Latest Transportation News

South Dakota woman donates organs after car accident

Jan. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EST

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Early on Dec. 24, Rhonda and Brad Bender of Yankton got a knock on the door and news of a terrible accident involving their daughter, Brooklyn Bender. This was not the Christmas they wanted. But in the end, with their help, their daughter may have given the greatest Christmas gift of...

California man pleads not guilty in fire captain's death

Jan. 19, 2019 12:28 AM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of an off-duty firefighter hit by a car while bicycling in November. Twenty-five-year-old Stephen Scarpa pleaded not guilty Friday in the death of Costa Mesa fire Capt. Mike Kreza, who succumbed to his injuries...

Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

Jan. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After leaving slick roads and runways in the Midwest, a winter storm inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for the weekend from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states...

The Latest: Democrats offer more money for border security

Jan. 18, 2019 11:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Democrats are adding hundreds of millions of dollars to improve ports of entry from Mexico and hire more immigration judges to a batch of spending bills the House will consider next week. The move represents the...

'Perfect cop': Thousands mourn rookie California officer

Jan. 18, 2019 9:47 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A young Natalie Corona would run around the house in police gear and loved watching the show "Cops." She always knew she wanted to be a police officer, her sister said Friday. Even before Corona joined the force a few months ago, she posted a Facebook tribute to the men and women who...

Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the Dakotas, across the...

Man dies in small plane crash near Ellensburg

Jan. 18, 2019 7:21 PM EST

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a 75-year-old man died in a twin-engine plane crash just outside Ellensburg. The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported just before 5 p.m. Thursday by a farm owner who said a small plane had crashed into a field. The Daily Record reports that...

Police: Person riding motorized wheelchair hit, killed

Jan. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina person riding a motorized wheelchair was killed when they were hit by a pickup truck. News outlets report Fayetteville police say the unidentified person was trying to cross a street Friday when they were hit by the truck about 1:30 p.m. The pickup...

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 6:56 PM EST

America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal...

Plane slides off ice-covered runway at Omaha's airport

Jan. 18, 2019 6:55 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A passenger plane slid off an icy runway at Omaha's airport on Friday as freezing drizzle coated thoroughfares across much of the state ahead of expected snow and high winds. Eppley Airfield officials said via Twitter that no one was injured when the Southwest Airlines plane from Las...