrote...