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Texas police officer killed by man fleeing traffic stop

Dec. 11, 2019 4:29 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police sergeant was killed when a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant broke free from police while being handcuffed, fled from a traffic stop and struck her with his vehicle, police said. The search continued Wednesday for 21-year-old Tavores Henderson, who police said...

Man charged with attacking guards at National Shrine in DC

Dec. 11, 2019 10:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man attacked two guards at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday morning, authorities said. A domestic dispute was apparently behind the attack at what's believed to be the largest Roman Catholic church in North America, assistant police Chief...

Paralyzed Humboldt crash survivor takes first steps

Dec. 9, 2019 9:56 AM EST

The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of needles. "I said,...

4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after crash

Dec. 9, 2019 12:04 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state authorities say 4-year-old twins freed themselves from their car seats and climbed an embankment seeking help following a car crash that killed their father. KING-TV reported 47-year-old Corey Simmons of Langley died when the vehicle with his daughters in the backseat...

2 children in North Carolina charged with manslaughter

Dec. 7, 2019 11:10 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they've charged an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl with involuntary manslaughter after they got into a physical altercation with another child who was struck by a vehicle and killed. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced the charges late...

Driver gets 16 years for striking pregnant woman in Gresham

Dec. 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man on methamphetamine was driving his Jeep with a suspended license in 2010 when he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a sedan, causing catastrophic injuries to the pregnant woman inside, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports...

Police: Whiskey, 92 liquor minibottles in car that hit teen

Dec. 6, 2019 12:10 PM EST

DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — A woman accused of driving off the road and killing a teenager in Maryland had two bottles of whiskey and 92 minibottles of liquor in the car, police said. Jennifer Jean Jones, 30, has been charged with negligent manslaughter by vehicle, Baltimore County police said Thursday. ...

Singer Harris was impaired, speeding when killed in crash

Dec. 6, 2019 11:28 AM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Texas country singer Kylie Rae Harris was legally impaired by alcohol and was driving 95 mph (153 mph) when she and another driver were killed in a three-vehicle crash on a rural highway on Sept. 4, a northern New Mexico sheriff said Thursday. Toxicology testing showed Harris had a...

Sheriff ID's third Christmas tree worker killed in crash

Dec. 5, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the third man killed in a crash near Salem Friday night when a van full of Christmas tree workers collided with a pickup truck. KATU-TV reports the worker identified Thursday is 18-year-old Lucas Felipe Diego. The other two...

Navy identifies sailor killed in collision with civilian

Dec. 4, 2019 11:12 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A sailor who was killed when a civilian crashed into a security vehicle at a base in Virginia was a married father of one who had been in the Navy less than two years. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Petty Officer 3rd Class Oscar Jesus Temores died Saturday when the driver of a...